Today’s Spark

Before Hurricane Florence ever made landfall, the predicted path had us taking a direct hit. We were lucky, however, the storm weakened and changed direction. What is left of it, as a now tropical storm, started making its presence felt yesterday with wind and rain. Flash flood warnings have been issued, but we are safe and will suffer no ill effects, except for the ever-growing mud pit in our back yard.

While watching the news, seeing the amount of water causing devastation in many parts of North Carolina, noting with sadness how many individuals have had to be rescued from flooded homes and reflecting on those who lost their lives, the first word that came to mind was adversity.

Looking through possible quotes to use for today’s Sparks post, I came across this one from Michelle Obama.


Sparks - Adversity


I certainly am not trying to downplay the impact of the storm or the really tough challenges facing those who felt its wrath, but I do believe they will come out stronger on the other side with help from those of us who are lucky enough to be mostly uneffected.

All my prayers go out to everyone facing the weeks and months of cleaning up and getting their lives back to normal.

About This Photo

The photo was taken last December when Sawyer was just an itty-bitty kitten. As bruiser Cooper Murphy tried to get the upper paw, Sawyer never gave up the fight. Even now, Cooper Murphy outweighs Sawyer by a good 10 to 12 pounds, but the little guy doesn’t back down. He sees himself as a big cat in a little body.

I apologize for not covering Sawyer’s boy bits, but he’s just so darn adorable, I didn’t want to tamper with the photo.

Sparks badgeThe Purpose Behind Sparks

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. However, many of us 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

Cooper Murphy and Sawyer are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join in, click on their badge.