by Janet Blue on May 11, 2020


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.



Timmy Tomcat May 12, 2020 at 8:27 am

We really like that Spark as it tranforms the day-to-day into a yay!
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Brian Frum May 11, 2020 at 6:53 pm

That’s a wonderfully special Spark!
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Ellen Pilch May 11, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Great spark. I like how you tell us about the person who wrote it. XO
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The Swiss Cats May 11, 2020 at 3:40 pm

That’s a beautiful spark ! We should practice gratitude every day. Purrs

Robin May 11, 2020 at 2:03 pm

It sounds like you had the purrfect Mother’s Day! I love the quote. Gratitude in the face of trouble does make a huge difference.
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Sandee May 11, 2020 at 1:34 pm

You had the purrfect Mother’s Day. We stayed home too. It’s what we do anymore. I do need my nails done and I need a haircut.

Love the Spark. It’s spot on.

I’ll see you tomorrow for another adventure.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥
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The Island Cats May 11, 2020 at 10:33 am

Being grateful for the little things makes it all worthwhile. 🙂
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Catscue May 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

That is an awesome spark, gratitude is such an important thing. Have a great week.
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Eastside Cats May 11, 2020 at 10:03 am

I am grateful that all four Eastside Cats used me as a beddy yesterday; I listened to my audiobook, and let cats sleep and snore on my legs or body. NICE!

The Florida Furkids May 11, 2020 at 8:25 am

It looks like you had a purrfect Mother’s Day!

Great Spark! Even though it seems we are in turmoil, we should have gratitude for what we have!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Pam May 11, 2020 at 4:42 am

That SPARK speaks to all of us doesn’t it. I love the photos of your Mom’s Day with your kitties……that’s pretty much what we did and I was happy with that! Home is where the heart is after all!

Hugs, Pam
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 11, 2020 at 2:50 am

That sure is a very apt spark!
Glad you had a wonderful relaxing Mother’s Day!
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