#464: I Treasure My Spark Friends

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One of the great things about SparkPeople is the connection we make with others. I was scrolling through my friends' list again tonight, checking in on people and as I did I realized how blessed I am from knowing all of you, or as is often said here in the south, all y'all.

I have learned about your families, your successes and, sometimes, your disappointments and tribulations. We have celebrated your success with weight loss, new jobs, marriages, book publishing, new babies, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We have also commiserated together over the loss of relatives, friends and beloved pets. A few of us have talked on the phone while I have met other members over lunch.

Since I took an early retirement from law enforcement several years ago due to back problems and because of being a writer and editor, I spend a lot of time with the computer and do not have the luxury of seeing people in person very often like it was at work. That makes learning of all of your lives that much more meaningful. You have become people with whom I truly would enjoy meeting and spending time.

I want to wish you all, oops, all y'all emoticon a pleasant rest of the week and a fun weekend. I also wish you much success with your efforts to lose weight as you progress toward becoming the healthier person you want to be.

Most of all, though, I wish you happiness and many blessings, like the ones you have given me. I appreciate your encouragement when I am feeling down and your congratulations with every bit of my weight loss.

Stay focused, determined and positive and know that you are important to me and to others. For including me in your lives I am eternally grateful. emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD5178852
    Luck to have met you via SparkPeople too!

    You are a blessing!
    3684 days ago
    You are an amazing Spark friend who always has a kind, funny or insightful remark to make. I appreciate your input on my page and blogs, but mostly, your friendship. Case in point, this blog is just so sweet Lou emoticon
    3684 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You are a blessing and a treasure too Lou! I value your friendship and all your amazing insight.
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    3684 days ago
    You are a Blessing as well. I look forward to hearing from you.

    3684 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    I'm surprised how much my sparkfriends have come to mean to me. The connection we share is real. Thanks for being a friend of mine!
    3684 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    awww emoticon I feel the same way! It's definitely a real relationship to me. We know more about eachother than our closest relatives do sometimes! I consider myself extremely blessed to be your friend. Thank YOU for including me in YOUR life! It is an honor!! emoticon
    3684 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Focused, determined & positive. that's me, only sick too emoticon
    3684 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6400103
    thanks lou, same goes for you!
    your are such an inspiration !!
    3684 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6035648
    Right back at you Lou.. You are such a blessing and an inspiration to us all.. emoticon
    3684 days ago
    I so enjoy each of your blogs. Friendship is so special and much appreciated here at spark. Thank you for being my friend and for just being there.
    3685 days ago
    Lou, our Internet is down, so I read your blog on my phone. See, I really didn't want to miss it! You are so right about sparkfriends meaning so much! I hope you know that you make SP a better place for many! emoticon
    3685 days ago
    Thank you for this blog! I was out walking Sooty and Abby this morning and came across a friend whom I have not see in 8 months. As we got chatting she asked me "what do you do eith your time when you are away in Santiago?"

    I proceeded to explain to her that I belong to a wonderful website called Sparkpeople and that I have made lots of friends on this site and we all support each other in our journeys to better health and fitness.

    So coming home and reading your blog made me realize once again how lucky I am to have found this site! emoticon
    3685 days ago
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