Here we go with another week……the days fly by……and we’re still here! Monday means starting out another week with a light heart and a right attitude. At least that’s what I try to do. What is SPARKS? Mondays are the start of a new week and why not start that week with a thought or message or reminder of the fact that Mondays set the tone for the week ahead – why not make it powerful. That was the idea that Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader had when she began the SPARK posts a few years ago – before her blog was hacked and she stopped posting. We hope she will be back soon – we miss her but in her honor many of us have been carrying the SPARKS torch on Mondays. Just something to make us stop and think – prepare us for facing a new day.
The idea of living life one day at a time seems to have taken on a bigger spot in my heart as I’ve aged……………..after all we really CAN only live one day at a time. So taking on the day in little steps instead of making it a giant project lets us make it an “easier” project getting through those 24 hours. One step, one breath, one moment at a time. Do what you can. It’s ENOUGH. We can’t do it all but we can get through our days without putting pressure on ourselves – we’re only human. (most of us anyway!!)
Have a SPARKY Monday – no – make that a SPARKY WEEK! See you next Monday……………..
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………..
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.
Be THE SPARK!
Mondays are the start of a week – who knows what that week will bring our way – but it’s a day we can use as a “launching pad” for a week that’s POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. It’s our choice. If we face it with positivity who knows what we’re capable of – but we want to find out so we start it with a powerful SPARK. This is the idea of Annie at McGuffy’s Reader who wants everyone to be the light in their OWN lives and everyone else’s by posting an inspirational/positive/uplifting message every Monday to share. When we heard about it, we were immediately ON BOARD. If you’d like to join in the SPARK PATROL (!), just click on her graphic above and go to her blog, enter your blog address and share your inspirational quote or thought…………. what a GREAT way to start out the week………………..!
Here’s our contribution for this Monday…………….
Oh boy is this ever true…………most of us talk about how difficult and complicated things are when if you stop and think about it, we start out each day with a clean slate – a new chance – why do we insist on loading ourselves up with “STUFF” that simply drags us back down? Live simply and do the things you MUST do, but just say NO to the things that aren’t really NECESSARY to do that complicate your life. OH YEAH…………COUNT US IN ON THAT ONE!
Have a SIMPLE day!
From Pam and Teddy too………..
HUGS are simple!