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THE PARLIAMENT AWARD

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The Parliament Award image from Bishop Eddie Tatro

Awards - Owls and Orchids

The Parliament Award and Wolf Pack Image from Bishop Eddie Tatro

THE PARLIAMENT AWARD

 This new and beautiful set of awards (which you need to post both badges on your post) was created by Bishop Eddie Tatro and was given to me by Jenn at http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com

Now onto the rules

  1. Firstly, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!
  2. List a few things that make you a loyal member.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  4. Nominate at least five (5) well deserving bloggers whose loyalty and love you value and consider part of your Parliament and Pack; for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site.

 

Firstly I’d like to thank Jenn for nominating me for this award… it was a complete surprise – you have NO idea.  She can be found jumping around at http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com

Why do I deserve to be here, getting this award?

  1. I blog almost every day – having just finished the NaBloPoMo, I might keep up the 7days a week although I need a days off every so often.
  2. I am moved by the people I have come to know and care about through my journey here one WordPress. If I know they are having a hard time I try to be there, supporting with encouragement or a shoulder (virtual) for the to vent or cry on.
  3. I try to comment /reply if someone does say hi or anything on my posts. Sometimes it’s difficult if I just get a smiley… it feels like Cheshire cat time if we keep swapping cheesy grins. 🙂
  4. I might seem a trifle ‘distant’ but I care very deeply for others, it’s a hangover of the protective shell days.
  5. 5. I try to comment of people’s posts, or if I can find no word to add I let them know I visited and liked it by hitting that…”LIKE”  button.

My nominees are

1. Tammy at http://tlohuis.wordpress.com

2. Dawn at http://dawnyhoskin.wordpress.com

3. Trisha at http://trishapearson.wordpress.com

4. Laurie at http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com

5 Nina at http://thepollyannaplan.wordpress.com

Many thanks everyone.

Blessings  Susan x

As I promised here is my  final message regarding  these beautiful awards. I will miss them.

DECISION

The time has come to be upfront and share my honest thoughts to people who I respect and admire. I understand the purpose and honour of many blogger awards; I feel blessed and humbled to have been nominated a few and really I do feel honoured, however, 

 

I do not wish to receive any further awards…

 

My most grand and heart-warming awards are your Likes and Comments. Any feedback or disagreements only help me learn and grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

 

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Gratitude

Gratitude – hold it in your hands
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“Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

This must rank as the biggest surprise of all! Nominated by the ever sparkling  Jenn at http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com

Here are the rules for receiving this award

  1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
    2. Answer the 10 questions.
    3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
    4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
    5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

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1. Your favourite colour – Purple

2. Your favourite animal – Mini Fox Terriers and BIG cats, leopards, cheetah’s panther, jaguar etc.

3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink – 1/4strength latte made with Di Bella Coffee, extra hot milk on the side – YES I know, “You call that a drink!” I like the taste but not the headache so I had to be sensible.

4. Facebook or Twitter – I do both, but I need to get better with Twitter… just have a thing about being a tweeter.

5. Your favourite pattern – a tiny sprinkling of flowers as an eye catcher. But prefer block colours.

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – Both!

7. Your favourite number? – 8

8. Your favourite day of the week? – Tuesday

9. Your favourite flower? – Orchids, what else!

10. What is your passion? –  Helping others in ways they have difficulty with. Teaching people not to be afraid of the next step.

Nominees

1. http://dawnyhosking.wordpress.com

2. http://justanotherfbomb.wordpress.com

3. http://trishapearson.wordpress.com

4. http://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com

5. http://notesfromthefog.wordpress.com

6.  http://jennadee222.wordpress.com

7. http://thepollyannaplan.wordpress.com

8. http://sirenatales.wordpress.com

9. http://starrystez.com

10. http://bipolarforlife.me

Many thanks Ladies,

Blessings,  Susan x

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Gratitude – hold it in your hands
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The Blog of the Year Award

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Blog of the Year Award

The Blog of the Year Award

Graciously offered by:’

http://myfibrotasticlife.com    Jumping Jenny 444  (twice)“   and http://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/  Donna   ……………..which gives me 3 stars !

Here are the rules to receiving this award:

“1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page. Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear   This page is now closed.:(

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!”

Here’s the thing with the badges: there are six different badges and you can either replace your current badge (for instance, trading in the “one star badge” for the “two star badge” on your sidebar where you can show everyone your awards)…or you can collect all 6 and show them off for the world to see! To get the rest of the badges for each time you are nominated, click here.

Now, onto the nominees that I have chosen for the “Blog of the Year Award”)/

Tammy at http://tlohuis.wordpress.com

Trisha at http://justanotherfbomb.wordpress.com

Marilyn at http://kintal.wordpress.com

All three nominees are incredible ladies and have given me such delight in seeing their very different posts, and that really sums it all up. Each of you have given me food for thought, inspiration and at times, delight, concern, happiness, joy….. and so the list goes on. I can’t think of three more deserving ladies.

If I had  days to write about each of you I would find more to write and so, I have simply said the above from my heart. Your friendship, support and food for thought have broadened my horizons immensely. Thank you.

Blessings,  Susan x

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Gratitude – hold it in your hands
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The Inner Peace Award

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Inner Peace Award

Nominated by Kerry Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com

The rules of this award are to say why you choose to accept it, and then pass it on to others.

This is probably more difficult than others – why, because I’m not sure I deserve this. My Inner Peace is challenged on an almost daily basis, by eruptions of pain, stress, upset, anger.. all of which are initiated by and then directed at the Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and so on.

I consider myself a “work in progress.” All my studies have been prompted by a desire to understand not only myself but others and ultimately how to help people –which includes me. I have always wanted to help people. For those of you who have read my police stories, and my grand “In Search” saga…and there are many more ‘in here’ to be written, my sole purpose was then and still is, to help those who were not in a position to do what I can do and therefore help them. If that sounds pompous or grand – it isn’t it’s simply the easiest way I know to describe how I feel.

If my writing, comments or presence (when I’m about), can bring a smile to someone’s face and lighten their load then I’ve had a good day. On that premise I can accept the award. As I said, I’m a work in progress and if they had a 12 step program I’d be forever slipping and working my way back up again.

Inner Peace is a state of mind and well as being, in my humble opinion. I have much to learn but I have some amazing people who I listen to and take what is right for me, at that time, and off we go. In light of that I now pass this award on.

Tammy from   http://tlohuis.wordpress.com/

Walk with me on my journey of illness to the road of happiness and a life of fulfillment!

Tammy is an awesome person who, whilst  struggling with various chronic illnesses, doesn’t let that stop her as she blogs about finding the positives in life, engaging in mindfulness, and learning more about the “wise mind”. (I’m searching for that!).

Nicole at http://cauldronsandcupcakes.wordpress.com.au

Wise words from a wise lady. Nicole is always ready with a story and a ‘hug and a cup of tea’ just right to lift your spirits. She is amazing. She has juggled her own battles with illness whilst still being a terrific psychic and metaphysical teacher… for some inspirational words and teaching to mouth-watering recipes – check out Nicole’s blog. You’ll wish you had been there earlier. You must try her Ice Cream Plum Pudding – it’s awesome!

Nina http://thepollyannaplan.wordpress.com/

Nina, has been on a journey of brightening the world, one act at a time. I’ve been amazed at her upbeat and joyous approach to everything, good and not so good and finding something good at the end of the day,    And

Jenn at at http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com

The most happy go lucky, plucky girl I’ve met. She does so much to help others and always with a big smile on her face. I wish I could be half so cheerful. Her positivity and upbeat approach is wonderful to see and hear about.

Thank You one and all for being the inspirations you are.

Blessings  Susan x

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Gratitude – hold it in your hands
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The Awards and my Thanks

I know I’ve been slack with this, but as everyone knows they do take up quite a bit of time, so here goes. I have split the acceptance for the awards into the individual ones… mainly for my convenience. You will notice that some people are mentioned more than once. It is entirely up to you if you roll them into one as far as the nominee stage is concerned. I haven’t seen anything which says you cannot nominate someone for one or all awards. My explanation, if I had attended to these as they came in I would have nominated the same people…. Because they are in a large group it looks worse than it is. Each person I have carefully thought about before choosing them. Should they, for whatever reason, decide not to accept the nomination then I ask the following:

  • You accept the nomination in the spirit it is intended.lease don’t return it
  • If you wish to pass it along to another deserving blogger please do so
  • If neither of the above apply, then accept my apologies for not having enough time to read everything on everyone’s blogs regarding whether awards are accepted or not. It is a very difficult task when a flurry of awards arrive.

I found this on another blog and whilst it might be heart warming to  amass a huge collection of awards, I am having difficulties, at times, simply getting my blog out. I am attending to my awards already received but then……

I appreciate your thoughts and wishes and ask that you understand the reason I have taken the following decision.

DECISION

The time has come to be upfront and share my honest thoughts to people who I respect and admire. I understand the purpose and honour of many blogger awards; I feel blessed and humbled to have been nominated a few and really I do feel honoured, however, 

 

I do not wish to receive any further awards…

 

My most grand and heart-warming awards are your Likes and Comments. Any feedback or disagreements only help me learn and grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I will add this to the last award acceptance. Thank You

Now for the Awards.

The Dragon Award

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I have been very fortunate- to be nominated for two Dragons Awards by the following lovely people:

Kerry Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com    and

Donna Parker at http://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com 

They both have the most diverse and amazing blogs, please go visit them, it’s well worth it.

There are rules to the award.  They are as follows:

1.  Display the award on your site.

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your acceptance post;

3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and notify them they received the award.

4. List seven interesting things about yourself

Can you hear the wailing now? -“I don’t have 7 interesting things to say about myself…..which of course no-one will believe.

Here I go:

  1. My non-existent injuries from a car accident 13 years ago have put me in bed much of the time with chronic pain. But don’t worry; it’s all in my head!  The dilemma here is the wonderful drugs to alleviate the pain from my non injured back, (yes they’ll prescribe meds for something in my head) make me so dopey (lol) I can’t do very much most days before midday. It really is a nuisance.
  2. I have more friends on WordPress than in real life. True – get divorced and everyone takes a long hike and never returns…..it must be contagious. So now I feel fairly cut off from outside life.
  3. I have a PhD in Metaphysics, A Diploma in Counseling, Master in Reiki, Melchizedek and Pellowah healing, am an Angel Intuitive, Level 3 Australian Bush Flower essence practitioner, Psychic, tarot reader, and oodles of other metaphysical goodies…I just love what we “can’t” see or “hear,” or so some say, but Not Me!
  4. I’m also the Director of a business called Executive Mastermind, under whose umbrella I have Life Change 90 – Ray does all the bloggystuff for that. Director of Executive Financial, and have a Diploma in Financial Planning.
  5. When I was in school I wanted to be a forensic scientist but the subject wasn’t available in Australia when I came here. Drat!
  6. I’m caught between two cultures: people in Australia tell me I have a cultured English voice, but my remaining Yorkshire family in England can’t understand a word I say – enough said.
  7. I never used to drink tea, only coffee, now I drink tea and only an occasional GOOD coffee.  I wonder if this is why I’m “sick”?  Tis a thought…

The Nominees…….. drum roll please

Chloe  at http://sirenatales.wordpress.com

Laurie  at http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com

Marilyn at shttp://kintal.wordpress.com

Jenn  at http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com

Leslie at  http://justanotherfbomb.wordpress.com

Laura at http://mybipolarlife.wordpress.com

Max at http://thoughtsalone.wordpress.com

Mark at http://marklanesbury.wordpress.com

Sandy at http://sandeyce.wordpress.com

Trisha athttp://notesfromthefog.wordpress.con

Jenna at http://jennadee222.wordpress.com

Josephine athttp://neverquitebroken.wordpress.com

Cheryl at http://stopthestigma.wordpress.com

Himani B at http://tendrheartmusings.wordpress.com

Melody at http://melodysperspective.me

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