Thank you my Spark Friends
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Wed. June 4... Pain scale about a 6 on the pain-o-meter.
About a month ago, I started having some serious issues with my health. There were days when I could barely walk. I was eating pain killers like candy.(exaggerated but you get the picture) i had medication changes. Some added, some taken away some increased doses and some decreased. my self esteem and energy were going down the tubes. I tried to get on the computer and post but just couldn't find the energy or the desire to do so. After not going to the computer for about a week I was seriously considering quitting Sparks. Not because I was unhappy with Sparks, I was just tired, didn't feel like I was making any progress or really doing anybody any good.
Well, I logged on, preparing to put out a post of my decision to leave for a while and I had about 200 messages. I started going through the messages and to my surprise I had Sparkmails, comments on my page, Spark Goodies, A Saying things like, just checking up on you to see if everything is o.k.... miss seeing your post. Hope everything is o.k... sending you prayers... Rick.. where are you?? it sent chills over me and kind of made my eyes well up. WOW, I thought. These people really care! I've been with Sparks a while now, about two years. I've reached my TOPS goal but I'd still like to lose more for my own personal goal. In all this time, I have encouraged people, people have encouraged me and we have conversations, but for me i always felt, this is what you do here. you help people, but you know, It really goes deeper than that. You develop some true friendships here. You may not ever meet them in person but that doesn't matter. When they post, send you a message or a goodie, Their intent is sincere. and from the heart. I have never felt better about Spark People than I do now. And I want to thank everyone who contacted me, posted inquiries about me and everyone in general for your support, encouragement and most of all for your caring. i will get around to answering each mail and post I received, so if you haven't heard from me yet, hang in there it's coming.
Thank you everyone