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SPARKS on Monday

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Time for SPARKS on a Monday – a blog hop Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is hosting that has a goal of starting our week off with some inspiration – lighting up the corners of dark days – giving power to the positive things around us…….by sharing an inspirational quote, thought, photo and putting it “out there” for everyone to think about too!    Thank you Annie for giving us all a forum for sharing some inspiration.    Want to join us?  Click on Annie’s badge above and sign up on the Linky form……….

It’s interesting but when I was looking for something that would be a good SPARK today, I found a quote by a former President that REALLY, TRULY, is “me”………..those who know me know I am always touting “POSITIVITY”……..looking at the positive side of anything rather than the negative side.    Apparently our former President Abraham Lincoln was a fan of positivity too.    Since today is President’s Day in the US, I just knew it was the right one for me to share today…………….

That’s positivity alright…………as far back as I can remember I have believed that so many things are effected by our outlook – are we looking for something to complain about or are we thinking of ways to make that thing better?    Are we complaining because it’s raining outside or are we remembering that the rain helps keep our world green and beautiful?    Seems simple but I have to admit that I know a lot of people who DWELL in the negative.   Not me.    Count me on Abe’s side!

Happy Positive Monday!

Love Pam

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SPARK on Monday

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A Monday Spark……

Time for a bit of SPARKLE – it’s Monday – but it’s also the last Monday we will have before Valentine’s Day so we are sharing a thought in honor of that occasion…………!   This is a GREAT Blog Hop hosted by our good friend Annie at McGuffy’s Reader.    She thinks (and we agree!) that the world can sometimes be a little “short” on inspiration in a positive direction.    Lifting the spirit, directing us to move forward within our own inner power, adding some light to dark corners.   She’s right – it works and that’s why we encourage YOU to join the Hop – just click Annie’s blog badge above and link up.   You’ll be GLAD you did.

Here’s our thought for Valentine’s Day…………………

 

We hope you are enjoying the RIDE……………even if LOVE has left us too soon – the experience of LOVE is a forever thing……………..always and forever in the heart.    Enjoy every single minute of it and relive it when you need a WARM HUG.

Hugs, Pam

 

SPARKS on Monday

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Happy Monday

Time to start our week off with a powerful or positive thought – something that will SPARK us into a better day, or a more fruitful and “light filled” week.   This wonderful Hop was started by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.    Her idea is a good one – if we all put a little “light” out there and try to “pump up the volume” with each other – that power will not only fill US but others around us.    It’s a great thought……..and we all try to share something to start the week with a SPARK.    If you click her graphic above, you can go to her blog and join in the SPARKS!

My thought this Monday is something I REALLY do believe………..and I am carrying it with me today as I start my Monday…………….

Go for it…..what do you have to lose – aim high!

 

Happy Monday

SPARKS on Monday

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Here comes another Monday!    Another chance to start a FRESH week of with a little spark or two or three to light up the REST of the week with inspirational thoughts…………SPARKS is a Blog Hop hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and her goal was to share a little positivity and “power” among those who participate.    It’s like “spreading the wealth” – we share a photo or a thought or a quote or whatever “speaks to us” – because it just might “speak” to others as well.    If you would like to join us – please do – just click Annie’s graphic above – it will take you to her blog where you can LINK up and share……………

I found this quote this morning and realized how much is SAID in few words…………..maybe you will see what I mean and why it captured my imagination.   I’ve always thought waiting for life to come to us was a waste of time – it was much better to take the bull by the horns and GO FOR IT.    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.    Not always easy perhaps but that sense of accomplishment when not having to be PUSHED to try something is quite a “rush” !!

Happy Swimming my friends……

Hugs, Pam

SPARKS for Monday

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Monday – means we share some inspirational thoughts for the week – maybe something that SPEAKS to us and which just might SPEAK to you too?    Sparks was the brainchild of our good friend Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.   She thought it would be great to share a little “light” every week and start each day of the week with an uplifting idea to shine the light along our way.     Sometimes we trip and fall without enough light!     If you would like to join in and share some inspiration – click on Annie’s blog badge above – go there and join in by filling out the LINKY form – add your link OR your thought and that’s just how easy it is to share some positivity.    We can ALL use that right?

Here’s our contribution for the week……………..Have you ever REALLY noticed the word IMPOSSIBLE?

I have long admired Audrey Hepburn……….her early movies always made me smile – I suspect she had the joie de vivre NATURALLY that she radiated in her movies – a natural sense of fun and with that, a natural sense of what’s possible.    I think that’s a choice WE can make for ourselves too.    It’s sometimes hard to think we CAN do something but we truly CAN do anything – we just have to make the choice and remember that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE…………

Carry positivity with you in your heart today and always……….it shines a light all its’ own…………

Love, Pam

SPARKS on Monday

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Happy Monday!    It’s time to spread a little light, a little fun, a little inspiration to start off the week.     SPARKS is a great way to do that!    We join in adding a little SPARK every Monday courtesy of our hostess Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.   Whether it’s a photo, a quote, a thought – it doesn’t matter what form your “spark” takes….it may “speak” to people in a way and make their day and week a little better.     This Hop is wonderful and inspiring and if you haven’t joined in – yet – you should.   Just click on the graphic above, fill out the LINKY tool to add your blog link and voila – your light joins our lights and makes things a LOT brighter – at least that’s what we all hope for.

My contribution today is such a simple thought…………but it works when you feel “I’m just one person – can I matter?” or when you begin to feel ever so SMALL in this great big world.   It also speaks to starting over.    It’s never TOO LATE and you have to have carry some hope in your heart because things can change in a minute………and often do……..

Won’t you join in and share a little spark on a Monday?

Hugs, Pam

SPARKS for Monday

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Time to put a little SPARKLE in our week!

SPARKS is a wonderful Blog Hop – the brainchild of my friend Annie from McGuffy’s Reader.   Her idea was that a wonderful way to start off our week would be with a little inspiration – a little push – a little shove – a little OOOOMPH to make us ready to face another week of life in this world we live in.   Inspiration comes in many forms and we can share inspiration with everyone however we want to in this Hop.    I enjoy looking for quotes that “speak to me” and hope that because they resonate so loudly within ME, maybe they will reach others in the same way.    If you’d like to join this Hop, just click on the graphic above – it takes you to Annie’s blog where you can use the LINKY tool and join us!

This quote that I found for today is maybe one of my favorites of all time……………..how can we learn new things – stretch our imagination – connect with great ideas and great people if we don’t “leave port”……..a safe harbor is one thing, but never leaving it to see what the world has in store for us would be a shame………..we are “built” to explore.

Have a good week everyone………………put a little sparkle in your life and everyone else’s – take a chance…………!

Love, Pam

SPARKS for New Years Day

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Spark for the New Year!

Happy New Year everyone………….it’s not only New Year’s Day but it’s SPARKS on Monday – what a great combination.    We will start off our 2018 with some good old fashioned inspiration thanks to Annie at McGuffy’s Reader who began this wonderful Monday Sparks Blog Hop.   Her idea was to bring some positivity to the world by sharing a thought, idea, quote – whatever might “touch” others who read or see it.    Thank you again Annie for hosting this Hop as we begin a brand new year with hope in our heart for a BETTER year for all of us.    If you would like to join those of us who participate in spreading some light, love and inspiration to start our week off – just click the graphic above and using the LINKY Tool become part of the fun.

I have a VERY VERY simple “Spark” today…………………I don’t think it needs a bit of explanation………….but it’s been my personal “mantra” for years.    I truly try to do this myself and I think if you keep the idea in your head and give it a try – you will find that you are happier with yourself and everyone around you as you walk the pathway of your personal journey.

Easy………………you can do this if you just try………….sometimes all it takes is a smile!

Sparkle in 2018!  

Love, Pam

 

CHRISTMAS Spark

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A Christmas “Spark”

First of all MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone…………………and secondly, thank you Annie of McGuffy’s Reader for starting up this SPARKS Blog Hop because it has allowed those of us who have joined the Hop to share uplifting and inspirational thoughts on Mondays – your idea of bringing a little light into a sometimes dark corner of our day or week has certainly done just that and then some.   What better way to start a week than with light and love?    If you would like to join in this wonderful Hop of Annie’s – just click the graphic above and join in.

My SPARK for today is in honor of Christmas and the LIGHT that comes from remembering the reason for the season…………it really is all about love – the love that the the star in the night sky foretold of the coming birth of the Savior……..AND it’s about the love that we have for our fellow man.    The more love and light there is, the more we will actually SEE the path we are on and move in the right direction.

We don’t have to wait – we should love all year round !   

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Holiday Hugs, Pam

It’s the THOUGHT that counts!

SPARKS on Monday

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Time for a little SPARK to start the week.   This Blog Hop was the idea of our hostess, Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and the purpose is to bring a little inspiration, a little light, a SPARK, to everyone who reads our thoughts on how to make life better for ourselves AND those around us in some way.   We don’t just make our way through life FOR OURSELVES – we make it WITH others so why not try to brighten that sometimes dark path we all travel with a happy or inspirational thought??

If you’d like to join us with a SPARK of your own – please do……….just click on Annie’s graphic above and you’ll go to her blog where you can not only read her SPARK for today but join in the Blog Hop by providing the link to your own blog……..share some light this week with all of us!

Since it’s the week before Christmas, my SPARK this week reflects that fact………and while it’s a simple graphic with a simple message, it can change the coming holiday for everyone around you.   I present my SPARK with a smile this week because smiling in itself can change your day or someone else’s so SMILE and enjoy this week before the celebration of Christmas…………..

It’s the THOUGHT that counts!

Make sure you sparkle this week – holiday cheer is infectious!

Love, Pam