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Spark Updates: Installment 1

Friday, November 04, 2011

A few days ago, I came across someone on this site who had made the decision to post all of her past Spark page updates as separate blog entries. I found the idea to be an inspired one and am thus stealing it from her :P Shoot, I would have included a link to her page (which would be proper due to my thievery) but I didn't bookmark it :(

Without further ado, here are the best little tidbits from my last Spark page update (which, if I remember correctly, was a year or perhaps two years ago. Gee, it's been so long that I've forgotten :O). These little nuggets really were written to symbolize my "then" growth in the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional realms. I have since maintained some of that growth, at least in some areas, but I feel as though I have regressed a lot because I didn't continue to work on myself. Surprise, surprise :(

But that was then and this is now. In a year's time or so, I too hope to look back on these (and further) updates and see how far I have come. If I'm lucky, perhaps these now old updates will be even more true for me in the future than they ever were in the past :)

"After many seasons of black, cloudy skies, howling winds, and severe thunderstorms, the sun has finally found its way back into my life. It's reappearance didn't take the form of an overwhelming, all-consuming blaze, as one might compare with a bright summer's day. It was more of a steady, gentle presence that has grown through time. Each day that passes brings one more ray from the sun. And each ray adds a little more brightness and a little more beauty in my life. Of course, there are still days when I look overhead and see an occasional cloud in the distance. The weather forecast certainly isn't perfect but it's definitely looking up."

"In the end, only scars (will) remain and I am ok with that. Every man, woman, and child will be scarred in some way, shape, or form in their lives. But scars, unlike wounds, don't hurt. They're symbols of all that a person has overcome and lived through. They're symbols of survival. I will gladly bear my scars because I am proud to say that I am a survivor. The old picture of my life has been erased and a new one is now being created. That in and of itself is a cause for celebration."

"My life is an empty slate as of now and my primary focus is to fill it by achieving all the rest of my unrealized goals, wishes, hopes, and dreams. I want to reach out one day in the not too distant future and actually see, hear, touch, feel, and taste all of the wonderful things and people that will eventually be brought into my new world. "

"Thus far, I have lost 47 pounds from my highest weight of about 300 pounds. Knowing I've achieved that milestone inspires me to keep moving - literally and figuratively!"

^^As for those last two sentences, I cannot wait until I reread them after awhile knowing with glee that I have re-lost ALL of that weight (again) and MORE!
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