Inner Peace Award

With great thanks I accept Belsbror’s blog nomination for the beautiful, Inner Peace Award.  Please drop by to view at,  You will discover a vast array of writings including little stories on life in this world.  Belsbror is most interesting indeed.  A blog filled with a terrific portfolio of awards itself, of which you will see when you visit there.

There is only one ‘Rule’ for accepting the nomination for the, Inner Peace Award.  I am to write a short piece entailing, “Why I am accepting it.”  The reason for it, I guess.

I would like to say that I never truly felt “Inner Peace” until I began to write my blog here at WordPress.  This may sound cheesy or unbelievable to you, but it’s true.  Sure, I had ‘peaceful’ moments in my past…blissful, happy ones to be sure.  Still, nothing compares to sighing silently in the dawn of light, tapping letters in the hush of solitude that truly gives me, inner peace.

I wish for my readers the same.


The Most Beautiful, “Butterfly Light Award”

My very special thanks to Iliana who blogs at the enchanting White Rabbit’s Gallery, for nominating me for this most magnificent Butterfly Light Award.  Just look at it for a moment to see…  It glitters with shiny light from inside to out.  Fluttering around this land to brighten the lives of others.


I have not forgotten you, Iliana, nor this most lovely nomination.  I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart.  It is truly the most beautiful award with a great deal of meaning behind it.  Thank you, Iliana.  You are a true Butterfly yourself, lighting the way for others, always and forever…..

The Rules for accepting this Beautiful Butterfly Light Award are:

  1. Link back to the nominating blogger with ‘Thanks’.  This award may not be ‘lumped’ in with any other awards.
  2. You must individually re-award one blogger to a maximum of 9999999 bloggers by letting them know though a comment, preferably on their site.
  3. Link back to the originator of the Beautiful Butterfly Award, the lovely, Belinda,
  4. You must write a short paragraph describing why, “I’m Spreading the Light” or “Why I’m a Positive Influence.”
  5. You must display Belinda’s Beautiful Butterfly Light Award, Badge on your blog.

How I’m A Positive Influence:

Humbly, it’s hard for me to say something like this.  After years of hearing it, I’ve slowly started to say the words.  “Okay, yes, I’m a positive influence on others.”  I knew nothing about chronic conditions when my boys were stricken, yet I researched everything in the hopes of making their lives better in this great big world we call our own.  Thanks to God, I’ve been able to help others.  My boys have now grown up into young men.  They are happy, successful and live their dreams one day at a time.  I try to stay positive, ready to tackle adversity whenever it strikes.  To all of you, I say, “Thank God, for your many blessings in life.  Be happy!”


I nominate the following for the most Beautiful Butterfly Light Award:


Angel Award

The Lovely Angel Award

I have been nominated by the magnificent and mysterious, Iliana, the White Rabbit, who blogs at,, for the lovely Angel Award.

To be nominated for this award is a special gift.  I am a great admirer of The White Gallery, blog for its exceptional creativity, among other things.  You must stop by for a visit.  Such a treat it is, like no other bog I’ve read or seen. Surely an angel has created it in disguise, one who has touched my heart and soul with this nomination.

There are no, “Rules” of acceptance other than posting this awesome award.  So simple!  I cannot believe my good fortune.  Surely there must be angels flying everywhere to have one land on me…..

Thank you, Iliana.


What a Wonderful Sunny Day to Receive the “Sunshine Award!”

A very big thank you to my peer, Maria, who blogs at, for nominating my blog for this most cheerful Sunshine Award.  It is such a perfect award to receive during this time of year, SPRING. Variations of flowers are blooming now, bursting forth from buried bulbs beneath the red clay of Missouri.  A beautiful sight to see!

Sunshine Award


The rules for this award are as follows:

Display the Award on your post with a link back to the blogger who nominated you.

List ten things (are there ten more???) that are interesting about yourself.

Nominate ten deserving bloggers who positively and creatively inspire you and others, together with a comment notifying them of such.

Ten (New) Interesting Things About Myself

1.  Growing up, I wanted to be an actress.

2.  I am very quick-witted.

3.  It’s fun to discover a new, ‘whole-in-the-wall’  coffee shop.  There is something special about the people, the aroma and the ‘life’ that exists within the space.

4.  I never learned how to do a cart-wheel.  Not in my whole life.  I regret it to this day.

5.  Once during a business trip to NYC, I found myself stuck in an elevator with the former basketball player, Larry Bird.  Yes, I had to look up to him.  Really, “UP!”

6.  I wish I lived near the banks of  the water.  Any water.  A giant bird bath dug in the ground would even do….

7.  My dream was to have a daughter until I had my second son.  My husband is one of six boys and three girls.  The numbers were not in my favor.

8.  My mother was an artistic knitter who tried to teach me the same.  Turning to look in the mirror at the back of a sweater I had just finished….the neckline fell to my waist!

9.  I enjoy ‘Public Speaking,” and have done it many times.

10.  I was never in a ‘clique’ in high-school.  Instead, I chose to be friends with everyone.

The ten bloggers I nominate for the Sunshine Award, who positively and creatively inspire others in the Blogosphere are:













Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award


I wish to thank, Mahesh Nair, for nominating my blog for this terrific award.  It is a humbling experience to receive a blog nomination from a peer whose work I greatly admire and enjoy reading.  When the opportunity arises, please visit his site which is full of wonderful words, perspectives on life and fantastic photographs. Thank you once again, Mahesh.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

  1. The nominee shall display the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award logo on his/her blog.
  2. The nominee shall nominate 14 bloggers s/he admires, over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.  Please find the nominees below.

Sunshine Blogger Award

A special thanks to Shaun Gibson who Blogs at, Looking for reasoning to a complicated world,  Shaun has awarded me the Sunshine Blogger Award, which I humbly accept. 

The rules for accepting this lovely award are as follows:

1.  Display the Award on your Blog.

2.  Announce your win with a post and a link back to the Blogger who awarded you.

3.  Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award-who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

4.  Link your awardees in your post and let them know that they are being awarded.

5.  Write 10 interesting things about you.

Thank you, Shaun Gibson, for this award.

The Sunshine Blogger Award


Ten Hopefully Interesting Things About Me

1.  The person who designated this award  to me lives in Scotland, where my Great-Great-Grandfather was born.

2.  My maiden name is, Kirk, which means Church is Scottish.

3.  I have great intuition!

4.  Being a Pisces, I am very drawn to water, although I get sea-sick whenever I ride in a boat unless it is going very fast.

5.  I once rode a brilliant black stallion bareback, into the blue aquamarine waters off Mexico.

6.  Although I’m afraid of heights, I rode in a hot-air balloon high up into the quiet dawn skies of Phoenix.  It was beautiful.

7.  I loved taking my boys to Walt Disney World, when they were young.  It was our tradition for five years in a row.  Great memories!

8. My favorite guilty pleasure is eating milk chocolate, especially unwrapping those displayed famously in the gold foil box.  So hard for me to resist.

9.  I once knitted myself a sweater in three different colors of yarn.  I even wore it out in public.  🙂

10.  My birthday is today!

 The 10 Bloggers I Award the Sunshine Blogger Award to are as follows:

1. Wordsmith Desk,

2. Redbird’s Roost,

3. One Way Healthier,

4. Happy Hippy,

5. Hope For Today,

6.  Vincent Egoro,

7. Life Beyond My Window,

8. Project Light to Life,

9. Big Dog Diving,

10. Ocean of Compassion,

With Great Thanks I Nominate You

Well, I’m finally getting to it.  Thanking once again Mahesh Nair, for nominating my Blog for his most gracious, “Bundle of Awards.”

Each and every Blog I follow I try to read as often as I can.  Here, I am limited in my choosing.  It is difficult.  Like checking the ballot box on an Academy Award, form. How can I say who is most deserving when all  ‘performances’ are different, yet wonderful?  Each has  entertained me, enriched my life, or is in some way a learning tool for me.  I thank you all.

The Blogs I have nominated are for different reasons.  Some of the authors have been with me from the beginning, through their writing on my computer screen, I feel like I know them.  Stories and poems, pictures and words.  Life and living, good and bad.  Senses of joy or tears in my eyes.  Some are creative cooks, trying to morph me into a chef with their own new recipes: poor souls.  Others capture unbelievable moments through the tiny lens of their cameras, needing few words or none at all.  In my dreams I wish to do the same one day. To see a grain of sand swooping over oceans in an instant.  Saving the image to share with the world forever.

Some Blogs are written to make me ponder hidden meanings.  Others make me happy.  Then there are those who lift me up on weary days of woe simply through quiet words of inspiration.

Blessings to all……

With great thanks I wish to nominate the following Blogs for my joyous, “Bundle of Awards.”

  1. Seriously thoughts taken not so seriously –
  2. Perspectives on life, universes, everything –
  3. the echo of the whole sea –
  4. Peace, love and patchouli –
  5. Anna’s Cuisine –
  6. Sweet Afternoons –
  7. Happy Hippy –
  8. The Adventure of Writing –
  9. Life in Portsong –
  10. Milford Street –

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A short post today!

I must confess to knowing very little about blogging in general.  Slowly I’m learning………You, my readers have been so very patient with me.

Quite often I have been asked for more information. “What is your story?” Where did you come from?”  “What is your background?”  “What led you to become a writer?”

The truth is, like all of you out there, I have many “stories” within this shell of mine.  Through the help of a dear friend, I decided to add pages to my blog.  Yes, I said “add pages” to my blog.  So easy, yet, the mere concept initially daunted me.  Soon I was writing an e-mail that said, “Help me, PLEASE!”  My lack of knowledge was pathetic, I admit it.   I do not mind if all of you are having a little chuckle on my behalf……see, I have left room for it here………………….  🙂  🙂  🙂  :).

At the top of my blog you will now see two new pages. “Awards,” and “About Me,”  Yes, I did it, I am learning.  Please, do not give up on me, dear readers.  Hopefully, you will not find my new pages boring.  There is a lot within this life of mine.  I could have written a book.  Oh yes, I’ve been working on that.  Yet, we writers are often the best at procrastination too.  I left that part out……

I wish for you a smile within a happy day.