SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday!   I would say that as of today I am “MOSTLY” back from my blog break after surgery.    I’m still on pain meds, still hobbling around with walker and cane, still needing naps but I’m conscious (!) most of the time so that means time to get back to blogging.

SPARKS is one of my favorite days too.    Sharing a thought that might mean something to others – something positive and uplifting in particular.    Things are looking brighter in the world now in many ways although we have a LOT of challenges ahead with the pandemic and other issues but at least – FINALLY – we have a light to focus on instead of a bottomless pit.

“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 week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else 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 with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.

My SPARK today was hard to find……………This past week has been a hard one for me filled with challenges but the week before that was even worse – we all faced a situation that seemed impossible to handle too.   But we got through that – and we will get through further challenges I’m sure.    The SPARK quote below applied to me in SEVERAL ways.   Maybe it will mean something to you as well?   Give yourself credit………we are capable of more than we think we are sometimes!

 

 

Hugs, Pam

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  1. Well, YOU are our spark each strange and challenging Monday, and we send you good healing thoughts and admire your courage to just get up and DO it after such an operation. Keep your sunny spirit and keep shining it on us. Thank you.

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    • Thanks…..I think sharing a SPARK every Monday is a great idea – gives all of us something to think about other than the virus, politics, and problems!!!!!!! I’m trying to be patient about recovering from the surgery – I know so very many people who have had this surgery and they tell me it just takes TIME.

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. I will only mention my heart surgery back 5 years ago to tell you that I too learned well, the value of all you are saying. I thought I was a titan (me..I don’t mean you) and I found I had to wait patiently rehabbing for a time, to become a titan of activity again. But I did. You will too, by following your rehab instructions to the letter and as often they say. I am pulling for you each day to get better and better and better! And you will. I know you will. You will tell us week by week the progress you have made and it will make you as well as us smile- seeing and hearing what you have accomplished!

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  3. I am so glad you are blogging daily. Yours is the first one I read every day and my day wasn’t right without seeing a post from you. Perfect spark. I am sure walking normal seems impossible right now, but not for long. XO

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    • Thanks for “missing” my posts. I feel great about being back. I’ll really be happy once I’m back in my “usual” morning routine but for now, this works OK. Walking normally is in my future – kind of like dangling like a carrot as an incentive for me to keep on going. It helps!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • Don’t hold your breath for that photo (!!) – I’m sure it will be a while before I can even DREAM about jumping. LOL Meanwhile I’m pretty danged happy to get up and down the stairs! HAHA

      Hugs, Pam

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  4. St Francis was a wise man and who wouldn’t love the wisdom of his words!
    Yes, lets aim for what we can do, and eventually we will scale the top of our mountain(s).

    Glad to know you’re up and at it again! Hooray! Just take it easy and gently, too.
    Sending healing thoughts, POTP, and prayers that you’ll keep on progressing to the ‘New You’!

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    • Thanks Ingrid…..and thanks for all the powerfully positive notes here – I have absolutely been “held up” by the power of everyone’s wonderful notes of support. Amazing what positive reinforcement does isn’t it? I hope all is well with you and your husband too………………..

      Hugs, Pam

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  5. Pam we are so glad to read this spark as it shows you are on your way back and also because it is a really good one. I have had my share of challenges and this is a great blueprint on getting going and back to where you need to be

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    • Hi Carol……………..still have pain but pain meds help a LOT with that – especially painful after therapy – normal! I’m fine though and happy to be on the other side of the surgery! Thanks Carol for your thoughts!

      Hugs, Pam

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  6. We are so happy to hear that you are improving. Take it one day at a time and before you know it, you will be 100%!!! St. Francis was very wise, wasn’t he? Plus he loved all animals:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  7. Great Spark. Doing what’s impossible is the best. Just when you think you can’t, you can and just when you think you won’t you do. That’s what happened when Mom thought she would never find a new doggie to love after she lost her 16 year old Smoki. And then, there I was – all wrong, and absolutely perfect.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Oh Cupcake……BEAUTIFULLY said. Life is full of those happy surprises. We really CAN do so much more than we think we can – sometimes we just do it without anything pushing us, but other times we recognize we must or get left behind in the dust. I really truly want to get back to my active life. I am doing what I’m told to do and reminding myself recovering from surgery is a process. Takes TIME. I have plenty of that I hope so I’m on board for the long haul. As for you and your Mom – some things were absolutely MEANT TO BE – like you and your Mom finding each other. A purrrrrrrrfect match!

      Love, Pam and Teddy

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  8. Most excellent Spark Pam! I am so happy you are feeling more like yourself. It is difficult after all the stress that surgery puts on your body and your Spark is exactly the steps to take!
    I forgot to post Nellie’s Spark today…I did not get time to do the Art Work yesterday as I got lost in a book….Have a marvellously Happy Day!

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    • Thanks for the encouraging words Barb…..I’m better but gosh I sure have a long way to go. Teddy is being my little nurse companion….he’ll cry at my feet when he thinks it’s time for me to get back in the bed…..he knows my “usual” schedule and makes sure I’m doing the right things at the right time. It’s totally hilarious but I just love every minute of it. You can post a SPARK any Monday but in actuality, SPARKS are good any day of the week!!!

      Love, Pam

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    • Awwww….thanks – I am finding it frustrating not to be making more progress more quickly but I just think I hadn’t really thought about how invasive replacing a hip could be! HAHAHA Anyway, I’m better and that’s what I want – to be better every day.

      Hugs, Pam

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  9. i agree that we are capable of more than we think we can do. I am guilty of not doing many things because I thought I wasn’t good enough only to discover later, sometimes too late, that I can do it.

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