Here we go – starting another week in our lives……………and what better way to do that than with a bit of inspiration? SPARKS Blog Hop is the idea of Annie at McGuffy’s Reader – we gather together to share some LIGHT to start our week. A bit of inspiration that may not just speak to our inner core but radiate OUT into the world which sometimes seems like a place WITHOUT inspiration. Thanks Annie for giving us a place to share our thoughts. Would you like to join us? Good! Just click on the graphic above and fill in the LINKY form and share!
I think my SPARK this week is perhaps a rather simple thought – and it’s an EASY one to say but not so easy to LIVE IT sometimes. I am not by nature a worrier but my husband is. He worries about everything and that’s how he has always been. I believe things happen for a reason and that there’s no sense in worrying about anything – it just IS and we learn from the bad and good in our lives. I have concern FOR others who worry……..but not for myself. I will keep both feet in the light for as long as I’m here and be AT PEACE.
I hope you have a Worry-free week……………….just remember you have the power to focus wherever you want to!
Happy Monday! Ready to start out the week with HOPE? So am I……………without hope – well – we just trudge along in what sometimes feels like a rut! That’s what’s great about SPARKS on Mondays – I think we can share some powerful thoughts with each other to help give us a push to keep going with an open heart. SPARKS is the idea of our good friend Ann at McGuffy’s Reader. She felt that those of us who want to share a little “light” and a little “inspiration” with each other to perhaps brighten the corners of our OWN lives or of others SHOULD share. A thought, a graphic, a photo, a quote – anything that might strike a cord in the heart of someone else. If you’d like to join us – please do – click on Annie’s SPARKS badge above, fill out the linky form and join in the LIGHT of Mondays.
My quote today is all about HOPE. It’s a VERY simple quote from an unknown person/source, but it says it all. Having HOPE can be very powerful and propel us through all kinds of dark times into the light. Without HOPE, the downward spiral can take us to dark places but with HOPE we can soar……………..higher than high.
It can be an exciting thought – keeping hope in your heart means you believe that all things are possible………………..and they are! Have a HOPE-filled week. I know I will !
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.
Time for SPARKS on a Monday – a blog hop Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is hosting that has a goal of starting our week off with some inspiration – lighting up the corners of dark days – giving power to the positive things around us…….by sharing an inspirational quote, thought, photo and putting it “out there” for everyone to think about too! Thank you Annie for giving us all a forum for sharing some inspiration. Want to join us? Click on Annie’s badge above and sign up on the Linky form……….
It’s interesting but when I was looking for something that would be a good SPARK today, I found a quote by a former President that REALLY, TRULY, is “me”………..those who know me know I am always touting “POSITIVITY”……..looking at the positive side of anything rather than the negative side. Apparently our former President Abraham Lincoln was a fan of positivity too. Since today is President’s Day in the US, I just knew it was the right one for me to share today…………….
That’s positivity alright…………as far back as I can remember I have believed that so many things are effected by our outlook – are we looking for something to complain about or are we thinking of ways to make that thing better? Are we complaining because it’s raining outside or are we remembering that the rain helps keep our world green and beautiful? Seems simple but I have to admit that I know a lot of people who DWELL in the negative. Not me. Count me on Abe’s side!
Happy Positive Monday!
Here comes another Monday! Another chance to start a FRESH week of with a little spark or two or three to light up the REST of the week with inspirational thoughts…………SPARKS is a Blog Hop hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and her goal was to share a little positivity and “power” among those who participate. It’s like “spreading the wealth” – we share a photo or a thought or a quote or whatever “speaks to us” – because it just might “speak” to others as well. If you would like to join us – please do – just click Annie’s graphic above – it will take you to her blog where you can LINK up and share……………
I found this quote this morning and realized how much is SAID in few words…………..maybe you will see what I mean and why it captured my imagination. I’ve always thought waiting for life to come to us was a waste of time – it was much better to take the bull by the horns and GO FOR IT. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Not always easy perhaps but that sense of accomplishment when not having to be PUSHED to try something is quite a “rush” !!
Happy Swimming my friends……
Monday – means we share some inspirational thoughts for the week – maybe something that SPEAKS to us and which just might SPEAK to you too? Sparks was the brainchild of our good friend Annie of McGuffy’s Reader. She thought it would be great to share a little “light” every week and start each day of the week with an uplifting idea to shine the light along our way. Sometimes we trip and fall without enough light! If you would like to join in and share some inspiration – click on Annie’s blog badge above – go there and join in by filling out the LINKY form – add your link OR your thought and that’s just how easy it is to share some positivity. We can ALL use that right?
Here’s our contribution for the week……………..Have you ever REALLY noticed the word IMPOSSIBLE?
I have long admired Audrey Hepburn……….her early movies always made me smile – I suspect she had the joie de vivre NATURALLY that she radiated in her movies – a natural sense of fun and with that, a natural sense of what’s possible. I think that’s a choice WE can make for ourselves too. It’s sometimes hard to think we CAN do something but we truly CAN do anything – we just have to make the choice and remember that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE…………
Carry positivity with you in your heart today and always……….it shines a light all its’ own…………
Happy Monday! It’s time to spread a little light, a little fun, a little inspiration to start off the week. SPARKS is a great way to do that! We join in adding a little SPARK every Monday courtesy of our hostess Annie of McGuffy’s Reader. Whether it’s a photo, a quote, a thought – it doesn’t matter what form your “spark” takes….it may “speak” to people in a way and make their day and week a little better. This Hop is wonderful and inspiring and if you haven’t joined in – yet – you should. Just click on the graphic above, fill out the LINKY tool to add your blog link and voila – your light joins our lights and makes things a LOT brighter – at least that’s what we all hope for.
My contribution today is such a simple thought…………but it works when you feel “I’m just one person – can I matter?” or when you begin to feel ever so SMALL in this great big world. It also speaks to starting over. It’s never TOO LATE and you have to have carry some hope in your heart because things can change in a minute………and often do……..
Won’t you join in and share a little spark on a Monday?
Spark for the New Year!
Happy New Year everyone………….it’s not only New Year’s Day but it’s SPARKS on Monday – what a great combination. We will start off our 2018 with some good old fashioned inspiration thanks to Annie at McGuffy’s Reader who began this wonderful Monday Sparks Blog Hop. Her idea was to bring some positivity to the world by sharing a thought, idea, quote – whatever might “touch” others who read or see it. Thank you again Annie for hosting this Hop as we begin a brand new year with hope in our heart for a BETTER year for all of us. If you would like to join those of us who participate in spreading some light, love and inspiration to start our week off – just click the graphic above and using the LINKY Tool become part of the fun.
I have a VERY VERY simple “Spark” today…………………I don’t think it needs a bit of explanation………….but it’s been my personal “mantra” for years. I truly try to do this myself and I think if you keep the idea in your head and give it a try – you will find that you are happier with yourself and everyone around you as you walk the pathway of your personal journey.
Easy………………you can do this if you just try………….sometimes all it takes is a smile!
Sparkle in 2018!
Sparks on Monday Blog Hop is the wonderful idea hatched by our good friend and wonderful writer Annie McGuffy………….her thought is that if more people would share an uplifting, inspiring thought, idea, experience with others, it just might give someone else the SPARK they need to carry on – move forward – try a new way of looking at life or just give them a BETTER day!
I loved the idea and we are hoping that SPARKS work to bring the power of positivity into everyone’s life as they join in or participate in this BLOG HOP of Annie’s. If you think you just might have a thought you’d like to share, hop over to McGuffy’s Reader by clicking the SPARKS graphic above – join in the Blog Hop and be a part of this “power” !
This is my SPARK for this Monday – this truly speaks to me in many ways but it’s ALWAYS been my belief that people cross our path for a reason – we learn from them, we’re inspired by them, we change because of them, or we simply are touched in some way by meeting them. They may be in our life for a minute, an hour, or longer – it matters not – but our lives are touched and sometimes only after they are gone do we realize something in OUR lives is different because of them.
I have to admit, I’ve had some truly tough lessons learned at the hands of others in my many years but I LEARNED from the negative and reached out for more positive because of those lessons. Just be OPEN………you may be surprised by the realization that every person you meet is bringing you SOMETHING………..
Be A Light……..
Monday is the day we light our fire for the week and hopefully – just maybe – light it for someone else as well! This is a new blog hop hosted by Annie at McGuffy’s Reader………and the purpose is to share an inspirational thought, quote, photo, idea that will SPARK the imagination or hope of everyone who reads it. Seems like a good way to spread some “happy” as well as some hope in a world that often doesn’t seem to have any of that available! We thank Annie for starting this………it’s growing………..and it’s also nice to know that maybe something you’ve said in your SPARKS post has touched someone in a positive way.
If you’d like to join in the Hop – just click the SPARKS graphic above and go to McGuffy’s Reader, fill out the LINKY form and you’re in! Along with the rest of us!
Here’s my thought for the day – or for the week – or forever.
Be a spark……or a mirror……and spread the light.
Happy Monday, Pam