by Janet Blue on October 16, 2017

Sparks Blog Hop


Sparks inspirational quote.


Today we are joining Annie’s (McGuffy’s Reader) Sparks blog hop. This is what Annie says about these posts:

Many years ago, it was my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It would be my weekly meditation, and perhaps feed other people’s spirit as well. Life got busy, and this fell by the wayside. Now, I feel a strong need to bring this feature back. 

The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy and peace. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change. 

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!

I hope you will join us. Please link up a positive quote, thought, poem, or verse. Add the badge to your post to invite others. The more, the merrier. I welcome your thoughts. Peace.

Click on the badge below to find links to other posts with inspirational quotes.

Sparks badge

As Monday is usually our day off from blogging, we will be taking Tuesday off in the future, unless we having something special to post!

Special Birthday Wishes

Today a very special friend, who just happens to be Mau’s mother-in-law, is celebrating her birthday. As this is Mom Sharon’s (Friends Furever) first birthday since losing her beloved husband Bill, we know it will be a bit of a sad day for her. None of us want this beautiful and wonderful woman to be sad. So, we are sending her our best wishes, oodles of purrs, warm hugs and all our love. Additionally, Mau baked her a cake. He sure hopes she likes it.

Please stop in at Friend’s Furever and wish Sharon a happy birthday.


Purrs, Prayers and POTP Please

A dear, sweet woofie, Astrid, from Four-Legged Furballs is facing surgery to have a toe removed. She had a tumor on her paw, which was removed and a biopsy taken. Sadly, the biopsy showed a grade I malignant tumor (sarcoma). Please stop in at Four-Legged Furballs and leave Astrid some best wishes for a successful surgery and lots of healing purrs and woofs.



And the Winner Is…

Our friend and Mau and Cooper Murphy’s Cat Scout Wolverine Patrol Leader, Gracie. Gracie has the blog Goodness Gracie. She will receive a surprise from Kitties Blue in the mail for being the 40,000th commenter.

Gracie hasn’t been posting much for quite a while, but she joined Sunday Selfies yesterday and is making plans to start blogging more often. Click on the link above if you’d like to visit her blog.


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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs October 22, 2017 at 9:06 pm

What a great idea for a blog hop!
We sure do need positive things in our lives esp these days.
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mommakatandherbearcat October 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

When I went back to school, around the second semester, I made friends with a couple people who did nothing but complain. It was a couple months before I realized the change in my own attitude. I wasn’t enjoying school – or what I was learning. When I looked back at the first semester, I realized it was only a matter of attitude and my new friends. I kept the friends – but took a step back when they complained. I started enjoying learning again. I never would’ve believed it possible – but the people you surround yourself with can change everything!
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Johnny October 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Congrats, congrats, congrats!
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BeadedTail October 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

What a lovely saying! This world does need more positivity and happiness. We’re wishing Sharon a Happy Birthday too.
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Hairballs and Hissyfits October 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

Mau-you are a talented baker! Sending best wishes for Astrid!

The Island Cats October 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm

What a lovely saying…and so true.
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McGuffy's Reader October 16, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Thank you for joining Sparks. I love Buddha and his wisdom. We have been given many teachers, even in our daily life. We need to just try to learn from others…and then be examples. Thank you. I love this. HUGS.
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The Swiss Cats October 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Beautiful quote ! We love that new blog hop ! Purrs
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LP October 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Mau, that is truly a lovely and most beautiful cake! We know your friend will love it 🙂
We agree ; shared happiness is double happiness 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Marv October 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

What an inspiring quote! Thanks for sharing and we shall pawticipate next week!
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Brian Frum October 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

That was a terrific Spark! Happy Birthday Sharon, we all love you!
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The Florida Furkids October 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

Mom says thank you for the beautiful cake and for the birthday wishes. We love your Sparks post….we think this is a great new hop.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon
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Ellen Pilch October 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

Congratulations to Gracie! I am praying for Astrid and for Sharon, as I know this is not a happy birthday for her. I love the spark you chose for today. XO

Linda Arthur Tejera October 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

Love the idea of the Sparks blog. I hope to participate now and again. Love your quote. I say, never hide your light under a bushel! 🙂 Birthday wishes to Sharon. May she find peace and comfort.
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The Menagerie Mom October 16, 2017 at 7:23 am

I just love the idea behind the Sparks blog hop. I haven’t managed to participate these past two weeks, but I do intend to start with it next week. Your Sparks contribution this week is such a beautiful thought.

We are sending Sharon our birthday wishes, and we hope she can feel peace and happiness today. And thank you for your purrs and prayers for Astrid! We feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends like you!

Pam October 16, 2017 at 5:22 am

Another super quote from Buddha…….we have so many inspirational quotes and thoughts – now if we can just take the energy FROM them and get things “sparking” all around us – who knows what the world is capable of on the POSITIVE side of things!

We hope Sharon has a wonderful birthday……….AND Congratulations to Gracie for being the 40,000th commenter……………..

Love, Pam
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Harvey Button October 16, 2017 at 3:23 am

We dropped by FB and said Happy Birthday to Mom Sharon, and to Astrid (because you remember Harvey had paw surgery?)

Well done Gracie and welcome back.
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Summer October 16, 2017 at 1:28 am

This is a lovely hop – I’m glad to have friends participating.
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