Blogging and baseball
Monday, January 16, 2017
When I joined SP, I was probably looking for weight loss inspiration. Since it's been awhile, I really don't remember. As I explored the site, I found articles, quizzes, and all sorts of ways to earn points. That included blogging. In fact, an award was given, so I decided to write a blog about what I knew best; being miserable about being overweight. Something unexpected happened. Another member commented, and the person was less than helpful. The suggestion I received was that I didn't have to swallow the food I had eaten. I could just spit it out. It took about two seconds to figure out how to delete the post. It was shocking because I had no idea that what I had wrung out of my heart could be read by others. Although I was undaunted, I thought it would be wise to proceed with caution.
First off, I had no idea how the person found my blog. To be quite honest, sometimes I still don't how that happens. As I continued to check out SP, I made friends and discovered the friend feed. Lo and behold, I could read my friends' blogs, and they had and still have a lot to say and share. They post marvelous photos of Colorado, Canada, England, Iowa, etc. I can always count on an inspirational saying, funny animal pictures, and laugh-out-loud postings. Mostly, I enjoy hearing about my friends' lives; their joys and disappointments, their daily lives, and the animals that inhabit them. Love, love animal stories!
After my disastrous inaugural blog, my outlook on life began to change and so did my blogs. I was so focused on my weight that it was crippling. Although SP is basically about health and weight loss, it's also about appreciation of one's self. Once I began to look at myself differently, I was able to recognize all those moments of happiness in my life. When I do get down, I blog with the knowledge that my Spark friends have my back and won't be judgmental. Instead everyone helps me get off the ground and then dusts me off. You guys are the best!
Baseball you ask? The World Series celebration continued today with the Cubs taking a trip to the White House. Sorry, but I just had to gush.