Most of my life I have not had much patience, but as I’ve aged, I have improved. And if there is a time to cultivate patience and endure, it is now. That is why I chose this Spark for today.

I was not familiar with John Ruskin, the author of today’s Spark, so I suspect you might not be either. John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era (living from 1819 to 1900), as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolorist, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. 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!”

Awww Mondays


Snoozing pretzel, Calista Jo, is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join her, click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow, our favorite tabbies, Periwinkle & Stinky, will be off on another adventure. It will be posted at Friends Furever, and I really hope you will visit and support this fun-loving duo.