Sparks - Mau & Cooper Murphy (family)


After spending the weekend out of town with Dad Tom’s family, I wanted a Spark that represented just how happy it makes me whenever we have the opportunity to do that. As this happens infrequently, I truly do savor it, just as Cooper Murphy and Mau are savoring their time together in this photo.

I was unfamiliar with Earl Nightingale, and so I suspect most of you are unfamiliar with him as well. Nightingale was an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation and meaningful existence. He was born in L.A. in 1921 and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Nightingale was the author of the motivational book, The Strangest Secret. During the early 1950s, he was the voice of Sky King, a radio adventure series hero, and was a WGN radio program host from 1950 to 1956.

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!”

Mau and Cooper Murphy also are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to join.