Look for the Sparkle

leaves-in-lightI like this picture because of the sparkle of light inside the leaf.

It reminds me to look for that “sparkle” in my own life – those good moments of awe, joy, happiness or laughter.

The sparkle is always there someplace, but you have to look for it.

So, whatever you’re doing today, look for that sparkle in your life.

Let it remind you of the good things you have in your life:~)

Share A Sparkle

I’d love it if you shared a “sparkle” from your life in the comment box.

SPC: Parallel Earths

parallel-house_600Okay, look at the picture. Do you see the house and its reflection?

It looks like a mirror image in water, but it’s not. Actually you’re viewing a parallel Earth.

So, instead of the reflection, the upside down house is actually real, just in a different world.

Today, you get to have magical powers. As such, you can make this world whatever you want it to be.

So, I’m curious…tell me about the world you see in this reflection.

  1. What are some differences between this world and ours?
  2. If you visited this parallel Earth, what would be most shocking to you?
  3. While visiting, you decide to go up to the house and knock on the door, who answers the door? What do they to say and how do you answer?

Today’s challenge is prompted by Fireblossom’s recent comment at my post, Believe in Hope: A Rant on Movies. She mentioned the movie, Another Earth. BTW I loved the movie…thanks Shay:~) Also, thanks to other visitors who gave me quite a long list of movies to watch!

It also touches upon a syfy show I used to watch called Fringe on Fox Network. Both dealt with two different versions of Earth and its historical timeline.

Believe in Hope: A Rant on Movies

Must_Love_Dogs2 Source: Wikipedia

My hubby, Jim,  was out of town and I was all alone. Well, alone with Aggie, but she was sleeping. I decided to watch a movie while eating my dinner. Turns out, there are a lot of movies! Even so, I searched and searched and searched some more.  Nothing seemed right.

One part of me wanted action and adventure; while another wanted romance. I passed up on a favorite of mine, Pride and Prejudice, as well as some silly action flick. I finally settled on Must Love Dogs (Diane Lane and John Cusack).

It was made in 2005 and didn’t get good reviews in Rotten Tomatoes. The critics gave it  a 35 percent splat. The audience reviewers were nicer with a  51 percent rating, but I’ve learned this isn’t always a bad thing…at least not for me:~)

I knew I’d seen it before, but didn’t really remember very much of it. As I ate my dinner, I fell in love with this movie. I laughed and cried and then, laughed some more. I didn’t want it to end.

Okay…this is just my opinion, but it seems to me we have fewer and fewer  “happy” movies. Oh, there are a few here and there like Must Love Dogs, but they’re a dying breed. When did we  get to the point where everything has a dark ending or where killing hundreds of people is considered normal?

Sometimes life is dark enough just by itself.  In real life, there’s sadness, grief, death and lots of people doing really bad things to other people.. I don’t particularly want to watch these things in a movie, but that’s just me:~)

So, what did this older movie, Must Love Dogs do for me? It made me feel good about life and all it’s possibilities. It made me believe people who take chances win in the end. But most of all, it was a movie with hope, something  I think we all need to believe in.

If you’re having a tough time or just want a happy movie, I highly recommend this one. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, when you turn the movie off, you’ll feel better than you did when you turned it on. You’ve got my word on that:~)

What about YOU?

What movies have you seen lately that you really enjoyed? Why’d you like the movie? (BTW…it’s okay if your movie doesn’t have a happy ending.)

What’s your take on today’s movies?

With the 2015 Oscars right around the corner, what movie would you vote for. The nominations for Best Picture are here.

What’s the News Story?


You want to be a reporter, but so far the media just hasn’t given you the time of day!

But you’re always out looking for an interesting news story.

A story to capture the attention of both mainstream media and maybe even a few tabloids.

After yet another rejection note from a “We Publish Anything,” you decide to take a walk.

On your walk, you notice your neighbor has a new fence.

Something about the fence catches your photojournalist eye.

You  decide to take a closer look.

As you approach, you see something strange in the wood.

OMG…this is your chance!!!

You pull out your phone and take the picture.

Story Photo Challenge

What did you see in the fence that makes you take a picture?

Who do you interview?

What is the story and why is it news?

Quickie Question

When you look at the picture, what’s the first thing you see?

Don’t think about it, just look:~)