by Janet Blue on December 24, 2018



Christmas Spark


The author of today’s Spark, Gordon Bitner Hinckley, was an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from March 12, 1995, until his death in 2008 at age 97. Considered a prophet, seer, and revelator by church members, Hinckley was the oldest person to preside over the church in its history.

Hinckley was awarded ten honorary doctorate degrees. In 2004 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush. Hinckley also received the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, the Silver Buffalo, and served as chairman of the Church Boards of Trustees/Education.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Kitties Blue and I ask for your continued prayers for Annie and her family as they try to reconcile this mess and get their lives back to normal.

Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in 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!”

Letter to Santa

This being Christmas Eve, Kitties Blue asked me to share their letter to Santa poem. Many of you have probably already seen this, as we have posted it previously.

 A Cat’s Letter to Santa Claws



Oh dearest Santa, I promise I’ve been good.
Always used my litter box and eaten all my food.
That broken lamp was a minor transgression.
I don’t think it required that time-out session.
And it wasn’t I who shred the arm of that chair.
Besides, isn’t that why they come as a pair?
The hairball on the human’s pillow didn’t come from me.
I don’t have floofy furs, as you can plainly see.
And all that litter spread throughout the house hither to yon…
It sprang right out of the box long after I had gone.
And you know that sandwich the human left on the table…
I swear it was stolen by a stray mouse named Mabel.
And the Christmas tree that suddenly toppled over…
Was not pushed by me but a marauding gopher.
I have no idea how these critters invaded my space.
I never leave the cat door open or out of place.
Oh. dearest Santa, I’ve truly never ever been naughty.
So please bring me some toys from Jackson Galaxy.
And a big bag of nip to last a whole year…
Please, oh please, oh please Santa dear.
And some nommy treats would be totally pawsome.
I’d eat every one and not leave a crumb.
For I, the cat, have been as good as a cat can be.
So please don’t pass me by this Christmas Eve.
If you’ll stop by my house once again this year,
I promise to leave cookies and a bit of good cheer beer.
And as to next year, I raise my right paw
And promise to be a good cat, oh dear Santa Claws.

Yours truly, The Cat

Kitties Blue are wondering if you wrote a letter to Santa and if you asked for anything special. Let us know in the Comments.

Cooper Murphy and Mau are joining Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.


Ruby December 24, 2018 at 11:28 pm

OMD/OMC that is one pawsome letter!!!!! Those Gophers can be as destructive as tree rats!!! geesh
Ruby ♥
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Canadian Cats December 24, 2018 at 9:47 pm

I’m very sorry to hear about Annie’s trials.

On a cheery note we all loved your poem.

Jean, Shoko, Tyebe and Budd

Hairballs and Hissyfits December 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm

i love the poem to santa! Happy Holidays!!

Three Chatty Cats December 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Definitely a great spark! Wishing you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas!
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The Island Cats December 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

That’s a great Spark. As my mother-in-law says every year…please no presents…just your presence. ~Island Cat Mom
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Catscue Catmom December 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Aww, so sweet and purrfectly in the spirit of Christmas! Happy Holidays from the Catscue cats.

Annabelle December 24, 2018 at 12:57 pm

What a sweet lovely letter. We are just glad to have food and a warm spot to lay our heads!
A very Merry Christmas to everyone and here’s to a fresh start and Happy New Year!
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Ellen Pilch December 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Such a sweet photo and excellent spark. I hope Santa is good to you all. XO
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Brian Frum December 24, 2018 at 11:43 am

That sure is a sweet letter. Merry Christmas Eve gang.
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Comedy Plus December 24, 2018 at 10:13 am

• ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★ Christmas 。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
* Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*
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Linda Arthur Tejera December 24, 2018 at 9:47 am

What an adorable photo and I love the Kitties’ poem! I adore Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley. One can never go wrong by following his counsel! Wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀 <3
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The Florida Furkids December 24, 2018 at 8:12 am

Allie wishes that was HERE next to Mau!!!

Great poem! We’ve never written letters to Santa but we all know what Allie would ask for!!!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Teddy December 24, 2018 at 5:51 am

Sweet photo of the boys having a Christmas snooze together…..and a wonderful SPARKS message too. We remember that Christmas letter but it’s timeless – will always be post-worthy as the years go by! Happy Christmas Eve to all of you from me and my Mom and Dad!

Love, Teddy
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 24, 2018 at 1:07 am

Great spark,and we should all take note of its importance.

Yup, we remember that poem!

No, none of us kitties, now or in the past have written letters to Santa…maybe we should have. The pups haven’t either…not even our unfurbros! We must be a bunch of stick in the muds…MOL!

We do like reading those of others though:)
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