100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 103,514


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yesterday morning, I woke up and began going about my day like normal. Then I opened up my Facebook and saw the news that Shirley Temple passed away. This struck me harder than I would have ever thought. To explain this a little better, when I was a young child, before I realized that the people that I saw on television were not exactly the same age that I saw them portraying on television. In fact, at one point, I argued with my mother about how Shirley Temple was my age. If I am really honest with myself, I wanted to be her…or at least the “her” that I saw portrayed in the movies I watched. I was amazed with this girl. I wanted my hair to be curled like hers. There is a picture somewhere with my “Shirley Temple” curls. Yesterday morning, I teared up when I read about her passing. More research about her, confirmed what I already knew, that she was an amazing woman and accomplished a great deal. Her accomplishments remind me that I can accomplish my goals as well. I am not alone and there is definitely strength in numbers and with the support I have, there is no reason that I can’t. One step at a time, right?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    We feel our own age when someone we grew up with dies. For me the shock was John Lennon in 1980.
    1559 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.