by Janet Blue on May 2, 2022



Peaceful Spark from Buddha: Blue heron on rocks in Greenbrier River, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in The Great Smoky Mountains


I wanted a Spark about peacefulness and found this quote from Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) to be perfect. Our world, in which we live today, is a complicated place, and we all can use the guidance of Buddha. (I am sorry it is a bit hard to read.)

The background is one of Dad Tom’s photos. It is the Greenbrier River, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in The Great Smoky Mountains. It’s definitely peaceful.

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



I think Calista Jo is the absolute picture of peacefulness, making her photo appropriate for both Sparks and the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can go there by clicking on the Awww badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Our two fun loving tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be enjoying their next adventure tomorrow over at Friends Furever. These two youngsters have lots of fun when they are together and love taking you along with them. So please plan to join them tomorrow!

meowmeowmans May 3, 2022 at 11:16 pm

That’s a perfect spark, especially with all that is going on in the world right now. Dad Tom’s photo and CJ’s photo are perfect images for this, too. XO
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Robin May 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm

Peace is so important – especially in today’s chaotic world. Things just keep on spinning faster and faster. It looks like Calista Jo has it down. She is such a cutie pie!
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Lone Star Cats May 3, 2022 at 12:10 am

What a pawsome spark!
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Brian Frum May 2, 2022 at 7:16 pm

Beautiful photo, beautiful Spark and a most beautiful Calista Jo!
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Lucy and Xena May 2, 2022 at 6:35 pm

Words of wisdom, and Calisto Jo is a purrfect model for it. Thanks for sharing!

Memories of Eric and Flynn May 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm

That is a beautiful photo by cat dad Tom.
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Ellen Pilch May 2, 2022 at 4:32 pm

Beautiful photo and great spark. XO
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Leah May 2, 2022 at 10:52 am

Beautiful peaceful thoughts and scenes, lovely river and lovely Calista Jo!
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The Island Cats May 2, 2022 at 10:48 am

What a beautiful peaceful photo…and a lovely Spark to go with it.
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Sandee May 2, 2022 at 10:21 am

Dad Tom takes such beautiful photographs. Love the Spark too. Beautiful.

Calista Jo is beautiful and being peaceful is a wonderful thing.

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 hug to mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids May 2, 2022 at 9:22 am

Dad Tom’s photos are always beautiful and that Spark is perfect.

Calista Jo looks beautiful and peaceful in that photo.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle.
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Eastside Cats Blog May 2, 2022 at 8:30 am

The world has become very complicated; I tend to disappear into books in a way to try to balance the stresses of daily life out.
Having kitties too, makes all the difference.
Calista Jo is very serene.
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Teddy May 2, 2022 at 4:13 am

Calista Jo looks quite content and comfy……which is the way we want every week to start! Love the quote……very wise and very appropriate for these times.

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou May 2, 2022 at 3:56 am

BEAUTIFUL photo and so lovely and calm. Again I ask: How did you choose Calista Jo’s name? Merci.

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 2, 2022 at 2:19 am

A spark so appropriate for these times.

Calista Jo looks so demure and peaceful as she lays there in the sun puddle.
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