SPARK on Monday


What is SPARK on Monday????  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.

My SPARK today is a short one…………just one small sentence but it says a whole lot.   I’ve heard people say this before and every time they have it struck me that it’s a GOOD way to think about mistakes I’ve made – AND I believe we DO learn from our mistakes if we’re smart enough to allow ourselves to!!

Sometimes in my life I’ve had to make the same mistake more than once before I REALLY learned something, but I DID learn something and changed something in order to avoid making the same mistake again.    Sometimes we can do that and sometimes we can’t – or our HEARTS won’t let us.

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Pam


36 responses »

  1. Ah, yes, mistakes…mama says she thinks about that every time she flies off the handle a little. During COVID she’s making progress, haha. Around here mistakes are pretty much accepted now with all the changes in our lives. We’ve loosened up….


  2. Wonderful saying there…that mistakes are unexpected learning experience. Have had many through time. For me, I have learned that my mistakes are often brought about by willful behavior. That rarely works for you or for others.


  3. That’s a great one! It reminds me of our motto when I was rubber-stamping and making my own greeting cards: “There are no mistakes, just the opportunity for embellishments”!


  4. That Spark is a nice way to think of mistakes. Learning from mistakes is good! Mom says I learned NOTHING from getting my tail broken in the slamming door. I still continue to do the same hesitation in every doorway every day of my life. I leave it to her to catch the door and nudge me through. Well… I guess SHE learned from MY mistake. That works for me!

    Love and licks,


  5. Very fine Spark. Mom was a math teacher. She always told her students that it was OK to make a mistake because it would help them learn what they didn’t get the first time.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


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