SPARKS time again! Every Monday in fact those of us who are participating in SPARKS post a little something to get the week started. “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked 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. Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort. Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again. Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!
Since I’ve been having a bit of a bout with patience lately, I looked for something that expressed that simply but honestly. I found it in this:
Yep – that sums it up. If it’s not meant to be, then try something else……….if you don’t reach your goal try another method of reaching it. If you are impatient, it’s not your time!! You would think at my age I would have learned to be more patient. I really am VERY patient about most things but once in a while – rarely – I feel like I’m getting NOWHERE. Then I remind myself that maybe it’s just not the right time for me? Patience comes in handy!
Have a great week everyone…………………and try to be patient. I will if you will. (smile)
First Monday of a new year! We’re all hoping for a better year…………..and this Monday thing we do with sharing SPARKS is probably more important now than ever before. Let’s keep the SPARK going. “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to us and hopefully everyone who read it. Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort. Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.
My SPARK for this week sure does speak to me. We had what most people would call a BAD YEAR in 2020 and can all use a dose of HOPE and the STRENGTH to be patient enough to wait for the better day we just KNOW is coming. That’s just what this says:
This is going to be a better year – we will get a better hold on our future with our health our country and our place in the world – at least that’s what I sincerely am hoping for. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a POSITIVE person. It was tough to hang on to positivity last year but it was still there – just being quiet in the back of my heart and head. This year I’m ready to scream it out loud! LET’S DO THIS!
Another Monday rolls around and we look for a little something – a thought, a message, a mantra to start off on the right food this week. SPARKS was started by Ann McGuffy whose blog (MCGuffy’s Reader) was hacked some time ago and Ann has not returned to regular blogging – BUT that hasn’t kept a lot of us from carrying on her idea. Sharing a Spark to start off the week – a thought to keep us going on a positive road to the next weekend…….or maybe a message that we need to take to heart and learn from – it’s never too late to learn after all!
My SPARK for today and this week is a little different……………….It really is something that spoke to me when I found it and the more I thought about it the more I realized IT IS ME. It really is ME……then I thought a little more and I realize that it’s not only ME but I’m thinking it’s a LOT of people but maybe they haven’t really THOUGHT about it before. So it became my SPARK for today because I want you to think about it…………….!!
I think when we get down the road of life and there’s probably less time ahead than we have behind us, these sorts of things pop into our head – we think about our past and what we learned or should have learned from it. I admit to making a lot of mistakes but without them – I would NOT BE ME. And honestly – I like ME!
Have a great week!
Time for us 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’ve been hearing a lot of people say “have faith” since the pandemic hit the streets………….faith is something that I think most people have a personal idea of. Faith applies to different people in different ways. AND it’s not JUST a religious thing either. It’s an “across the board” thing. So I looked for a good quote that works FOR ME. Maybe you will feel it too.
This isn’t the only saying that touched me but it was probably my favorite. I have always had faith even in the worst of times for me personally. I just KNEW things would change for the better and they always have. Not as quickly perhaps as I wanted them to but we can’t expect everything to just COME TO US when we want it. Sometimes we have to work at it or try harder or adjust our goals, etc.
I do have faith that this pandemic will eventually run its’ course…………in the meantime I have faith that the things my husband and I are doing to stay safe will continue to reward us with keeping our health. We haven’t come this far in life to just throw caution to the wind! But we have FAITH that we will weather the storm.
I hope the same for all of you!!!
Me and My Giant Cat Teddy !
Professor Teddy says “don’t forget tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday” – post live at surprise time – will you be a FIRST COMMENTER?????
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.
Tough times right now for lots of folks………..many are out of work due to the virus for one thing but there are a LOT of reasons that people are at loose ends. Getting together with friends in person is tough. We’re relying on the internet to keep us more together than we would be otherwise. I know I’m visiting a lot of new blogs – kind of stretching my circle of daily visits a bit. I’m retired so not missing work (thank heavens) but still, I want to be BUSY so I don’t have to think about the state of things right now. I’m staying positive though. That’s just who I am.
This is a time when sharing a SPARK is probably even more important than EVER…………….don’t you think?
These two know what they’re talking about don’t they. They usually do (!). Right now it’s hard not to worry but as we already know, worrying doesn’t change things. Maybe it’s time to look around and find all the good stuff. That’s what I’m trying to do. Part of the good stuff is staying in touch (even if it’s not as CLOSE as I wish it was) with friends and family. Blogging is doing that for sure. We’ve had this blog for almost 9 years (next month will be 9). I’m glad in MANY ways I started but even more glad that I’m still here – it’s times like these you’re happy to have friends!
Me in 2000 with the little ginger kitten who was the inspiration for this blog! Angel Sammy.
Safe Hugs, Pam
Angel Sammy and Teddy remind all of you students at their Tuesday Teaser Geography Class here on the blog that you’d better be in class tomorrow to guess where the photo they show you was taken…….good luck!