One step at a time

Monday, August 12, 2013

Today when I checked my email I was surprised to receive a blog comment on a blog I posted some years ago when I first joined SP. Her words truly motivated me and caused me to reflect on the accomplishments in my life. I am truly thankful to Spark I have been away for a while. I really don't know what happened I just drifted away. I found Facebook and many of my friends I met here were also on FB. We chatted but it was not the same. I am taking my life, one step at a time. I have suffered some tremendous setbacks however I still have my health. I have been disappointed but still God has blessed me with good health. I have my challenges with elevated cholesterol but overall as of my last physical I am in good health. Why the low days? Most of my struggle continue to be emotional. I struggle to stay positive and as long as I am around people I do well. It is when I am alone with me that the low tides roll into my life. Well, today marked a change. Thanks to a fellow Sparkie that took the time out to comment on my blog. She also gave me a Spark Goodie with an encouraging note. Thanks to her motivation, I walked to the bank and back which is over two miles round trip. At first, I thought, I must be crazy, but I get taking one step at a time. I made it to the bank and back in forty five minutes. OKay. I haven't walked in a while however I stay active working around the house. I did notice a few little kinks here and there but I made it. I plan to continue to walk until I am back into my regular routine. I remember how walking helped my emotional state a great deal. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut! It is hard to pull yourself out alone! Therefore, my heartfelt thanks to each of you. Your words made a difference.....

So I wish to thank each of you that have taken time to comment on my page, give me a goodie, and comment on my blog since I have returned. It seems unreal that I started back in 2008 and thankfully I have found my way back.

When I am feeling discouraged, tired, or sad I will reflect back on this day and say, Girl,, you can do it, one step at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
God is Good All of the time!
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  • SPEEDY143
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    2800 days ago
    My dear friend, some of us have been here all along and still need to find our spark again. Walking is excellent exercise. The difference between being physically active and exercise is the effort we put into doing those activities. You are right to take it one step at a time, too much could cause injury and set back again. Walking is good for our bone health too ! I have been striving for 10,000 steps a day but when I first joined spark, I was happy doing 2000 steps a day because it was 2000 more then what I was doing !

    Welcome back dear friend, take the time to get to know you and the program again emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2804 days ago
    This is so touching. All it takes is one kind person to reach out. Reminds me of a quote I saw today, "To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world." emoticon
    2804 days ago
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