Some of you may not have ever heard of Mattie Stepanek. Mattie described himself as “a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.” He died at age 13 of a rare disorder, dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy. During his short life, Mattie published seven best-selling books of poetry and peace essays. He was known as a peace advocate and motivational speaker.
As I’ve been reminding you for months, 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.”
Our two youngsters, Sawyer and Kizmet, are participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the hop badge.
The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky
Your two favorite tabbies will be off on another adventure tomorrow. I cannot wait to see what they get up to or into. I’ll be checking them out over at Friends Furever. I know they’ll be hoping to see you there as well.
Mattie Stepanek sojunds like he was an amazing young man. And we love seeing Sawyer and Kizmet working together. Teamwork makes the dream work!
It’s great to see Kismet fitting in so well.
Hee hee hee! We think this reddit post should be the poster for Sunday Selfies! We don’t think links work in comments so you will have to cut’n’paste….but so worth it! It’s called the Selfie King 😉
Well, silly us! It did work!
Great spark and such an adorable photo. XO
We see some good teamwork with the iPad. They’re bound to catch the mouse.
Mom really liked Mattie Stepanek’s words. She is going to go and look for more about him and his writings. It is so cute to see Kizmet and Sawyer playing together!
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb
Amazing insight from a young person who was very challenged. Thanks
What a wonderful spark and the story behind it – an amazing soul. The kitties are too cute playing together.
I had not heard of Mattie Stepanek, Janet. Thank you. I will look him up.
Love the Spark and love the kitties. That’s teamwork indeed. Such a precious shot.
I never miss Periwinkle and Stinky’s adventures.
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 the mom. ♥
Mew mew mew grate teemwerk there Kizmet an Sawyer!!!
Hello Kittiess Blue & Janet: I have heard of Mattie…so sad to leave the Earth so young but he accomplished alot in 13 short years. My FAVE British soap “Coronation Street” just did a storyline about DMM>>>it was heart wrenching!
Aww, Kizmet and Sawyer…how sweet is that?!?
That’s a really good Spark and a super sweet photo!
Mom had to re-read that because she was sure she mis-read the 13!
We love seeing Kizmet and Sawyer playing together. She sure seems to have fit in as a Kitties Blue!
The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
Cute picture! I’ll have to look up that video for our kitties! Have a beautiful week!
Sweet picture of Sawyer and Kizmet playing together.
WOW….imagine being that prolific and eloquent at 13! My Mom had trouble squeezing out three books. HAHAHA Love the photo of Sawyer and Kizmet playing together. Thanks for the very cool Spark.
Love that quote! That youngster had much wisdom:)
Kizmet and Sawyer are sure playing as a team!! TAWB! (Team Approach Works Best.)