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Day 418 - Around the Bend

Friday, January 22, 2016

We will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.

We are all human. We stumble. Sometimes we fall. We get back up, and sometimes it's hard to stay standing.

We have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. That may mean gathering all the support from friends, both physical and Spark, to give us the strength to take that next step.

That's what is so great about this program. You don't just get great recipes and inspirational articles and exercise videos for a variety of fitness levels. You also get support from people who have been where you are, and can help illuminate the path so that it's easier to follow. You get a lot of love when you're feeling down. You get praise when you're feeling great about your accomplishments. It is WIN-WIN-WIN!

And you know what's even better? When you give support to someone else who is struggling and may not be sure that she/he has the strength to continue in the program. That little bit of support goes a long way. You've experienced it. I hope you're also giving it out to others.

You've heard all the messages of how important it is to track your food and your exercise. It's also important to share your story. For those of you who don't blog often, I encourage you to try harder to write something every day (or nearly so). Share your struggles and your wins, so that we can give you that support that truly makes a difference. Write blogs that inspire others. You will get more companions on your journey when you invite people to join you.

I have loved getting to know you all over the past 14 months. My life is richer because you're in it. I am so glad to share my journey with you, and I look forward to continuing along this path for a long time to come.

Keep Sparking!
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