When I don’t have a set idea of what I would like to express with for Sparks, I will check to see what famous people were born on that day. I discovered that July 6 is the 14th and current Dalai Lama’s birthday. Consequently, I chose a quote from him.

So many need help these days, as we all struggle with life during the pandemic. I thought that made this quote appropriate for today.



I am not certain that the cat in this graphic is trying to be helpful or is just a tease, but it seemed a good representation of helping each other regardless of who or “what” we are.

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

The orange kitty in today’s Spark suggested our “awwwdorable” cat for today should be another orange cat. So, here he is.



Seems as if Cooper Murphy discovered the wicked nip after watching Mau imbibe (“Hey, Dude…Should I Call Rehab?”).

When Cooper wakes up, he’ll be joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to participate, click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

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