Awww…Monday & Sparks

AWWW…MONDAY

Hello Everyone and welcome to another edition of Awww…Monday hosted by Comedy Plus and Sparks which is hosted by McGuffy’s Reader. Although McGuffy’s Reader is on hiatus to do some things that needs taken care of and her computer, she asks everyone to shine their light.


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Awww…Monday & Sparks: Remembering Tigger

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I wondered what I would do for Awww…Monday & Sparks and decided to combine them. I’m using my cat who lost on 9-ll-2015(3 years ago tomorrow).

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Above is my Awww…Monday. The cat in the picture is my last cat. My Sparks is below.

When you’re remembering a cat you just recently lost and the tears start to fall, remember all the good memories you have together and it will cheer you up. Trust me it works.

Sparks & Awww…Monday

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Since McGuffy’s Reader is on hiatus from Sparks that doesn’t mean we can’t shine our light and give off positive vibes to others.

I changed my mini cat calendar this Morning and what I look forward to is whether or not there is a saying or not. This morning there was cat saying and I thought it was good for Sparks. The cat saying is as follows:

Experience is valuable in most human endeavors, but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.

       —Francis Duffy

My Interpretation: Experience is a very good teacher in all situations and each situation is different and should be handled differently each time.


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The Awww…Monday I chose today could be a Spark too so I’m doing my Awww…Monday & Sparks together.

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Awww…Monday, Sunday Selfies & Sparks

SMALL’S STORY

No I didn’t get a new cat. The exact opposite actually. You see the cat you see to the left has a story to tell. I’m happy to say this story has a happy ending. This little kitty’s story all starts when she is walking along side of the road. How this cat there I don’t know. That will probably always remain a mystery. Then as fate would have it, two highschool graduates(my niece and her friend) were on their way home when my niece saw something moving. They stopped the car and found this kitten who could just barely hold its head up and they both knew they had to do something. They automatically ‘scooped’ the kitten up and took her to my niece’s house.

As it turns out the next step was to get this kitten to the vet and find out what’s wrong with it. Since my niece is an intern at a veterinarian clinic she took the kitten there and found out this dear little kitten was just full of fleas and other things I’m not sure of. Because there were so many fleas they had to get rid of the blankets they used. The vet took care of this kitten and the kitten is doing better.

When my niece and her family took the kitten in temporarily they thought it was a she and so they called it a she for the longest time. Then just the other day my niece took her to the vets and the workers just loved her but then found out it wasn’t a she but a he.  Well at least the name they gave the kitten fits both male or female. They named the kitten Smalls because he was so tiny. I’m happy and pleased to say Smalls is eating better and gaining weight.

Now the next things on the list is to get him neutered when he’s the right age and find someone to take him. Since the vet has estimated the age of the kitten at 10-14 weeks old, he has to be older to get neutered. However, finding someone to take this kitten was easier than anyone thought it would be. Yes that means he has his furever home. Yeah!!

Something to remember though even though this kitten was very fortunate and found a furever home quickly this doesn’t happen often. I hope other cats and other animals find their furever home soon.

 


SMALL’S SELFIES

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SPARKS

Sticking with the story about Smalls the kitten, I decided to do my Sparks relating to problems. 

We all have problems some worse than others. However some people just can’t see the positive side. Actually what we need to find out for ourselves is problems are just stepping-stones to our real destination. Always look on the positive side no matter how small it may seem. Like this kitten it kept moving with just a flicker of hope. That flicker of hope got the kitten a furever home.

So remember when your down in the dumps don’t Mope or have a pity party for yourself instead celebrate the fact you’re still alive and able. Another thing to remember is if a flicker of hope got a kitten a home imagine what a little bit of hope can get us. Look on the positive side and you will see the silver lining.

 

  

Awww…Mondays & Sparks

If your down in the dumps and need a friend then please feel free to accept my smile and I’m here to listen as a friend and not judge you. I want you to be smiling again. If you want to talk use the contact form to contact me. I’m a good listener. 

 

 

Awww…Mondays, Sparks & Tuesday Fun

Hi Everyone, I’m kind of cheating this week. I’m putting Awww…Mondays, Sparks & Tuesday Fun all in one post. Below is a question I want to ask you all. It’s about redheads so if you’re a redhead no offense intended. I’m a Redhead and got a chuckle out of this.

 


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I took this picture of a Kitten and a Dog that was on June 2018 calendar. The calendar was sent to me by an organization I give money to. That organization is VFW(VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS).

The VFW website is: VFW WEBSITE

FOR those of you that can’t read the quote I chose for Sparks it reads: 

There is experience better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

— John Andrew Holmer —


 

TUESDAY FUN

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LINKS I USED

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE – Resized images.

www.olaalaa.com – If Women could read Minds,… quote.

buylaughs.com – If Women could read Minds,… quote(AKA the Funny quotes Collection of top 40 most funniest quotes of all time)

thequotepedia.com – Dear My Brain,… quote.

quotesgram.com – So if a readhead goes crazy,… minion quote and It’s coffee and I need some Tuesday quote.

relatably.com – Alert! Alert! Another Monday is on it’s way… quote.

etsy.com – All You Need is Love…and a CAT quote.

winkgo.com – Clean Paws Before Dinner Inspection quote.

LoveThisPic.com – It’s coffee and I need some Tuesday…Garfield quote.

 

 

 

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I found so many pictures online to that make me go awww, I am going to share them with you but not all at once.

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I’m joining McGuffy’s Reader for Sparks today and you can find my encouraging quote below.

 

 

 

 

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Once again, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is joining our fantastic hostess Comedy Plus for AAAwww…Mondays.  If you’re not familiar with Awww…Mondays, it’s quite simple. All you do is post a picture that makes you go Awww. It can be one you’ve taken, One somebody has sent you or One from the internet. I love doing Awww…Mondays with https://comedy-plus.com because it’s fun. My picture for Awww…Mondays is a picture of a picture of my cat Snowball who passed over the Rainbow Bridge many years ago but I still miss her.   Please Note: It’s a picture of a picture since I didn’t have a digital camera at that time just a disposable. To add your link or see others who are joining Awww…Mondays please click on Awww…Mondays badge or click on the link below Awww…Mondays badge. Hope you come join us for some fun and cuteness.

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Once again CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE is joining McGuffy’s Reader for Sparks. What is Sparks? Sparks is an encouraging post you do every Monday. Your post can be an Encouraging quote, Encouraging picture, Encouraging Poem written by you or someone else or something you just find encouraging.  Please join us for Sparks every Monday along with our fantastic hostess https://mcguffysreader.com.  It’s lots of  fun to do and who knows whose spirits you’ll lift. To add your link or see others joining Sparks click on the badge above or the link below the badge.

For those who can’t read the encouraging Bible Verse I have used for Sparks it says:

They that wait upon the Lord

shall renew their strength

they shall mount up with

Wings as

Eagles…

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AWWW…MONDAYS & SPARKS

Join us and our fantastic hostess https://comedy-plus.com every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it. Make sure you leave a link to your post. What better way to start the week than with a smile. My Awww…Mondays Picture is below.

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My intent is to inspire everyone with a weekly post that I call PROJECT ENCOURAGEMENT. I’m very thankful that https://mcguffysreader.com does this and asks anyone who wants to do a Sparks Post to join them. I’m joining them for another Sparks Monday with some encouraging and motivating words.

My Sparks Post today is of encouraging and motivating words from a HALLS cough drop wrapper I unwrapped due to a bad cold I’m recovering from. Before I always unwrapped the cough drop and threw away the wrapper. I never noticed these words and phrases before but if you look close you find encouraging words and phrases on the HALLS cough drop wrapper.

Below are some encouraging and motivating words and phrases.

ENCOURAGING AND MOTIVATING WORDS AND PHRASES

CONQUER TODAY.|DUST OFF AND GET UP.|BE RESILIENT.|IT’S YOURS FOR THE TAKING.|MARCH FORWARD.|

 

EASTER IS…

INTRODUCTION:

Expecting something different maybe like a picture or image of an EASTER bunny. Sorry to disappoint but today is a special day for me and I celebrate it with everything I have. Since Sparks comes a day after EASTER I thought it would be nice to do an EASTER SPARKS.  My encouragement to everyone comes this week through an EASTER POEM I wrote on Saturday March 31, 2018 and also through an invitation. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy EASTER and a very happy PASSOVER. Remember stay positive and encourage others. What a difference it’ll make in their lives and your life too.



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EASTER POEM:

POEM BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

WRITTEN ON MARCH 31, 2018

EASTER IS…

EASTER Is getting together with family and friends

EASTER Is celebration and reflection

EASTER Is children and the EASTER bunny

EASTER Is chocolate bunnies 

EASTER IS coloring eggs and hiding them

EASTER IS a picture with the EASTER bunny

EASTER IS a time for making memories

EASTER IS a time for remembering  the

Real reason why we celebrate EASTER and /or

Passover and it is because of the RESURRECTION OF JESUS.

MY INVITATION TO EVERYONE:

I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY EASTER AND A HAPPY PASSOVER. ALSO, IF YOU HAVEN’T ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR YET I PRAY THAT YOU WILL BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE BEST THING THAT YOU WILL EVER DO. TRUST ME I KNOW. ACCEPTING JESUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER DID AND WHEN YOU ACCEPT JESUS IT WILL BE THE BEST THING YOU EVER DID TOO.

CONTACT FORM(TO BE USED FOR COMMENTS AND/OR TESTIMONIALS):

 

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MY PORTFOLIO

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“BIG DADDY BEAR”

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FLOWERS/PLANTS/TREES

 

SUNFLOWER SURPRISE

My nephew thought all the sunflowers he planted weren’t going to come up. Boy did he get a pleasant Surprise when he saw that some of his sunflowers actually did grow. In the above picture is my nephew with his sunflowers.

SQUIRREL FUN!!

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DEER, DEER, MORE DEER AND A TURKEY

   

DOGS, DOGS AND MORE DOGS

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DAISY MAE AND HER FRIENDS

 

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MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

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MY TESTIMONIALS:

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Your blog really looks good and I really like it. You’ve done a great job putting it together. Kudos to you for setting your blog up so well. How did you do it?  Please use contact form testimonials, testimonials on blog posts or both. —daisymae2017—    

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Love this post as I’m fascinated by the meaning of flowers and studied the carefully before I chose the flowers for my wedding bouquet. Thanks for sharing this and have a lovely day. –Pamela—

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Jessica from PersonalGrowth&Success blog said about my post encouragement the following: Love this post! It was right up my alley since I love encouraging others as much well!! Thanks for sharing all of this positivity!! The world needs more of it🙂

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YeevanieShepherd of https://yeevanieshepherd.wordpress.com from Her Thoughts~Her Ways Blog. If you haven’t checked out her blog you should. She commented Hey great content and interesting pics . Keep it up. Shortcode for portfolio is Shortcode for testimonials is

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ENCOURAGING ADVICE!!

MY SPARKS FOR THE WEEK IS ENCOURAGING ADVICE. THIS IS ADVICE WE ALL SHOULD TAKE AND REMEMBER.My encouraging advice to everyone  is to remember that we’ve all failed at one time or another in our lifetime and if you haven’t failed yet you eventually will. When you do fail you will feel like giving up.  My suggestion to you is DON’T GIVE UP!!  How is this encouraging? It’s encouraging because failure at something we desire to have or want really, really bad  means one thing and one thing only and that is that we are headed in the right direction to get  what we want and sometimes we find that we are blessed with something better than we wanted. Also, always remember that the Big named people at Big named companies didn’t get to the top overnight. Another thing to remember is that they had to fail multiple times before making it big so don’t worry if you fail multiple times. http://mcguffysreader.com started this project and tries to spread encouragement weekly. She also invites anyone who wants to help her spread encouragement.  If you like this post and/or site please use the contact form and it will be put in manually. Thanks In Advance.

 

Encouragement & Friendship Flowers

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INTRODUCTION:

While I was thinking about what to do for Sparks I had a thought and that thought was why don’t you do something with the meaning of encouragement. Of course I tried and tried to come up with something else but all I could think of was wanting Spring to get here and the sunshine and the pretty flowers to stay for a while.  Then I said to myself, flowers that’s it I’ll do it on flowers. So I looked up on the internet to see what flowers are associated with encouragement and friendship and this is what I found. I have included their meanings as well.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND FRIENDSHIP FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Acacia, Rose or White – Platonic love/friendship, Elegance.
  2. Adam’s Needle (Yucca) – Best Friends.
  3. Arborvitae – True and unchanging friendship.
  4. Black – eyed Susan – Encouragement, Motivation, Justice.
  5. Carnation (general) – Fascination, Friendship, Vanity, Worker’s flower, Symbolic for teaching us to find love that is between souls and not purely physical attraction, In the 17th century troops sported carnations as a sign of their bravery, Chosen as the symbol for Mother’s Day in 1907, January birth flower, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  6. Daisy, Gerbera – Friendship, Sadness, Needing Protection.
  7. Galax – Friendship, Encouragement.
  8. Gerbera – Gentleness, Friendship, Loyal love, Purity, Strength, You are the sunshine of my life.
  9. Ivy – Affection, Dependence, Fidelity, Friendship, Wedded love.
  10. Periwinkle, Blue  – Early Friendship.
  11. Phlox, Pink – Hope of new friendship.
  12. Rose, Yellow – Friendship or platonic love, Infidelity, Jealousy, Highest mark of distinction, Forgive and Forget.

 

Due to the fact of so many, furfriends, loved ones passing lately I made up a brief flower list for that to in honor of them.

 

FLOWERS OF SADNESS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Aloe – Sorrow, Grief, Integrity, Bitterness, Wisdom.
  2. Balm, Bee (Monarda or Bergamot) – Compassion, Empathy, Your “wiles” are irresistible.
  3. Canna Lily (or Flowering Reed) – Confide in Heaven.
  4. Clover, White – Think of Me.
  5. Columbine – Resolved to win, Deserted love, Folly, During the Gothic era the columbine gained a reputation of having powers to ward off evil.
  6. Dahlia, Variegated – I think of you constantly!
  7. *Dead Leaves – Sadness (*this is not a flower).
  8. Everlasting – Constancy, never-ending  memory.
  9. Forget – me – not – Memories, Humility, True love, Exactly as it says, mythology describes this as the flower picked by a knight for his sweetheart before going into battle, One legend has it that God himself called it that because the plant was unable to remember the name it had been given when the world was created, Longing for loyalty.
  10. Hyacinth, Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow.
  11. Immortal Flowers ( Xeranthemum) – Unfading remembrance.
  12. Lady’s Seal – Be my support.
  13. Pansy – Holy Trinity, loyalty, Strengthens the power of the memory, Loving thoughts or “You occupy my thoughts”, Merriment, Thoughtful reflection, German word translating as “little stepmother”, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  14. Periwinkle (general) – Sweet remembrance.
  15. Primrose – I cannot live without you, Young love, Early youth (childhood), Thoughtlessness, Frivolity, February birth flower.
  16. Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy, Haven, Self reliance, Sanctuary.
  17. Rose, Black – Deeper feeling of romance, Sense of mystery, Death.
  18. Rose, Dark Crimson – Mourning.
  19. Rose, Tea – I’ll remember always.
  20. Rosemary – Remembrance, Your presence revives me!, Glad you’re here!, Invigorating, Healing balm, Memory strengthener, Devotion, Wisdom, Good luck in the new year.
  21. Strawflower – Neverending remembrance.
  22. Sweet Pea – Meet Me!, Blissful pleasure, Tender memory, Departure, Goodbye, Thank you for a lovely time, These flowers are long-lasting after being clipped, April birth flower, Used for 30th Wedding Anniversaries.
  23. Sweet William – Childhood, Memory, Gallantry, Finesse, Scorn, Grant me one smile.
  24. Thrift (Cliff Roses) – Sympathy.
  25. Verbena – Faithfulness, Pray for me, Sensibility.
  26. Violet Purple – You occupy my thoughts, Blue love.
  27. Weeping Willow – Mourning.
  28. Yarrow – Cure for heartache, Good Health, Heals wounds, Dispels melancholy, Sorrow.
  29. Yew – Sadness.
  30. Zinnia (general)- Thoughts of absent friends either alive or passed on.
  31. Zinnia (mixed) – In memory of dear friend.
  32. Zinnia (Yellow) – Daily remembrance.
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My information and some of my pictures are from Flower Meanings, A – Z Flower Dictionary and Flower Pictures Flower Meanings Chart and Guide to Unique Gift Giving , Images of The Galax Flower and the Graphic Credit for the Purple Hyacinth goes to http://fineartamerica.com.

 

ENCOURAGEMENT

https://mcguffysreader.com/  has a project called Sparks post each week. I decided to join this project with McGuffy’s Reader to encourage others each week.  My encouragement post is called ENCOURAGEMENT.  On March 4, 2018, I was reading my morning devotions with the Lord and guess what?  The devotional reading was called Dying for Encouragement. In a nutshell, it was about a corporate accountant who committed suicide and no-one knew why. He didn’t embezzle money and that made his co-workers wonder why until a note was found and that note simply said this: In thirty years I have never had one word of encouragement. I’m fed up. My ENCOURAGEMENT quotes and reading  are: It may seem insignificant to say a word or two; but when we give encouragement, what wonders it can do!  —K. DeHaan—      My second ENCOURAGEMENT quote is: A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up or going on. —Author Unknown—    The reading for encouragement is Deuteronomy 3:23 – 29.   So when you think your encouragement isn’t doing any good, think again. It is. When you encourage some someone make sure it is genuine encouragement(not flattery) and it will help others.

 

 

 

 

 

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

We all need encouragement daily and I found these encouraging words to be helpful and hope they are helpful and are an inspiration to you. Below is my Spark.words_of_encouragement

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Faith Is…

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Today CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) are joining Annie from McGuffy’s Reader for  Sparks. Sparks is a way to encourage people. This can be done through quotes, images, poems, pictures and etc…

We can’t wait to see your Sparks post. Mine is below.

 

FAITH IS…

By: Crystal Stewart 

Faith Is like a mustard seed

Small but willing and able

Waiting to be nurtured

to adulthood.

Faith Is dreaming big

and doing what it takes

to reach your dreams.

Faith Is taking that leap

to build your own business.

Faith Is putting your trust

in a total stranger and

hoping your situation turns

out for the good.

Faith Is trusting and

believing in the unseen.

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Hope IS…

badge-smHope is a rainbow that appears out of nowhere on a sunny day~Hope is a mentor supporting and encouraging you when others put you down~Hope is your parents who support you even though you have huge dreams~Hope is a stranger who befriends you and takes you under their wing~Hope is a dog that meets you at the door when you come home~Hope is a cat that warns you with its hissing and body language~Hope isDSCN0175

sister that helps you out of ‘sticky’ situations~Hope is a loving family~Hope is knowing and teaching sign language to people who need and want to learn it~Hope is God.

So when your feeling down remember there is hope for you. Don’t let any anybody tell you differently.

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