SPARKS for Monday

It’s Monday and time to share a SPARK for the week!    What’s SPARKS???   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.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

While looking for a spark to share about listening – something some of us THINK we do but maybe not as well as we could – I saw this great quote from Winston Churchill.    It says what I wanted to say so I’ll share it, then go about my Monday!

Yep – that sums it up!   Happy Monday!   

Love, Pam


  1. 1

    mr. churchill said it very well… and sometimes it is easier to stand up than to be silent … specially when you cross social medias… LOL

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 3
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    That is a very good quote. Sometimes it can be harder to sit down and listen.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 7
    Dianna Says:

    Perfect quote! I agree about it being difficult to just listen sometime…
    Happy Monday, my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yep, sometimes it is hard to sit down and listen. Sometimes I get tired of worrying about whether to rock the boat. Good quote to start the week for me… 🙂 Thursday I’m going to have to do a lot of listening!


  5. 19
    15andmeowing Says:

    That is an excellent spark. so true. Have a great day! XO


  6. 21

    Great Spark. That Winston was quite the fellow with so many wonderful quotes


    • 22

      IT’s wonderful that so many very smart and wise peeps had such deep and helpful thoughts for the rest of us poor schleps who need to learn stuff isn’t it?!

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom too


  7. That Churchill guy knew stuff. 😊


  8. 25

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh such wonderful quote for a great Man.
    Listening is skill we must all learn and practice..working with international students for my entire NCSU career taught me just how valuable a skill it is too.

    Hugs Cecilia


  9. 27
    Kismet Says:

    Listen? What the SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK is that?


    • 28

      Oh I bet you listen – listening for the rustle of fresh newspaper coming for the bottom of your cage – the sound of seeds being deposited in your food bowl……Right?


  10. 29
    Brian Says:

    Yepper, that is totally a good one Teddy!


  11. Oh yeah. Great Spark. Mom agrees that more people need to sit down and listen. She also knows that SHE IS ONE OF THEM!! Ha! #truth

    Love and licks,


  12. 33
    katsrus Says:

    Love that. Never heard it before. Have a great afternoon/evening. Supposed be getting rain sometime this afternoon/evening.
    Sue B


  13. Yes! Each side of an issue should take turns doing just that, and truly listening so as to come to an understanding and a way to solve the issue at hand.


  14. Meow meow what a purrfect ‘Spark’ Teddy an Miss Pam….LadyMeow told mee it has taken her yeerss to figure out when to speak upss an when to sitss down, mew mew mew….
    Shee iss purrty guud at knowin THE diffy-rence now 😉
    **purrsss** BellaDharma


  15. 36

    Very wise words for all ot heed. Unfortunately those that need to hear it most are not listening.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  16. 38

    Excellent Spark! Winston Churchill was a very smart man.


  17. 40
    kolytyi Says:

    Hmmmm, I shouldn’t wonder if there were a HUUUUUUGE silence in the teaser class today. But we could blame Mr. Churchill’s wisdom for the greenies! MOL!!!


  18. Excellent Spark!!

    The Florida Furkids


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