Most of us have had no choice in the current direction of our lives, and some days acceptance is nearly impossible, making patience and faith essential to survival.

This is the third time I have used a quote from Ralph Marston for my Spark. Marston was a football player who attended Boston University. He spent a season as a professional in the National Football League in 1929 with the Boston Bulldogs as a quarterback.

This photo of one of my flower beds was taken by Dad Tom.

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

Astrid loves her big brother, Mau. Sometimes he barely tolerates her, but at other times he gives her the comfort and protection she craves. Feel free to squee.


Awww Mondays


Mau and Astrid are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at ComedyPlus.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Periwinkle’s week to post, so look for them over at Friends Furever. I know both Periwinkle and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow.