“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!
Now that I’m pretty well “back” from the worst of my recovery period post-surgery, I’m thinking more clearly and spending more time AWAKE (!)……………..I still have outpatient therapy to do but I am SO grateful that I healed so quickly and that I had such wonderful doctors, nurses and therapists taking care of me. I also am grateful that my husband was here for me as he was my “24/7” carer and I couldn’t have done this well without him. It gave me a lot of time to think about “us” – and really about the BEST of what we give each other. My SPARK this week says it so perfectly I could have written it myself – but I didn’t!
We balance each other well…………………….I’m the one who’s up up up all the time and he’s the one who needs to be reminded often that the best things are the ones we strive for and reach for. It’s really SO true. I really just plain LOVE this SPARK.
Keep reaching for the stars! Hugs, Pam
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 realize that a lot of my SPARK quotes are inter-related but if you think about it – MOST positive and inspirational things ARE. Perseverance? Positivity? Yes – both and sometimes a lot harder to travel through live WITH those traits but it’s so worth it. The old “if at first you don’t succeed, try – try again” quote might have been the very first one that STUCK with me when I was way younger. Maybe that was the “germ” that started my positivity. I don’t know but it’s worked for me. This quote which is today’s SPARK is a beautiful photo and thought combined:
I’ve never been sorry that I have chosen NOT to ignore that little voice in me……………I might not ROAR but I definitely TRY!
Happy Monday! Hugs, Pam
p.s. Teddy reminds everyone that tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday – it will pop into your inbox at a random time – don’t be late for school! You might get extra homework or even worse, have to help Miss Dingleberry serve food on the cafeteria line. eeek…… He also says if you are a tabby cat, consider joining him and the other tabbies who have fun at the Tabby Cat Club………..tabbies only need apply………….!