Sunshine Award


http://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com/     has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I am trying not to repeat my thank-you’s for the same award. But this time I will because the award has a new face and I want to share it with you.

sunshinie awardNever in a thousand years would I ever dream of being recognized for anything other than my name.

I thank-you for this award. It is beautiful. You have lit up my soul and hopefully I can remain shining for other people as I walk this great earth.

Thank-you again and big hugs.

 

I Am Blessed Today


I am being on the lazy side today since I had the biggest part of my work done yesterday. Besides, my sides hurt from moving furniture yesterday. Oh to be getting older.

Well not to side track, I was reading comments and I stumbled across a remark stating I had yet been given another award. I thought to myself, wow, cool, awesome. This made my day brighter.

And then I looked up at the window and the rain had left and the sun was shining. Thank-you God for this joy you have allowed me to have today.

http://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com   is who honored me with the Liebster Award. I get so excited over these awards. I don’t care how many times I receive the same one or even a new one. It is a thank-you from a friend who thinks my words and thoughts are worth reading.liebster award 3

I remember telling my parents that when I grew up and moved out there would be no more rules. Sad to say as soon as I moved out I learned new rules about being a grown up and they weren’t the rules of my kind parents.

And the same goes for this award, rules, what can I say? I have to follow the rules or get the ruler. LOL

Here are the rules:

Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award (

Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Oh goodie, I get to think up some more questions.

1.If you could visit anywhere in the world for only one day, where would it be and why?

2.What is your favorite scent?

3. What is your best memory of Christmas?

4. Were you ever scared at Halloween?

5.Are you under, over or at five feet tall?

6.How many languages do you speak?

7. Have you ever told a lie in order not to hurt anyone?

8. What would you do if on Christmas morning, instead of Santa coming down your chimney, it was me?

9. When do you start buying or preparing for Christmas?

10. What is your custom for Thanksgiving?

 

Here are the questions I was asked to answer.

1.What are a few things that inspire you to be the best you?

People with a compassion for others and life

2.
Tell about one thing you find to be beautiful that many/most people seem to see as ugly.

Big, gaudy, shiny costume jewelry.

3. To you, what constitutes true friendship?

Trust and commitment

4. What is one painful experience you previously endured that you now see as a blessing?

Finally getting the confidence to file for a divorce. I put up with so much bull for so many years. Freedom from any kind of abuse is beautiful and a real blessing.

5. What is your favorite book? Or one of them?

I have one favorite book. I may have more, but I don’t have time to read. It is called Black Like Me.

6. What is one song that can be considered one of your life theme songs? One that describes you, your life in general, or your outlook on something.

Elvis Presley, If I Can Dream. It brings me hope that the world will still let me breathe easier a little bit each day.

 

7. What are three quotes that inspire you somehow?

A. Don’t ever look back, you already walked that moment.

B. You are never alone, God is with you.

C. Live like this is your last day.

8. Do you have a Philosophy of life that you consciously try to live by? If so, briefly explain the basics of it.

23 years ago when I decided to become a Caregiver, my philosophy was to treat my patients the way I will want to be treated when I grow old.

9. What accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?

A. I have three beautiful children

B. I have made it to the age I am today

C. I can write what I can’t express through my mouth and you understand

10.Which one of your senses (see, hear, taste, feel/touch, smell) do you think would be the most difficult to live without?

Feel/touch, with this I can be blind but touch your warmth

To not see I can yet feel

To not taste I can  be fed

To not smell I still can be led.

 

Nominations are;

utesmile
utesmile.wordpress.com

Al
kattermonran.wordpress.com/

peacelovenwhiskers
peacelovenwhiskers.com

Hunt FOR Truth
hunt4truth.wordpress.com

Mona Gustafson Affinito
monagustafsonaffinito.wordpress.com

whisperingleavesblog
whisperingleavesblog.wordpress.com

Naomi Baltuck
naomibaltuck.wordpress.com

Naphtali
craigmotor.wordpress.com

granonine
lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com

Rusha Sams
ohtheplaceswesee.wordpress.com

lenwilliamscarver
myownheart.me

Maxim Sense
maxim061156.wordpress.com

 

Liebster Award and I Love Your Blog Awards


http://saridreams.wordpress.com/

Saritha has nominated me for these two awards. pink liebster awardi-luv-ur-blog-award

Questions for the blogs I have nominated:

1. How long have you been blogging and do you blog every day?
2. What did you want to achieve by starting your blog?
3. Has your blog changed direction since you started?
4. What kind of blogs do you follow?
5. Which is your favorite post that you’ve written?
6. If you were an animal, what would you be?
7. Do you have any pet peeves?
8. A sentence or two describing a happy memory from your childhood.
9. Something that you learned recently.
10. What is your favorite season of the year?

1.I blog every day and I have been blogging for a year and a half

2. To do as God led me to do

3. Not really, I still write from my heart short stories and about my brother.

4. Humor and heart-felt

5.My dedication to my brother,  http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/dedicated-to-my-brother/

6. A pampered dog

7. Cracking your knuckles and busy signals on the phone

8. Playing with my dolls and going to Grandma’s house

9. Don’t be afraid to put your trust and needs in to God. He does answer. He will take care of me.

10. Fall

Thank-you so much Saritha for these awards. Friends, make sure to check out her blog. The link above is where you can find her.

My nominations for these two awards are:

viveka
mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com

Dr. Rex
hrexach.wordpress.com

whisperingleavesblog
whisperingleavesblog.wordpress.com

thehappyhugger
hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com

bdh63
friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com

busymindthinking
busymindthinking.com

Barefoot Baroness
tonij.wordpress.com

soulfoodwords
soulfoodwords.wordpress.com

tersiaburger
tersiaburger.wordpress.com

becky6259
becky6259.wordpress.com

Love and Acknowledgement Award/ Wonderful Team Award


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Vivi a very close friend of mine nominated me for this Wonderful Team Award.

Do you have any idea how it gives me goose bumps to know that I am accepted and a part of a wonderful team of bloggers? We are family. There is no doubt about it.

People with interesting and creative minds. Coming together as one unit. Having the ability to express ourselves through words and pictures. Being unafraid to share what is in our hearts. Knowing that no one shall criticize us for how we feel at this very moment. Sharing what our plans for the future are. Being able to trust that we can speak of our internal pain and know we are understood.

Thank-you so much Vivi. I have accepted this award once already, so I will not go into the rules of it. This reminds me of a song that I always craved in my own life, and find it more often than not here at the wonderful world of writing at WordPress.

 

Very InspiringBlogger Award


http://thelissachronicles.wordpress.com

And

http://randomencountersoftheinquisitivemind.wordpress.com

have both nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Thank-you both blogger friends.

I will not go into the ritual of informing of anything. As there is nothing new to say about myself today.

I just want to say a big thank-you!!!

Versatile Blogger Award


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Vikki has nominated me for this award. I have been awarded this a few times so I won’t bore you with the routine questions and answers part.

I do although want to give credit to Vikki and say a big thank-you Vikki!!!

You are supposed to follow the rules by telling 7 things about yourself. Paying credit to the who who nominated you. Link back to their post. Also add nominations for this.

So I will nominate now.. I have been told that I nominate some friends for this or that reward more than once. I am sorry but when I think you are terrific, I have to show it!

Wise Little Nuggets
wiselittlenuggets.wordpress.com

Rob Barkman
settledinheaven.wordpress.com

Melanie Winrow
writing4oneandall.weebly.com

msmontijo
ivonnepmontijo@aol.com

Alastair
kattermonran.wordpress.com/

Blogging Awards


Jen over at

http://welshjensblog.blogspot.com/

has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award. Thank-you so much Jen!

Here is a peek at what Jen represents.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Mama over at http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com has nominated me for this award.sisterhood-award1

Here is what Mama is all about.

Hello, I am Mama Miyuki , I am a mother of a two years old baby who is  very passionate about food  and eating out, and this is what this blog is all about..food..food..food.  I will focus on Indonesian cuisine and favorite international dishes flourishing in Indonesia.

Knowing where to get the best food available and to be able to serve good food to people was serious business for my parents. It is an important part of entertaining families who are dearest to you, and to keep your business partners happy. Every week we would check out restaurants or order to taste and make a list of their specialties and pricing. This habits stayed with me as I enjoy doing it.

I got inspired in writing this blog while doing my TOEFL test. In one of the examination, there was a paragraph saying that  “ the demand for Indonesian food in America was growing but currently there are still very few available restaurants serving it.” ..I said to myself  “Really???” So, during the whole examinations I had all these wild ideas on my mind. The next days I would just cook food, serve it like  it would be served in a restaurant and post it in Facebook without attaching the recipes. I wanted to check the responses from my friends and extended friends. This has been almost for two years that I did it..and now all I hear from them is cook book…cook book!  -Thanks for kicking my ass to do this-

Don’t worry, I never studied hotelier so I will not give you complicated recipes. I call this easy pantsy because it seems so effortless yet it is so tasty. The recipes you will find are recipes from my mom, my moms friends, my friends, cook books and internet, of course! In most of the cases, I adjust the ingredients to my taste and try to find the easiest ways to prepare them.


Here are the rules for the award:

1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer 10 questions.
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post

I am going to pass on the questions as I swear there is nothing more to say about me. LOL

I do want to thank-you Mama for this award.

Nominees are;

Amy@afternoonpopcornsnack
afternoonpopcornsnack.com x

ilovecats
jclsnl.com/yp/index.html x
yornma@yahoo.com

forhisgloryandpraise
forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com

Beyond Back Creek
backcreekdesign.com

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


http://applepieandnapalm.wordpress.com/

Apple pie & Napalm has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogging Award.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Here is a little bit about this blogger.

Who I am

Frankly, I can’t answer that, but it’s why I’m here.

I turned a year older this year, an amazing little thing that occurs when you have a birthday. We all have things that we dislike about ourselves and I don’t want to fix the things that I don’t like about myself. I’m not sure that is a realistic goal for anyone. But I do want to learn about all of my layers and I want to understand what makes me who and what I am. And like many of you, I have things that I want to work through.

We each have a choice to embrace who are or walk the journey to finding out what shapes who we are. Good, bad, ugly, dark, treacherous, dangerous, good, enlightening, faults, flaws, warts and all, I’m taking the next year to make the discovery.

I read that fellow bloggers like bullet points. I think it defeats the purpose because I would like to think that you finding my blog interesting and well rounded enough on its own merits without needing bullet points. But here are a few:

  • I’m scared of clowns
  • I like music
  • I love sports
  • I feel like an old lady
  • I love old movies and animals, but one isn’t contingent on the other

So I hope you want to stay in touch with me.

Thank you so much for this award my new friend!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Awards are given when people enjoy and appreciate your words. There are many beautiful awards and I have been awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by;

http://jacquelinepetingi.wordpress.com Thank-you Jacquie.

There are usually a few rules that come with awards and the rules for this award are;

thank and link back to the blogger that has nominated you, then post the award logo to your blog, write a post on the nomination and nominate 15 (or less if you have less) other very inspiring bloggers, notify them and then tell them 7 things about yourself.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Nominations are;

angelswhisper2011
angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com

todadwithlove
todadwithlove.wordpress.com

sakuraandme
depressionexists.wordpress.com

missjordanlee
missjordanlee.wordpress.com

Thank-you for this award!