SPARK on the 4th


It’s Monday and 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.

Since it’s July 4th I wanted my SPARK to be inspiring and “related” to living here in the US of A……….I really liked this quote and I hope you do too.

This quote really does speak to me.    We are learning that we must be brave in more ways than we probably ever dreamed we would need to be.    That takes strength and I think we’ve proved we have that too.    Sometimes we have some “not so proud” moments but doesn’t everybody?    Today I’m going to focus on the good things……….!    I’m also going to hope that tonight the neighborhood isn’t too noisy with fireworks which will just terrorize people’s pets and after all – we don’t need fireworks to remind us it’s July 4th.

Hugs, Pam and  Teddy too – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !

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    • Thanks Weims and company….those of us who have freedom must never take it for granted. Ever. May I suggest that to celebrate America’s July 4th you all put a big firecracker in the street toilet that was recently deposited on your sidewalk and send it to the moon???? LOL Maybe it would look nicer with some flowers painted on it…???????

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom

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  1. Beautiful and moving spark, and yes, bravery is needed so much right now, to stand up for equality and women’s rights, and legal voting and to stand strong against those who would corrupt our nation, overthrow the constitution, treat fellow human beings as lesser creatures than themselves, and who, somewhere along their lifelines, were taught to hate (The King and I). Don’t get me started but do, Teddy, have a nice little bite of whatever it is you can bite on July 4th!


    • Well said! VERY well said…..My Mom sometimes says “things didn’t used to be like this when I was young” and I guess those were kinder times (or at least quieter)….We are all hoping that HONOR, TRUST, and BRAVERY will prevail. Sending you hugs from me and my family!!

      Love, Teddy


    • We had a lot of fireworks in the community last night AGAIN – so people around here seem to be expanding celebrating to the third and fourth. Tonight we hope for sleep! LOL

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too


  2. A very true and wonderful Spark! Happy 4th of July to you! We haven’t heard hardly a pop but planning for a change in about two hours. Going to be interesting to see how obnoxious and noisy it can get. Hope you all had good FOOD and Teddy had a skink to chase. I looked at your weather and it was beautiful today!


    • Oh it was a gorgeous day and we were outside for most of it…………..Teddy sleeping under the dwarf red maple tree, David and I in lawn chairs in the shade……..perfect day and we hope you and SSNS had the same!! It did get noisy last night though – for about an hour or so. Hopefully a QUIET NIGHT for everyone tonight!

      Hugs, Pam


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