by Janet Blue on November 1, 2021



think before you speak


This Spark is just good advice for all of us!

My camellia bush has just begun to bloom, and Dad Tom took this photo of one of the recently opened flowers.

Today’s Spark is by Bernard C. Meltzer (1916 – 1998). He was a United States radio host for several decades. His advice call-in show, “What’s Your Problem?,” aired from 1967 until the mid-1990s on stations in Philadelphia and New York as well as in national syndication on NBC Talknet. Meltzer earned a degree in civil engineering and was trained as a city planner.

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.”

Awww Mondays



Cooper Murphy enjoyed an easy Sunday in bed, and today he’s joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is our favorite day of the week, as it’s when Periwinkle and Stinky share an adventure. They’ll be taking off from Friends Furever for this week’s adventure. These two fun-loving tabbies hope you will join them.


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meowmeowmans November 2, 2021 at 11:09 pm

Cooper Murphy, you have that relaxamicating thing down pat!

That spark is perfect. If we all followed it, this world would be a much kinder place.
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Anne M Robinson November 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

Cooper Murphy is comfy and cozy. We have dreary cold days and we all like our restful places. Love the Sparks and all you have shared. I like kindness, it beats heatefulness all the time. Have a blessed week and wonderufl new month too.
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Brian Frum November 1, 2021 at 6:18 pm

That’s a very nice Spark and your camellia is so pretty. Cooper Murphy, you’re looking quite cozy!
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The Island Cats November 1, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Cooper Murphy, did you have too much Halloween??


Loulou November 1, 2021 at 5:14 pm

The best advice ever. If you can be anything in this world, be kind.
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Ellen J Pilch November 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Cooper Murphy is a cutie. Excellent spark. If everyone followed that advice, the world would be a better place. XO
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Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb November 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm

WoW! AWWW-some belly Cooper Murphy! Mom is ecstatic!
We LOVE your Spark, Mom is posting it on her affirmation wall and we did NOT know Bernard C. Meltzer’s back story. Thanks so much and we hope you have an AWWW some Monday!
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catscue November 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

Great advice and I love the camellia. Cooper Murphy, enjoy that nap cutie pie.
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Sandee November 1, 2021 at 11:27 am

Love the Spark and it’s a quote that everyone needs to heed.

I love seeing Cooper Murphy. Tell him I love him.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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Xena and Lucy November 1, 2021 at 10:07 am

Cooper Murphy is so adorable all comfy in bed. Give him some ear or tummy scritches for us.


The Florida Furkids November 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

Dad Tom’s photo is beautiful. Great Spark too!

Cooper Murphy has purrfected his Easy!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Katie Isabella November 1, 2021 at 7:12 am

I loved today’s thought. How true and mom has to say she tries to see that in mind in person or on-line.
Our camellia looks so different than yours. It’s a Fall bloomer too, and red as can be. It is blooming all over itself.


Teddy November 1, 2021 at 5:23 am

First of all my Mom loves that quote…..people need to LOOOK before they leap AND THINK before they speak! Cooper you and I are the epitome of ginger snoozers.

Hugs, Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs November 1, 2021 at 12:12 am

Cooper Murphy, I wish I could get all chill like you do and sleep with out a care in the world!

That is a very true spark. Once any words are out of your mouth, you can’t take them back..ever. Same with putting negative thoughts on social media, not only can you not undo them, they are there forever for anyone to see…yikes!
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