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THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I SUPPOSE BY THE TITLE YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT.
SINCE STARTING SPARK, I HAVE COME TO KNOW AN AMAZING ARRAY OF PEOPLE. ALL HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONNALITIES AND QUIRKS. YOU GET TO KNOW THEM BY THE LITTLE THINGS THAT THEY LIKE OR DON'T LIKE AND HOW THEIR DAY SEEMS TO MOVE ALONG.

WHEN ONE OF US IS HURTING, IS THE TIME THAT EVERYONE SHINES THE BRIGHTEST. IT CAME ABOUT THAT A MEMBER OF A TEAM WAS HAVING A BAD TIME. SO MANY RALLIED AROUND HER AND WANTED TO MAKE IT BETTER. WE ALL KNOW THAT IT ISN'T ALWAYS POSSIBLE. BUT THE EFFORT TO DO IT WAS THERE. THE WANT TO DO IT WAS THERE. WHEN ONE HURTS WE ALL HURT. WHEN WE NEED A GOOD SWIFT ONE, THEY ARE THERE FOR THAT ALSO. OUR FEARLESS LEADERS PROVED THAT.

THEY SHOWED US WHY THE TEAM WAS FORMED IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT IS MORE MANAGEABLE , EASIER TO HELP SOMEONE AND REALIZE THEY NEED HELP. WHAT THEY TOLD THIS FRIEND ACTUALLY HELPED ME ALSO. FUNNY HOW MANY PEOPLE GET HELP EVEN THO THEY AREN'T THE INTENDED RECIPIENT.

I FOR ONE AM SO PROUD OF HOW THESE KINDS OF THINGS ARE HANDLED AND OF THE RESPONSE THAT IS GIVEN BY ALL. I KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT MY LIFE MAY BRING, SOMEONE IS HERE LISTENING AND WILL ANSWER MY CRY FOR HELP AND ADVICE. OR A SWIFT ONE ,WHICHEVER IS NEEDED.

TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE BRIGHTENED MY DAYS AND MADE THIS GIRLS LIFE MORE FUN TO LIVE JUST BY BEING YOU.

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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    This blog is soooo true. But that is what a team and being friends is all about, helping those who need it and supporting and encouraging everyone. Keep spreading the spark...the spark looks good on you!!!
    Hugs,
    Helen
    4510 days ago
  • SHAWNATONY
    hi! Seen your comment on NONSMOKER31307 page and had to come and say way to go on quitin smoking!
    Thats GREAT!!! I too used a spark team in my early days and it was SOOO helpful! Going on 2 + year for me. AND the friends I have made here, is crazy! and just wait till one day when you get to meet in person, a actual spark friend! Its awesome~ and it happens!
    Keep upthe great job with the no smoking- keep YOUR quit!
    Shawna
    4513 days ago
  • RALKINGCHICK
    Hey Deuce!

    Well said.

    Hope all is good,

    Deb


    4513 days ago
  • CAPECODSANDI
    Carol-How beautifully said! That is the wonderful thing about spark, so many people from all over the world helping each other! Thanks for the blog, it brightened my day a little!
    Sandi emoticon
    4515 days ago
  • MOB8/2009
    So, so true. For all the fun and silliness and cyberlaughter, it all stops dead when someone needs help. No hesitation, no delay, just quick, sincere help. It's hard to just write thoughts when what you really want to do is run over to someone's house and give them a big hug and a shoulder to cry on. But I've learned that messages from friends never met are very , very powerful.

    We just need to remind ourselves what a team is really all about......a big, extended family.
    4515 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    (((HUGS)))) When I have to miss a day on the computer, I miss Spark! Not for the log in points, my blog, or tracking my goals, those things I can always catch up on, but I miss my friends here when I have to be away for a day! And I love how the support and encouragement goes beyond weight loss.
    4516 days ago
  • MAMASALLYSOCKS
    ((((group hug)))))
    4516 days ago
  • POLLY20
    Carol, You've got that right.. There isn't anyone here that will slip by all of us without being noticed for needing some TLC.. That's what we are all about for a fact. You are such a great friend & I know that you are having your ups & downs as well.. Just know, like you mentioned that we are here for you no matter what the reason may be.. I think that you know this for sure.. We are so very dedicated to each other, & Your pains are our pains, Your Fears are our tears.. Love You Apple of my eye.. Always Polly
    4517 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/15/2008 10:51:48 AM
  • DENISEA1
    WHAT A GREAT BLOG!! YOU MADE ME SMILE!!
    4517 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Good Morning My Friend...

    What a wonderful Blog and what a wonderful friend you are... Your support and encouragement and silliness here for me yesterday was just what I needed... Thank you so much for all the fun... I was happy to play along... What SMILES I got from it too... All the way to my heart...
    If I'm ever in your area, you can bet that I will stop in and see you and expect the same from you... You do have a spot in the wine cellar waiting for you... hee hee

    Thanks again my friend....

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    4517 days ago
  • GRAMMY2FIVE
    The trickle effect....one goodness begets another and so on and so on.
    I feel it on this team and it feels good.
    Cynthia
    4517 days ago
  • LIZZY63
    My favourite saying is
    You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends.

    I have meet some great people here at SP, including YOU!



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    4517 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    friends are for those times. and you defined that much better then i ever could. i hope that above all friendship, i have encouraged you. not in the light hearted way but really made you think - dang, i need to try that. that is the kind of friend i want to be. i want you to see my comment and be like dresden is writing and she encourages action.

    you will reach your goal because i know you will never give up. like me you have seen first hand the alternative of what giving up looks like and you frankly will never ever do that. so it may not be next month or next year but your goal will be reached and i will be there to celebrate with you.
    4517 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    CAROL, HAVE YOU ANY IDEA HOW MUCH YOU BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY? YOU CAN'T BEGIN TO SEE THE SMILE ON MY FACE WHEN YOU GET GOING, AND MY WHAT A WONDERFUL WARM FEELING THAT EMMINATES FROM YOUR POSTS.

    I KNOW WE ALL HAVE OUR UPS AND DOWNS AND THAT WE CAN'T ALWAYS BE MARY SUNSHINE BUT WE SURE CAN AND DO COUNT ON EACH OTHER FOR THE SUPPORT WE NEED AND HELPS US SO THAT ONE DAY WE CAN GIVE THAT SUPPORT TO ANOTHER.

    YOU AND YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS BLOW LIFE INTO THIS TEAM, AND ITS A SHAME THAT HALF THE TEAM IS MISSING IT; BUT THEN AGAIN IF ALL OF THE TEAM WAS HERE THEN WE WOULD RECEIVE LESS OF YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL WACKINESS THAT HELPS US MAKE IT THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH....LOVE YA WOMAN !!! emoticon
    4517 days ago
  • METALBABE
    You took the words right out of my mouth. I don't know what I would do without the support system this wonderful community of friends provides. Thank you!!
    4517 days ago
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