Category Archives: inspiration

SPARK on Monday

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Monday means SPARKS.     A thought to get you through the week maybe – or even a SPARK with a message that could change your life or attitude.    “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 really wasn’t looking for a particular “message” for my SPARK this week but when I happened across this one – I realized that maybe I was the one who needed the message!!

YES – I had to think about it for a bit……………but I do “get it” !     Have a great week………………

Love, Pam

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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YAY!   Time for filling in fun.    Each Friday we have FOUR sentences with blanks supplied by our co-hosts and we fill those blanks in.   The badge above will take you to 15andmeowing where you can copy the sentences and fill-in then add your blog to the Hop.    We’d love to read your words!    Below are ours – I say “ours” because I often ask my Mom is she’d like to fill some blanks in and I fill in the others.

We both did the fill-ins this week and if Mom fills in a blank, her word is in GREEN and if I’m putting a word in a blank my word is in BLUE.

 


1. I enjoy making meals – I’m no gourmet but I do like to cook.
2. I can’t stop going to the front door and asking my Mom or Dad or both to TAKE ME OUT..
3. I need to figure out what week in October we want to vacation in Maine this year before I can make reservations – I usually make them in February for October!
4. I may not say it enough, but I do love all my blog friends and so does Mom!.

There you have it – filling in DONE for another week!   Thanks to our co-hosts for giving us this weekly challenge!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday and it’s time for us to be THANKFUL with Brian on his Hop AND for us to see what Angel Sammy has sent us for Poetry Thursday.   FIRST though let’s all be very thankful for all the things we have and hope to have and for all the wonderful people in our lives who keep us happy and healthy.     I am also thankful that the snow we had overnight (our very first one!) which was a half inch deep is now GONE.    We had a sunny day and by this afternoon there was very little sign we’d had snow!   I have to admit it was pretty but it was also cold on my paws.

Now for some poetry from Angel Sammy!

Hugs, Teddy

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Hello from the NO SNOW HERE Rainbow Bridge!

I know my little brother Teddy had mixed feelings about the snow last night but it was pretty AND it was brief – it’s now gone.    I remember when I was at home I was always happy when it was GONE.    

Now let’s move on to what we’re here for – sharing some poetry based on a photo I gave you last week – below is the photo we all used AND my poem follows!

“Camping?  Who’s Camping?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©February 1, 2023

 

We see the sign – how could we not?

But the sun is out and it’s awfully hot!

We thought we’d stop and take a rest

We’ve all been hiking east to west

A hundred miles on sore tired feet

A nice cool tent is tough to beat

No camping intended – no camping will be done

We will vacate this space as soon as we say goodbye to the sun

This evening when it’s cool and we’ve packed up our gear

We’ll remember you let us rest on your property here

No trash on the ground – it will be spotlessly clean

Bless you and your family for not being mean!

 

Well not my best effort but I was thinking that maybe I could twist this around from what appears to be a whole lot of people not honoring the sign to some who maybe pushed the envelope a little – not staying over but just pitching a tent for a little shade and a rest then moving on.    Chances are that’s NOT what’s happening but I can pretend right?

So how about a photo for NEXT Thursday’s get together?    

What a look!    What do you think is going on here?    I bet we all have different ideas so we should have a lot of different poems next week!     Have fun – this really is a lot of fun isn’t it……………….

Stay Happy, Healthy and Kind……..

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

Love always, Angel Sammy

SPARK on Monday

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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.

I was doing my usual search for an inspiring message and ran across this quote from Ernest Hemingway.    I read it over and over and over and thought it could really mean so many things but the more I thought about it the more I realized – from my own life experience – that it’s TOTALLY true.

A simple quote but wow……..

Hugs, Pam

SPARK on Monday

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Hello everyone.   You know what Monday means………………SPARKS!     “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 know a whole lot of people (including myself) who find it hard to let the past go……I mean really let it go.   We can’t TOTALLY ignore the past – after all, it made us who we are today – good or bad – but any negativity we’re carrying from things that happened to us in the past – we do NOT need that.    We do not HAVE to have that.  We can choose to leave it behind where it belongs.

 

And this is what  lesson you have to learn if you actually CHOOSE to live in the past and let those things that caused you pain constantly run through your mind.   Leave room in your “being” for new experiences – better times – the future – AND then you will build a “brand new house”.

Hugs, Pam