God is God

Today is Sunday. We are halfway through the A-Z Blogging Challenge. So, this is an Intermission of sorts. I am taking this opportunity to share one of my favourite songs, by one of my favourite singers. Written by Steve Earle, Joan Baez sings this best. Enjoy.

 

My Saturday Matinee

I have gotten into the habit of posting a little video each Saturday. It reminds me of the traditional Saturday Matinee when I was a child. Each Saturday, the theatres showed an early viewing for families with kids. I am sure some of you remember this special event.

With that in mind, I have kept up my own Saturday Matinee, so as to leave something fun or meaningful (or both) while I am away from my computer. Saturdays are for family errands and chores. On Saturday nights, Bill often plays music. Sundays are for going to Mass, spending time together, and getting Bill ready for the Road.

Most of you know I am a serious Monthy Python fan. I am also a devoted Muppet fan. The two, together, is pure fun! But, this video also has a message. The best-laid plans do not always come together. Sometimes our plans are altered by others’, or by circumstances beyond our control. No matter how we try to fix them, things may just not come together as we planned it.

However, usually, it all still comes out fine! Sometimes, those other factors make things even more special, more fun, or somehow, even better than what we imagined. And, if not, it usually works out, anyway…just as it is meant to.

Make it a great weekend! See you soon!

Sparks: 26

It is my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me.

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!

 

Light of the World

You are the light of the world!
You are the light of the world!
But, if that light is under a bushel,
it’s lost something kind of crucial.
You’ve got to stay bright to be the light of the world.

You are the salt of the earth.
You are the salt of the earth.
But, if that salt has lost its flavor,
it ain’t got much in its favor.
You can’t have that fault and be the salt of the earth!

So let your light so shine before men;
let your light so shine.
So, that they might know some kindness again.
We all need help to feel fine.
Let’s have some wine! (Communion!)

You are the city of God.
You are the city of God.
But, if that city is on a hill,
it’s kinda’ hard to hide it well.
You’ve got to stay pretty in the city of God.

So let your light so shine before men;
let your light so shine.
So, that they might know some kindness again.
We all need help to feel fine.
Let’s have some wine! (Communion!)

You are the light of the world.
You are the light of the world.
But, the tallest candlestick
ain’t much good without a wick.
You’ve got to live right to be the light of the world.

~Godspell, 1973

Sparks is open Monday through Friday each week. When joining, please post a positive quote, poem, or some inspirational words. Be creative, but be positive! Please add the Sparks badge to your post so others can see it and find your Sparks. Then, link your post to ours here. And, shine, shine, shine!

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First Date

Most of us can remember first dates. This scenario can apply to many kinds of new relationships, really. There is always the planning and trying to put our best self forward. We want to be thought of in a special, positive way. We too often try to be perfect. But, of course, we aren’t.

Thank goodness. Because, our date, and friends, are not ever perfect, either. Eventually, it all comes out. The imperfections and shortcomings are pretty universal. When those glorious imperfections are all revealed, they often show us in a unique light. Sometimes it is those little imperfections that actually make us special. That is when magic happens.

 

The Wishing Cranes

As kids, we believe in magic. We are sure that, somehow, if we just do this or that, and believe in it, that our wishes will be granted.

As we age, we seem to lose that open, innocent faith that comes so easily to children. We become jaded. Perhaps that is why wishes are not granted as easily to adults. We have forgotten how to believe. Maybe, if we really try, we can remember that magical feeling.

May you have reasons to believe, and may your most heartfelt wishes come true. Believe.

 

Destiny

Sometimes, we are victims of our own behaviours and habits. We can become complacent with our daily lives and end up stuck in a rut. We have the same routine, with the same results. Yet, we muddle along.

Until, suddenly, something happens to alter our destiny. It is then that we are faced with the realization that what we are doing is not working well for us. As humans, an occasional epiphany is just what we need to face ourselves and our lives. It is then that we can make positive changes.

Spring is here, offering renewal. We can find hope in this season of fresh starts and new beginnings. Whatever you do, be good to You. Have a great weekend. See you soon!

Reach

 

Every living thing needs some kind of sustenance to survive. We seek that which fulfills us, but truth be known, real needs are few. There are several schools of thought on this, as man has sought to understand the world at large and his place in it.

One thing is certain. Kindness is believed to be a basic need. Studies have shown the many positive effects of kindness on all living things. However, it goes even deeper than that. When we give kindness to others, we also receive the benefits. Kindness can do powerful things. And, it is really good karma. Namasté.