SPARK on Monday

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It’s Monday and you know by now that means it’s time for a SPARK. “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging 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 for today speaks to me because I had to learn this early on in life.   It’s served me well too.   Only once I can think of did I wish I hadn’t chosen to jump but in spite of that, I DID learn something from the experience – it had to do with relationships.    But this quote speaks to WAY more than just that!

 

Hope you have a super week……………………………and if you aren’t quite sure what to do about something this week – why not just go ahead and……..

JUMP !

Hugs, Pam

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  1. Oh, this is so true. Mama remembers sitting at the dining room table, alone, looking out at the lovely evening, when she had to make a decision to jump or not – the result was a huge business of hand-made breads, biscotti, you name it and because of that, here we are and here I AM in France. Jumping may have it’s drawbacks but the rewards are way more satisfying….

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  2. We had a sort of ‘jumping’ event at my work last night…we got a new resident, we had no idea she was coming, and she arrived in a wheelchair, which was quite inappropriate…so we chewed our nails for a bit while we decided how to go forward to get her into a bed.
    In a lot of pain from broken bones, very obese, a ‘helicopter family’…and a confused patient. Bad combo. Oy Vey!!
    And her O2 level was way low, and she didn’t have any oxygen at all…so I told one girl to get the lifting machine and a sling…and another to go and get an O2 concentrater, and then we had to get that sling under her.
    Not easy with an obese patient…well finally we sort of had that sling under her…and then we had to get her elevated up off her W/C…so I prayed the sling was placed just enough to support her and she wouldn’t’ slide out and fall…so I pressed the button (I jumped)…and told another girl to hold her at the bottom and we wrangled the lady and the machine to the bedside.
    She made no peep, and we got her on the bed safely…(thank you God.), and her family was amazed that with teamwork and some improvising we were ablle to ‘jump’ and do what was needed and the lady was now comfortable…and safe.
    Phew! (At least we didn’t stand there and wring our hands in dismay and wonder how on earth we would do what was needed!). (Then thankfully her helicopter family left, they likely tthought their Mom and grandma was in good hands…a pay off for the jumping we did)
    Then I was almost an hour behind on my other chores…so I had to get hopping and ‘jump’ to get people ready for supper!

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    • Oh my goodness Ingrid….lack of communication means a surprise patient and one that needed specific and special help! That’s a shame….you all sure handled it well though. We are all capable of so much more than we think we are – especially when we HAVE to be!

      Hugs, Pam

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  3. Once again, you and I have selected Sparks with a similar message. We seem to do that a lot. I do not consider myself a risk taker, but I actually have “jumped” on several occasions. Sending lots of love and hugs, Janet 😘💗

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    • I don’t really take risks either but as we both apparently HAVE done – we’ve jumped. Sometimes you just HAVE to take that leap of faith. I’m not surprised we have similar SPARKS messages because we have “like hearts” I think dear Janet! 🙂

      Hugs, Pam

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