So Slow But A Creative Chaos Writing Award

Well if this is not just one of the coolest things to happen.

 An Award!

Not just any award. Like there is just any award. This is one from someone, a blogger who is new to my blogging world. She’s extremely creative, and a woman of deep faith. I know you will find her blog as fascinating as it is eclectic,  full of her random thoughts and so much more. I should not even pretend to know that I know all that she writes about because she’s wonderfully prolific and has been blogging since sometime in 2010.

I think you’d find it well worth a visit. Who knows, you may never want to come back.

http://jelillie.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/creative-chaos-award/#comment-3681

Thank you my new friend for thinking of me and finding my blog worthy of your award. You are very lind and have managed to make my week.

The “Compliance” to this award is:

First: Thank the person who gave you the Award.  THANK YOU!!!!! And Thank you just a nit more for good measure.

Now for the interesting and challenging parts~

Second: Take your best shot at the 3 tasks listed below.

First Task: Three weird things I  do:

1. Really? I have to do this? Okay.. here goes…. I speak to anyone ,and all, who will give me the time of day. I find it my calling to make sure that when I am out and about to speak to each person I come across, saying something sincere and kind. No matter what or who, I am especially fond of those lady’s and gentlemen who have some wisdom riding over me. I want what they know!

2. I read 4 to 5 books at one time, all different genres that mean something to my life. I must have a romance filled with depth (Harlequin won’t do), a spiritual devotional read, a self help genre, some kind of craft or skill book such as cookbooks, mixed media etc…and a biography. This in addition to magazines, a book on kindle, the back of cereal boxes,,,, anything that I am able to read from keeps me content.

3. I collect paper. Pretty patterned or textured paper.  Like this

Second Task: You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?” 

This is easy. Half full instead of No Coffee? Well as long as we are speaking analogies here and not real coffee. Or there by lack of, coffee. Never good.

I am a glass half full kinda gal without much effort because it’s what makes my clock tick. Finding things to be glad about under other circumstances where those glad things are more hard pressed to find is a wonderful challenge, keeps my life interesting. Never a dull moment. Plaiyng the Glad game when things in life are trying you is a way to challenge yourself to live life fuller. if you find that your days are ending with you feeling quite malcontent I’d suggest looking at the things in your daily life that seem impossible. I am willing to promise you that if you are able to find just one tiny thing to be glad about in reference to the current struggle it will completely turn your day around. You will go from unhappy camper to a happy one. And all within your own power alone. you and Pollyanna that is!

Third Task: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cellphone service, no Wal-Mart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your under pants and why? 

OH My Gosh! I forgot to put clean ones on this morning, I was not even sure who I was when I woke up and had to rush out the door. I was thinking gas station not panties because i knew the tank was sitting empty. The ones I was wearing when  the car ran out of gas I used to try to flag down a passing motorist because they were white. Instead I dumped them in a mud puddle and now they are soggy wet and full of sand. So, No thank you! 

I’m thinking as long as I don’t get in a car wreck now I’ll be fine. I can hear my mom’s voice echoing in my ears: “Tj, put clean panties on, you never know when you could get caught without clean panties.” 

Yes Mom! 

This was fiction right?

Third: Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.

And the nominees are:

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/

http://diabeticredemption.com/

http://chrisdonnermysterywriter.wordpress.com/

http://imexcited.wordpress.com/

http://caddoveil.wordpress.com/

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

©tjhelser 2012

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25 thoughts on “So Slow But A Creative Chaos Writing Award

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  3. You do deserve it Baroness! I truly enjoyed your answers. I have really enjoyed all the contacts I have made in the blogosphere. I am so glad you have enjoyed “Reinventing the We’ll” and hope that it is a source of hope and joy for years to come. Just one quick correction about me J. in my name stands for Joseph. Sorry I am a guy not a gal. Although I have been mistaken many times on the phone for a woman because of my dulcet tones 🙂

    • Thanks so much Jelillie! It was all because of you!
      I have no issue with you being a guy and not a gal. Its even more fascinating really, considering your writing now. I love it and I love you!
      Its kind of cool that we get to know one another without gender, looks, or even race being something that sets up pre-judgements. Even when we think we are not.
      I once wrote a post about this and you are my perfect example.
      I am so grateful we have had our paths cross, I know I will come to your blog often to be lofted and to find inspiriation.

  4. Congratulations! I love your sense of humor, thanks for making me laugh (task #3 answer) 🙂 And thank you for including me, I appreciate it. However, I already accepted this award so I will not post about it anymore. Hope you understand. Have a wonderful day my friend!

    • I so do understand and I am sorry I did not relaize it. How did I miss that?
      I’m glad #3 was okay… I second guessed myself after and thought maybe I should remove it. I was in a weird place, middle of the night not sleeping does fun things to the creative bone.
      Thanks so much for your kind words, they mean so much~

          • I’ve been tracking the readership numbers of those I’ve seen who have forwarded the blog to their readers. If it continues to grow we will likely lose count, but that’s ok, too.

            Thanks for keeping it moving

            • Thanks Barney. How may I ask are you going about tracking the readership? I am still a bit blog illiterate. Especially when it comes to using the stats page et al.
              I agree that if it becomes bigger than what we can track it would be not be a bad thing. It was about it being an experiment in the first place anyway in my mind.

              • It was an experiment for me, also. Once I began getting such wonderful feedback, I asked a few bloggers to perhaps reblog it. And of course, you suggested that on your own.

                Tracking it is done by each bloggers page will often list the total number of their readers. So I have just been roughly tracking that number. I am not on FB or Twitter, so have no idea what those numbers might be.

                As usual, thanks so much for your enthusiasm. This is great.

                • Thanks for the response Barney. This has been and is a fascinating to see at work. I have been doing a similar thing with posts about missing children. Using the blogiosphere to get the children’s photos out there for more people to see. I ask my readers to reblog and to ask their readers to do the same. It costs us nothing but a few key strokes and the power at those fingertips could actually serve to bring a child home one day. I have Hope.

    • Yep cereal boxes.. anything that has words in front of my eyes I have to read and comprehend. My mom used to yell at me to get my node out of the book I was absorbed in, my kids knew if there was a Do Not Disturb sign on the back of my book that meant no distburbing mom.

You are most welcome to share your thoughts, comments, and/or complaints here. Know though complaints are only handled on the 2nd Tuesday of the week.~ The Management

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