Hello and Happy Monday! Time to start off the week with 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 suppose my SPARK for today is different in that it came about because of my cat Teddy. I have had cats in my life for a long time and each one has been so very different in so many ways but it occurs to me that many people – mostly those who don’t have pets – think that all cats (or all dogs) are alike. If you have a pet you expect certain behaviors and you know you’ll be providing certain care, blahblahblah. But it’s just not true is it. Those of you who have a pet and have truly “gotten to know” your pet know how unique they all are. Teddy is so tuned into me and I love that about him. I wish all the PEOPLE I know could be that tuned into each other because if humans were really tuned in I think there would be a lot more HAPPY people in this world.
Sometimes when I just look at Teddy – especially when he’s asleep – I can get pretty emotional. Honestly I suspect that even though I never had children, I think the feeling of appreciating this little being’s value and worth and ability to bring happiness is the SAME FEELING you get when you look at your kids…..
Teddy, this SPARK is for you and everyone else who “gets” it !
Winnie the Pooh was EVER so wise!
Happy Monday………..Hugs, Pam