I had a quiet and delightful Mother’s Day. We were, of course, at home. I read, rode Peloton, colored on my iPad and snuggled with kitties.



Grateful for my relaxing day, I thought a Spark of gratitude would be pertinent. This Spark also seemed appropriate for the current circumstances of our lives with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.



I was unfamiliar with the author of today’s Spark, William Arthur Ward. Ward lived from 1921 to 1994 and was a writer of inspirational maxims. More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward were published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest. His column “Pertinent Proverbs” was published by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and in American service club publications. He was a frequently quoted writer in Quote, an international weekly digest for public speakers.

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

My Mother’s Day companions, Mau, Cooper Murphy and Astrid, are joining the Aww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

This fun-loving, tabby duo will return tomorrow with the next installment in their adventure series. It is Stinky’s week to plan and post their adventure, so look for them right here tomorrow. I know both Periwinkle and Stinky will be looking forward to seeing all of you.