Liebster Award and I Love Your Blog Awards
Saritha has nominated me for these two awards.
Questions for the…
Saritha has nominated me for these two awards.
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, https://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.
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:
Her blog page is
Marilyn has touched my heart in so many ways. She lives in Kentucky and I live in Indiana.
She went way out of her way and she and her husband drove up here to see Al and of course me.
With her she brought Al many smiles and good memories. He will never ever forget her as she sent him a coca cola hat.
He will not wear it as he told me, ” I could get it dirty.”
Marilyn, thank-you for the awards and thank-you for being so kind to Al. We will never forget the meal we shared together as good friends.
I have nominated so many people over the year that I am not sure who I have shared with and who I have not.
The rules for these awards are to
Tell me 10 things about yourself that you find interesting
Nominate some good souls who you feel would love to have these on their blog profiles.
What I am going to do is leave it up to you. If you have not enjoyed either or both of these awards, please accept them as a gift from me. Enjoy them, place them on your blog home page, and smile just a bit for me today.
Love you Marilyn and big hugs. Some day I hope to see you again.
I was nominated by Billie over at
http://willeke73.wordpress.com for the Sunshine Award. Thanks so much Billie.
In Billie’s words, this is what is said about why to blog.
Have you ever heard of bibliotherapy? Wikipedia describes it as ‘a therapy that uses a person’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words and it’s often combined with writing therapy.’
Where other people might need bibliotherapy, I consider writing a help to ease past issues like being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. However, when I started my blog, I didn’t think writing would become some sort of therapy I would find useful and it was not the initial goal. That goal only became clear after blogging for about a year, and realising it helped me settle my relationship towards my illness and eventually, seeing things in a more realistic way.
Because of my background – immigrated to Ireland 10,5 years ago, diagnosed with MS 8 years ago, losing a few family members in the space of 3 years interwoven with lots of funny stories and optimism – some people suggested I should write a book about my experiences of the last 10,5 years.
In a perfect world, I would like to sit down and start writing that very book, but being a perfectionist, I thought it would be wise to check out blogging to see if I could find an audience interested in my blah-di-blahs of daily life. Granted, I really do want to write a book, but it rather scares me having to look back and go over emotions that kept me busy shortly after being diagnosed and losing family members.
Creating a blog solely dedicated to living with MS would be interesting, but quite soon after starting it, I realised that I wanted to write about much more than just MS because I am more than just my illness. I am a daughter, sister, auntie, lover of life, of art, literature, libraries, museums, photography, psychology and another gazillion other things. Writing about MS only would mean that I would have to return to issues related to it over and over again every time I wanted to write and eventually I would run out of ideas faster than I can say ‘hi’ in English. MS does give me something to think about every day, but often it is about things I would not necessarily want to share (yet). However, adding posts about life in Ireland and my love for books and literature meant that my blog would be balanced enough, as long as I created one that would clearly show my other blog posts besides those about MS. A famous saying goes like this: ‘I may have MS but MS does not have me‘ MS does not rule my day anymore, it is here in my body but I refuse to let it take over my mind and I want that to be clear in my blog.
My aim is therefore to write about times like the ones I just described. I decided to stay in Ireland after my diagnosis for several reasons which I already wrote about in other blog posts. The biggest reason was living in a country where the weather is good for me and ride on the waves of life the slow way. That is what my life is like now… moving forward slowly but utterly enjoying everything I do. Because life is too short for regrets. And for dreams that cannot come true because you think you will not have enough time to fulfill them. If you can find all of this in my blog, then woohoo! Mission accomplished!
So read. Write. Dream. Be happy. Blog. And just breathe. Simply take a step back, breathe, and before you know it a new blog post is born.
Thanks again my friend~
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;
my secret love for you
Taz is an author over at http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com.
She has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Thank-you so much Taz.
1-Link back to the person who nominated you.
2-Add the award logo to your blog.
3-Share 7 things about yourself.
4-Nominate 10-15 bloggers and link to them, and tell them about their nomination.
Seven things about me?
1. Did you know my brother and I are both left-handed. They say left handers are unique. LOL
2. I like antique crocks
3. Thursdays I always change my bedsheets.
4. I collect chickens
5. I lay on my stomach to go to sleep and end up in the mornings on my back.
6.One of my dreams is to be an artist, to paint one painting. I don’t know why.
7. I am a sucker for Dairy Queen ice-cream cones.
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