TAKE TIME TO MISS SOMEONE...
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This past week my thoughts have really been on people who I know were once active on my Spark's teams, but haven't really been visible lately. I noticed that one by one, people would be MIA from a team challenge or the message boards or even some who blogged just weren't doing it any more.
That really got me to thinking. If I quit posting, dropped out of a challenge or quit blogging, would anyone notice? Would anyone care? I'm not any more special then any other person in this community. Hmmmmm...
More thinking...just whose job is it to keep up with people. To my knowledge, Sparks does not have the capability to keep track of who is active or who was active then dropped out or even who signed up but never got started to begin with. All this thinking for my little brain. But I can't stop thinking about it.
Whose job is it? Conclusion: yours and mine. If you are reading this blog, and you remember someone who used to be active or you remember someone from your buddy group that hasn't been visible for a while, or someone quit posting in a challenge, then is your job to reach out and make contact.
I can almost guarantee that as you were reading this blog, several people popped into you head. I know every one of you has a life outside of this community. However, I would like to challenge you to just contact one person a week. I don't think this is to much to ask since one of our team challenges this past week was for each participant to contact 3 people they knew were not doing well or had been missing. No one complained about that being to many. They all completed the challenge.
In closing, I would like to share with you my experience over the past week. I've been contacting 5 people a day. Some I had chatted with before, but the majority were people I didn't know at all except to see their name in a post. I am amazed at how many awesome people I have met. Here I was reaching out to them, but I'm the one who got blessed.
Just do it!!!! You never know how just the phrase, "Hi, we've been missing you" can mean to someone who is struggling. Take time to miss someone today.