Tag Archive | Kate

On Being A Cheer Leader of the Best Kind ~

When it rains love and blessings on me I need a raincoat. When I turned my heart back around, and away from feeling sorry for myself I am rewarded. When I wasn’t looking there were people of amazing faith cheering me on.

I’ve been cheered on yet again in another way. I have been awarded The King of King’s Friendship Award.

One of my most ardent Cheer Leaders” is a lady who has herself been through the wringer of life, yet she has chosen to forgive all the times life has broken her heart and added struggles of monumental size that you & I will hope to never have to tackle. And tackle life head on she does, with her ever Faithful spirit knowing she has the most important Cheer Leaders of all helping guide her life and always walking right beside her. 

Many of you will know this lovely lady, Kate that I am speaking of. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Kate and visiting her blog BelieveAnyway I encourage you to do so today. 

Kate’s charming wisdom and anecdotes in her world can be found here @


 Merci beaucoup Mom ami Kate!


No pressure to accept—just blessings!

I  would like  to offer you My Sister’s in Spirit… The King of Kings  Friendship Award…some call it a Blessing instead of an Award, you can accept it as you feel in your heart to or not.

You all are women who exhibit such devotion to cheering me and offering support and love on that I’m thinking I’d be lost without you now. You’ve unknown to yourselves (You too Kate!) formed a squad that lifts me up on days that are trying, and when life is amazing you are here to celebrate that too. I’m grateful for your acceptance and your devotion to our friendship and to me. Thank you so much!

Daily Sweetpeas @


diabetic RedempTion @


Cee’s  Life Photography Blog @


Maxi’S Comments @


Please feel welcome to also award your own King if King’s Friendship Awards to those most deserving in your WordPress family. When nominating someone, please let them know you think so much of them to do so .

Blessings to you and yours!

©tjhelser 2012


Sunshine Award & Me?

Once again by complete surprise by blogging friends have touched me so deeply that feeling humble is just a small drop if the bucket of emotions created in my heart.


Thank you Kate!!  For the Nomination of The Sunshine Award bestowed down upon me. You are so generous~

Kate & her blog “BelieveAnyway” http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/how-someone-spread-technicolor-sunshine-into-my-life/#comment-3802

This is an amusing faith filled blogger that will brighten your days and add richness to your world that only a writer can give. Kate in all her colorful descriptions of life; and often bringing lyrics from much-loved vinyls from days long ago by will have you humming a tune in no time. This beautiful person we call Kate is actually a real blessing in my life, and so much so I choose to count her twice.

FROM KATE’S OWN BLOG~ “I told you in yesterday’s post how I got the nickname Sunshine in college. If you didn’t see it, the link is here.http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/my-friend-created-sunshine-in-my-life/ I wrote then that I had a further surprise. Here it is. Knowing that story, imagine my  true delight when Dor, my fellow blogger and all-around wonderful lady  at Technicolor Day Dreams http://notesfromtheblogusfear.com/2012/02/17/sunshine-coming-my-way/ recently gave me the Sunshine Award. I was delighted. Sunshine Award The Sunshine Award is supposed to be given to “bloggers who are inspirational, and who have impacted your blogging or your life.”


https://tonij.wordpress.com/ my pal at Barefoot Baroness (aka Lady Barefoot Baroness will warm your heart and will be like cinnamon toast and cocoa on a sleety day).


The Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog (let me know if you need help getting the little old badge on your blog!

  • Answer 10 questions about yourself

  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers

  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated (post something on their blog giving the award to them)

  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

My Answers below:


Favorite color:  Blue

Favorite animal:  Elephant

Favorite number:  Seven #7

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Chia Tea

Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Neither.  Blog, email, Skype, or maybe phone.

My passion:  children’s safety and wellness.

Prefer getting or giving presents:  Always giving. I love the challenge in gift giving just the perfect gifts. Gotta say I don’t hate getting…. too much.~

Favorite pattern:  Fractals.

Favorite day of the week: Friday~ All the possibilities of a weekend ahead. 


1. The Cosmic Carousel
2 .eitheory.com
3. Strange Trip Times
4. Daily Sweet Peas
5. Faces in the clouds
6. Four Blue Hills (A repository, of sorts)
7. On Windy Days
8. Mlissabeth’s Musings
9 .Blog Rest and Play
10. Halfway Between The Gutter And The

Since there are no absolute rules, no award police, no Grammy security, I am making an executive decision here. Because I can.

I am naming a Judges Choice Award for The sunshine award. Because this person lightens our days and nights with delightful stories regarding her sweet blonde toe head of a son. Part of the reason she is so engaging is her raw honesty. If you’ve not had the distinct pleasure of reading one of her posts you are in for a rare treat.

This lady has real, raw, and genuine talent.

The name of her blog is: WordsFallFromMyEyes ~

And boy do they ever!



ALL- Around Wonderful Blogger Award.~ Seriously?

All-Around Wonderful Blogger

Once again I have been touched beyond anything that I am able to express in words. I know! Me not having any words to say about something.
Yet this award has taken me from feeling a bit blue (only because I am not feeling 100%) to putting me on top of my mountain again. Just a paragraph or two from this most amazing woman did this. It should be bottled. Kindness is something that for many just comes first nature, Kate from her blog ” Believe Anyway” @ http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/ is one these types of women. She speaks to the gentle nature of my own soul in writing style and her expressions of life. I found her blog quite by accident, but then really it is never about accidents is it? There is a “purpose, a rhyme, and reason for every season.”
Whether it is because of a purpose, a rhyme (riddle), or a reason Kate’s & mine’s paths crossed I don’t ask. There is no need to know because just knowing her is enough.. Trusting that she came into my world is enough.

I will accept this award today despite the blush on my face. I am truly quite puzzled by this attention to my voice. I am not someone who thinks of herself as anything special so this kind of attention, recognition feels awkward.

I write because it’s who I am. When what I say reaches and touches someone in any way I am humbled. This journey in life has and will take me down many bumpy roads, fast lanes, and hills with inclines that possible may break me. This is what I believe life is about. At least this is what my journey in my life is about.

Writing helps me navigate those roads, lanes, hills as if writing is my built-in GPS. It takes helps me map out the journey sometimes, and other times it helps me log in the miles for future deductions. As I believe that life is about the journey, not the destination traveling with goals and expectations can cause some discomfort. Yet the pillow comfort of writing helps soften the bumps and lets me put a balm on what hurts.

It delights me to no end that others like Kate find that what I share has some value in her own journey.
I thank her here for the recognition and faith in me that this is something blogging road is one I should continue following.




From the Hug Awards Website:


“Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they

Hope for Love………..Hope for Freedom………..Hope for Peace

Hope for Equality………..Hope for Unity……….Hope for Joy and Happiness

Hope for Compassion and Mercy……….Hope for Faith

Hope for Wholeness and Wellness……….Hope for Prosperity

Hope for Ecological Preservation……….Hope for Oneness

©tjhelser 2012

Challenge Yourself Today Joy-Forwarding

Today I had the distinct pleasure of finding the most lovely challenge.

My blogging friend, Kate  who blogs under the pen name Believeanyway.wordpress.com ” has this amazing out look on life. She has created this challenge for each of us of here at WordPress to tackle. What a wonderfully kind and fun thing to do. It will cost you little and give back in riches.

You can find Kate’s s link here to read the whole story.


A small excerpt to get your mind going, and your heart racing: from Kate’s blog.

“If you are willing to take up this challenge would you mind putting a comment on this post? I’d love to hear some of your attempts at joy-forwarding as we progress [whether or not they were immediately effective 🙂 ]. Today I intend to take my inner-Tigger out and spread some joy in unexpected places. I will let you know how it went. Have a joyous day. I hope you do some Joy-Forwarding. Thank you Barefoot Baroness for giving me the impetus to be brave enough to actually issue a direct challenge. Believe it or not, sometimes, even though I am very wordy, I also am a bit shy about stuff like that.”

Thanks Kate! I love this idea……. and say you let that Tigger out of the bag~

©tjhelser 2012