Happy Monday…………..and it’s time again for SPARKS. Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts – SPARKS inspire all of us! “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!
I’m posting a repeat SPARK – I certainly could have found a NEW thought to share…………but when I saw this old one in my photo files I thought – “I need to post this one again” – because it’s a message with a smile. I like those.
I think a lot of us are worrying more than ever these days but are we “over-worrying” ? Worrying doesn’t stop things from happening……..just like our Peanuts pals are saying…….it just wears you out. We do have a lot of things to worry about now in the world and we hope things settle/calm down AND of course we’ll do what we can to participate in making that happen. In the meantime balance all of that out with the GOOD stuff. There is a LOT of good stuff going on I try to find just ONE good thing in your life or in the world every single day. Looking for just ONE makes you see so many more and before you know it, you aren’t QUITE as worried. The world is constantly changing. Stay positive. We’ll get where we’re going without worrying!
Have a good and healthy week…………………….we’ll get together again next Monday and make some more SPARKS!
Worry-free Hugs, Pam
And another week begins……………….maybe a little thought for the week is in order? 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.
I hear from so many that they are feeling many things just slipping away. Missing friends, feeling isolated as we stay home more, wondering when we’ll see the light in the end of this tunnel. I guess for me anyway it’s more important than ever to have HOPE. I love this quote. Really.
Being a positive person I pretty much have hope in my heart every day but more so now than EVER before. Try to keep it alive in your heart too.
I know it’s not easy – believe me I really do – but I think it’s important enough to make it my “mantra” for the week…………….HOPE.
Make it a GOOD and hopeful week! Love, Pam
Hi everyone! It’s me with a quickie message – TODAY is the last day to enter the Halloween Costume Contest! Tomorrow we have Teaser Tuesday class and there will be a voting poll with all of you who have entered in it and people will be voting for their favorite. Do you want to be in the poll? Then get your photos to us TODAY! Voting will be all day tomorrow………..with the winner/most votes being announced on Wednesday’s Teaser Tell All post!
Don’t forget – there’s a prize for the winner. Hope to see you in a costume in our inbox TODAY otherwise it will be too late.
Monday is here again………………..and it’s time to SHARE 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 was looking for a graphic to express how I feel right now with all the uncertainty over the virus and worrying about it and the future then I realized as I actually already know (I do know it I just forget that I know it) – that we can’t worry because it won’t change a thing. That kind of led me to look for something more along the line of “expectations” and I found this – which I LOVE LOVE LOVE:
Oh boy this one is really very true isn’t it? Think about it…………..I know I’m guilty of looking back and seeing much of my past as some shining light of perfection when it was far from it……and I sometimes think about NOW as just about as bad as things could get……….and what’s ahead as something elusive and somewhat frightening because oh my goodness what if it’s worse than the present????? Well, it’s all kind of silly really. Our past is GONE………our future can be just about ANYTHING……and our present is SOMEWHAT in our control. It’s not horrible – it’s just different than we probably thought it would be – who could have predicted the pandemic? Probably some scientists could and did but the rest of us? We will just COPE because that’s what we do – and if we do it together – our share of the load will be LIGHTER.
Hope you all have a great week……………………………..and resolve that today – the first day of this week – is the start of something BETTER.
Whatever you do, don’t forget tomorrow Professor Angel Sammy and Professor Teddy will be holding TEASER CLASS at a surprise time. Be there or be square (!) and be ready to examine a photo from SOMEWHERE and be the first to guess correctly where “SOMEWHERE” is!
We are BACK again to posting SPARKS on Monday – I was so busy with Teddy’s blog activities that I just gave up “sparking” for a while. I changed Teddy’s usual Monday “Teaser” related post back to SPARKS and I’m glad I did. You all 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.
I know a lot of people who seem to be on the edge of just saying “I give up”……..it’s just taking too much energy to keep on hoping………..well, I really do believe that we should NEVER stop hoping.
It’s the start of a new week…………..make it one full of hope…….for you, for someone else, for life in general, for our future……………..just never STOP hoping!
Teddy wants me to remind everyone that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY and the post will pop up at a SURPRISE time so be on the alert if you are a student – you know Sarge, Marge, and the Professors get UPSET if you aren’t in class! Also – remember to COMMENT first because you might win a badge as FIRST COMMENTER!!
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