Happy Monday! Time to start your (and my) week off with a bit of inspiration. Sometimes just searching for the “right” message on Mondays to share causes me to read a lot of poems, words, memes, quotes that I wouldn’t otherwise EVER read. That’s been the “GIFT” of Sparks for me. 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 was actually looking for a quote about trying to be happy in ourselves without looking to everyone else for our happiness. This struck me as a part of that particular puzzle……you know how you might just be walking along minding your own business and your eyes move up and catch someone else’s eyes? They smile? It totally changes your day? Or you’re in a line of shoppers and it’s barely moving and you want to give up and go home then you catch the eye of someone else in the line and they smile? Makes it all better – you’re not suffering alone. Yep – that’s the idea…………………………..just a smile can change EVERYTHING.
Wouldn’t it be cool to change someone else’s day that easily? Well, I’m no “gift” to the universe for sure but I DO think that a smile can change things. And I honestly TRY to smile “just because” often when I’m out and about. You never know what you might be bringing to others with a SIMPLE SMILE.
So as I go off smiling to start my Monday – I hope you find an occasion to share a smile with someone……………….trust me – it can mean the world to someone who needs just that little gesture to make their day.
Oh and before I go – Teddy wanted me to remind those of you who look forward to TEASER TUESDAY that class will be in session tomorrow at a surprise time AND the photo you will be trying to figure out where it was taken is a GUEST TEASER. Oh boy. Those are extra tough. So consider yourselves forewarned!