Sparks: 20


I am thankful for the opportunity that Sparks provides me with, which is to renew a goal I had when I began blogging. Years ago, I shared inspirational thoughts each Monday. It would be my weekly meditation, and perhaps feed another’s spirit as well. It was all about positive energy.

But, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” (John Lennon). Recently, I was motivated to revive this weekly post. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. It is everywhere, including social media. People speak of love, but from a dark heart. It is true, actions speak louder than words. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. We need to walk the talk. And, some do.

I was very encouraged when others wanted to join me in my quest to counteract the negativity around us. I am inspired by the positive energy of my peers. Every day, I read their heartfelt words, and often feel I am better for it. Their weekly posts for Sparks are especially filled with hope and light. They are Sparks. They shine!

I believe we are all 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. With clarity, we begin to understand, or at least accept our differences. The light within us is unique, which only adds to the beauty.

It all begins with a spark, a true desire to be the change that we all wish to see in the world. Together, we can light up the entire world with positive energy. Imagine!

If we all shine on…and on and on and on and on…

I hope you will join us. Post a positive quote or some of your own inspirational words. Please add the Sparks badge to your post, so others can find it easily. Be sure to come back and link up to us here. We want to see your Sparks! Peace!

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30 thoughts on “Sparks: 20

  1. “Shining on” is the heart of positivity. I think it takes less energy to be positive than it takes to be negative……and I am EVER so grateful to be in the ranks of the positive!! Love your SPARK today dear Annie…..John was saying it for all of us.

    Hugs, Pam

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  2. I just came from an unkind post. It made me sick and this is a person I’ve visited for years. I’m so upset right now. I need to go visit all those who have left such wonderful messages today. My simple saying today is going to be, BE KIND.

    Have a fabulous day filled with wonderful Sparks, my friend. ♥


  3. I forgot about Sparks today! Oops. Well, I need to get busy writing and so will try to remember for next week. I spent way too much time reading other writers’ snippets yesterday. Ha! ~hugs~ Be well!


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  5. This is a wonderful Spark, Annie, and you said it perfectly…
    “I believe we are all 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. ” Amen! ❤


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  8. I’m happy you reinstated this weekly blog hop. It does feed my soul each week. I’m resurfacing from the flu and not sure if I’ll make it this week. But, please know I’m so appreciative of everyone’s Sparks. xoxo

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  10. Marvelous Spark and site! I’m happy I found McGuffy’s Reader on Comedy Plus.
    I’m Ann or Annie from A Nice Place In The Sun. Here’s my contribution which I posted along with Awww…Monday’s today:

    “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

    ― Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger and Other Curious Tales

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  11. Hi, Annie, that’s a great song and suggestion for a Sparks post. I messed up my link again this week. Can you please fix it for me. Sawyer had the most terrifying, violent seizure last night. Scared me nearly to death. Don’t know what if anything is wrong. Talked to my vet on the phone last night right after it ended. Praying it never happens again. How is everyone at your house? Sending lots of love and warm hugs, Janet


  12. Annie,

    I’m a day late. The holiday weekend and illness have me way behind but I’m here at last. We’re instructed in the Bible to let our Light shine. This is an excellent day to that and just repeat the process every day after. 😉 Excellent ‘SPARKS’!

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