SPARKS on Monday

We are BACK again to posting SPARKS on Monday – I was so busy with Teddy’s blog activities that I just gave up “sparking” for a while.    I changed Teddy’s usual Monday “Teaser” related post back to SPARKS and I’m glad I did.     You all know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.

I know a lot of people who seem to be on the edge of just saying “I give up”……’s just taking too much energy to keep on hoping………..well, I really do believe that we should NEVER stop hoping.

It’s the start of a new week…………..make it one full of hope…….for you, for someone else, for life in general, for our future……………..just never STOP hoping!

Love, Pam

Teddy wants me to remind everyone that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY and the post will pop up at a SURPRISE time so be on the alert if you are a student – you know Sarge, Marge, and the Professors get UPSET if you aren’t in class!    Also – remember to COMMENT first because you might win a badge as FIRST COMMENTER!!  


  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  2. 6

    hope is the last thing what stays with us when all other ships went down…


    • 7

      You’re right friends……and we HOPE that you get your power situation sorted quickly – having an all new power box will be a lot more safe! So glad you are OK……….

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom too


  3. 8
    Clowie Says:

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, so we all need some sparks of hope for change.

    See you tomorrow!


    • 9

      You are so right dear Clowie…..HOPE gets us through because we all like to believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of our personal rainbow!!! See you in class!

      Hugs, Teddy


  4. 10
    Dianna Says:

    Wonderful quote! (My mommy and I apologize…speaking of busy….we haven’t commented lately because we stopped getting your blog notifications!) We’re going to try to remedy that situation ASAP. Have a great week!


    • 11

      I like that quote too – hope is uplifting and we all need a little of that from time to time! Glad you figured out why you weren’t getting blog notices – I knew you would!!

      Hugs, Pam


  5. 12
    Carole Schulman Says:

    Sarge! Seems he’s been rather quiet. I’ll be here. Hand out to get my greenie. XXX


  6. 14
    15andmeowing Says:

    That is an excellent spark. Everyone needs hope. Have a great day! XO


  7. 16
    Kismet Says:

    My peep met him. Jackie Robinson also. If you want sparks, just go to Phenny’s kitchen where the stove sparked a lot.

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    • 17

      That’s very cool your peep met Dr. King AND Jackie Robinson too….two special men. As for that spark in Phenny’s kitchen – we saw that and it was VERY SCARY. Glad they were home when it happened – looks like a bad fire waiting to happen and I’m glad they’re getting “all new everything” for power! SCARY.


  8. 18

    LOVE that Martin Luther King Jr quote! Happy Monday! xoxo


  9. 20

    We really like that spark as it is real life. We sometimes do have setbacks but keeping a positive outlook means everything Thanks


    • 21

      Life is full of ups and downs, peaks and valleys, good and bad and the trick is keeping things as balanced as you can with a healthy dose of HOPE.

      Love, Pam


  10. 22

    We have a saying ” Ilman toivoa ei ole elämää”, without hope there is no life.


  11. 24

    Mom is a bit surprised she hadn’t heard that “Spark” previously as it is from MLK. It definitely is a good one, and a reminder our mom needed. Thank you, Pam and Teddy. We’ll do our best to remember tomorrow is Tuesday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer q


    • 25

      If you stop by class tomorrow we’ll be happy but we will also understand if you sleep in to catch up OR just don’t have a chance – you all are busy busy bees!

      Love, Teddy


  12. So true Pam and Teddy. Very applicable in mom’s life right now. She keeps hoping the infection leaves but it always comes back. It’s very hard to keep hoping when the only results are negative.



    • 27

      I know it’s discouraging for your mom Shoko – you all just keep making her smile – bringing some “happy” helps with hoping…….when you’re discouraged and unhappy hope gets a little “further away”.

      Love, Pam


  13. 28

    It would be so sad to have no hope at all. This is a wonderful quote and a super Spark.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  14. 30

    That really is a terrific Spark!


  15. An excellent thought, and i do an inspiring quote of the week every Monday in honor of Annie.


    • 33

      I did this for a long time until the Teaser blog “series” turned into a three day affair – now we’re back to two because I wanted to get back to “SPARKING” !!

      Hugs, Pam


  16. 34
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    That really is a great quote.
    I forgot that I may be late for Teaser class tomorrow as I have a hospital appointment. I will keep looking for as long as I can, otherwise I will check in when I get home.


    • 35

      You are officially excused tomorrow but we shall save your desk for whenever you need it to peek at the Teaser!! Hugs for good doctor appointment…….<3

      Love, Pam and Professor Teddy


  17. 36
    The Island Cats Says:

    That’s an excellent Spark.


  18. 38
    katsrus Says:

    Love the sparks. He was a wise man. Hope your day/evening is good.
    Sue B


  19. 40

    We reread this spark just because it is so good


  20. We LOVE this spark. Infinite hope is our favorite thing! Great start to the week, T.

    Love and licks,


  21. Wonderful SPARK Teddy!! MLK Jr. is one of my Heroes!
    Much ❤ Sherri-Ellen & **purrsss** BellaDharma


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