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That was beautiful! Thank you!
Never give up, never surrender, never back down, and never let go!
Pass it on and pay it forward!
That's the lifeblood of SPARKPEOPLE and it's what truly makes the world "work" the way it's supposed to! :-)
Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha
Great post, Julie :) Thanks for sharing with us. We always have to be mindful to never let our Spark go out!
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Co-Leader of Emotional Eaters
Co-Leader of Binghamton Area Losers
Leader of We Three Queens
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around" Penelope Cruz in ' 'Vanilla Sky'
I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - unknown to me
I really liked this and I think it's a reminder we could all use. Make sure your Spark doesn't go out!!
How Can You Share Your Spark with Others?
Light is meant to be shared. If you try to hoard it or keep it covered, out of everyone's sight, you'll just end up smothering it. Try to close it in your fist so it doesn't get away, and it burns you. You can't possess light. All you can do is appreciate it, use it and help others use it, too. In the same way, your life is also meant to be shared. Many people look upon their lives as something that must be jealously protected and stowed away. They block out others and are afraid to share their time. What happens? Their spark suffocates. But there are others who have an abundance mentality. They believe, correctly so, that there's plenty of life to go around, that all flames get brighter when we share them. They know that when we invest energy in others, we get even more in return. Don't sacrifice your chance at a bonfire because you're too busy trying to keep a tiny match from going out.
It's not uncommon to go to bed thinking, "Darn, I should have run today." It's not common to go to bed thinking, "I shouldn't have run today."
~5K-Chris Thater Memorial 5K (8/26/12): 24:45
~8K-Turkey Trot (11/25/10): 41:40
~10K-January Freeze #3/4 (1/22/11): 52:57
~15K-Utica Boilermaker (7/8/12): 1:19:07
~HM-Greater Binghamton Bridge Run (5/15/11): 1:51:06