I wanted to use one of Dad Tom’s fireworks photos from the fourth and went in search of a quote to accompany it. This is what I found.




This quote reminded me of Bruce Springsteen’s song, “Glory Days” and how some people are satisfied spending their days reliving one “special” moment from the past and never striving for new accomplishments. I cannot count the number of times I have reinvented myself in an attempt to always be my best self. I may not always achieve my goals but am happy not to be stuck at some point in my past. No matter how old we are, new adventures and opportunities to accomplish something exceptional are available each day.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie currently is taking a well-deserved “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us are continuing to post a Spark on Monday, as we totally agree with Annie’s vision: “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!”

Wishing everyone a great day filled with new challenges and new accomplishments.