SPARK on Monday


Monday SPARK time!   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.

I ran across this one while searching for just the right thought to share today…………..gosh it’s EVER so true too which is the BEST kind of SPARK if you ask me!

I’m basically a happy person – always have been………my Mom said I was a very happy baby (of course I don’t remember that!) but my good nature has served me well.    I think it’s gotten me through the worst of times in fact.    Not that I haven’t had my share of sadness – that’s a part of life after all – just that when the dust settles I “move” back into my happy place.   I really am glad to be alive even in these uncertain times.    It’s not exactly the picture I had in  my mind of what my life would be like at this point in time but then I daresay everyone feels that way right now with so many worrisome things going on.    That’s the way LIFE is though.   Up/down and sometimes calm in between.    BUT I’m STILL HERE!

Have a POSITIVE week!   Love, Pam

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  1. Well, we love your sparks, and for us, today is a BIG DAY!!! Mama’s step grandson and papa’s read grandson has announced his MARRIAGE to the most wonderful woman in the world and they’ll be married in Italy next summer. So we are tearing up and dripping a bit today, but they are so loving and so beautiful and the mother of the groom has given him a ring that MAM gave her in order to have a ring for his future bride and mama is overjoyed! I love marriage, whatever that is….


    • That’s a most romantic thing to celebrate – that is a BIG DAY indeed. Getting married in Italy is lovely and by then I know things will be much more settled and what a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. My husband and I headed for Italy (Rome, then Venice) on our honeymoon 30 years ago next week. It’s a city of LOVE!!!! Congratulations to the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be.

      Hugs, Pam


  2. I will take your good saying with me this morning, and the happy things others have written regarding their lives too. For it is true. You can and should make the best of everything. I have learned to do that. XO
    Me and Her


  3. These are difficult times for us all. I think we all have some days when it’s harder to be positive, but there is always something positive when we look hard enough.


  4. That is a great Spark. We have to make the best of everything or life becomes depressing.
    As I was about to write this comment I looked out the window. It is a beautiful day, lovely blue sky and white fluffy clouds. I like to look for the shapes in clouds and I saw a hare running across the sky. I went to get my phone to take a photo, but by the time I got outside it resembled….a cloud! I must move faster!
    It is quite windy so they are fast moving, but then hares usually are 🙂


  5. I love this Pam…as I have grown wiser and grayer I have come to realize our past made our present possible. No more what ifs…I am a happy person too…once read frowning makes more wrinkles …so SMILE MORE.
    Hugs cecilia


  6. Pssst Miss Pam can mee meow to you inn connfeedence?
    LadyMew told mee yore her ROLL MODEL an a HUGE innspiration to her….
    Yore SPARKSS allwayss meow to her an shee sayss yore a wise an beeuteeful lady an shee iss blessed to call you ‘Frend’….
    Shee was too embarrassed to tell you 😉
    **purrss** BellaDharma


    • Well that is a lovely thing for her to say…..I am flattered but I’m just another person making her way down the road of life just like she is……we all do our best and that is ALL that anyone can ask of us!

      Give her a hug for me OK?

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  7. Pam, this is a wonderful Spark and so true. Thank you for sharing it and giving our mom another reminder that she has a terrific life no matter the circumstances. Love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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