When I need a boost, I take some time to read the message boards and offer encouragement and support to others. It's impossible to lift someone up and stay in the dumps. When I post positive thoughts for someone else, I'm reading them, too. It's a win-win.
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I don't get "paid" to volunteer but I get quite a few "perks". I get a "free" lunch (yes I know-no such thing as a "free lunch") when I volunteer at the hospital. I received a membership to the historical society because I volunteer there. Plus there's the volunteer recognition lunches, etc. each year.
Help others, help yourself, get rewarded in more ways than one! 41
Give Someone Else A Sparkgoodie,Give Yourself A LIFT!
It's true that when you are facing a daunting task like losing weight,the people around you can help make a BIG DIFFERENCE if they ARE supportive!!Being a part of the Spark community is ALREADY a MORALE booster!! But there is something MORE when YOU GIVE of YOURSELF! Just like laughter helps
us in more ways than one,getting INVOLVED and helping uplift the spirits of a fellow sparker is helpful TO US as well.I don't need any proven study to tell me that HELPING OTHERS HELPS OURSELVES.So,give a goodie and you'll be AMAZED at what happens when your MORALE IS BOOSTED,especially on off days.
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