“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly tenderly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.”
This Makes me smile and I shall never forget why…..
A Liebster Award? Really?
I am quite stunned and blown away. Being new to blogging and the community I have found that exist I never even knew about has been an amazing delight.
I have met so many good people who have enriched my world. And to be given an award is not something I ever expected to come my way. I’ve seen these blog awards of course but never paid much attention to the whys and what for’s on how nominations were made. Now I know.
Thank you to my Liebster Friend; http://halfwaybetweenthegutterandthestars I’m so grateful for you thinking of me. I left the love on your post too but I ‘d like you to know that you made my day. Actually you’ve made my year as this is the last day of 2011. If you somehow have passed her blog, or missed it I highly suggest taking a peek at what she writes, what parts of herself she gives us. Believe me when I say this woman writes from deep inside herself, often pulling from within herself such emotional things that most of us are fearful of even discussing out loud. I’m grateful. I’m most humblled by this woman’s gift of daring to go there…. go where most will not. I think she’s brave, very brave.
My genuine thanks to those who read and follow my blog. I started out writing just for myself as a young child, keeping journals, diaries, steno- books, anything I could keep the volumes of my strings of words. As an adult I still keep journals and I also began writing and keeping files on my computer for a very personal story I am writing. A friend who knows me, knows what I write suggested a blog. May I insert here that I am a child of the 60’s and 70’s? Home Computers were something this Mother Earth Lady was never going to have in her organic home. Ha!
Enter Chronic Illness into my life which brought with it chronic pain and fatigue. Employment was out of the question, a brand new city in a brand new state with no one but my husband and my once a week housekeeper to talk with led me to investigate home computers at my husband’s urging. Having found the community that the World Wide Web brings opened up a whole new world to me. One that saved me from isolation and introduced me to a new community. I first started writing about my illness and the need for acceptance and before I knew it I had become a strong advocate for women who are fighting the good fight of living with chronic pain and fatigue every day and the biases that we as women face even in this field.
I am very grateful for the progression of my spirit and my soul through the accepting process and the birth of my new life. I am grateful for my writing that descends into realms I never expected.
Before the rules and nominations let me just say that there are so many people in my blog community that deserve awards like this. It was not an easy task choosing just five. I believe each of you who pass by my blog, who take the time to comment, blogger’s I follow, you all deserve to be recognized.
Mercifully it’s almost a New Year. With 2012 will come more opportunities for awards.
Now for The Liebster Award Rules and nominations:
The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest,dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.
And The Nominations are…………
Fibromyalgia It’s a Real Pain
Terri O A.
The Cosmic Carousel
Strange Trip Times
Daily Sweet Peas
[I pray that I following all the rules correctly. I’m still working on #3 placing the award on my blog. I obviously know how to insert an image in my post’s, but putting an image on my blog I have not figured out yet. I’m working on it….]