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SPARK on Monday

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I love this graphic and always will.   Although the blogger who started the SPARKS Blog Hop is no longer blogging…….she certainly lit a spark when she inspired so many of us who followed her blog to begin each week with a bit of positive inspiration.    A thought, a graphic, a story – anything that might bring hope or LIGHT into each others’ life by sharing it.

Sometimes I spend a great deal of time looking at inspirational quotes – many of them speak to me – some of them loudly and others softly but every single time, my eyes will read something and it’s just “THE ONE”…….the thought I needed at that moment or that I felt would mean something to someone who reads it and thinks about it.    It might be just what someone ELSE needs to see………..if it rings true to me – maybe it will to you!

Yes – you are “in there” somewhere……………..let yourself out of that box, that corner, that life, that routine and find yourself again…………………

Love, Pam

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SPARKS on Monday

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Annie of McGuffy’s Reader has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   All of us who participated in her 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.

My Spark this morning is meant for all those who are going through something “difficult” in their lives………..Difficult means different things to different people but if you just remember that those times can be a learning experience or a step towards something better – well – perhaps it makes it easier to deal with?    Anyway, I saw this quote and immediately thought to myself “YES – THIS IS IT”………we just have to trust……..

Believe it!   Hugs, Pam

SPARK on Monday

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Here we are on another Monday!   Where does time go?   I can clearly remember when I was a LOT younger that time seemed to DRAG by…….I was always “waiting forever” for something I was looking forward to doing.    These days – so many years later – I wish time would slow down.   But it doesn’t – and it won’t.    We just keep going!     Anyway, I hope this Monday will give us all something positive to pull us through this week, especially for those of us who need to feel inspired to carry on.

You all know by now that SPARKS was the idea of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and while Annie is taking a much deserved and needed blog break, those of us who loved her idea of SPARKS and sharing a little “light” and inspiration are carrying on.    My SPARK today is for those who have big changes in their lives – maybe even ones they never expected – or ones they never would have wished for.    You’ll see what I mean…………..

Starting over is never easy…….moving on is never easy……..but our roads are RARELY smooth so we need to be able to handle those twists, turns, ups and downs so maybe – just maybe – we need to think of those changes as a chance to FLY……………

Here’s to new beginnings…. 

Love, Pam

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Here we are on another Thankful Thursday.   Our friend Brian has this Hop every week so we can all get together and celebrate the things we’re thankful for!   If you’d like to join in and tell the world your “thankfuls” – just click the badge above and fill out the LINKY tool.   It’s great to really give some thought to all the things we’re thankful for and share.    This week I have a weird thankful.   Believe it or not I’m thankful for all the SKINKS who have invaded our yard!

They are great fun……they’re SO fast – too fast for me to catch them but I sure do try.    They like to hang out in the stone wall of our stone garden – also by the azalea bushes on the side of our yard, AND under our front sidewalk!    Under the sidewalk you ask?  Yes because over the 21 years Mom and Dad have lived here since having the house built, it has settled a lot and there’s a bit of a space under the concrete sidewalk where the front porch stairs are.   Dad has put concrete blocks in to cover up the space but those skinks are sneaky – they can get through the tiniest spaces.   They love to tease me – they stick their heads out and wait for me and then disappear when I get to them.   So why is that a thankful thing?   Well it gives me HOURS of entertainment – I am NEVER bored – and it’s just as wonderful as bird or squirrel TV!

I also have to say I’m thankful that Angel Sammy came through for all of us again with a poem for Poetic Thursday………..here’s what he sent to me via email to share with all of you!

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Hello friends and fans of poetry.   It’s time for us to spend a little time on Thursday sharing our poetry that’s been inspired by a photo…….you see a photo and all kinds of things go through your head.    It’s easy enough to put your feelings or thoughts into a poem because poetry is flexible – it doesn’t have to rhyme – it’s just an EXPRESSION so I say GO FOR IT.   Be brave and write a poem.   Maybe you have?   If so, please let us know in our comments here so we can read yours.   I thought the photo I gave you last week was FUN and I hope your poem was fun to write too.     Here’s the photo I gave you……………

Here’s my photo-poem – then I’ll give you another photo to study until NEXT Thursday when we will all share our poems again – Deal?  

“Tiny World”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    June 14, 2018

 

On the forest floor there’s another world

Rich moist soil, tiny ferns unfurl

The inhabitants of this place so fertile and small

We don’t see as we walk through destroying it all

Tiny flowers, tiny homes, tiny burrows and plants

Home to worms, little insects and millions of ants!

They hurry around on a mission of survival and toil

As they build their stockades out of pebbles and soil

They survive in groups, defend their own, and pillage and loot

Then a human comes along with big feet and destroys it all with his boot!

 

HA!  I bet you didn’t see that coming did you?    I guess I don’t normally write humorous poems – but I couldn’t resist.    I hope you’ve written one too?  

Here’s next week’s photographic inspiration.    Study it for a whole week then share your poem with us NEXT Thursday.   I bet you can come up with something great if you just give it a try.  

This will be a good one don’t you think?    I’ll look forward to having a little poetic fun with you next week.    As always, it will be a busy week ahead here at the Rainbow Bridge.   I am sure most people think we Angels just sit on our clouds and sleep the day away but we are always busy;  on guard watching our families, teaching things to the new arrivals, learning from the wise ones who were here when we arrived, and WAITING…………waiting for our families so one day we will have a big reunion!   

Have a good week my friends……………………………

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

Love and Angel Kisses, Sammy

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Gosh Angel Sammy I like your poem today.   It was such a surprise ending!    Mom says sometimes when she’s crunching her way through the woods she wonders what might be under those layers of leaves…..what kinds of small worlds she’s walking on top of……and hoping if she destroys something, the “inhabitants” will rebuild.    I promise to be a good boy in the week ahead and will look forward to your next transmission from the Bridge.

Hugs to everyone…………Teddy

 

 

SPARKS on Monday

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It’s Monday yet again…………………and time to share a bit of a SPARK to get things off on the right foot.   SPARKS is a Hop started by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and although Annie herself is taking a blog break just now, those of us who love the idea of sharing some motivation, light and inspiration on Mondays are carrying on in her name.

My SPARK today needs absolutely no flowery words from me………………..it speaks for itself!    Although I will say that I TRULY feel like this…..E.V.E.R.Y.  D.A.Y.

BELIEVE……………..Hugs Pam

 

SPARKS on Monday

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Happy Monday!    Starting another week………leading to who knows what?   Actually that’s the really FUN thing about life isn’t it….most of the time we have no idea what the day will bring us.  Each day is a gift; sometimes wrapped up in newspaper and sometimes in sparkly paper with fancy bows.   Up to us to give it some SPARK.     Annie of McGuffy’s Reader started this Blog Hop because she felt – rightfully so – that we need a little LIGHT in our lives – a little spark of inspiration.   Monday seems a good day to share those thoughts.    If you’d like to join her and the rest of us who enjoy sparking things up, please do.   Click her badge above and become part of the crowd!

My SPARK today actually took me a long time to choose – there are so many amazing quotes by so many amazing and wise people about aging.   I admit that I really never gave it much thought before I turned 70 but while age doesn’t really MATTER to me (I’ll always be 18 in my heart!), I find the quotes I read to be so on target it’s amazing.   Each one speaks to me in a different way.   There were probably a half dozen I COULD have used for my spark today but I settled on this one:

Looks certainly aren’t everything – and I’ve ALWAYS thought that………..I felt a lot like the little ugly duckling for a lot of my youth – but I guess in time I realized just how truly unimportant all of that focus on what we look like is.   I want to be known for what I think, how I feel, what I do, how I share my ideas, how I can help but looks?   NAH.    They are fleeting – my SOUL is here forever.

Have a super Monday!!

Love, Pam

SPARKS on Monday

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Monday is here – again – isn’t that great?   A new week………a Monday for us to use as a springboard to the rest of our week.   A chance to maybe read something that pumps up the volume and gives us something to focus on the rest of the week and who knows – maybe always and forever?    SPARKS is the idea of our host Annie from McGuffy’s Reader – she felt there just wasn’t quite enough light to go around in this world and that if we shared some ideas/thoughts/inspirational quotes maybe it would hit someone’s heart and mind “just right” that it would light up some dark corners for them and everyone else!     Want to join in?  Please do – just click on the graphic above and go to Annie’s blog – fill out the LINKY form and join us.    Inspire………….!

My SPARK today says it all.    I won’t even add to it as I usually do with my own thoughts because Hemingway said it best…………it needs no further explanation.

Make today the start of a GOOD week……….. 

Love, Pam

SPARKS on Monday

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Monday is back again…………!    Time to start another week with a dose of light – some focus maybe………letting us see that there is a whole NEW week ahead and it’s our choice to spend it in the light or not.    SPARKS is hosted by my good friend Annie at McGuffy’s Reader……….her idea was that within each of us is the ability to be engaged in our OWN life – we aren’t just blobs waiting to be pushed and pulled along – we have our own power within.    Sharing a quote or a photo or an idea every week helps!     She’s right……….this blog hop is a great way to start our week.    Thanks Annie for hosting this Hop.   If you want to join in just click on the graphic above and join in spreading some light with us all.

My quote this Monday is a little different from most of the ones I’ve posted on previous Mondays.     But it still is totally ME and it still may “register” with you!

I guess all of us – if we’re honest – can say that our lives weren’t exactly what we thought they would be back when we used to read fairy tale stories that always had happy endings.   But you have to admit that if you’re looking back and recognize all those bumps in the road of your life, the bumps just MIGHT have made you stronger as a person.    You may not have figured you’d be HERE when you had dreams of your future but know what?   THIS IS WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE.    It is your life path.    So what we have to do is make it OURS.  Own it.   All the good, bad and ugly of it.    We are stronger because of it.    Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way but that’s because we’re choosing to see the negative side of it.

Anyway, that’s what I think………….and I really do believe that I am now, where I was MEANT to be…………….

Thanks again Annie for a chance to stand up on my “life soapbox” for a little bit on a Monday……….now I’m going to make today and the rest of this week MINE !!   Happy Monday everybody.

Love, 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

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!