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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

- Thomas Fuller, English clergyman & historian

We all have a handful of acquaintances--those people with whom we work or see at the store and casually say hello to and move on. But a friend is someone you confide in. You just feel a sense of safety with a friend. Don't wait until a rainy day to express how much a good friend means to you.
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This was one of my Spark E-mails today. I'm sure lots of you got it! I just wanted to take a few minutes and tell all my friends that you truly keep me on my journey and make it fun! It is simply amazing to me that I could make so many friends on here and not just acquaintances.

I feel that I am able to say anything in my blogs and I will not be made fun of, laughed at or ridiculed. Do you know how big a thing that is when you have weight issues? Oh yeah, you all do! I cannot say that's the way "real life" is!

I want to thank all of you who comment on my page, give me goodies, answer my blogs, or just read them and then leave! You have all truly given me a sense of safety so I am able to confide in all of you and make my lifestyle journey a very pleasant one!

And I also want to thank everyone for sharing their lives, their stories and their families with me. It is such a personal thing, but we don't even give it a second thought. Those are indeed true friends.

I would like to finish with a quote I found and have on my Spark Page!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MY FRIENDS! YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH YOU'VE CHANGED MY LIFE AND MY ATTITUDE TOWARDS PEOPLE!

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  • SPIFFYSMILE
    Ruth,

    Wow! What awesome thoughts! What an awesome, honest expression of love and friendship. You have blown me away. I'm so glad I met you here.

    By the way, SparkPeople has renewed my faith in human beings, too. There are so many good people here. Is it just the anonymity that brings out the best in us? I don't know, but I do know I've never met so many wonderful people ever before in my life.

    Thanks for just being who you are. :)
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    Comment edited on: 7/31/2008 3:16:41 AM
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  • BLESSINGS2COME
    I am proud to have you as one of my friends at SP, Ruth. I appreciate the quotes and comment you have on your page, so much more thatn words can convey. I check in daily, sometimes to just refresh the empowering feeling your page provides me. Thanks for all you do! God Bless!
    4602 days ago
  • MAEMAE10
    I saw this in my email this morning and thought of my friends. I have several that have been in my life well over 30 years and stick by me thru thick and thin. Then I have all my NEW friends I have made since joining SP. Sometimes I feel that I know you guys better........I totally agree with what you are saying here Ruth. For the first time in many many years, I really feel confident that I will succeed in this journey to gain good health and look great in the process! It's all because of people like YOU!

    Thanks!
    4602 days ago
  • BUTTEGAL
    Amen to that! We all need friends on THIS journey!
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  • DDENEVE
    Thank you for sharing the quotes! You are such an encouragement to me on my new journey. I so appreciate the little pearls of encouragement you share with me each time I journal. I'm so thankful for YOU!
    Have a great rest of the week!
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  • CANNOTFATHOM
    Spark is definitely a great place to fell like you are welcomed and belong.


    Penny
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  • NETTY129
    It is wonderful to have people like that isn't it?? I too, said thank you to all my friends that have help me along my journey. Without them, I don't think I would have lasted this long. Take care and keep up the great work! emoticon
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  • MAINEROCKS
    Isn't friendship grand? :-)
    4603 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2991697
    You are such a beautiful person, Ruth!!!! THAT is why you are a SparkPeople Motivator ~ as the saying goes...You reap what you sow!!!

    You have been a great blessing to me ~ and you are right ~ the friends we make are sparkpeople seem to be extra special friends. I think it has to do with the "weight" issues. We do not freely open up to too many people where our "weight" is concerned. But here, it just seems so easy with the friends we meet here.
    4603 days ago
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