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SPARK on Monday

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Hello everyone!   Time for us to start off another week with our SPARK.  Good time to start off with something to really THINK about right?   “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 husband and I took a week off and went to Maine which we had missed last year due to the pandemic.    We just needed a little break………..we got it.    It was wonderful and it made us relax in new surroundings and think about things in a different light.    One of those things we thought about was “we miss normal”.     We all know that normal may have changed over the past year-plus but there IS a normal.    There may be some adjustments that stay with us but we will go back to a lot of what we all think of as “normal” life – I’m just sure of it.    SO, my SPARK is just a hope for the future………………….and my advice for everyone because for the time being – THIS is the way to refresh your brain/spirit!

Hugs, Pam

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Greetings on a Thursday!    FIRST – an announcement – next week WE are not blogging!    That’s because next week we are all ON VACATION.    Angel Sammy is going to give us a poetic inspiration photo today but we won’t SHARE our efforts/poems until OCTOBER 21st.    Just skipping next week.   So you will have LOTS of extra time to write a poem!!   YAY!   

Now that I’ve got announcements out of the way – let’s talk THANKFULS for this week shall we?    Thankfuls should include a big thanks to our friend Brian who hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.    It also includes being thankful that I have a really nice place to spend next week while Mom and Dad are away.   The Pet Hotel I go to is a place I’m VERY familiar with and they love me so it’s IDEAL!     We’re all thankful that Mom and Dad have been healthy and careful and they will continue to be careful while they’re away.

Now, how about Angel Sammy’s Poetry FUN?   Let’s do it – we won’t be doing poetry again until October 21st.

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It’s Thursday and Time For Poetry!

Now don’t forget – the photo I’m going to give you for our next poetic fun day isn’t “due” for you to share with us until OCTOBER 21st.    No get-together for us next week!   Even my Mom and Dad need a break once in a while and last year they couldn’t have one because of the pandemic.    This year they are going to have one and be EXTRA CAREFUL during their short break.     Trust me – they deserve a break – remember they take care of my little brother Teddy 24/7!

Now here’s the photo I gave you last week to use as inspiration for today’s poetry.    I hope you will remember to use us know in COMMENTS that you have a poem to share and make sure we have your link posted too – we can’t WAIT to see what you wrote for this photo.    So many of you said this photo was amazing.    I agree!   My poem follows the photo:

“Not Me!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 7, 2021

 

Lillian Boyer was her name

Air stunts were her claim to fame

Her bravery seemed to know no bounds

Her favorite place to be was WAY above ground!

Wing-walks, hanging by her teeth as well as her toes

Was she brave or crazy – we sure don’t know

From what we read she loved what she did

The tricks left her giddy and happy as a kid

What’s better in life than to do what you love

Now she’s an Angel and can walk on Heaven’s clouds……

 

Ms. Boyer had a remarkable career.    Here’s some info about her from an old L.A. Times article.    We found lots of information on her but this was the most complete AND the most interesting!     CLICK HERE

Here’s your next challenge – remember though THERE IS NO POETIC THURSDAY next week – so on October 21st, I’ll send my usual email with my poem to Teddy to post.  I’ll miss you all next week but “ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER” they say.     AND maybe you will decide in this little interim period to try your hand at writing a poem for this photo????

Good luck – a lot of things come to mind with this photo!     I’ll hope to see you here on October 21st with your poems (and mine) and until then please stay happy, healthy, and enjoy every minute of your life. 

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love Forever, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I’ll miss you next week but will see you here again on the 21st…………………..I promise I’ll be a very good boy while Mom and Dad are away.   Honest!

Hugs, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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Monday morning………….start of a new week.    Time for a thought to light the SPARK for your week ahead!    Good time to start off with something to really THINK about right?   “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.    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 a SPARK of your own on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

My SPARK today is about goals………….do you make them?    More importantly do you WORK on achieving them?   Our goals change a lot as we age.    I find myself thinking that my current goal should be “LIVE TO ENJOY ANOTHER DAY”………..No I didn’t say “ANOTHER WEEK” or “ANOTHER YEAR” – it’s one day at a time.    A reasonable goal right?    If we’re going to be here a while, we need to make sure we keep setting goals for ourselves.    Reaching for the stars is what they used to say.    All the time reaching for the best day.

 

Aristotle had the right idea………………I’d like to say I have this habit but I’m still a work in progress.    But I know what my GOAL is!    Happy Monday.

Hugs, Pam

SPARK for Monday

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You all know what some of us do on Mondays by now.   We SPARK!    It is the first day of a new week.      Good time to start off with something to really THINK about right?   “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.    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 a SPARK of your own on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

My SPARK for today is about friendship……………………I think a lot of people are learning a great deal about friendship due to the pandemic.    It shook up a whole lot of things in our lives and friends have been helping each other through a lot of the bumps.     We’ve not only learned a lot about ourselves but we’ve learned a lot about friendship and what it really means.    For me – it means a WHOLE LOT.    It’s important that we have people in our lives like this SPARK  below addresses…….oh yes I do believe this one with all my heart!

Hugs, Pam

“Remember Me Thursday” and More…..

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Today is a busy day for us in the blogosphere.    Most importantly it’s Remember Me Thursday.   We are joining the BLOG HOP hosted by Lola HERE.

Remember Me Thursday, now in its eighth year, aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes.
According to Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, “over a million beautiful, adoptable pets will lose their lives in 2021.” That is just way too many lives lost! He goes on to say that “we all come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but together, we can raise our voices and share one life-saving message and literally save millions of pets on this one day.” My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.” – Mike Arms, on why he created Remember Me Thursday.
Teddy and his predecessor sweet Sammy were adopted from the same no-kill shelter in our County so they were not in danger of being euthanized if not adopted – besides, the minute we saw their photos on the shelter website we wanted each of them and adopted them to join our family.    We know not all animals who come to shelters are that lucky and that’s why we APPRECIATE “Remember Me Thursday” and the message it shouts to the world.
Teddy (left) and Angel Sammy (right)

We also usually celebrate Thankful Thursday with Brian at Brianshomeblog.com on Thursday.     We are linking up with Lola rather than Brian today but we know Brian would want us to.   I know he’s as thankful as we are that there are caring people who believe in giving orphan animals a forever home.

In addition to that, we also have Poetry Day with our very own Angel Sammy every Thursday.    We can’t let THAT go by – so we are adding the photo Sammy gave to all our followers last Thursday as inspiration for them to write a poem.    Sammy also gives us HIS poem at the same time and a NEW photo to use for next Thursday’s blog post.    Here’s the photo he gave us for this week’s poem……….followed by Angel Sammy’s poem……..AND a new photo for NEXT Thursday.   Everyone is welcome to participate EVERY Thursday on our blog.

Sammy’s Poetry Corner


“Tough Guy”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 22, 2021

Tony “The Dude” Tonelli waited patiently for “The Boss”

The new ride was shiny bright and spit-shine clean

It was one fine brand new dream machine

It cost a bundle in stolen bills so for him it was no loss.

The streets were quiet as Tony stood watching a bug on the road

Struggling across the pavement dragging a stick behind him

The chances of the bug making it across the road were slim

Chances were better that “The Boss” would exit the bank soon with a more valuable load. 

Next week’s photo for you to use as inspiration for a poem is below and Angel Sammy will look forward to seeing you all here to share some poetry again like the usual Thursday!

WHOA!    Now that’s a challenge!     Angel Sammy will see you poets next week with your poem inspired by this guy with a thousand plates!

We hope you enjoyed our THREE in ONE blog post today! 

Back to normal next week!  Hugs, Pam and Teddy