Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Last night I set up the wood stove for a fire this morning. First there were some wood shavings and shredded paper, then some small dry twigs, sticks and small branches. On top, I added some more shredded paper to make sure the spark would catch.
This morning, I touched the mound of kindling with the fire stick, and as I sat watching the fire take off through the window in the wood stove, I noticed that as the small kindling began to catch, how easily the fire spread and ignited the larger kindling which then spread to the pine branches. After there was a good base of coals, I added some larger pieces, and finally, a big piece of seasoned wood which will keep the fire going for a while.
That's when it clicked. Not the fire, but the SPARK in my head.... this is what SparkPeople is doing for me.
By starting with the small stuff, then providing relevant education, useful tools and great resources, SP is teaching me to achieve MY goals.
Little by little, I am steadily moving forward; confident, on a solid foundation, towards the next level of health and fitness that I have longed for for so long but didn't know how to achieve.