by Janet Blue on March 12, 2018

Sparks: Week #23


Sparks #23 from Astrid


Astrid is always true to herself; though, she’s not much for engaging with others.

Eleanor (Ella) Laura Davan Mills (née Woodward) is an English food writer and entrepreneur under the brand Deliciously Ella. She has a blog at

Astrid and I are joining Annie at McGufffy’s Reader for her Sparks blog hop. In establishing the hop, she wrote this, “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!” This is what makes Sparks so special and why I look forward to participating each week.

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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko March 25, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Followers are always great, but critics…sometimes not so much if they don’t criticize in tactful and helpful ways…cause well, sometimes you do need a critic to help you through things…petcretary says so, MOL!
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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs March 25, 2018 at 10:17 pm

Followers are always great, but critics…sometimes not so much if they don’t criticize in tactful and helpful ways…cause well, sometimes you do need a critic to help you through things…petcretary says so, MOL!
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lisa March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

Yes, we do need to be true to ourselves and strive to be the best version of ourself. I would agree to ignore the critics whose goal is to hurt or tear down….but to embrace those critics who are able to offer constructive criticism (aka: advice) in a caring manner. And, always engage with others!

McGuffy's Reader March 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Good and practical advice. You should always follow your heart. Even though, there will always be critics. Astrid is adorable. Hugs.
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mommakatandherbearcat March 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Aww … being yourself is the best gift you can give others, Astrid!
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Ellen Pilch March 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Great spark and photo to accompany it. I will check out her blog.XO
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The Swiss Cats March 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Very wise words ! Purrs

Vicky Denison March 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Another excellent quote!

Little Binky and Granny March 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Excellent Spark, Astrid. Critics can be very demotivating, but followers always lift you up 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 <3
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Colehaus Cats March 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

Beautiful Astrid, so good to see you this morning! We love your spark today!

The Island Cats March 12, 2018 at 10:45 am

Well, maybe being true to yourself means not engaging. 😉
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Comedy Plus March 12, 2018 at 9:43 am

An excellent Spark. Much less conflict.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids March 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

That’s a VERY GOOD Sparks post!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Roby Sweet March 12, 2018 at 8:26 am

That is very wise, Astrid!

Brian Frum March 12, 2018 at 7:38 am

Amen to that, such a terrific Spark!
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Pam March 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

Yep – good advice alright. Being true to ourselves is where it starts. Hopefully others understand but if they don’t…..well……we just have to carry on!

Hugs and Happy Monday
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Summer March 12, 2018 at 2:28 am

I love engaging my followers! Do you know, when I was at the pet store the other day, someone saw me who met me at the cat show a couple of weeks ago! Isn’t that awesome?
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