Baptize me in Gatorade... I am a SP convert.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Call me a convert, an enthusiast, a crazed fan. Is there some sort of bling for my sparkpage to show I've attained a higher level of spark enthusiasm? Perhaps a ceremony I can conduct via my laptop? I liked SP from the first day. It appeals to me on so many levels... but my initial affection has grown into a full-blown love affair. I am PASSIONATE about this website! ;)
I think I'm starting to understand the real power of SparkPeople... It's not just that it has helped me believe in myself:
- It's that I believe in the other people who gather here and are remaking themselves into healthier people.
- It's that these other people (virtual strangers!) believe in me too.
- It's that these other people believe in THEMSELVES too.
SparkPeople creates this big circle of positivity. Like a giant feedback loop that you plug into... and whether you like it or not, you get sucked into the collective faith and determination. THAT is what is different this time around for me.
When I falter, one of my spark friends has a GREAT day, inspiring me to pick my butt back up and keep trying. When I have a great day, there are people who actually give a hoot. When I have doubts, I just look around at the people who have done it, are doing it, and who BELIEVE.
I understand now why the last step is to "spread the spark." I rave about this site to my family and friends. They must think I am a madwoman. But when you find something this good, you WANT to share it! When are they coming out with SP-TV? A movie? A cult-like compound that I can move my family onto?