Monday, July 14, 2014
This morning I found my blog about "The importance of PLAY" featured in the daily mail. What blew me away though, was what I perceived as a common thread through all three featured blogs:
SPARKGUY himself was featured with this one about his current streak and getting through challenges, showing that we all have families and are all human and have to *do* something about those tough times! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
Then my Spark Friend BROOKLYN_BORN was featured with her blog about going the extra mile for her community and church, and upping her game to do so.
Mine rounded out the three in that e-mail.
The common theme that I saw is that family and community keep us going as humans! Spark for me serves as an extension of my family and community. It's a safe place where those who self-select to read and listen come to pull themselves up when they are flagging a bit, or to write to share their excitement over a new goal. I think it's so important that those who are doing well share that it's not always easy, share what gets them pumped up.
Because each of us is different, but at the same time, we are alike. The paradox of humanity! I have to say I love you all.
We're in this boat (LIFE) together, like it or not.
And LIFE is good. It's so much better when I'm fit. Every bit of effort, discipline and training has been WORTH it. Life is at its best when I have the chance, a bit at a time (so I'm not overwhelmed), to get to know the kindred spirits out there on their own journeys. Consistently (not perfectly), consciously (mindfully), and creatively (opportunistically) making choices that support a healthy life, I refresh my GRATITUDE for every single day!
Spark on, my friends, and Namaste.