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SPARK on Monday

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Time for us to share an “encouraging word” to start the week – Annie of McGuffys Reader blog started it and many of us are carrying the torch and hoping one day soon Annie will return to blogging after her original blog was hacked. The idea is to share a positive idea, thought or graphic to shine a light in the world. It needs all the help it can get!

What made me think of this as my SPARK today?   Well it all started when I had to tackle doing our blog with the new WordPress Editor……..I was getting cranky trying to figure it out……then I thought “maybe – just maybe – once I learn it, it will be BETTER!”………so instead of letting it drive me nuts, I’m tackling it with an open mind.   Everything DOES happen for a reason.   I will smile my way through learning this – yes I will – they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but I’ll prove them wrong!

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 Happy Monday from us!

SPARK on Monday

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We have been starting the week out with a SPARK along with many other bloggers for a long time now……………..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 think most of us have so many thoughts whirling around in our heads these days – we have a LOT to think about – a LOT to worry about – a LOT on our minds.    I saw this quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. and in the last few days things happening in the world influenced me to copy it as my Monday Spark this week and share it with you.    Not a particularly NEW thought – but definitely a PERTINENT thought.

I don’t think I need to add a single thing to this thought…………..it says it all………..and it says what I think and feel.   Maybe you do too………………..

Have a GOOD week ahead.    I continue to believe that that light we see at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train – but HOPE shining and encouraging us forward.

Hugs, Pam

Teddy says please don’t forget tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER blog post day – you get a photo of a place and try to figure out before anyone else does, WHERE the photo was taken.   Cool huh?    All of this figuring takes place in a wacky school called Ding Dong School where my cat Teddy is a Professor (hahaha) and where anyone can win a badge to show off their “smarts” !   Even YOU!    Post goes up at a surprise time every week……we like to be unpredictible on Tuesdays!

SPARK and Reminder

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Happy Monday……………..So what is SPARKS?   Well, it was started by McDuffy’s Reader as a way to spread some positivity to start our week off.   Annie from McDuffy’s is no longer blogging but the IDEA behind SPARKS lives on.    Feel free to post on Mondays with us – share a positive thought or something uplifting.   These days every little bit helps!

That’s the whole idea behind my SPARK graphic today………………..it’s PERFECT for the times………..it’s PERFECT for me………………….I hope it resonates with you!

Things CAN and WILL change……………..for the better.    Maybe not when we want them to but they WILL.     One day in the not too distant future – the key is HOPE.

No need to say more.    My work is done!   Smile everyone and believe those butterflies will be on their way soon.

Love and Hope, Pam

As usual I am reminding you that tomorrow Professor Angel Sammy and Professor Teddy will hold Tuesday Teaser class for those interested in playing along – they show a photo – we all guess WHERE the photo was taken………we learn a little something about a place we might not otherwise know!   Learning can be fun you know!    See you in class……….

SPARK and Reminder on Monday

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Monday is here again………………..and it’s time to SHARE A 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 must have looked through hundreds of “SPARK” possibilities for today but when I saw this one for the fourth or fifth time everywhere I looked, I realized it was meant for me to choose it to share on SPARK Monday.     The more I read it over and over the more I realized it was IMPORTANT.    So I’m sharing!!

These are strange times for everyone – isolating, changing life patterns even if temporarily, living with just a little bit of “niggling fear” that you might get sick……………but remembering that throughout time there have been good times followed by bad and bad times followed by good times which REALLY makes you realize life is a series of UPS and DOWNS……….LIGHTS and DARKS.     We will get our light back – I really do believe that!!

Hugs, Pam

As usual Teddy asked that I remind his Teaser class that they are expected to be in class no matter what tomorrow.   He said they will have desks a suitable and safe distance from each other and there will be ample supplies of hand and paw sanitizer available.  Class will begin at a SECRET time so watch your inbox!    

SPARKS and a Reminder

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Monday means sharing a SPARK with each other.   Something that SPARKS the imagination, SPARKS a feeling, SPARKS a memory, SPARKS creativity – gets you going for the beginning of the week.    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.

My SPARK image today is just a little different – it’s not really meant to inspire you (or me) so much as to share a thought about something many of us think is an irritation – a rainy day – or a series of them……..rain, rain, go away, come again another day.   Remember that?    Well, I happen to be one of those people who actually LOVES a rainy day.   Not necessarily a WEEK of rain or several days in a row without ANY sign of the sun though!    This image and quote really just says it perfectly about how I feel about these WET days………

 

I think this kind of sums up the thing many people say about rainy days – that they are COZY………….do they  mean “like a blanket” ??   For me that’s just what it’s like………………….Mr. Coupland just said it for me in his quote!

Enjoy your Monday and your week and should you have rain – just think of it as a nice warm blanket or sweater…..or a HUG!

Love, Pam