by Janet Blue on July 29, 2019


I know I have shared in the past that I have a friend in California who sends me motivational quotes. I’ve used one or two in the past and am doing so again today.




Even if we choose happiness, it is sometimes difficult to achieve. I am mostly happy; though, this past year has brought us some major challenges. Consequently, I plan to remind myself often of this quote from Voltaire.

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. Please continue to send prayers to Annie and her family as they work to get their lives back to normal.

Many of us believe in Annie’s vision: “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!”

Tabby Toesie Tuesday

Are you a tabby cat and a member of Tabby Cat Club? If so, please join Sawyer and Noelle (Friends Furever) tomorrow at TCC. They are hosting Tabby Toesie Tuesday and you are invited to stop in and show off you terrific tabby toes. A special badge will be available for all participants.



If you are a tabby and not a member of the Tabby Cat Club, why not? Click here to visit and request membership.

Awww Mondays

We cannot miss joining this fun blog hop hosted each Monday by Sandee at Comedy Plus. Calista Jo is today’s participant. We’ve had a new cat tree in the basement waiting for the addition to be completed. Dad Tom moved it in on Sunday, and C.J. was the first to check it out. (Sorry the photo is so blurry.)



To join the hop, click on the badge below.

Colehaus Cats July 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Yippee for a great Spark today! And Yippee for a new cat tree! That’s really something to be happy over.

Ellen Pilch July 29, 2019 at 8:57 pm

That is a great spark. 🙂 XO

Emma and Buster July 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Mom has been reading a lot of motivational quotes recently. She’s trying to choose happiness too.
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The Florida Furkids July 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Guess we both needed a dose of “Happy” today!!!

Noelle hopes lots of TCC members post tomorrow and that a lot of friends stop by to visit the event she and Sawyer are hosting!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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The Island Cats July 29, 2019 at 1:21 pm

We all need to remind ourselves of this quote.
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Eastside Cats July 29, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Being content with what life hands one, is the best way to go…it makes one happy to have it at all.
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Brian Frum July 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

Happiness is always the best for everyone! Love the photo!
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Sandee July 29, 2019 at 11:10 am

I choose happiness too and did that many years ago. When things get toxic you’ll see me disappear. That goes for everyone including family. A wise policy.

Awww on that sweet kitty in the cat tree. So precious.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday. Big hug to your mom and scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 29, 2019 at 9:06 am

Great quote! It’s so true that it’s our choice whether or not to be happy. Same with how we react to things. Love that new cat tree! Good move, Calista Jo! 😻
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Catscue Catmom July 29, 2019 at 8:25 am

Wonderful spark! I love that cat tree, I’ve never seen a scratching post woven with different colors like that, pawsome!

Teddy July 29, 2019 at 4:37 am

That’s a wonderful quote from Voltaire………….,my Mom believes that quote is true and definitely has chosen to be happy – me too. The new cat tree is very cool! I just know that all the kitties will eventually learn to appreciate it as part of the new “landscape” of the Kitties Blue house!

Hugs, Teddy
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The Swiss Cats July 29, 2019 at 3:13 am

Great spark ! Happy Monday ! Purrs
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