Reach Out To Absent SparkFriends
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Hi Gang -
Usually my blog space is newsy and whatnot. Well, that's not my angle tonight. NEWS: Suffice to say, my father-in-law is back in the hospital BUT my knee is feeling really well and my energy is returning. Feel better?
The universe is a card-dealer in a poker game, no?
But my message tonight is different, something that has been on my mind: Absent Friends. When I was on the island of St. Thomas in 1994, I found a mug that had seven days worth of "toasts." (Didn't buy it - talk about regret!) Sunday's toast is "To Absent Friends." My husband and I use that a lot - even when it's not on Sunday - because we have a lot of people in our thoughts.
My Challenge? Reach out to your SparkFriends that might have fallen by the wayside. Why? Because... well, you figure it out. For me, if I was absent - without a darn good reason (technical or otherwise) - I have a handful of friends that I would expect to haul me back over here and keep me on track.
I'll bet that you have those folks on your Friends list as well.
Reach out and tell them that they are missed. So many of my Friends come back and seem sheepish, even embarrassed, that they took a break / fell off the wagon. Let them know that we are not a judge and that they are welcome to rejoin the struggle that we are all facing TOGETHER!! There is strength in numbers, so let's share our strength!
Be Excellent to One Another, SparkPeople!!