SPARK on Monday

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Monday SPARK time.  So what’s this SPARK thing?   “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.

I saw this graphic on Facebook last week and it was EXACTLY what I wanted for a SPARK this week.

Oh boy is this ever RIGHT ON!    I think it’s almost the only way you can live a really full life.   Stop trying to fix things and just move on.   You do what you can and let it go.   Well I wish I’d had this imprinted on my brain YEARS ago.   Better late than never – right?

Monday Hugs, Pam

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  1. Pam, what a great Spark. I spent my whole childhood and most of my adult life thinking if I just tried a little harder I could do everything all the other kids and later adults could do. That was such an unrealistic outlook, but in some ways it served me well. In some instances it is definitely a way to set yourself up for disappointment. Sending lots of love and hugs, Janet

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    • When I saw this “message” I felt like I was seeing it because I “needed” to and I still believe that. I keep my eyes open for messages like this and I really was struck by this one – glad you “got” it too!!

      Love, Pam

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  2. I have been watching the funeral all day today and wasn’t going to comment anywhere. I had a spare half hour and skimmed through my reader and saw your Spark. It stopped me in my tracks! It probably isn’t meant the way I took it but when I was first diagnosed I was so angry, in fact I was furious. I was no longer in charge of my own life. After the op and being discharged 5 years later I was back in control and life could continue. Then the metastases 18 months later. How dare it happen to me!! The anger was back. I wasn’t angry with anyone else, just the cancer for ruining my life again. I have learned to live with it now but the anger is just below the surface not knowing what the future is or how long I have.
    Sorry to go on but as I said, your Spark really struck a chord with me.
    I can never make peace with it, but I try to keep going forward.

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    • Jackie I absolutely understand how you feel. I remember being angry too but I think that’s almost a normal reaction – it’s like you’ve been invaded and have no control. It seems to unfair too. I’m glad you’ve found a way to learn to live with it (and you do that so “gracefully” too!)…..anger below the surface is understandable but you have learned to live in the moment which is so very important. We never want to waste time being angry when we can LIVE and enjoy the time we do have. I have always admired your courage my friend………you ARE moving forward!

      Love, Pam

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  3. Mama says the same thing, being somewhat of a ‘fixer’ or rather someone with a fascination for what look like problems but which maybe something un-fixable! Wonderful spark. And sometimes, someone who has a ‘fix-it’complaint just wants to hear, “Oh, you poor thing. I understand”.

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