Hello Monday again AND it’s almost Christmas! Time to SPARK………………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.
Of course on this Monday before Christmas I wanted to have a Christmas-related inspiring thought to share……………….I found it almost immediately and it was a quote from one of my favorite people EVER. I think you’ll like it – and I think you’ll say “YES – that’s it!” when you read it.
It’s a quote by Bob Hope. A million years ago I saw Bob Hope perform in downtown D.C. and it was one of the best shows ever – he told stories from his “entertaining the troops” days, sang songs that I’d heard as a girl growing up (because my Dad loved Bob Hope too and had his records), and was the consummate entertainer in every way. My boss at the time who was the President of Mutual Radio Broadcasting couldn’t use the tickets he had for the show, so had given them to lucky me. At the very beginning of the show that night, Bob Hope said to the crowd that he wanted to introduce some special people in the audience – there were a couple of big-wig politicians, another celebrity in town to make a movie, then he said MY NAME. He told everyone that his friend (my boss) couldn’t make it but had given the tickets to his secretary – ME and he asked me to stand up! Can you imagine how my legs shook as I stood? It was the only time in my life that I’ve ever felt like a celebrity myself – even if it was for sixty seconds. HAHAHA It was a kind thing of my boss to do and a KINDER thing that Mr. Hope did by recognizing me in the audience. That was fifty years ago. Time flies.
Speaking of time flying – remember how when you were little it seemed like it took FOREVER for Christmas Eve to get here and Santa would be coming? I sure do. Now I have to say that I’m amazed at how it seems like last week that we had the last Christmas celebration – time is strange as we age. BUT one thing hasn’t changed – I really do still feel like a kid when it comes to Christmas!