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SPARK and Reminder

December 2, 2019

It’s Monday and time for SPARKS!   What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

We obviously just celebrated Thanksgiving and now we have the “countdown” to Christmas.    A season of giving……………giving is something that can make you feel EVER so good – watching someone’s expression when they open a gift is a gift in itself!     I spent some time reading over MANY quotes about giving……….then I found this one and it spoke to me:

I had to think about it for a minute too……….which is the kind of quote I enjoy.   One that makes you really think.    I actually believe someone TOLD this to me some years ago – maybe it took a little bit of time for me to “get it”.

Happy Monday!   Hugs, Pam

Angel Sammy and Teddy would be upset if I didn’t remind you that tomorrow is Teaser Teaser class…….the post will pop into your inbox at a surprise time then it’s all systems go! 

Also today is the three year mark of the day that my precious boy Sammy left for the Bridge.   We miss him more than we can express.   Always will.

 

SPARK on Monday and a Reminder

November 25, 2019

It’s Monday again!    Time to SPARK your week ahead with a thought…………… What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

It’s Thanksgiving week and I guess we all focus on what we’re thankful for…………I talk about that all the time – and let people know when it’s THEM who have caused me to be thankful so today’s SPARK for me is just a little different…………it’s something I saw that struck me as SO TRUE but I’d never really thought about.    I hear other people say “I wish I could be just like so and so” or “I wish I could be more like her” but know what?   We need to be OURSELVES – our genuine – imperfect selves!    Why?

YES – we are what we are and who we are………..and that really is GENUINE.    We really shouldn’t try to be LIKE someone else………..we are what we are.    Did it take me over 70 years to realize this?   Maybe………….although I had it staring me in the face more than once in my life.  Now though is when I BELIEVE IT.    And I will be ME until the end.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate it – and if you don’t have a wonderful week anyway!

Love, Pam

Professor Teddy asked me to remind those of you who are Tuesday Teaser class fans that class is in session tomorrow at a surprise time so be purrrpared!   

SPARKS and Reminder………

November 18, 2019

It’s Monday again!    Time to SPARK your week ahead with a thought…………… What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

We’re sneaking up to Thanksgiving so I ALWAYS ALWAYS focus on the things I’m thankful for – there are SO many now and as I look back over my considerable years, I realize there have ALWAYS been things to be thankful for.    Being thankful – well – it should be as natural to us as……………………..BREATHING.

I saw this graphic and it kind of says it all for me………………………being thankful – just like being happy – is often a CHOICE we make.    I choose to not let things stress me out and if they begin to, I turn it around to think of something I should be thankful for about the situation that has me stressed out.   Am I learning something from the stressful situation perhaps?    That makes me thankful – learning to deal with LIFE and all its’ bumps and bruises and curves is something to be THANKFUL for right?

Hope you have a thankful week ahead…………………………..I know one thing for sure – I will be very thankful to have turkey and all the trimmings with my family on THANKSGIVING!    Yum!

Hugs, Pam

 

Teddy asked me to remind everyone that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY – I don’t think you NEED a reminder – but just in case!!  Post goes live at a surprise time then you have to COMMENT first then guess where photo was taken…..fun?  Oh yeah!

SPARKS and Reminder

November 11, 2019

It’s Monday again and time for us to SPARK together!    What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I’ve got a very simple SPARK today……………but even though it’s simple that doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

This really hits home with me.   When I was a little girl there were always things that were to be “kept for a special occasion”……….that included everything from the best china, linen, silverware, clothing, special snacks, drinks, ON AND ON AND ON.    I kind of knew it was just my way of Mom saying “not now”……….but that’s part of the reason I love this particular SPARK because saving all those things is silly – every day we’re alive is a special occasion – especially if you’ve ever gone through anything “dramatic” in your life………..traumatic OR dramatic in fact.   So don’t save things for special occasions – let every single day be a special occasion.    Lesson learned!

Today is also Veterans Day.    My Dad was a Veteran………….he was a very proud Air Force officer who served his country and was actually SAD to retire!   He loved military life and we all loved it too because we got to see the world with him.    Happy Veteran’s to everyone who has served their country in any capacity.

I miss you Dad…..and was always proud of you.

Happy Monday………Hugs, Pam

 

Teddy says “don’t forget tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY……the post will be live at a special surprise time” and we have a great photo for you to guess from a Guest Teaser!!”   

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

November 7, 2019

YAY!  Thursday is here – time to Hop with Brian ‘s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop – this month with Thanksgiving coming is the perfect month for THANKFULNESS!    This week I’m really thankful that we are enjoying a “real” Fall.    What’s “real” ?   We have crisp mornings and days and very cool nights………..and best of all – lots of beautiful leaves.   I’m sure our landscaper doesn’t like all those leaves so much since he’s the one who has to get them all OUT OF HERE (or blown into the woods) since Mom and Dad gave up that chore last year.

I’m also thankful that I received Angel Sammy’s poem in time to post it today.    I always worry that something will interrupt the wi-fi at the Bridge but I should know better – they have SPECIAL CONNECTIONS there so no worry about weather or problems…….they ALWAYS get through!!!

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Happy Thursday My Poetic Friends!   

Time for us to share our poetry – you know – the poems we’ve written based on the photo I gave you last week for inspiration………………I bet you have some doozies don’t you – well share share share…….just put in our comments that you did a poem and give us your blog link and we’ll HAPPILY read it.    I thought it was a “cute” photo I found for you so let’s see what you did with it.

Here’s my contribution AND after it, I will give you the photo for NEXT Thursday – just think – you have a whole week to be inspired and write a poem based on the photo.   It’s a lot of fun and if you haven’t done this before – TRY TRY TRY!

“We Promised”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©November 6, 2019

Once upon a time we promised devotion

We declared our love with REAL emotion

The years rolled by and yes we got older

We may not be HOT but neither did we get colder!

Our love is as bright as the moon up above

Getting older is NOT the end of our love

Our bodies have changed and our hair is now gray

But I still feel a thrill when these words you still say

“I promised to love you forever and a day….

and you’re still the one who takes my breath away”…………….

 

Aging is tough on people and animals.    Our health gets more fragile, our bones break more easily, our bodies wear out but in our hearts and minds, we are forever young.    I remember the day Mom and Dad helped me make my trip to the Bridge – in my head I was a kitten but my body no longer could support the kitten I was in my mind.    Mom says it’s that way for humans too.   The best thing is that one day we will all be back together again…………because WE PROMISED.

Now, who wants to see next week’s photo?    

Isn’t this a GREAT photo?    It looks like this man actually has a smile on his face too.   Interesting choice of SNOW CLOTHES!    Well have some fun with this one – I think you will – I know I sure will!

So we’ll meet again next Thursday and do this again OK?    It’s a date!    Please give writing poetry a try.    There are all kinds of poetry forms – you know poetry doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just is a way to express yourself however you want to and photos give us GREAT inspiration.   We see all kinds of things and feel all kinds of things when we look at a photo!   I bet this guys is feeling COLD!!!   HAHA

See you next Thursday!   Until then – hug someone – just wait until you see them smile when you do………………………it’s magic.

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

Hugs from the Bridge, Angel Sammy

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I hate to say goodbye but I know I’ll see you again next week Angel Sammy……………………visit me in my dreams please…………………………

Love, Teddy

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