January 11th………Wow what a day.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yes, what a day......
I have just chosen as Leader of the Month by Sparks People. Why, how come and what’s going on? Then I read the article and the “snippets” from letters that my team mates had sent in to nominate me. I was awe struck, overwhelmed and thrilled, all at the same time.
This is a bit of what I wrote to my team.

“I’m still in shock. I came in late today, it's almost noon here in AZ, and opened my mail. 87 messages there. WHAT, HOW COME, WHY???? How come I have SOOOOO many messages, this is very unusual.....Then I found out.....”

The leader of the “Osteoarthritis Of The Lower Back” team, LouLouBelle2, had just received the honor of being named “Leader of The Month” from Sparks People.

This amazing team that I am a member of had nominated me for that honor. But I’m also astonished and flattered that Sparks chose me over so many other wonderful and dedicated leaders on Sparks. After all I'm just doing what I love, helping people while motivating myself at the same time. For me it's a win, win situation. Helping members reach their goals by challenging them to do their very best, even when we all suffer to one degree or another from back pain. That’s not being humble, that’s just fact. Believe me when I say that I receive more friendship, support and motivation from this amazing team and it's members than I could ever give to them. They are a very special group indeed.

I am a member of several other teams as well and each in its own way challenges and motivates me. We’re all family here on Sparks. That’s what makes this Sparks site so incredible. We’re a family supporting family, members supporting members, teammates supporting teammates. Members supporting leaders, staff and coaches as we all go about changing our life style for a healthier one, no matter our circumstances.

Thank you to Spark People and to all that have sent congratulations to me, over 300 of them. I am so appreciated of that. But mostly I want to thank our team of awesome members that I am so proud and grateful to be a part of. You are such a awesome bunch of Sparkers…… YOU ROCK!!!!
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