Friday, March 5, 2010
Ladies just for a moment imagine you are wearing a designer gown. You've just spent the day being pampered, you have been the recipient of a facial, manicure, pedicure and a new hairstyle. You deserve it AND now you feel gorgeous. As far as I am concerned, you always have (looked absolutely beautiful!), but now more importantly, you look at your reflection and have to do a double take as you ask yourself “Who is that fantastic looking creature?” It's YOU!
You are all beautiful bloggers!
Open the pages of these blogs and you have to agree the administrators are beautiful. A tree is judged by its fruit. Our pages and photos are our fruit. If they are beautiful, then so are we. We are created in God's image, so do we not reflect His love and give glory to Him in the words and images that we post? Actors and actresses decked in all their finery for an award ceremony do not look anymore beautiful and radiant to our creator than we do.
I am so humbled and honored by the opportunity to share two awards with some of my fellow bloggers. Self Sagacity has awarded me with The Beautiful Blogger Award and Tugce of Broken Dreams has awarded me with the Lemonade Award. Now it is my honor to pass them on.
Tugce of Broken Dreams is quite an artist and shares quotes, insight and very unique art. Her blog has a delightful sense of humor and youthfulness that I find irresistible. If you are looking for a blog that is sincere, honest and refreshingly different, you will truly enjoy hers.
Amanda Doan of Self Sagacity has humbled me with the beauty of her blog. As I read her blog I am uplifted and filled with the warmth of her sunshine for the day. Winter tends to drag on with its cold gray days and the posts of my sister bloggers will certainly chase the cold away. Can you imagine, she thanked me for being her top commenter? I thank her for her sunshine in the way of inspiration and insight!
Teresa of Journaling Woman embodies much of what we all embody in that we are compelled to write. We have a passion for communication but also a passion for mankind. on her blog she shares her wit and inspiration. She has created a new blog, the ruralhood and is sharing her childhood with us in a small rural town. It's nice to travel down the road of her youth as we browse through her family photographs shared with insight and love. The values that were instilled in her as a young child will warm your soul. It points out the true worth of love and family values as opposed to monetary wealth and leaves us realizing that we are truly rich in the ways that matter most.
I first met Chris of Enchanted Oak during a fund raiser. Chris made a pledge for the people of Haiti and offered contributions for all the posts published for this purpose. Of course I participated and out of curiosity had to visit Enchanted Oak. How could I not? What a delightful blog! It combines honesty, courage, beautiful photographs, gardening, wisdom, quotes, and poetry. I'm sure it contains more, this is just a synopsis. Thanks, Chris, for sharing with us. Isn't it wonderful how common goals bring us together?
Visit the wonderful group of talented bloggers at The Salitype Society, especially the post http://www.salitypesociety.com/. It is hard to leave this post dry eyed. The emotions are sincere and heartfelt.
The mosaics are to die for at The Blessing Reflections. Here you will find insight, wisdom, and the beautifully creative work with photographs. I wish I could figure out how to turn my pictures into works of art like Amanda and Icy do.
While I am at it I have to give honorable mention to Icy BC Doan. You can see her hand throughout many blogs. Her talent shines every where and I owe her my undying gratitude for all the things she has taught me. I have adopted her as my sister. Because I do not believe there is an award she has not received (and she deserves everyone she gets) I have bypassed adding her to the list. She has been my mentor, but do not hold her responsible for my errors. :-) While I have not nominated her, I cannot fore-go honoring her.
Have you visited the Squirrel Queen? If you have you know her posts are clever and the photography is amazing. I still do not know how she gets the squirrels to pose for her, but I enjoy the magic.
I have missed Cher lately and hope that all is well with her. Her blog boasts photographs that belong in a glossy magazine. Please take a peek and let me know what you think at Cher Sanz Photography.
Ruthi's Breathing Space speaks to my heart as I think of how often I have turned to writing to clear my mind and open my heart. If you have ever had something lay on your heart and wanted to leave it some place to come back and examine later, you know how helpful writing can be. Her words are sincere and heartfelt. I am touched as I read her words. I glimpse a beautiful soul within her pages.
I also was rewarded with a budding young poet's visit the other day. Marinela Reka has her own book out and has established her own blog where you can read excerpts from it. It is thrilling to witness young talent wrapped up with such ambition, passion, love, and drive. I relate to Marinela in that I have written poetry since I could first string a sentence together and have loved writing poetry. I quote her:
Please copy your award from my side bar. You are welcome to one or both. I wish I had more to offer. You have truly made the world a better place. God bless!
Hey I am Marinela Reka, I was born 23.04.1996. I started writing at a very young age (6). I have written every poem with all my passion and all my heart.
Well I guess I have to go to the second step of accepting my award. I am supposed to make 7 confessions.
- As a child we raised chickens. They actually ate from our hands and were named. I find it difficult to eat chicken.
- I am a bargain junkie. Not that I will buy things that hold no earthly purpose but if I can think of a reason to salvage something, I will.
- I am a hoarder; not like the ones you see on television, but there are many things my children have begged me to throw away. I still have some blouses I bought over 20 years ago, while living in New York. They are in good condition and I do wear them.
- I hate to argue. Most the time I will walk away from an argument. I do not like confrontations unless they are necessary.
- I should have listed this first, (but did not feel this was a secret) :-) I hate to start my week without going to church. I really need to attend to stay on an even keel.
- I love wood working. I have a router and stand that I have not yet assembled. My father was going to put it together for me before he passed. It has been hiding in a corner for years now.
- I would like to one day put together some of my poetry in a book and have it published. I had a song published when I was in the fifth grade.