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I hate change-

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tess, the German SPup in the snow--5 mos
There is soft snow falling this morning. It is beautiful--to look at---
The drive to town might be a different story.
Hopefully this snow will stop falling soon--

Yesterday I was in shock---- I put a comment on Kaseycoff's Spark page, that I hadn't read her ""daily blog"" for a few days-----I wrote a little note to ask how things were and how much I depend on her news from ""across the pond""---
She sent a lovely message back, telling me she hasn't done her daily blog, for various reasons--and might not continue them.
For years, (it seems)--I've held her in such high esteem--- She is at her goal weight--Her diabetes is under control-I think she is off her meds for high blood pressure--Spark has done all this for her--Well-her hard work on Spark-

How many times do we just think things will always be , the way they were?
Kaseycoff is such a thought provoking writer------has been so successful in Spark--
I told her all this---I told her that "'I"" need her---- "I" need to see that a perfectly ordinary person can do so well---and --that---If she can--maybe I can--

But----Spark teaches us--""If it's going to be--It's up to me""----
I don't like change---I like to read about success---
Maybe now I have to stand on my own 2 feet---- sobbing here--
Lordy Be!!!---Lord Love a Duck!---Now we all better be as successful as this person---
You think we can be?--
So--off I go here to face the world ----
""If it's going to be--It's up to me""-----
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    I so agree with you!! I have "lost" some very special people on here, but then I had the most wonderful surprise, when one came back and on purpose tried to find me again, and DID!! I was overjoyed! So never lose hope!! Sometimes we just get burned out, and feel we have run out of things we feel people will even care about to read. I have pulled back from my Blogging as well, to some degree, but when the Spark hits me, I will write one. You have been such a wonderful friend, so you are STUCK with me my dear!! HUGS!! Shannon
    2869 days ago
    You know, it IS hard when someone who we feel a connection to is no longer so connected. BUT you've found what the nugget of truth is . . . if it's going to be, it's up to me!

    You probably have no idea how many people look up to YOU too1 I DO! You give me my daily morning dose of inspiration, humor, reality checks . . . whatever the msg. of the day is. I hope YOU stay put!! emoticon

    Tess looks so content. Boy has she grown up!!
    2870 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2012 10:25:24 AM
    Change is hard for many people. Even those of us who think we "thrive" on change.

    A wise woman once quoted to me that people come into our lives for "a reason, a season, or a lifetime". While it's sad to see those draw back that we'd been relying on (I, too, miss Kasey's blogs... and I miss WalkingAnnie, who disappeared quite a while back, and many others)... you are so right we have to keep the course.

    Because in the end, it is YOU who make the difference in your own life... emoticon and remember: you're worth it!

    - Barb
    2870 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Things do change. Recently, I was thinking about a good spark friend whom I had not heard from in a long time. I stopped by her page and there was a note about her being in a serious motor vehicle accident. She is still not back and I miss her. I just hope that even though the recovery is taking some time that she does recover.

    Take care and know that things do change and we change too.

    2870 days ago
  • BD3269PM
    I love your blog...though you are sad about the change you have said it the best...if it is to be, it is up to me! that is a great mantra. Stay motivated and keep on Sparking emoticon emoticon
    2870 days ago
  • RIKKI572
    I hear you, I'm not a great fan of change either. But I do like the quote - so true, and there's no getting around that one!
    Love the pic of the pup, he's adorable!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day.

    2870 days ago
    I don't like when friends disappear from our community either. For most of them, the online world is our only connection. That's one of the disadvantages of our cyber world, but there are so many more advantages. We wouldn't even know them without it. They bless our lives. We carry away forever the things they have added to our lives.
    Yes, if it's to be, it's up to us. No one else can do this for us. The encouragement here creates a spark in our lives to push us on.

    What a beautiful dog. It's snowing here, too.
    2870 days ago
    Let that be my mantra too...."If it is to be, it's up to me." I love that kind of thinking. I always tell myself that weight loss and regaining health are something that no one can do for me, only I have the power to do this, give this gift to myself. So let it be. Now, just know that YOU can do it!!!! Yes you CAN!!! emoticon emoticon
    2870 days ago
    emoticon Great blog! We do tend to find our role models on here. Hope WE can be an incentive to others some day SOON. Tess sure is a cute one. Have a safe drive to town and a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2870 days ago
    Change can be good. We have to embrass it with an attitude of gratitude. I am thinking -- let us be grateful for our Spark family and know that even though we might not be intouch as often as we would like--- we are are still working on the same goal-- being healthy. Hang in there!!
    2870 days ago
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