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SPARKS on Monday and a Reminder

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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 was thinking this morning just how much I truly come away with and apply to ME when I’m cruising through quotations looking for a perfect SPARK on Mondays.   I read so many wonderful quotes by amazing people – a lot of them stick with me.   I personally get a big SPARK just from reading other SPARKS – and that’s precisely why I think it’s super to participate in this sharing exercise every Monday.  Great way to start the week.     The following is my SPARK for today and was just one of many that really spoke to me this week:

I sure do like this one……………I’m going to think of it and repeat it whenever I’m asked “what do you think will happen next week????” or anything similar to that.   One moment at a time is all we can REALLY control.    This helps us get through a whole lot of things if we just remember this.

Hope everyone has a great week ahead……………………ONE MINUTE AT A TIME!

Hugs, Pam

Professor Teddy of Ding Dong School asks that I remind all his students that tomorrow is indeed TEASER TUESDAY and the post will be up at a surprise time so watch your inbox!   When you get to the blog – COMMENT – you know you want a badge for being a FIRST COMMENTER – right?   Right!    

SPARK on Monday and Reminder

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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.

Was kind of thinking about depression since I know a lot of people who are dealing with depression in their lives and I do try to help them get through that – it’s kind of “what I do” – I listen and advise if asked but listening is the most important part.    Anyway, I saw this quote and it kind of hit me just right…………….

 

It can fit a lot of situations I suppose but ties into being depressed quite well too.    I have to say that in my long life I have had times of depression but I never “stayed there” long.   I guess maybe part of that was because I knew that I needed to walk away.

Hope you all have a super Monday!

Hugs, Pam

P.S.   Teddy the Professor asked me to remind all his students that there is CLASS TOMORROW – at a surprise time so keep an eye on your inbox – and when you arrive in class at Ding Dong School remember to COMMENT RIGHT AWAY – you  might win a badge!   WOO HOO!   (that’s what he said anyway – I’m just his mouthpiece you know!).

SPARK and Reminder

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Hello Monday again!   Time to SPARK………………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 was thinking this morning about how Christmas kind of wakes up the child in us……we talk a lot with others about Christmas memories – things that stand out about Christmases of the past – particularly when we were kids.   I have tons of memories of Christmas but can’t seem to recall a lot of “normal/non-Christmas” type memories.    Funny how the brain plays tricks on us.   Anyway, I found this quote and it SPEAKS to the child in me and my thoughts of excitement at Christmas to this day……..maybe it will speak to you too?

Oh I love this one.    I hope you do too……………………..I don’t care if I’m 72 – I intend to be a big old kid at Christmas……………….why break a 72 year tradition????

Love, Pam

P.S.   What’s a Monday Sparks post without a reminder from Teddy (oops – I mean PROFESSOR Teddy) that tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER.    Remember it’s going to pop up at a surprise time THEN you have to visit the blog, behave yourself in class, and check out the photo of some mystery spot in the world and be FIRST to tell Professor Teddy WHERE the photo was taken!    Oh boy.   Always fun!

SPARK on Monday and Reminders!

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Hello Monday!   Time to SPARK………………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.

With holidays coming quickly (is it just me or is time speeding up???) it always hits me that we need to remember not just the “Reason for the Season” but to try and keep positive and upbeat not just for US but for everyone else too – those we see every day – strangers on the sidewalk – why is that?   Because it will make you SMILE.   People notice that.    People like that – and it’s contagious.   That’s the best part – everyone is smiling………….the SPIRIT has “got them” !!!    That’s what’s behind this little message I’m posting today – when we carry the spirit in our hearts, WE put Christmas in the air – for everyone.

Simple thought but it’s true…………………it starts with one and spreads……………smile and watch what happens around you!

Hugs for the Holidays, Pam

As for the REMINDER part of this post – of course the Professors of Ding Dong School wish me to mention that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY and when you arrive at class (at a top secret, unmentionable time) you must COMMENT FIRST before you sit at your desk – you might win a PRE-CHRISTMAS BADGE!!!!!!

SPARK and Reminder

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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

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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………

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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!