Erin I hope all can heal through your wise words. I am very happy to see that some of the people that left the team are now returning. This will become the happy supportive team we once were. We are all here to share our knowledge and to support/motivate each other.
I believe so many have a great deal to add and share along the way with enriched sharing. Some journeys here are different than others, some journeys have different agendas. My agenda is health and obtaining health through; sharing with others and their journeys with trial and errors, support, and help exchanging with talk and ideas. For some here SP is just a place to share life and make friends. For some this is a safe haven, where they need a shoulder and a friendship, some it is a place to obtain knowledge and do their own thing. What ever the reason we need to show regard and respect for others and their choices, their walk here and not push our personal agenda down anyone's throat.
Not everyone here on SP has health whether it be physical, mental or spiritual. SP can help in all areas because we all know; the three areas of health work together for full health, complete health. When oneof these areas are off the others are soon to follow.
One of the struggles so many have is the search. Desperate to achieve what they need, (their agenda). Even though they contribute and yes feed our needs we can get caught up in so much. This is the world we live in. But when it comes to health, we have to be responsible for our own and we need to step back at times and take a deep breath, seriously look, exam, and research. We need to have responsible leaders that do this foot work and as well never place their personal agendas on us, or use us for personal gain, what ever it maybe. With this comes great responsibility.
But truly do we really know who we are dealing with? Some of us are out there sharing photos, pictures of our lives and journeys and some are very personal and private. NOT saying private is not OK, but not for a team leader. A team leader has to have that personal sharing, that gives us members a feeling of honesty, to develop trust. Trust to believe, trust to share, trust with our lives or in our lives. Anybody can slap up a fun page with any photo, make up a name, a story and drawn people in, to obtain information and oh yes we all can be a victim. I have warned many here on issues like this...we are all vulnerable to scammers! We can be used here to draw out information for others agendas; for their fun entertainment, scamming, book writing, even reporters, predators and even some who are mentally challenged or incarcerated. How do we truly know what people say is what is true?
There is a huge world out there and here as well. Just be smart and be careful, you are so worth it. Be lead by people; that are open and with the same agenda. [I am not being paranoid, just reminding what we all already know, but may need to be reminded of]. Now let us go have some fun and enjoying this wonderful journey!
Walk through your journey with a loving open heart and as well mind. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Pounds lost: 89.0
Fitness Minutes: (132,127) Posts: 20,812 5/5/12 8:16 A
OK so now since it hit Popular Blog I don't feel guilty of asking you read my blog. I didn't want anyone to think I was promoting myself or forcing my ideas down your throats like someone else has done here on this team in the past. I would like to think that everyone on this team is smart enough to read, research and make their own decisions. To not blindly follow someone and drink their "kool aide" as gospel.
I would like to think and welcome discussion on this topic in the team. From the receipt of many emails I received from a good number of you once this Sparker was gone from the team, I know many of you were afraid to question it or leery of making a post because a certain Sparker would come down hard on you. You should now feel free to discuss it without the fear of scathing remarks or repercussions of expressing your own opinion. Good or bad no one is going to judge you. We all have to reach our own conclusions on this 80/10/10.
Healthy discussion is good for a team. Toxic remarks are not. Everyone has the right to make their own opinions and should do so and not follow blindly. After all it is your body that will either benefit from your decision or suffer the consequences of it. Do your homework and research to help you form that opinion.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.