Tag Archive | Blog

Five (5) Years Ago

Found in my reader this week.

“Setting Me Free”
by Beth Hart
Thank you to Miss Beth Hart
©tjtaylor2013
Advertisements

Friendship & Awards

Summertime is for awards!

Winning awards for Lady Barefoot Baroness & FullCircledMe is always such a surprise to me. I write what I write for me really. I write what is in my heart usually 98% of the time. That anyone would find something meaningful is such a bonus for me from this community. I am always humbled by the words shared here with me.

I also love what I read, who I follow. There is such a special connection with bloggers that I am always stunned to be honored by any one of them.

This award post is special in that I have been AGAIN recognized by two of my personal heroes in Life.  Ironically    no.strike that... maybe it it is not an irony at all that they are both caretakers. I am strongly moved by those who make sacrifices in their own lives to be the comfort to another.

These awards come from two women who live their life’s as quiet angels. They don’t even see themselves as such. But we do. I’ll not make you privy to their stories as I think you would agree they are theirs alone to tell.  I will link you to their blogs and encourage you to visit. If you need a dose of real love, real unconditional love, than I know where you can find it.

Some of you long time followers may already follow Tersia. This dear friend I have written about a couple times prior because I so admire, respect, and love everything about her. Including her blog, her raw openness to shared emotions is exquisite. There are no veiled attempts to mask something for anything else than what it is. I honor that and am humbled by Tersia.

Tersia’s I thank you my treasured friend for both awards. You make me so happy that you call me friend.

Please visit Tersia and her blog at:  http://tersiaburger.com/

Wonderful Team Member Award

awardc-wonderful-team-member-readership-

1. Display/represent the award on your blog,

2. * Finish the sentence: A great reader is…..

….in my world is a person who comes to read my blog because what I say speaks to them, not because they feel any sense of obligation.  My great readers are loyal & devoted readers.

3. Nominate 14 readers I appreciate.

4. Thank and link back to the person who gave the award,

The Loyal Reader Award

image_loyal-reader-award

I was also awarded the Loyal Readership Award  also by Tersia and a new follower & fast friend Terry. Though Terry & I have seen one another in passing through the community it has only been very recent that we have seen the kindred spirit in one another.
 Terry also has an amazing story to share.  Please visit her and say hello at: http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

Thank you Terry. I so look forward to a long & nurturing friendship. You so honored me with this award ~

1.Display the award on your blog.

2. Thank the person who sent it to you.

3. Answer a rhetorical question of the authors choosing.

****Rhetorical Question:

If you were on a deserted island, how would you survive? Hoping it is tropical I would be content with two books, one for journaling & one of spiritual stimulation.  I would also want an extra-large muslin shawl for comfort. And though I could not say I actually play anything well  yet, my guitar. For music to sooth my heart & soul.

4. Send on the award to everyone you consider a loyal reader

As I pay forward with both awards I want to  thank all my readers, all my blogging family, and all new friends yet to be. It is because of you that in the end I find my blogs so rewarding.

I want to also give a shout out to 3 dear friends that are not bloggers, but as personal friends & significant readers of LBB. That they do so is  extremely meaningful to me and I want them to know how grateful I am.  To you Dori, Sheila & Pablo thank you so very much for your friendships, love & support.

I cheat. Yes it is true when it comes to complying with award protocol I am a rebel . I cannot possibly name all the people who come and visit my blogs that deserve this award more than I ever did.  I love you all for what you bring to my life & if you are reading this post you will go directly to the award badge and save it to your own blog. You deserve and I am awarding both to each of you. There is also no pressure to accept  😉

Below are bloggers who have had something special to say to me recently – As I award the two above awards to each below I want to use this as a segue to introduce you;

Go have a read and stop to say hello and say that Barefoot Baroness sent you.

http://maxiscomments.com/

http://groovydocs.wordpress.com/

http://diabeticredemption.com/

http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/

http://josephelonlillie.com/

http://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/

http://retiredruth.wordpress.com/

WordPress Family Award To Hiatus –

A  new award for this blog., Lady Barefoot Baroness. And just as I was on my way out the proverbial door for a hiatus from all things blogging, I started to include writing  in this hiatus,  but I know the journal writing will be still  an everyday part of processing so this would not be so.

Just briefly before I get on with the business of accepting this award I need to share that I am taking a short vacation from writing here at WordPress. In a note from an insightful friend & mentor who responded to my sharing that I was taking some time off said this;
” I am hopeful you gain the introspective your soul is seeking,”  I repeat these words only because in a nutshell it says clearer than I can why I am taking this time off.  This is a journey that needs my full attention for a period of time.

On to the award….

The WordPress Family Award

wordpress-family-award

How cool is that?

This award is from my dear & courageous friend; Tersia whose blog ;is @  http://tersiaburger.com/  

The timing of Tersia’s award is as typical of my connection I have with her,  it is spot on. I have this happen with many of those who are part of my blogging family. Seems when I most need some insights they appear with alarming accuracy & timing.

As it has with Tersia’s award.

For this woman who gifts this award is a hero of mine. She is someone who epitomizes the words brave & courageous in my mind. She has more strength than she knows she has. Often when I am reading her blog I am reminded of  F A.A. Milne‘s epic verse from Winnie The Pooh. { Tersia if I have sent this to you before I apologize for being repetitive. This quote is so indicative of how I see you. Thank you so much for thinking of me. }

This beautiful woman Tersia has been through more than any person should in a life time. The timing of her award arriving on my doorstep this week was just the perspective I needed to help gain balance again;  for I have been falling out of my saddle of late. If I could emulate the grace of living through troubled waters like Tersia I would be ever grateful for this. I look to her and see this woman whose daughter was robbed of a long life and find a woman who finds the will to go forward. To move on is one of the most courageous commitments to living life fully I have ever been privy to.

Thank you Tersia. You touched a place in my heart long ago, now you have scribed your name their.

As for passing the award on I will again default on this: You who follow my blog  and have stuck by LBB & me through some transformations recently are my WordPress Family; and you ALL deserve this award. May I ask you to do me a favor? Please  grace your own blog with this award.

A Most Inspiring (award) Moment – You Are My Hero!

Today in my reader I am gingerly responding to charming and lovely comments from my followers and those  follow. A typical Monday morning for the Baroness. Luxury comes in many forms, one of them is reading what others are feeling about what you write, while the mirrored version of this is also being gifted with being able to read their thoughts and feelings on a myriad of topics from their blogs.

And then I open a particular alert for a comment on my post titled The Spoon Theory. I was not ready to be set back in my chair, with tears springing forth so fast I could not stop them if I had tried.

The comment that I found so emotional held an award for myself. But I believe the real message has little to do with me, or an award for me. Only the woman gifting me this would not see this. She is far too humble. and so very generous.

I’d like to take this award, this gift, of the Very Inspiring Award I just received and use it differently. Instead of passing more awards on to you my readers and followers ,I would like instead introduce you to one of my most treasured heroes.

2013 from Tersia

I want to honor the person who gifted this award to me. Tersia from her beautiful heart-broken blog TersiaBurger@ http://tersiaburger.com/

I thought at first this award I was going to accept in honor of her beloved daughter Vic, who lost her long battle with life this past winter.  Although it is true this is about her beautiful baby girl who blessed with her so much,  most of all her two fine grandsons who carry her daughters torch along with Tersia.

However  this feeling of being so overwhelmingly humbled by this award has so much to do with how Tersia is surviving. Yes, she is surviving and from her blog writing its obvious that she is working really hard to allow herself the gift to grieve for her precious daughter in her own way. As is right. As is just. ( Don’t let anyone else tell you how its done Tersia)

I want to celebrate Vic;s life here indeed,  I also want to honor her mothers generous soul. I can honestly say without exaggerating that I know not another like Tersia, who is a genuine & authentic woman whose soul is one I am easily able to relate to.  Both her heart and her soul.

I had the gracious gift of meeting Tersia & her beautiful Vic this last year through her writing on her blog. Chronic pain was the initial connection but it grew so quickly into something different.  I  was stunned by her raw honesty in how the most life altering of events of our world was unfolding in front of Tersia’s eyes and she has the goodness & unselfish thoughts to share with us. I know too it was also the cathartic process that she was writing firstly for.

In all honesty there was a time during Vic’s last days I had to stop reading Tersia’s blog. I was not being supportive as I would have liked to seen myself, but again Tersia knew this is part of that life cycle. She still accepted my friendship how it came. I love her for this.  I had long since stopped clicking “like” on her posts even though I love everything she wrote. I just could not click  “like” to a post that described the fact that her adult child was breaking vertebrae in her back from such violent vomiting. I just could not even think about clicking like although I might comment. I thought as a chronic pain patient myself I knew about chronic pain… I knew nothing. I mentioned both to Tersia because though I really am no one in the scheme of her life I still could not bear the thought she would feel someone had anyone had left her side during this time. She was losing her daughter, wasn’t that already too much?

Tersia as my hero for so many reasons. The tears are filling my eyes as today before I write this I read again Tersia’s posts about Vic’s last moments with her mum.

The fact is that in my country and my culture death is still seen as something to hide away from. I am not sure what your culture is like in this respect. I want you all to know neither Tersia and more importantly Vic did not hide Vic’s dying away from anyone. This is the most unselfish act I have ever witnessed. And that my friends is the gift of a lifetime. We share so much with one another about living life, yet when the most significant time in our lives is upon us we have no clue. No one shares because it is so painful. I get it. Yet when it is shared so openly as Tersia and Vic had done it’s a gift to be treasure and one day I will rely upon this gift for guidance.

But painful as it naturally it still is Tersia shares, and she does so with no regard to the possible negatives it can have on her own life because there are people who believe this is still a very private time. And I am not saying it’s not private, only that its nothing to hide. And Tersia proudly knows this.

There was never any loss of respect and dignity for Vic in Tersia’s sharing, instead just the opposite I believe from my distant stance.  Vic’s life being celebrated while she was alive, the things people felt about Vic were being shared lovingly with her and with her family. This feels like such a treasured time I can only imagine. I wish we had known this when my mother was dying.

There are so many reasons even as merely a blogging acquaintance I realize the cost this has taken on Tersia, yet its her convicted belief this was the right thing to do. So in case any of you are wondering….Yes! Tersia had Vic’s blessings to write whatever she needed. Vic knew of her mum’s blog, often Tersia would share comments with her but maybe not  the actual posts.

Tersia is my hero. I am in awe of her and humbled by her. I am also so completely enriched by all that she has taught me about loving, living, and dying. These gifts she brings and gives unknowingly what she is doing. She takes a life altering heart-break and turns into something that by her actions is filled such goodness I am still blown away by her generous honesty today.

So today with this award let me accept in honor of Tersia’s & her Beloved Vic.

Let me share with you these two most remarkable women’s struggles with living, and with dying.

Today let this award post be about honoring this very special daughter & mother I am so blessed to have the privilege of being part of my blogging world.

Today let Tersia Burger be my hero.

{ Dearest Tersia;  Simply now…Thank you for this award. The treasured moments & people you have taught me to be aware of are held fast and tight in this baroness’s heart.   You are truly one of them.

This music is because I know there are times you just need to be alone …… maybe this music might strike a chord and bring you some sense of peacefulness, even if just for a brief moment.

Please give yourself a little of Tersia’s gifts.. you’ll never be the same. http://tersiaburger.com/

Signature 2013

Blog-Keeping; Not To Be Confused With….

…..housekeeping.

Not to be confused with the domestic kind, so don’t go away. It is not what you think.

There will be no need for any outside help for this Blog Keeping project  I am not talking about housekeeping on this blog. And though there will be some re-arranging to do I will not require you to move that heavy over-stuffed sofa a dozen times while I decide where it looks best. Not this time. 

It has long been my intention to use my maiden name for a book I am writing, and anything else that will follow. I have become of the mindset just recently of another project. so the timing of this bit of Blog-Keeping is more than appropriate.
  Blog-Keeping 101… well that would be for this blog, my Barefoot Baroness Blog.
 2013 started out for me as a new year with new beginnings in many ways. Realizing how quickly time can pass, and yet again how it slows unmercifully down at times. I know now is the time to make some much-needed changes. Before I know it a year will have come and gone. It happens s fast.
One the new beginnings for me is changing my pen name that I write under here at WordPress. This will be true for any where my name will appear. I have been given as a gift this beautiful copy write signature widget below. I love the look of it and it feels professional. The fonts are almost like my own hand writing which was purely accidental, and makes me all that more smitten with it,

So….Let me introduce to you my new name “old” name. This would be me, the original.
I would like strike that. I would love to thank my dearest & “Bestest” friend from the UK;  Gerry who has his own blogs “restawyle”  & “Writing Hell” (see links below) along with two other blogs he & I are partner shipped in. (Bring Them Home & Cyklopps Rides Again.)
Signature 2013
  Those who know Gerry know him to be a kind and generous man. This gift of my new copy write widget is evidence if his generosity and kindness. This little beauty did not design itself and though its above my know how I do know at least the work that went into creating this, and it’s not slight.
If you have not met Gerry please look into his blogs and the wonderful blogger you are missing.
Because Gerry has written two novels each  in a 30 days time frame during  the last two Nano seasons (2011 &2012( while also winning Nano two years in a row I look to him for support and inspiration in all that I write. It does not hurt that he is also my best friend I have had the blessing to meet here at WP.
Thank you so very much My Kind Gerry for your absolute generous and thoughtful gift.
You certainly know how to make a lady smile.
I thank you my friend for your unconditional loyal support, and your patience.
(Gerry’s links to his fabulous blogs)
If you are looking for something different you need to look no further than Gerry’s blogs I promise you will be delightfully entertained & possibly held captive by his stories.
I am.

CyKlopps28

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://geetoni.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/now-taking-your-requests-2/

 

 

 

 

Signature 2013

So Humbled By You & Your Awards ~

peace banner

Humility Times Three!

~ AWARDS ~

Awards Hold Supporting Roles

Approximately 2 weeks  ago while I was moving on I received 3 different awards. This  is something to celebrate, something to shout out loud to my community about. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR ME AND LETTING ME KNOW I MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The awards are so meaningful, the represent to me the love and support that I find each and every day here at WordPress, whether it be my blog, or ones I visit.

]That three separate blog bliblings ( blog siblings )  saw that awards are not only deserving in their eyes but the timing of  it all was so serendipitous to a much-needed self awareness on my part.  I am in awe of the awards, but more so in awe of my blogging brother & sister’s who bestowed them on me. For it is through their awards that for me hold more support by their lovely intentions than I have honestly felt from any other community in my small world during the course of the last year.

I am however pleading for patience and tolerance from my three bliblings who awarded me so generously. I am cheating something shameful and  posting the three awards together. I will be honest with you all – I have not found time to stitch two words together intellectually on my blog since moving into my new apartment. Not only do these awards NOT lose any meaning by me accepting this way, these awards are unique and special  to me  because of their timing and who they are from  Just when I needed an uplifted feeling I was sent not just one, not two, but three.  Thank you!

#1 Award

The Blog of The Year Award

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

http://onwindydays.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/blog-of-the-year-award/#comment-88 onwindydays

I love the name of this blog!!  This  delightful author has become a  good blogging friend and she has awarded me another Blog of The Year Award  I find she has the wisdom of an old soul yet she is not, old that is. She far surpasses her peers in knowledge of our Universe, people and all within its parameters  Her out look on life is one that sends a smile to my heart, and a connected feeling when we touch each others souls through our respective blogs. You will find a brilliant read on her blog and something of interest to take away  each time you visit. I encourage you to visit her and take sway some of her sweet kindness when you leave.

 

.#2 Award.

The Shine On Award

award-shine-on

http://groovydocs.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/giving-one-anothe/

This second award The Shine on Award  comes from my dear friend and much-loved  brother Dave from his-vastly loved  blog  Groovy Docs. Dave may be one the most peaceful loving men  I know. He lives his life with the scruples of one who without question to know all things are possible with enough trust, positive thought, and peace bearing energy.  He has garnered knowledge that he knows only he alone can bring a force of good will into his own life by being the kind of energy in himself to see it come to be. It is infectious. it is the principle after all.  He hopes to find this in others. as he searches the universe striving to bring pace to others. Dave thrives on living a life filled with positive energy that he uses to navigate through the journey of his life, always facing it with the  most admirable quality of refusing to ever give in to the negative flow of energy about him,  Dave is a fantastic conversationalist and one of the joys I have in knowing him and his blog like I do is the great discussions we have regarding these very topics. He teaches me.  If you are wanting to engage in intelligent thoughts and discussions with someone who can mentor your own thoughts towards living those peaceful easy feelings  I happen  to be privy to the fact hat Dave welcomes discussions on his blog. I highly recommend that when you visit Dave (cause I know you will be inspired to do so) – you just  keep going back!

The Leibster Award 2013

liebster-blog-award

# 3  Award

http://sterlingsop.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/liebster-blog-awar

This third award the Liebster Award given to me  by a lovely & Dear woman from her blog Mushy Cloud which is another blibling  whose blog name I adore. There are many things going over at Mushy Cloud’s busy blog to look into when you visit. Trust me if you have not been you need to. Pam lives an extremely interesting life as a woman whose roles include  wife, mom, musician and writer, camper, crochet artists creating her own patterns,just to name  A few things about Pam I find interesting. Though certainly not in that order.  few things I find fascinating about her and her blog. Her attitude and belief towards life much echoes my own, we are kindred spirits in so many ways. My blibling Pam & I have shared blogging history for over 18 month  now and one that I “Dearly” love.. I am playing in the word Dear, a word which is the English translaton from the German word Leibster. IE: a term of endearment.

Remaining humble in light of  all that I have received , these 3 award in just the space of one week is not easy. I am not bragging that I have the best blogging family in WordPress.  I can make you all a firm promise instead that my Blogging family is the best in any blog family, in any blog community. In any world. I am blessed by each of you.

Thank you so much from my heart to my three special bloggers who took the time an with the intent to  inspire a smile on my face,  and to let me feel acknowledged by ty you all. I feel both those things and much more.    YOU ARE THE BEST!

 

 

cyklopps-req

http://geetoni.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/now-taking-your-requests-2/

click above to join us

©thelser2013

 

Moved On

A personal Note to you all ~

I said awhile back in a prior  post that I was moving on.. well I did just that. I have moved on~

Moving is always such an adventure and mine was no different. Moving in the snow could not have been more beautiful. It was a first for me. It was a brilliant sparkling day. Not one thing was broken and  no one injured. I call that a great move.

There was an insult to my business sensibilities that has tried my patience to the point of frustration.  It is the company’s lack of training their employees that unnerves me. Ineptness should never be tolerated in a professional setting.in any way. Although they are trying to convince me my business matters to them I am suspect. We will just see how quickly they appreciate my business shall we?

This is just my heads up that for the next 5 to 6 days I will be away from WordPress and nny blogs will be quiet. I made a personal  move from one home to a new one alone and in the transactions lost my Internet due to a flagrant foul issued by my Internet company Century Link. I will not waste my time to explain the mystery of their industry as explained to me. It still made no sense, and I doubt it would to many of you. Suffice it to say that although I put a work order in a week before my move they still managed to mess it up horribly. I feel I should have been bumped orders that came in after my own last week. But I do not run their business. Too bad.

I just wanted y’all to know why I would be missing in action.

Wishing you all to have a creative week. I will be missing you, and your and blogs.