Sparks: 24

Each Monday, I post a positive quote of some kind. It becomes my meditation thought for the week. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit, as well.

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

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. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

Easter is almost here. As a Catholic, in preparation for Easter, we make personal sacrifices. The idea of sacrifice is to forgo things that are “important” to us. In giving up these things, we honour Jesus’ time of fasting and self-sacrifice. 

My Lenten focus is always twofold. In addition to the tradition of withholding from myself, I also have a tradition of giving of ourselves to others. There are so many little things that we can do for others. These small deeds are usually so very appreciated by the receiver. The more you do good deeds, the easier they are to do, too. I feel it completes the meaning of Christ’s teachings.

Sparks 24

Sparks is open Monday through Friday each week. When joining, please post a positive quote or inspirational words. Be sure to add the Sparks badge to your post so others can easily find it. Come back and link your post to ours here. Let’s send out bright Sparks!

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29 thoughts on “Sparks: 24

  1. Hi Annie, I love this and I think it speaks perfectly for what you are doing by hosting sparks. Not everyone can do grand gestures in life, but by doing small things we can still make a difference.
    Have a really lovely week.

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  2. Good intentions never seem to go anywhere do they. I love this. We often think of things that we should do, we just need to do them.

    Have a fabulous day filled with great Sparks. ♥

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  5. I adore this beautiful sentiment. I also really appreciate that you not only sacrifice something for Lent, but also give to others. I need to start doing better with this, both during Lent and all year long. Each Lent, I always give something up, as well as do my best to add extra prayer time to my schedule. Thank you for hosting this inspiring blog hop!

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  7. When reading this wonderful Spark I thought about the old adage “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” So true! All the things we want to do or think about doing, but never quite get done. I figure I’ve paved a million miles of that road in my lifetime! Good intentions are a great beginning… but just as you say here, it’s the follow through that counts. It’s now how big or grand our gestures are… it’s that we do them out of compassion and love. Great Spark for the Lenten season, Annie, and a great reminder for all seasons! XOXO

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  10. That is a wonderful spark. I like your Lenten focus, I will have to try that next year. I always give up chocolate which is tough, but I like the other part too. XO

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  11. I love “bee shots”! I think bees personify your quote perfectly in the they are one of the smallest creatures but do HUGE good deeds! I wish more people realized how much benefit they give to us mere mortals. I hope your week was a good one. xoxo

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