SPARK on Monday


First Monday of a new year!    We’re all hoping for a better year…………..and this Monday thing we do with sharing SPARKS is probably more important now than ever before.    Let’s keep the SPARK going.   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to us and hopefully everyone who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again. 

My SPARK for this week sure does speak to me.    We had what most people would call a BAD YEAR in 2020 and can all use a dose of HOPE and the STRENGTH to be patient enough to wait for the better day we just KNOW is coming.   That’s just what this says:



This is going to be a better year – we will get a better hold on our future with our health our country and our place in the world – at least that’s what I sincerely am hoping for.    Anyone who knows me knows I’m a POSITIVE person.    It was tough to hang on to positivity last year but it was still there – just being quiet in the back of my heart and head.    This year I’m ready to scream it out loud!    LET’S DO THIS!

Hugs, Pam

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  1. Pam, you inspire us all. YES, it will be better. I speak from a very lucky kitty view as we have food and water and heat and a garden, which MANY do not and will not have for many months. I will not comment on why, but our government was a disaster for aid to the citizens of the USA. Keep safe and well and yes, SPARKS from us to you.


    • Suzanne thanks for the SPARKS….I have to think things will get better this year. It’s still frightening that the virus is “mutating” but if we could just ALL – and I mean ALL – get vaccinated maybe it would turn things around. It’s just awful that things got THIS BAD before we could actually feel hope in our hearts again. You all stay well too – we are doing our best to do that here…! ❤ ❤ ❤

      Hugs, Pam


    • Patience is tough these days isn’t it. Maybe more than ever before we want “what we want when we want it”……however it seems what we want is taking it’s dingy danged sweet time getting here! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Oh Teddy and Mom what a purrfect Sparks for the beginning of a new year that has to be (I hope) 100% better than the old one. I cannot believe it has been 10 months since we were living in a normal world
    Hugs cecilia


  3. Our Spark mentioned strength as well, which is hard to muster some days. Your positivity is a bright spot for all. Mom says she is going to strive to be more positive this year. She sends love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet


    • Positivity seemed to have happened to my Mom through adversity – when she was young, it was easier to stay positive – not that many things were “on her shoulders”…life was easy. Then things changed a whole lot and it was hard to find something positive to hold on to. She learned to find it within herself instead of waiting for it to happen to her…….even the awful things are easy to get through if you’re SURE and BELIEVE things will get better and that’s positivity! YAY!!!!!


      • Yes it is hard. But I get out walking most days with my toddler and visit the local ducks and feed them! Any my 3 cats keep me happy too, at home 😀 Oh it does help stop the spread and over here we have a new strain which is worse! And thank goodness for the internet!


        • Good that you get some exercise and enjoy time with your kids doing FUN things…….I agree about cats making me happy – without Teddy my life would be TRULY boring!!!!! STAY SAFE.

          Love, Pam


  4. We certainly need resilience as we have just gone back into another full lock down which is due to be reviewed in mid February. It seems to be never ending. I have done everything right, but I miss seeing my friends and not being able to go anywhere. I try to keep cheerful but it is hard.


    • It really is very hard…thank heavens for the internet and telephones……..some of us can stay in touch – stay engaged – get busy…..I’m on the computer more than I’d LIKE to be normally but it has saved me from feeling as isolated. I can’t wait to get out there and SO things though!!!!


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