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#113: Thank You

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today has been quite a surprising day.

I learned I have been appointed to a County Commission committee to assist the area's elderly.

Another county invited me to make five presentations to 9th-12th graders on Drinking and Driving/Highway Safety.

And, the letter that brought tears to my eyes:

"The SparkPeople Community thinks you are a motivation to others!

SparkPeople Members can vote for SparkPages that are motivational, based on Community involvement, personal accomplishments and more. You have received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator."

I am truly appreciative that so many of you thought to express your feelings about the encouragement and support I have tried to give to others on the SP site.

It has been four months of expressing heart-felt compassion for those enduring financial and other hardships, of praying for those against whom the world has turned, of trying to lift up with my words all of those who have felt defeated and unworthy of being a success.

I have answered the call to take over leadership of two groups, "Bowling For Weight Loss" and "I Can Do All Things Through Christ!" Both groups have shown an increase in membership, the latter from 284 to 361. That some of you are interested in these teams is not because of me, it is because there is something special occurring within the teams and with their members.

During my time on SparkPeople I have laughed at your humor, commiserated with your troubles and felt your disappointment. You, in turn, have been an inspiration to me more than I can express.

I am uplifted when I read your huddle comments and your blogs and posts. I am inspired by the number of members who respond with hope and prayers when a fellow SparkPeople member needs them. And I am amazed at the times I, myself, feel down and then receive a Goodie or a kind post on my profile page.

This is an honor I will not forget.

Thank you all.
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  • GIBBLES5
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    4150 days ago
  • HOLLY1949
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  • SPARKLOVE
    emoticon On your appointment to a County commission committee to assist the area's elderly. I think helping the elderly is so rewarding . I enjoy singing at Nursing Homes and uplifting them in spirit . They are so grateful for anything anyone does for them. You will be blessed.

    emoticon on your invitation to make five presentations to 9th-12th graders on Drinking and Driving/Highway Safety. That is such a important and needed thing.


    emoticon On your letter from Sparks , you are so deserving of it! Woo Hoo! What a amazing day you have had!
    4151 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Lou I am so happy for you . You so deserve this . Congratulations !!! . God bless . emoticon
    4151 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    You SO deserve this! WOO HOO!!!!! Congratulations to you! I am so happy for you!

    God bless you with exceeding abundance!
    4151 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon emoticon on being a spark motivator. It is a emoticon honor for which you should be proud!


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  • PAPERARTSY
    Congratulations! What a wonderful honor!
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  • 3CATSLEP
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    You deserve it, Lou!!!
    4151 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5002230
    Recognition is earned. Appointed, Invited and Chosen. The masses have spoken. People know you to be capable, caring and inspiring. You are a faithful, giving man. Whatever you set your hand to do will prosper! :)
    4151 days ago
  • SUSAN134
    You are SO deserving of this award!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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  • YATMAMA
    FINALLY! I nominated you MONTHS ago. lol It could not have been more aptly awarded, my friend. I love the opportunities you are having in your community, as well. See what happens when you start peeking out from under your lovely shell?!! I can't WAIT to see what other goodies God has in store for you!!

    *hugggggggggs*
    4151 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    Great Job! You are a true motivator!
    4151 days ago
  • 2BSALLYB
    Congrats! You so deserve to be chosen as a Spark People Motivator!!
    4151 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2009 3:56:35 PM
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