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Recharged through Reconnections(2014- Blog #53)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The value of friendship is the comfort of being yourself, of opening the doors to thinking on so many levels. It is energizing to just "BE" and laugh. It is soothing to be tranquil and not worry about what you need to say or not say.

Today was a spectacular time of reconnecting with a friend. We were able to fit in a nice walk through the woods, a few nice meals and a nice full of playing banana-grams and farkel. We reconnected on a professional level, sharing ideas and things we have learned in the past few years (we are friends for a long time and colleagues for about 10 years but have not worked together for about 4 years.) But every time we get together our education hats are always on and we feel like we can change the world! :)

Off to play another game of farkel... Enjoy the weekend spark friends! I will be home tomorrow and I have a couple of blogs churning... Will need to do a very very long run given my treats this weekend. But all very much ok with me.

"You never know when you're making a memory."
Rickie Lee Jones

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain
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    Howdy, my friend. I am reconnecting with you today. I haven't read a blog for a very long time but I have been wanting to touch base with you and this is a good time to do it. I think I mentioned to you that I didn't come in much for a long time. I had fallen off the proverbial wagon, gotten some serious medical problems, and between binge eating and steroids, blew up to over 300 pounds. I was embarrassed and didn't want to have to explain myself to anyone....even the people like you who I know are not judgemental.

    Since I need to write a long blog about what's happening with me, in a nutshell, I realized that I needed to reconnect with my friends here if I am going to make the serious lifestyle changes I am working on. I have an wonderfully busy life right now, but I do try to get in to SP daily, and since I am wearing an SP Activity Tracker daily, I have to download the info daily. So, while I'm in here, I try to socialize in some way, although usually, I tend to stick to a private group where we have all known each other for years and are comfortable talking about anything. Today, I decided to comment on your blog since we are reconnecting, too. I'm glad to see you back...and I'm glad to be back.

    I will try to write that blog in the next few days since the story of what's happening with me is no less than miraculous, but I just got back from a 2.6 mile hike in the forest, my Tracker has downloaded, and I need a shower!
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  • no profile photo LOVINGKATE
    Friends are so emoticon . Enjoy!!!! emoticon
    1880 days ago
    Sounds so nourishing.
    1880 days ago
    Time with friends is nourishment for the soul. How fortunate we are to have friends like that.

    1880 days ago
    Friendship is SO INVALUABLE and worthy of our efforts to make it happen and to nurture it!

    1880 days ago
    I had a chance to reconnect with an old friend this weekend...so good for the soul. Glad you've had a chance to reconnect and recharge and make some new memories. emoticon
    1880 days ago
    Wonderful! Nothing like reconnecting to reenergize and renew our lives - so glad you are able to solve the problems of the world!
    1880 days ago
    I mentioned your mountain to my DD yesterday. I am envious of your view.
    1880 days ago
    I love sitting in the corner while my educator sisters converse, while my musician sisters converse, while my geeky brothers in law talk about their passions (writing, photography, whatever it is at the moment)... love to see the idea-sparks flying among people of like minds. I'm imagining that kind of weekend for you, as I read your words.

    Ah... how soul-filling... just like the photos of "your mountain"! emoticon
    1880 days ago
    So great to share time with a good friend, stimulating conversation and play time! I'm happy for you and your blog reminds me to keep connecting with people I love, near and far.
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    so happy to read you have shared nature, exercise, games and conversation with the good company of your long time friend.
    1880 days ago
    Glad you had such a satisfying day with you friend.
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    Keep up the good work!!
    1880 days ago
    But of course you can change the world. JKF said, "One person can change the world. Everyone should try it."
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