Monday, October 9, 2017

Sparks: 1


Welcome to Sparks. Many years ago, it was my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It would be my weekly meditation, and perhaps feed other people's spirit as well. Life got busy, and this fell by the wayside. Now, I feel a strong need to bring this feature back. 

The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy and peace. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change. 

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!

I hope you will join us. Please link up a positive quote, thought, poem, or verse. The badge and code can be found in my sidebar. Add the badge to your post to invite others. The more, the merrier. I welcome your thoughts. Peace.


Now, it's your turn to add Sparks! Let's spread some positive energy.

28 comments:

  1. An excellent start, i do like the example of St. Francis. Happy Monday!

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    1. I find a lot of inspiration in the saints. St. Francis is a very favourite because of his devotion to nature and animals. He appreciated all of God's creation. Hugs!

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  2. Happy Monday....we are SPARKING along with you! Love your quote....

    Hugs, Pam and Ted

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    1. Thanks, guys! I am really happy that you are joining us! Hugs!

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  3. Annie,

    I'm tieing Sparks in with my Monday's Music Moves Me. You'll find my contribution toward the end of today's post but when you think about mewsic is inspiring and encouraging, too. I love your quote! It nudges one to get started which is often times the hardest first step. Thanks for the inspiration and a sparkstastical day!

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    1. That is what I often remind myself: just do it. It will all work out if you just get started...and then keep going. Hugs!

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  4. This is such a great idea. I stay away from most social media platforms for that reason, and try to limit news watching and reading too.

    "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." (Edith Wharton quote, I believe.)

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    1. I love this quote! You reflected the light here. Thank you, Kim. Hugs!

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  5. Very nice. My blog may not quite fit, it's just a silly video but I hope it makes people feel good.

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    1. I loved it. It is fun and made me smile. Thank you, my friend. Hugs.

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  6. You don't know how close I came to using this quote today. Great minds.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  7. What a great idea and a purrfect quote of St. Francis :) Pawkisses for a wonderful day :) <3

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    1. Thank you very much. Hugs, my friends.

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  8. thanks for the positive take in our oh so negative world! Have a lovely week!

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  9. Great quote and idea.
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thank you for being here, Mascha!

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  10. That is a terrific one. Once things calm down around here we hope to join in.

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    1. Brian, I hope you get things on the right track and everyone well. Hugs.

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  11. St. Francis is my favorite Saint, excellent quote. I am glad Sparks is already a hit :) Such a wonderful idea to spread some light into the world. XO

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    1. Ellen, you are wonderful. I hope this continues to grow, so everyone can have a good outlook and hope!

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  12. A great quote. I also love this quote " Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia, this is my mantra in life. I have blogged it before. You will see it here very soon. HUGS.

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  13. An excellent idea, Annie. You're right there is far too much negative energy. Facebook is a maze of negative thoughts with nothing to uplift the spirit. We will be in it next Monday.

    Shok, Kali and Jean

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  14. Happy to be here with some Sparks. Great idea for a hop. Thanks!

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  15. Annie, as promised, we will begin joining you next week. I really look forward to participating. Sending love and prayers, Janet

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  16. I love this, Annie! What a wonderful way to bring some positivity to a world full of those who would lead us to believe that all is lost. :)

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  17. Granny found time to participate...well..actually I insisted, so we're in :D Double Pawkiss for a wonderful day :) <3

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