This morning, I was nominated by the wonderful and enthusiastic George Hayward for the Very Inspiring Blogger award 🙂
And I noticed that the word ‘inspiration’ is present in only one of my 75 posts! :O (Of course, the word need not exist for the message to be inspiring, but isn’t it odd?!) So a special thanks to George for finding the inspiration in my expression. I wish you overflowing happiness!
My blog just turned a month old (yay!) and this is my second award, I feel overwhelmed by the warmth of fellow bloggers 🙂
A few days ago I read another blogger’s article about how they wondered if this award really existed, and that this was just a publicity stunt 😛 And I smiled. What matters to me is not the physical existence of any of these awards, but the fact that a stranger in another part of the world actually took the time to become a part of your life and commend your efforts! ‘To drive traffic’ to the blog or not, to me this award means the acknowledgement that my presence in the virtual space is considered valuable.
We might not start off seeking validation, but a smiling face is a welcome sight no matter where you are 🙂
Now for the rules to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Link back to the person who nominated you.
- State 7 things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
- Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
7 things about me:
- Family & friends, food and fun (am blessed, my work is nothing but FUN) things that matter most to me.
- I’ve always lived one day at a time, but of late I am venturing into the ‘plan your life’ space. (suddenly I’m eligible for Life Insurance!)
- With food, there is only one thing I love more than eating…feeding people who love to eat! (no scarcity of such victims here)
- I have some f#@$ed up karma with shocking bolts of blessings from time to time, and I am grateful for it all.
- I believe the human spirit is capable of things the human body isn’t designed to handle, and yet, often, we all pull it off!
- I think ‘platypus’ is the weirdest word, and the most ‘in between’ thing in the animal world! (And I have often found it’s identity crisis relatable!)
- I have an endless supply of crackling laughter (which had taken a vacation for the past few months, but is now getting back on the job, thankfully!)
My nominations of 15 other bloggers for this award, congratulations, and thanks for writing! (for those do not like to accept awards, you need not pay it forward, that’s ok too!)
Some of these bloggers (may) have already received this award, but they inspire me so I’m gonna mention them 🙂
The world could use more joy, and here are some people who, I believe, are pushing us towards a happier tomorrow. The links here will lead you directly to one of my fav articles written by these inspiring people. (And I’ve discovered some of them as recent as last night!)
- Jump for Joy A photo project by Eyoalha Baker which captures mid-air moments of joy from all around the world! Her pics and quotes never fail to make me smile.
- David Kanigan = simple words packed with inspiration!
- Maxmillian Scott writes to remind ‘take time to breathe’
- Vegan chop and chat A beautiful vegan’s perspective on everything that matters.
- Carolyn Baana, as a coach she speaks to the point, and I feel her lessons apply to more than one area in life.
- The girl with the blog infectious madness, a reminder that it’s important to laugh (at oneself too) 😀
- DIY confessions, 23 year old Ceara is a bundle of creativity, with a recipe for anything and everything (in and out of the kitchen) I wish I had her enthusiasm and patience!
- Ido Lanuel’s ‘to be self aware’ online workshop is thought provoking, he practices what he preaches.
- Eric Wang, a to-be pharmacist’s straightforward approach to demystifying health (and you know all our ailments start in the mind!)
- Teresa a mother and grandmother, moved to another continent to be with the man she loves! Honest and loving, she dares to ‘float with the breeze’!
- Lauren…a Mom whose hands turn orange sometimes, and she has come a long way!
- Lisa Arends is a force to reckon with, her book was published just yesterday 🙂 Its’ called “Lessons from the end of a marriage”
And these are the writers whose way with words inspires me!
- Merlin Spielen plays with words with such ease! No matter what the emotion, he can stir it 😉
- Clotildajamcracker As whacko as that name, she can write and write and write, and take you around the world (which is her childhood) and leave you with a smile that reaches beyond your ears! am eagerly waiting for her ‘funniest horror novel ever’!
- With “The Caffeine Chronicles” Neil G Tolentino makes words come alive! His style of writing is intoxicating.
Phew…this is a record, the longest article (or anything!) I’ve ever written 😀