I am a huge fan of former First Lady, Michelle Obama. She is an intelligent and articulate individual and did much for promoting good health in our nation’s children.



When I found the quote I am using for today’s Spark it spoke to me. I have spent most of my life facing challenges due to my neuro-muscular disease. It has often been frustrating, but I do think I am stronger for it.

I used this sweet photo of Sawyer to present the Spark, as he too, as you all know, faces challenges. For some time he had been enjoying some longer spells between seizures. Lately, that has not been the case. He had a seizure yesterday afternoon just five days after his last one. Even with this, he is so much better. He’s had no trips to the emergency vet in several months.

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

Sawyer is hopping over to see Sandee and join her Awww Monday’s blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to participate, click on the badge below.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Periwinkle’s week to post, and I know she and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing you at her home at Friends Furever.