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4/20/10 9:36 P

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Kudos to you who have understood that its all about helping.....whatever little bit anyone can do to boost another...to make someone feel so welcomed ....to show people that they are not alone and that there are others who really "Get" what they are going through or to just listen ! I didnt necessarily mean for my post to be simply about appreciation of the leaders but I found that a few leaders were being disrespected regarding their efforts and that wasnt fair.Many people on this team take their time to offer advice or a "cyber"shoulder to lean on. Everyone just always needs to remember that helping and supporting is the purpose of this site. We all hope to lose weight,get healthy and be supported by like minded friends along the way! Kudos to the many ,many people who truly understand that! Thankyou for your insightful posts!
'hugs and blessings Tina

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4/20/10 7:45 P

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It's so good to hear from you Tina...how're those little ones doing?

I agree with Jewells (now there's an unusual situation emoticon )...I remember how very welcome the people on this team made me feel when I first started out...how wonderful it was to finally be surrounded by people who understand what I'm going thru...that's how I want it to be for everyone...we really do all help one another make it thru the tough times and celebrate the joyous times!!

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4/20/10 6:51 P

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i do know that what made me feel most at home on EE are the people

don't know if they were leaders or not, but there was so much comraderie

people who really care

and i can still remember the thrills when new- someone actually listening, replying, the huge thrill of a goodie, a mail from someone!!

i try to remember those with new people

to want to give that same thrill to someone else

the people have kept me here

thank goodness!!

it's very much the thing about-- you never know, what little thing, you can do for someone-- and it can have a HUGE impact.....

you just never know!!



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4/20/10 1:25 P

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On some of the smaller groups, maybe it's not so hard to keep up with the posts... but on here. WOW, such a large group and so many, many posts each day. I don't know how anyone keeps up with it. I don't even go read all the post, let alone respond to all of them. YOU LEADERS/CO-LEADERS are to be much commended.

Although it is nice to hear the accolades from our fellow EE members, what is the most important is the goodness that comes from the work each of you do in keeping this group running smoothly and the inner well-being each receives from the 'work'.

Thank you, for all your hard work.. everyone! (leader or not, each positive post is a re-enforcement for someone who needed the words you've said)

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4/19/10 11:14 P

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Sorry you were hurt & I am very glad for all the work & kindness of these boards....what a gift this is. emoticon

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4/19/10 5:17 P

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As a leader, reading these replies has made my day! Thanks, Tina, for starting the thread.

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
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4/19/10 11:22 A

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ahhhhh! See kindness and appreciation can abound here ! Thankyou all for the loving words and thankyou for noticing that the leaders deserve to be appreciated as does any person who makes an effort to make another persons day a little bit brighter! Thankyou....you have all brightened my day!

hugs and blessings Tina emoticon

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4/19/10 11:15 A

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Tina - Thank you for your post. I really had not given much thought to all the effort being a leader entailed. I will definitely be more appreciative going forward.



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4/19/10 9:06 A

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I agree with you Tina. Some teams are so large that it is a miracle for a few people to read and respond to all posts. We are all human and we cannot do everything. Most of us work full time as well.

Being a team leader is a commitment of love. Are we perfect at our job? NO Do we make mistakes? YES Do not judge someone until you have walked in their shoes. I was a captain of the EE team for a brief time until I realized that I couldn't do everything I felt needed to be done.
I'm sorry you hard to learn a hard lesson but it is one I too learned.

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A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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4/19/10 8:22 A

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Thanks for these insights! Very important all the way around.

JK - From Long Island, NY

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4/19/10 7:37 A

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I appreciate the hard work it takes to be a Team Leader. So my Thanks and apreciation to you and to all who took their time to be a leader/ co leader. I'm going to make sure to visit all my teams over the next couple days,and let the people who run them know how much their time and effort IS appreciated, and we ARE grateful.Thanks for the post. Hope alls going better at home BEENIE, And You aren't too stressed out!

Edited by: SWEETTOOTH10 at: 4/19/2010 (07:38)
To be happy and healthy in body, mind and spirit ,and set the best example for them, so that my children will be too. That's what I aspire to., to be the best ME I can be!


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4/19/10 7:21 A

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dear Tina,
Thank you for your thoughtful message.I have only been here for a couple months but each message like yours touches me deeply and gives me courage again to try to maintain this new lifestyle. For every 20 there is one gem - thank you for my gem of the day.

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4/19/10 1:05 A

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Thanks! :) emoticon

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.



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4/19/10 12:32 A

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She is so right. Beenie we love you and hope to see more of you. I especially miss you. You've left a footprint on my heart.
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4/18/10 11:48 P

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I, too, had to cut back.

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
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4/18/10 11:44 P

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Hi Tina, great to hear from you. You are definitely right. I am co-leader in 3 teams, (one is very small) but I have had to cut back and limit myself. I was finding that I could spend all day on this site. So Thank you for the post, Take care

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Love you, too!

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
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4/18/10 11:39 P

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thanks ladies......you are too kind! love ya both!

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That's for sure!

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
Patricia Kaine MD, OFS
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4/18/10 11:32 P

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Thank you for a great post. We do miss you.

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4/18/10 11:18 P

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Great to hear from you, Tina! You are thought of often. I, for one, really appreciate this post. You're right, it is a lot of work and takes a lot of time to be a leader.

Become Your Best! Be kind
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4/18/10 11:12 P

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Hi spark family......I was just speaking with a friend and felt the need to post tonight!

I wonder sometimes just how much anyone realises how much work goes in to assisting on this or any other spark team and how very grateful people should be for the ones who take the time to try and lead a team! I myself am still listed as a leader but have not been actively assisting for quite some time now due to family commitments! It takes a very long time to respond to even just a few peoples comments and with so many varied personalities it can be challenging to keep all the members of a team satisfied! Everyone does the best that they can do at any given time so please folks ....just appreciate each other and those who try to help especially!

Also.......remember that there are hundreds of people that have access to the things you write..........so use caution and kindness when writing to others! I have recently learned of a sort of breach of my trust that occured quite some time ago on these very pages and though Im hurt by it a wee bit, it is a lesson in caution! I will still always be honest in my responses here,and I will always be open about things but I will always remember that there are certain areas on the computer that are accessible to many as opposed to the few who you can count on!

I love this site and all the support and assistance it provides to its members . Ladies and gents please remember that we are all in this to help each other . Never to try and bring someone down!

Thanks for listening to my vent!

Keep working on being the healthiest people that you all can be and whatever your faith or belief is may your lives continue to be blessed!

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