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Super Sweet Blogging Award…How Delicious!!

Thank you to Peri from http://perisspiceladle.com/ (Indian-inspired Food for the Global Palate) for giving me this yummy delicious award.  Wish I could take a bite of it, but at least Peri continues to offer amazing recipes on her blog, which ARE delightfully edible (if you take the time to prepare them that is!)  Really worth checking out her blog .

The Rules:

  • Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.
  • Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.
  • Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.

Super Sweet questions

  1. Cookies or Cake? Both!
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Oh my,,,anything which is a sweet treat would work!!  
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? All the time.  But I do my best not to eat sugar at all…perhaps that’s why I crave it all the time. 
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Cookie (very often find myself calling my kids “cookie”-even my grandkids once in awhile)

You will note that the blogs I happily nominate are either about inspiration,food, travel, photography or all of these things together!!  J .  Enjoy…each and every one of them is worth taking a look at.

http://threedeelife.com/

http://trippinonlife.wordpress.com/

http://heartwhispers.co.uk/

http://lesplaisirssimplesdelavie.wordpress.com/

http://maggiesonebuttkitchen.wordpress.com/

http://thewhyaboutthis.com/

http://theblacktwig.wordpress.com/

http://travelgardeneat.com/

http://googsy.wordpress.com/

http://insearchofperfect.com/

http://professionsforpeace.com/

http://russelrayphotos2.com/

http://wheresmybackpack.com/

http://indiantripping.wordpress.com/

with love light and JOY and much deliciously spent moments reading wonderful blogs.

Jane

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…and the Awards Go To…Sunshine, Kreativ and Reader Appreciation Awards!

The time has come to finish accepting the rest of the awards I was so privileged to be nominated for.  But more important, the time has come to pass these awards on to so many deserving bloggers.  This will not be an easy post to put together.  And if for any reason I have overlooked you for any reason, please accept my apologies.  There are so many wonderful people out their sharing so much with others, it is difficult to know where to begin.

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was nominated for this by The Burnt Map.  http://theburntmap.wordpress.com/

If you love, travel, travel photography and travelogs at their supreme best, you MUST check out this blog.  I wait impatiently for each and every new post!  With much thanks to you for burning maps and thinking of me!!

In accepting the nomination I write 7 things about me and nominate 7 others.  As I’ve already written 7 things about me a couple of times before, I will rewrite one of those lists here, with my apologies.  😀

1.       My greatest joy and blessing during this sojourn on Earth is my family. My 6 amazing children and the extended family of additional sons and daughter-in-law they have brought me, and my 13 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 18 years!

Me and My Kids – Five daughters, and one son-the “baby”

2.     I had the honor and privilege to meet Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo-the first Western woman to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist Nun.  This meeting resulted in a powerful but subtle shift in perception for me  leading to a “growth spurt” in my life’s journey. You can read about her amazing life story here:  Cave in the Snow

You can also find more information about her life’s work, her nunnery, at this website:  www.tenzinpalmo.com/

3.     I have three loving Guides who have been with me since birth (although I was forced to deny their existence on threat of punishment when I was 7 years old). I reunited with them in my 50’s through a deep meditation practice and they  have agreed to publicly reveal my pet names for them since childhood.  Kaki, Gee and Chuchibell!!

4.       I was blessed to have an audience with HH Dalai Lama in 2001, and the effects of that brief meeting are still rippling through my life to this very day.

5.       I love to play computer games rationalizing that they are good for my rapidly aging brain, but how much brain power do you need to play Bubbles?!?!?

6.       I love to dance and have been doing it in one way or another since the age of 2. For the past 35 years I have both taught and danced Israeli Folk Dancing-I currently dance 3 times  week, each session lasting about 4 hours.

7.       My one vanity is painting my fingernails!!

As to the links-I am trying to find the “Kreativ” in them-whether in inspirational photography, recipes or writing…all of the below are most certainly highly “kreativ” in their own way:

http://photonatureblog.com/about/

http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/  Everything about this blog is Divinely inspired creativity!!

http://googsy.wordpress.com/

http://www.photobotos.com/

http://kevingeorgetravelphotography.wordpress.com/

http://rantingchef.com/

http://phranqueigh.wordpress.com/  Superb writing!

 

The Sunshine Award

This award is given to blogs that positively and creatively inspire! And so for me it is the ultimate award as this is what I hope to achieve in writing my blogs.  The fact that someone out there “felt” this energy from my blog, is the greatest form of acknowledgement and honor I can ask for.  And certainly gives me the positive energy I need to continue writing-even when I feel it is sometimes “too much”.  So a very special thank you to Gina at http://professionsforpeace.com for this nomination.  Her blog is the epitome of positive and creative inspiration, and if she wasn’t already awarded this several times, I would most definitely put her on my list.  Please do check out her blog.  You will be forever grateful that you did!!

The steps to take, preferably with JOY  
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

Below is a quote from Gina and I felt it so well written, there was no reason to try and put into my own words.  With your apologies Gina, I quote as follows:

“~I am not adding a note about each blog this time, as I have done with my past awards. I encourage you to visit and discover on your own how they deserve The Sunshine Award because they all positively and creatively inspire. Also some (or all) of these writers may choose to not participate in this award process but I still want this chance to help you, dear reader, to find these blogs and perhaps be inspired by what they contain, if you haven’t found them already. ~Gina”

The Questions:

What is your favorite color?  
Red.  Has been since I can remember knowing what colors are!

What is your favorite animal?  
I would say human beings, as I can find nothing to compare to the uniqueness and Diving splendor of the human being,but I know this is referring to other types of animals.  So I would probably say cat, but horse would come in a close second.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  
Water.

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?  
Facebook.  Don’t have Twitter and wish I still lived in a world where I could live without Facebook as well.  😀

What’s your passion? 
Being of service.  It is the reason I am here.  Being of service in any way God feels is right for me at the moment.  My service has changed over the years, as have I as I’ve grown along my life’s journey.  I simply pray each and every day that God send those to me who are in need of my special services, for our mutual benefit.  Blogging is simply another way I find myself being of service.  And there is no doubt that there is great benefit in it for me as well.  J

What’s your favorite pattern? 
It would have to be things in Nature.  Clouds, flowers, etc.

Do you prefer giving or getting presents?  
I LOVE giving presents, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t also enjoy receiving them…the inner child is always alive and kicking!!

What’s your favorite number?  
No idea.

Favorite day of the week? 
Whatever day today is.  It is the only day I truly have, so it is my favorite!

Favorite flower?
Tough one.  There is just too much uniqueness and grandeur out there in the flower world to be able to choose. So I would have to say it is the flower I am seeing at the moment.  It is, at that moment, my favorite flower.

The Nominees:

http://crystalmoons.wordpress.com/author/yamyah/

http://heartwhispers.co.uk/

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/about-2/

http://olea.wordpress.com/

http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/

http://beyondthecall.wordpress.com/about/

http://maggiesonebuttkitchen.wordpress.com/about/

Blessings and gratitude to all of the writers, photographers, chefs and poets in this nominated list, and beyond, who share their inner gifts with us all in this wonderful world of blogging.

Reader Appreciation Award

I was nominated for this lovely award by Rahul, probably one of the most amazing bloggers I’ve had the privilege of meeting!  A comment I sent him says it all!  “You seem like an amazing person, and still so young to have such insights! May you continue to follow your deepest soul insights…to continue to find “deep inspection” in all things…you live in an truly awesome country…my prayers and blessings for you, your writing and your life journey. May it be filled with great love, light, JOY, gratitude and Faith. I truly hope you will find your way to his blog: 

http://iamrahulashok.wordpress.com

How It Works:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.

2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to. (These are the same questions found above on the Sunshine award, so you can see the fun answers there!)

3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.

4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.

5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

Here are my nominees.  I sincerely appreciate their taking the time to share their insights, inspirations, wisdom, poetry, stories, photography and other talents, and for finding their way into my life via the wonderful world of blogging! And as above, some (or all) of these writers may choose to not participate in this award process but I still want this chance to help you, dear reader, to find these blogs and perhaps be inspired by what they contain, if you haven’t found them already.

http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/

http://professionsforpeace.com/about/

http://mylifemystuff.wordpress.com/tag/yoga-postures/

http://dhyanavibrations.wordpress.com/

http://chronicpainandme.wordpress.com/about/

http://deelaytful.wordpress.com/about-the-blog/

http://manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com/about/

http://jodiambroseblog.com/

http://healthdemystified.wordpress.com/about/

http://lifevoyagephotoblog.wordpress.com/about/

http://iamleniselee.wordpress.com/

http://bentehaarstad.wordpress.com/

with much love light and JOY to all

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