SPARKS and Reminder………

It’s Monday again!    Time to SPARK your week ahead with a thought…………… What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you 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.

We’re sneaking up to Thanksgiving so I ALWAYS ALWAYS focus on the things I’m thankful for – there are SO many now and as I look back over my considerable years, I realize there have ALWAYS been things to be thankful for.    Being thankful – well – it should be as natural to us as……………………..BREATHING.

I saw this graphic and it kind of says it all for me………………………being thankful – just like being happy – is often a CHOICE we make.    I choose to not let things stress me out and if they begin to, I turn it around to think of something I should be thankful for about the situation that has me stressed out.   Am I learning something from the stressful situation perhaps?    That makes me thankful – learning to deal with LIFE and all its’ bumps and bruises and curves is something to be THANKFUL for right?

Hope you have a thankful week ahead…………………………..I know one thing for sure – I will be very thankful to have turkey and all the trimmings with my family on THANKSGIVING!    Yum!

Hugs, Pam

 

Teddy asked me to remind everyone that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY – I don’t think you NEED a reminder – but just in case!!  Post goes live at a surprise time then you have to COMMENT first then guess where photo was taken…..fun?  Oh yeah!

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  1. 1

    that is a good saying… it could be always much more worse, right? let’s see what coalmines the mama finds tomorrow hahahaha

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    Clowie Says:

    I’m thankful that my team are in good shape for their duties this week!

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    I plan on being thankful for turkey!!

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  4. Very good words… I read them, take a deep breath and feel the words work. I am thankful for the sunshine this morning and a bit of a warm up!

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      Glad you like my SPARK today – it certainly spoke to me….in many ways…..I’m sitting here waiting for the rain to start – we’re to have it this morning then this afternoon again. Only 39 though so no matter WHAT your high temp is today you will definitely beat us!! LOL Enjoy your Monday – flannel or no flannel! 😉

      Hugs, Pam

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    Carole Schulman Says:

    Mom said she totally agrees with this, and totally focusses on this each and every single day! Without fail. And she’s grateful each night for the blessings of the day even when she doesn’t recognize them. XO
    Katie Isabella

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      Sometimes the blessings aren’t “obvious” to start with but time makes us realize they really were POSITIVE things when at the time they didn’t feel that way. Why? Because we probably LEARNED something from them.

      Hugs, Pam

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  6. 11

    1000 Standing ovations!!
    Hugs Cecilia

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    Kismet Says:

    It’s time for us birds to go into our annual hiding.

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    15andmeowing Says:

    I LOVE this! Excellent spark. And please tell Teddy that we could never forget his Teaser. XO

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  9. Excellent Spark! We will be here for the Teaser!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  10. Great way to live, it can always be worse…just take a look around you and your troubles will seem trivial by comparison…and then you can get on with easier dealing with your own ones…at least I think that is how I look at things.

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  11. 21

    Blessed beats stressed any old day!

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  12. 23

    We showed this to Mom and told her to make it her new mantra!!!

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    Another good Spark to live by.
    I will be here at some time for the Teaser, probably later in the day.

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    katsrus Says:

    This is a great spark. Thank you. Have a great evening.
    Sue B

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  15. 28

    OMC! The mom needs to post this Spark somewhere where she sees it everyday.

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    Dianna Says:

    You are, most likely, the most positive person I know!

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    catladymac Says:

    That spark is such a great reminder !

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  18. 34

    Pam, I really like this one. You know that I believe in looking for the silver lining, and this is just another way to say that. Simple, but so necessary as we navigate our complicated world. Thank you. Much love, Janet

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  19. 36

    That is great. It’s great advice and it rhymes. A double bonus. 🙂

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  20. 38

    Pam we really feel blessed to have so many good friends. Great spark

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    Cupcake Says:

    Blessed is way better than stressed any day! Brilliant Spark! And a good reminder.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  22. OMG!! The most ‘purrfect’ SPARK for me EVER Pam!!! I am going to save it to PC.
    You know w/out proper sleep all this year my stress was so far out-of-control. Now that I am taking Melatonin & sleeping so much better I AM feeling blessed. Less pain; less grouchy; more focused; happier in general.
    I still need this SPARK tho’!! Thank you dear friend.
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen & **purrsss** BellaDharma

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  23. 46
    The Swiss Cats Says:

    Great spark, those are words of wisdom! Purrs

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  24. Smart! Attitude makes all the difference.

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    Crystal Says:

    I know we’re late I think this in Quebec City but not sure.
    Quebec City is our guess.

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  26. Now that’s great advice!

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