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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The other day, I was working on a service project, helping to paint safety lines on the sidewalks of an elementary school. Several people were involved, but the campus was so big that the project seemed impossible to accomplish in the short 2 hours alloted for it. Knowing the enormity of the task, all volunteers got their instructions, focused, and worked. Parents helped their children keep focused on painting (quite difficult to do for 2 hours.) All the while, we heard laughing, talking, encouraging, congratulating, and an occasional cheer as we finished each section of the campus. By the end of the two hours, all the major areas of the campus had been painted. We felt accomplished, relieved, happy and a sense of comraderie with a group of people who all had similar goals, worked hard towards it, encouraged eachother along the way, and cheered when we reached our goals. The result? An amazing uplift for the campus, a safer and better environment for the people around, new found friends, strengthened bonds of old friendships, and a sense of happiness & closeness in the community. At that moment, it was the best place to be! I feel the same about the Spark community! Here, 1. We all share similar goals to get healthier 2. We encourage 3. We uplift 4. We laugh with eachother and 5. We cheer eachother on. 6. We help eachother focus on moving forward in a positive way. 7. And, in turn, we make new friends, strengthen old friendships, feel a sense of happiness and closeness in the community and make the world a more beautiful place to be. Thank you, Spark Friends! Your examples, your encouragement and your positivity have helped me move forward towards accomplishing what I've accomplished so far, and I know this awesome community will continue to help me on this journey of living healthily. I hope to be the same help to all my fellow Spark Friends as you've all been to me. Have an amazing day!
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