by Janet Blue on July 11, 2022


I have posted many Sparks about friendship throughout the years. Having friends is a blessing, and I’m grateful for mine. I believe that is why I gravitate to these particular Sparks.


Attractingt true friends: Two grey cats napping together presenting the quote: "There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you," by Paramahansa Yogananda.


As is often the case, I was unfamiliar with the author of the Spark.

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian Hindu monk, yogi and guru. Born  Mukunda Lal Ghosh in 1893, he introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)/Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India. Yogananda was the first major Indian teacher to settle in America and spent his last 32 years living in the U.S. His long-term influence in the American yoga movement led him to be considered by yoga experts as the “Father of Yoga in the West.”

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “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

Sawyer & Kizmet are participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can meet them there by clicking on the Awww badge.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite cartoon tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be taking their next adventure tomorrow. These two charming and adventurous youngsters love spending time together and visiting all types of interesting places. One of the best things is that they enjoy taking you along with them, so please plan to meet them over at Friends Furever tomorrow!


Donn Behning August 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

I am not rattling fantastic with English but I find this very easy to interpret.

meowmeowmans July 12, 2022 at 4:49 pm

We love that Spark, which is so true! And we love how Kizmet and Sawyer are the truest of friends. XO
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Brian Frum July 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm

Such sweeties and so cute together!
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Ellen J Pilch July 11, 2022 at 6:53 pm

That is a beautiful spark. ANd adorable photo. XO
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Sandee July 11, 2022 at 10:29 am

I love the Spark and I love seeing Sawyer and Kismet. Adorable.

I never miss Periwinkle and Stinky. Always fun adventures.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats Blog July 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

Consider myself lucky to have family members as friends, as well as some folks who I’ve met via social media, and have 20+ years friendship with them.
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The Florida Furkids July 11, 2022 at 8:40 am

Great Spark and sweet photo. We’re so happy that Kizmet and Sawyer are friends and that you are all our friends.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Saywer from Noelle
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Leah July 11, 2022 at 8:09 am

Good spark and I love the picture!
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Lucy and Xena July 11, 2022 at 7:19 am

Good friends certainly are an important part of life. Thanks for the great spark!
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Charles Huss July 11, 2022 at 6:10 am

That is a great Spark. I heard a similar one from Dale Carnegie that said “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than in two years by trying to get people interested in you,”
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Loulou July 11, 2022 at 5:19 am

SO true, so true. A wonderful spark for our morning during these strange times and we love living for others because they are so INTERESTING!!!

Pam July 11, 2022 at 4:53 am

Lovely SPARK…….and I hope you consider us as TRUE BLUE (family) friends!!!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 11, 2022 at 1:07 am

And after that magnet has attracted true friends, they become precious jewels to beautify our lives.

KIzmet and Sawyer look like they have *The Magnet*!
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Lone Star Cats July 11, 2022 at 12:46 am

You two are cute together!
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