Sunshine Award     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.


Daily Prompt; I’d like to Thank My Cats


Daily Prompt

You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICTORY.

I have received many awards here at WordPress. I never knew when I started blogging last year that awards could or would be given.

I think the one that touches my heart the most and will always stick in my mind more than the rest is this one.speak1 Why? because people believe what I write.

How many times did you stand in front of your parents begging them to please believe you? You knew that this time you were absolutely telling the truth.

Or how about when you told your best friend or a spouse the truth but you just had a feeling they didn’t buy it?

The big difference is you knew these people you were speaking to. You were standing or facing them and they still doubted.

Well here at WP I was very honored to receive this award. You all don’t know me from Adam. I could be filling your minds with so much bull crap but you read. You stayed and you read more. You began to get to know me through my words. You saw that I was telling the truth. You began to trust me.

Isn’t that what we all want in life? To be trusted, to be able to be ourselves. To be able to speak and not be ridiculed.

Every post I have written is from my heart and soul. Every word I have written has been the truth and nothing but the truth, I swear judge. LOL

No, seriously my friends I have earned trust from you and I appreciate it. It has gained me wonderful friendships. More and more my phone rings and it is bloggers calling to say hello. Or you call and ask about Al. This just makes my day. It makes my heart burst.

So, yes this is the most awesome award I will probably ever earn in my life, and it’s all because you have allowed me to be me. Thank-you everyone.Stagebook4

Speak Your Truth Award

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I took it without question because it is so beautiful. There is only one rule and that is

Michelle has a page on Facebook called Speak Softly. I have belonged to this page for sometime now. I am able to post my stories at her site.

The rule is that you need to be a member of Speak Softly in order to accept this beautiful rose.

It is simple. Just go to Facebook and find Speak Softly and ask to join. Then post this on your own award page and offer it to others. Anyone reading, I am more than happy to offer this award to you also. Just pick and take. Enjoy!

Thanks so much Michelle!!!!

Versatile and Very Influential Awards

Smooth nominated me for two awards tonight. One is the Versatile Blogger Awardversatile-blogger-award and the other ismost-influential-blogger-e1364230844577;

Thank- you so much my friend.

The rules are to mention seven things about yourself.

1. I hate the show Jeopardy

2. I love watching the news but hate that it is usually always bad news

3. I love anything old, so why don’t I love myself? LOL

4. Did you know there are seven family members in my family tree with the same first and middle names?

5. I am learning that adults can bully other adults

6. Did you know that I never dreamed of being President?

7. Did you know that I have my Dad’s first artist paint brush?

If you would like to share these awards with others, that would be so nice. I want to be nice tonight so I am going to award these two to some others.







Best Moments Awards

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I have been nominated for Best Moment Award by Charm! Thank-you so much.

Best moment award is a pretty awesome moment. It means that I did something for someone that caused them to have a great moment thinking about me.

In return it gives me my best moments and it wants to make me smell the flowers and give thanks to the one above for blessing me with so many wonderful friends.

I found this segment on Charm’s blog. I found it very enlightening.

Here is what she says,“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you …….You must read more to find out what else she had to say that follows.

The rules for this award are;

Accept and thank the person who nominated you

It would be nice to say a little thank-you speech

How about nominating a few people you think would enjoy this as much as you

My nominees are;

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