by Janet Blue on June 27, 2022


I was looking for a Spark about gratitude, when I found this quote. Though gratitude is mentioned, this Spark says so much more.


happiness is an spiritual experience: tortie cat peeking out of her tunnel


I felt I needed a photo that made me happy to accompany the Spark. This one of Astrid peeking out of the tunnel is from 2015, and I did share it back then. I hope it makes you smile.

The quote’s author was unfamiliar to me. Here’s a bit about him. Denis E. Waitley is an 89-year-old, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant. He’s been recognized as the best-selling author of books such as “Seeds of Greatness” and “The Winner’s Edge,” as well as the audio series, The Psychology of Winning. Waitley has been inducted into the International Speakers’ Hall of Fame.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “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

Astrid is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can meet her there by clicking on the Awww badge.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite cartoon tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be taking their next adventure tomorrow. These two comical and fun-loving youngsters visit all types of interesting places and have oodles of fun when they’re together. One of the best things is that they enjoy taking you along with them, so please plan to meet them over at Friends Furever tomorrow!



meowmeowmans June 28, 2022 at 11:49 pm

That’s a great spark, and we love the photo of Astrid. It DID make us smile!
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Eastside Cats Blog June 28, 2022 at 9:18 am

Happiness can appear in an instant, and stay for that long too.
We simply need to recognize it, such as sitting in a comfy chair, enjoying a good hot beverage, while the birds sing, and a summer breeze drifts in through the window.
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Brian Frum June 27, 2022 at 6:04 pm

That is a terrific Spark! Joe Smith belongs in the litter box.
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The Florida Furkids June 27, 2022 at 2:45 pm

Great photo and great Spark!!! Periwinkle can’t wait for tomorrow!!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Ellen J Pilch June 27, 2022 at 12:54 pm

Great spark and such a cute photo. XO
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Sandee June 27, 2022 at 10:36 am

Love the photograph and love the Spark. So very true.

I never miss Periwinkle and Stinky. Never.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Lucy and Xena June 27, 2022 at 6:35 am

Gratitude keeps one’s focus on the positive and helps get through the times that aren’t as good. Love the picture of Astrid.
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Pam June 27, 2022 at 4:46 am

That’s a fabulous photo – and a lovely description of happiness…..I remember a quote from long ago that “happiness is where you find it” and it’s true isn’t it!

Hugs, Pam
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Loulou June 27, 2022 at 3:31 am

That’s a very good one and a BEAUTIFUL extraordinary photo. Wonderful.

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 27, 2022 at 1:03 am

Astrid looks so cute!!

That is a very true spark.
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Leah June 27, 2022 at 1:00 am

Nice spark and I love the picture of partially hidden Astrid peeping out!
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