by Janet Blue on February 22, 2021



On Thursdays Kitties Blue and I share the specific things for which we are thankful. But expressing gratitude involves so much more than just listing those thankfuls. That is exactly what today’s Spark represents.

When I was in elementary school, my mom took me to see John F. Kennedy speak at a rally. He was so charismatic people flocked to him. I remember a huge crowd pressing forward trying to shake his hand. He was assassinated when I was a freshman in high school. He may have had his faults and imperfections, but he was an intelligent and perseptive man.

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


Kizmet and Cooper Murphy sleeping nose to toes makes for a truly awwwdorable entry into the Comedy Plus Awww Mobdays blog hop.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Please stop by Friends Furever to see what the heck they get up to or into…it’s bound to be something fun and maybe even exciting.


Eastside Cats February 24, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Understanding that nothing is handed out for free, on a silver platter, is a terrific way to show gratitude!
Cats really aren’t into that scene, however…hehehe!

Adorapurr February 24, 2021 at 1:04 pm

I love the nose to toes photo. I cannot comment on JFK. I wasn’t borned then. Love, Dori

meowmeowmans February 23, 2021 at 8:37 pm

What an awesome spark. We love that photo of Kizmet and Cooper Murphy, too. Awwww!

Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb February 22, 2021 at 6:19 pm

What a great Spark! Thanks for telling us about seeing JFK! It made the Spark text resonate even more. And we gotta say that photo of Kizmet and Cooper Murphy is ADORABLE and well as AWESOME! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

The Island Cats February 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm

What a wonderful Spark! And how cool that you got to see President Kennedy speak.

Charles Huss February 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Great spark and I love the artwork and photo of Kizmet and Cooper Murphy.

Ellen Pilch February 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Great spark and art. How lucky you are to have gotten to see JFK. XO

The Swiss Cats February 22, 2021 at 4:14 pm

What a beautiful picture ! Great spark ! Purrs

Dash Kitten February 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm

JFK was an extraordinary man. His loss is immense and the difference he might have made is unimaginable.

BellaDharma an LadyMew February 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm

Mee-yow wow Kizmet an Cooper Murphy are AWWW werthy fore sure!!!
**purrss** BellaDharma

Hello Janet: I admired JFK also. I knew more about him than our Prime Minister. The day he was assassinated I was in school. I believe Grade 4. I was 9 yrs old. It came over our loud speaker…I was the ONLY one who burst into tears & I was inconsolable. WE were sent out for afternoon Recess & I stood alone in the pouring rain crying…Teacher called my Mother & Father & sent me home. My Mother & I cried hugging each other for the rest of the afternoon. The total shock was like a Tsunami….
I can say I NEVER forgot November 22nd & I still cry when I see JFK’s photos.
This SPARK is lovely….good words to live by
((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

Timmy Tomcat February 22, 2021 at 2:21 pm

Great Spark and a wonderful Awww. We always like stopping by to see what is happening at the Blue Castle. Purrs and keep safe

Sandee February 22, 2021 at 11:42 am

Love the quote and I remember that horrible day and will forever. We were all in shock.

Awww on Kismet and Cooper Murphy have a snooze together. It warms my heart. Tell Cooper Murphy I love him bunches. Sawyer too.

I’m always ready for the next installment of Periwinkle and Stinky.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

Brian Frum February 22, 2021 at 10:38 am

That’s a wonderful Spark and a beautiful graphic and photo!

The Florida Furkids February 22, 2021 at 8:13 am

That’s a really great Spark. We love the coloring page and the quote is very nice. Kizmet and Cooper Murphy are adorable.

The Florida Furkids

Katie isabella February 22, 2021 at 8:09 am

Kennedy. There was nor was/is anyone quite like him. I am referring to his presence and his core belief in what makes America. His human foibles…well, everyone has them like it or not. I remember when that tragedy happened. I was sitting with a friend in their house, and she was watching a soap opera I wasn’t interested, in so we were talking. Walter Cronkite broke in with the horrible news. I remember the day as nice, blue skies and sunny.

Pam February 22, 2021 at 5:40 am

I love that SPARK…….Kennedy was far from perfect as a human but he certainly was wise in many ways. I love that quote. It’s SO true too. The photo of Kizmet and Cooper is simply adorable – nose to toes is cozy and let’s hope Cooper doesn’t decide to stretch that leg out any further and wake up Kizmet! HAHA

Hugs, Pam

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs February 22, 2021 at 1:13 am

That is a quote we all should take heed of!

And Kizmet and Cooper Murphy sure are cute when they are conked out together like that:)

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