Monday – time for SPARKS! If you don’t know what posting a SPARK is all about, here’s the history! SPARKS is a Monday tradition – how did it start and what IS IT? “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. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own. Why? Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort. Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.
We’re now officially on the “countdown to Christmas” here in my house. When we got all the decorations out for the tree Teddy went crazy…….he sniffed everything to refamiliarize himself with things and after the tree was up, promptly took up residence UNDER the tree as usual.
Preparing for the holiday – especially for Christmas – has always been a special time for me and I clearly remember the excitement I felt as a little girl. Age brings more reflection of course………and when I saw this poster with the lines from a very familiar and beloved song, I thought it really was a PERFECT SPARK for today. I know that I’m not the only one who prays for PEACE ON EARTH and for a KINDER world with more goodwill among humankind. BUT Mr. Longfellow said it better than I ever could.
Let’s hope we come away from the holiday season with more peace in our hearts AND more importantly IN THIS WORLD of ours.