On the day The Blazing Trail marks her first Birthday, here’s to say thanks to you all for your heartfelt support this eventful year. There were many potato moments…burgonya, krumpuli, papas, blue/purple berries (how I long to hear some more!); countless insights, profound moments of interaction and learning experiences in the year that was. The moments of laughter were hilarious in particular…unforgettable! Thanks for the inspiration depicted in your resilience that made me believe with each new day I would make it through.To each one of my friends, critics, followers, visitors and admirers, thank you.Thank you for all. You’ve been my 2012 wow moment! I dedicate this day to you.
It’ s back where I started from. As I look forward I can only say I do so with a great sense of optimism in the spirit of a shared passion montaged from each one of those beautiful smiles that underlines the unique community we are! Please stay on, keep it real and shining. I have been at a loss finding the one word that could simply and vividly paint the picture for this year so if any one of you out there has some insights, pls come to my rescue…and lace it with a potato moment while at it! If you have an unforgettable moment or post for this year, do share the link with us. I wish to accept a few awards in marking this wonderful day.
Thank you George http://euzicasa.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the Tell Me ABOUT YourSelf AwArD. Tell me About Yourself Award. You will find great substance and inspiration in George.
1.Thank the person who nominated you!
2.Tell Seven things about yourself that you haven’t shared yet :
- Our wedding Anniversary falls on December 18th!
- It’s a decade this year since the passing on of my great grandmo’ ; a mentor,family champion and wellspring of grace.
- Injustice breaks my heart
- Horse riding is such a fascination for me
- I love to reflect
- Presidential motorcades amaze me
- December is my favorite month
3. Nominate 7 bloggers.
Līgo Circle of Appreciation
Thank you Teju https://singingsparrows.wordpress.com/ for this fantastic recognition. Feels really special joining the circle. If anyone needed to read something that will leave them really exhilarated, then Teju’s About page will do you some justice!
‘A great blog is something which inspires hope, is about people and is real.
I share this recognition with the following:
Note: The ‘Līgo Circle of Appreciation’ is a recognition bestowed on fellow bloggers and is not an award.
Iam most thankful to http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/(you will be captivated by her poetry) for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2012’ Award http://thewhyaboutthis.com/2012/11/27/believe-it-or-not/ and to meiro http://meirozavian.wordpress.com/ (her touch of ambiance coupled with thoughtful pieces will draw you to linger longer) for nominating me for the second and third, in addition to the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the Sunshine Blogger Awards which have generously dotted my award trail this year.
I nominate the following:
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Rules
(This has been copied word for word for accuracy. It is suggested you do the same…makes posting easy!)
Do you know a blog that deserves an award? Do you have special blogs that you love to read? Which blogs do you bookmark and follow? Would you like to give them an award this year? Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you! The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
2 Write a blog post and name/tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join The Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars… Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect! Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different! When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star! There are a total of 6 stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges There are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times! ~ Need to know more? Check out the FAQ page And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award! ~ ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Clic
“A big part of me feels so much at peace,” Tower picked up. “Our remarkably industrious quest through the centuries…generations, numerous intricate details involved. It was him all along wasn’t it?! All about him…so near yet so far away. Her light chuckle echoed the heart of one lost in intense wonder. He is finally here! Feels like being released from a spell. I wonder what took him so long!”
“What’s going on here? Who exactly is this child? Someone please explain to me!” Pillar blurted out in frustration.
“This King!” Sky scrapper interjected impatiently.
“Child…Fine a child King…King…Child! Whatever!” he pulled violently at his reins, staggering his animal. “Goodness! I feel so small! I have to see to believe! He better have a crown on his head when I get there! I’m serious!”
“I will never forget that murderous look through the king’s eyes,” said Tower. “Then his face. It mirrored something…like it wasn’t really him. For a moment he appeared to me as a vessel, one representing a reality way beyond what we can see. I mean think about it, toddlers don’t run palaces. He will be probably dead by the time the young one makes it to teenage.”
“We are not hearing the end of this intuition drift are we? Guess you just made a big point there though. It’s a big paradox this one. Come to think of it. The child represents a reality way beyond as well. Exactly what happens when two worlds collide. We guys are of course right at the centre of it. And that’s almost by fate. This child is destined for greatness thus, right? I hope when my wife goes on labor, it’s to usher in a daughter!” The prolonged laughter reverberated on the hills across the plains.
“There is something peacefully good about this celestial wonder. A securely anchored destination factor that just by the look of it tells you it will be okay for every eye illuminated with its substance. Some rise to be part of the wandering motion, some to join the shooting league. This one has risen with a difference. My intuition tells me it has a destination, working with an end in sight from the beginning. That sets it apart from any other known star from the constellations in the millions of their galaxies.”
“God bless your intuition Tower!” spoke a much calmer Pillar.
Sky scrapper sighed heavily, staring thoughtfully into the sky, his tone gently oozing authority and great conviction. “I am advanced in years and grateful to the heavens for the opportunity to witness this glorious culmination before I am on my way to the other side. What an honor. You all hopefully have lots of time in your hands. Strive earnestly in your ambition to find your definition, meaning and significance within this star, child or king whichever works for you. You will be wise indeed if you heed. Your onus.
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