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3/10/17 Passion

Friday, March 10, 2017

Just a note to those who check, I'm pulling away from SP. I'm not leaving totally. I'm choosing what my journey will look like and it won't be "trending". I will still blog a joke and a saying. I will definitely continue to check in with my friends because they matter. I will use the trackers because they're better than nothing. But, I'm not going in the direction SP wants to go.

I can understand their changes even though I disagree just how beneficial they will be. SP has always been focused on the younger generations. That has been an ongoing complaint for me that they have done very little in special exercises that are geared for the over 60. (Plus their recipes are not healthy. You can do better elsewhere.) So, now, they're going for the smart phone generation that is constantly updating their every thought and action. I'm not that person. I don't have a smart phone. It has evolved that I was spending over 2 hours a day, sitting at the computer, dealing with emails and posting to the message boards. That's 2 hours I could have been moving. So, I'm retaking control of what I can use from this site.

Plus, I had an "aha" moment. When I get irritated with a situation, I tend to go off track. When I go off-track, I get more irritated with everything and the spiral continues. I was losing sight of "my" journey while trying to fit in with SP's version. Not working. So I'm reclaiming my journey and SP can go play with their smartphones.

So, I will be in touch and you can always reach me. I will be reading your blogs and cheering you on your journeys. Take care, all of you, and keep moving!


And now for the daily joke:

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy mother," she asked, "is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shalt not kill."
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    I just found you as I was browsing through messages on a message board...( I forget which one.)
    I too an rethinking the amount of time I want to spend on SP.. If I left I would lose some of my friends and acquaintances, so I will stick around for a while longer.. but with less time each day sitting when I could be accomplishing something while "moving" through my life!
    1320 days ago
    Couldnpt have said it better. Thanks for the old/young insight.
    1322 days ago
    Bravo!! Fabulous blog! Well put! Thanks! As always, loved the joke! And... "Get it"!
    1322 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    Well stated. Us people over 60 do need some different exercises than the younger SP. Some of us have limited mobility but still want to exercise and keep moving. I don't use any of the recipes because I can't eat many of the ingredients used, because of allergies.
    1322 days ago
    Well stated.
    & Like your jokes.
    1322 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I couldn't agree more with your assessment. I am also going to do this. I joined 7 years ago today for the wealth of tools and support that Spark People provided me. That is no longer true as you have so well stated. I too will continue in a similar vein as you propose. I have many I care about as friends, and I check in on their pages, and via my teams. I don't need to see all the other useless feeds of people I don't even know or care about. I wish everyone success on their path to better health and wellness. That's more than I can say about the powers that be on this website. I wish you continued success, and love your joke for today. Fits my grandchildren to a T! emoticon
    1322 days ago
    You have stated it very well. Please take care. emoticon
    1322 days ago
    Sue, your wisdom shines for me today. I need to take control of my health and state of mind-- and looking at random pictures of those who are now wearing a smaller pants size does not do that. I will keep in touch also, when I am not looking for a better, clearer way to succeed in my journey.
    1322 days ago
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