by Janet Blue on August 3, 2020



I cannot give you a specific reason why I selected this quote for my Spark. It just spoke to me and seemed appropriate for the present time.

I was unfamiliar with the author, Max de Pree, so I suspect you may be as well. Max De Pree was an American businessman and writer. His book Leadership is an Art has sold more than 800,000 copies. In 1992, De Pree was inducted into Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame. He was involved with the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary (established in 1996 as the De Pree Center) since its establishment.

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

Cooper Murphy and Astrid will be hopping over to Comedy Plus for Awww Mondays. If you’d like to join them, click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow these two fun-loving tabbies will be off on another of their exciting adventures. You’ll be able to join them at the Friends Furever blog. Please don’t disappoint them by missing out.




mommakatandherbearcat August 4, 2020 at 4:53 am

That Spark is so true! We’re jealous of that catio with plenty of space to be one’s own cat. Our Momma’s been thinking about your Mom a lot <3
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BeadedTail August 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

It’s a beautiful Spark to go with the wonderful photo! You’ve all been in our thoughts.
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Kathe W. August 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

wow- that is a super great catio! Take care and have fun!
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Spitty the Kitty August 3, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Such a nice picture today, and we also like the quote.

We hope you are all doing well and that Sawyer is feeling better now. XOXOXO
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BellaDharma an LadyMew August 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Lookin mitey fine there Cooper Murphy an so purrty Astrid!
Aunty Janet yore SPARK iss lovelee…..LadyMew sayss it meowss to her too…
Wishin all THE Kittiess Blue an Aunty an Unkell a furabuluss week there.
**purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

Ellen Pilch August 3, 2020 at 12:31 pm

That is a great spark and an adorable photo. XO
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Brian Frum August 3, 2020 at 11:58 am

That really is a very nice Spark, we like!
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Sandee August 3, 2020 at 11:19 am

Awww on the kitties. Everyone knows how much I love Cooper Murphy. Astrid is most beautiful

I love the Spark. Words to live by.

I’ll pop over to Friends Furever to continue the adventure tomorrow.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties a big hug to the mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats August 3, 2020 at 9:07 am

Those shelves are spectacular! Da Boyz would really love some too; I’ll ask The Hubby.
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The Florida Furkids August 3, 2020 at 8:00 am

That’s a great Spark and the photo is purrfect.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Angel Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 3, 2020 at 7:20 am

An adorable photo of Cooper Murphy and Astrid soaking up that sunshine and a timely quote!
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Pam August 3, 2020 at 5:13 am

That is a great SPARK and it’s EVER so true…….perfect for these times when we need to learn to respect and appreciate each other and our “uniqueness”.

Hugs, Pam
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 3, 2020 at 1:20 am

Very appropriate spark. True in all ways.
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AngelicClowder August 3, 2020 at 12:25 am

That’s a wonderful spark with wonderful kitties
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