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Bee Love Award


On my last post, I said, “See ya tomorrow,” and expected to “bee” on my way,

but then I got this award from Yeka at YBP – It’s All About Love:

Thank you, Yeka!

Yeka accompanied the award with this note:

“Hi friends!

As you’d know by now, I’m all about LOVE! And I believe in spreading love with the highest levels of passion!

In gratitude to you for your gracious outpouring of love, I’d love to give back love a billionfold. This is my happy way of saying THANK YOU!!!

What better way to do that than to SHARE THE LOVE! I’ve come up with a special award that I believe we should all receive and generously pass on.

I’d like to start off our happy LOVE FLOW by nominating  fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration here on our WP community.

My intention is to spread our LOVE community-wide and so I’d appreciate your happy participation. And if you choose not to participate, I hope your nomination puts a smile in your heart knowing that you are loved and appreciated.”

Her nomination DID put a smile on my face… and so I continued reading and she helped me know how to do #1 … although it’s not quite at the top.

I thank you, Yeka for this award. Let me share your guidelines:

  1.    Attach the BEE LOVE AWARD LOGO on top of your post.
  2.    PIng back to YBP, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.
  3.    Thank your fellow blogger who nominated you.
  4.    Share your Definition of LOVE and How You Live Out LOVE.
  5.    Nominate your  fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration on WP.  (Love knows no limits, so nominate as many fellow bloggers you’d like to shine your light on!)

Reka’s Definition of LOVE:

Love is the ultimate reason we were born.
We live for love.
We live through love.
We live to love.

How Reka is Living Out LOVE:

She wrote: “LOVE is action to me. So, in my own simple way, I love by helping others become the best versions of themselves. I help them realize how sweetly blessed and richly loved they truly are. I celebrate them!”

Reka’s BEE LOVE AWARD Nominees (I am just showing you mine… it’s part of her 1st Batch ….. She said there are “More Happy Batches to come!!!” You can see them when you click on the link to her original blog.

Jan, JANBEEK

How I Live Out Love

Live a life of gratitude.
I thank all my blogging friends
who visit me here.
I love you!
❤️
Bee the love I want to see in others.
Look for those in need and reach out in love to help.
Pray daily for friends and family, and
Thank the Lord each day for the
Love, Joy, and Peace that He gives me.
Spread it!

I nominate YOU,
my love-filled readers,
for this “Bee Love Award.”
You’re awesome!

Montana Service Award


Awarded for Reaching Out

man and woman holding hands on brown wooden table

It’s always the right time to reach out a helping hand!

At the AARP Annual Awards dinner in Helena, MT tonight, Bob & I were awarded a wooden Montana serving plaque as a thank you for our years of service to the Ennis communty. (Thank you, Elaine Forsberg, for nominating us). We do so little compared to so many others!! But, we know every helping hand matters.

What an honor to be among a room full of people from all over our state who enjoy serving others during these, their senior years. Our community of Ennis is filled with people who work tirelessly to help others in a variety of unheralded ways.  On behalf of all of you who volunteer to help others at:

  • The Senior Center
  • The Madison County Library
  • The Lion’s Club (Park & Auction, etc.)
  • The Manor
  • The Madison Valley Medical Center
  • The Food Bank
  • The Ennis Arts Association Festival
  • The Fly Fishing Festival
  • The Ennis Children’s Community School
  • The Senior Companion Program
  • Local Churches
  • The Ennis Schools
  • The MVWC (Madison Valley Woman’s Club – Nearly New)
  • Etc., etc., etc

We thank you … and we encourage you to keep on giving of your time, talents and love.

This award is for all of you who volunteer!

AARP Award

Tell me some of the ways YOU enjoy volunteering your time.

No Action wasted
See ya tomorrow.

Shine Your Light!


In today’s sermon,
Elaine told a story of
A lighthouse keeper:

On a stormy night,
He climbed the rocks to the light;
Turned it on and fell.

He fell and he died
That night on the rocky hill
After doing his job.

A sailor that night
Saved his passengers and crew
Because of the light.

The lightkeeper died
So that others might be saved
From falls in darkness.

Is your light shining in the dark?

Elaine Hundley, who delivered the message in church today reminded us that, like this lighthouse keeper, Jesus died that we might live. He gave His life for us. Likewise, we are reminded to share our lives – give what we have – to brighten the lives of others.

Elaine read from Luke 12:13-21,
and she reminded us –
“All we have is on loan to us
From the Lord, the Almighty.
If we have extra, we are told
To give it away; don’t hold tightly.

These are eleven of the WordPress bloggers
who provide sunshine in my life –
They share the writing talents they have been given;

They are my choices
for the Sunshine Blogger Award :

  1. Cristian Mihai, The Art of Blogging
  2. derrickjknight
  3. lilie215, Tea and Toast with Kindness
  4. Sandra, Into the Light Adventures
  5. MeRaw, The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)
  6. Claudia, Humoring the Goddess
  7. Dr. Perry, Dr. Eric Perry, PhD
  8. Betul Erbasi – To Write or not to Write and What to Write
  9. Marts, for much deliberation
  10. Ann Koplow, The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally
  11. ELLE, elleguyence
Here’s my Sunshine Award for you!
Congratulations for being such a great blogger!
You shine your light on my life each time you post!

Dear Readers, you will enjoy checking out the blogs listed above. They are always inspiring. If any of these people wish to accept the award (Big Sky Buckeye already did – he sent this to me) and put it on their blog site, check back to see the rules posted yesterday on JanBeek.

Among the rules, I was asked to answer 11 questions and then create 11 questions for my Sunshine Award recipients to answer. Here are my questions:

  1. When did you start blogging?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. How often do you generally blog?
  4. What’s the main topic of your blog (your “niche”)?
  5. Is there a particular time of day when you generally blog? If so, when and why?
  6. Who is your most faithful follower?
  7. Do you have a tendency to post with that person in mind? Or do you have a different technique for personalizing your message?
  8. Of all your posts, which one would you save if all were lost except one?
  9. What’s one piece of advice you can pass on to beginning bloggers?
  10. Where do you get most of your ideas?
  11. If you could improve one thing about WordPress, what would it be?
Thanks for being a light in my day!

See ya tomorrow.

Sunshine Shines on WordPress


My blogging friend, BigSkyBuckeye, was nominated for the Sunshine Award. In the process of accepting it, he was asked to nominate eleven other bloggers. I was #11 – Yay!

Thank you, Richard, for the affirmation. In your acceptance, you were told to publish the rules – and you asked your nominees to pass them along.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. Thank you,  https://bigskybuckeye.com/2019/10/05/sunshine-blogger-award/
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post. (Here they are … and here it is)

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3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. (I will do that now… see below)

Questions:

  1. Name one person who always finds a way to inspire you: Derrick in BC
  2. How has blogging benefited your life? It has given me a way to find a group of friends world-wide who read my daily messages and inspire me to share the positivity in my life.
  3. Do you like to experience nature?  YES! If so, what is one of your favorite activities? I love four-wheeling in the Rocy Mountains n our ATV with my hubby, my dog, TazE, and our friends.
  4. How important is family to you? Extremely! I am blessed with a terrific son, a darling daughter, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, six loving in-laws and their children, a wonderful niece and her family… ah, Gof is good! That reminds me, my church family is such a blessing, too. Brothers and Sisters in Christ enrich my life… Important is putting it mildly!)
  5. What is your favorite season of the year? Springtime. Why is it your favorite? It seems to spell newness and rebirth. I love the freshness. It feels like “Beginning again” – and it contains Easter, my favorite holiday.
  6. What month were you born? July
  7. If you could visit any place in the world for the first time, where would you want to go? Maine and Nova Scotia. They are on my “Bucket List.”
  8. Who is one of your most favorite authors? Bob Goff: “Love Does”
  9. What is something which you have a great deal of passion for? Two H’s: Honeybees and the Holy Spirit
  10. Share a favorite verse of Scripture or an inspiring quotation. John 3:16
  11. Tell us one interesting facet about yourself. I was “Tammy Tiger” the University of the Pacific’s first female mascot – after it changed from C.O.P. to U.O.P. – and my band director was disgusted that I did that. He said, “Anyone can wear a costume and run around the football field,  but you’re my first chair clarinetist… not just anybody can do that!” But, what he didn’t know was, the costume for Tammy Tiger fit my 5 foot frame… not just anybody could fit into that either!

4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts. (This will be done tomorrow)

5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions (I need have time to think about that!)

Thank you, BigSkyBuckeye!!

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 See you tomorow.

 

Sunshine Award


The Sunshine Award

I am honored that this blog has been nominated by a dear blogging friend, GinaV at http://professionsforpeace.com  for The Sunshine Award.  She acknowledged this site and nine others   for bringing sunshine into her blogging world.  Many thanks to Gina. She brings sunshine into my world with her inspiring insights.  She encourage me to keep on writing and  sharing sunshine with others, just as she does!

To accept the award, here are the steps to take – with joy and appreciation:
1.  Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2.  Answer the 10 questions, below, for fun  – if you want to.
3.  Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy… or you pick the number…   (I choose to nominate 5 sites initially … and will add more as they shine into my world).
4.  Pay the love forward:  Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5.  Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

The Nominees ~ I am not adding a note about each blog, but I encourage you to visit and discover on your own how they deserve The Sunshine Award.  They all positively and creatively inspired me. Even if some of these writers choose not to participate in this award process, I still want this chance to help you, dear reader,  find these blogs and perhaps be inspired by what they contain, if you haven’t found them already.

My Nominees for the Sunshine Award:

1)  http://thesubterraneanworld.wordpress.com
2) http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com/
3)  http://oldsunbird.wordpress.com
4)  http://silverpoetry.wordpress.com
5)  http://theeffstop.wordpress.com
Oh, and one more bright and shining tender hearted blog:
6)  http://justspokenthoughts.wordpress.com

The Questions:

What is your favorite color?  
~ Red depicts images of love and strength and the flames of the Holy Spirit. Shades of red, orange, and yellow cheer me.  Shades of green inspire me.  Shades of blue calm me. My favorite depends on my mood or my needs on any given day!

What is your favorite animal?  
~ TazE, my Boston Terrier, is my favorite animal right now. Bob & I have had Boston Terriers most of our married life. They are such fun!! But, we have antelope who come into our yard regularly, and deer and bunnies. I do love wildlife!

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  
~I am with Gina on this one = Cool water. So necessary – and so good for me.

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?  
~Facebook. It helps me stay connected to my daughter in Switzerland and her three teen sons. Also, it connects me to beloved family in other states and to dear, dear former students and colleagues.

What’s your passion? 
~Sharing the love of God through service to others, making a difference in others’ lives, and being honest and genuine while living a life of integrity – those are my passions.

What’s your favorite pattern? 
~Plaids

Do you prefer giving or getting presents?  
~I always prefer giving, but I’d never turn down a present! I love finding just the right thing for someone and giving it “just because” instead of waiting for a birthday or Christmas.

What’s your favorite number?  
~My favorite number is seven (7). It symbolizes completeness. I have seven grandchildren. My birthday is in the 7th month. My phone number and mailbox number both end in 77. Our house number is 7.We are living in our “Last Best Place.”

Favorite day of the week? 
~Sunday – the Lord’s Day – the day He said something like, “It is complete. Rest!” It is the day my husband and I go to see our extended family in the church and worship our Maker and thank Him for all our many blessings and express our appreciation for the many answered prayers.

Favorite flower?
~A single red rose cut from the bush and delivered with a smile from my sweetheart … a stem of orchids on a plant from my friend, a plant that reproduces every year in greater abundance than the year before… the first daffodils in springtime… I could go on and on… I love flowers!

There, I have answered the questions and fulfilled the requirements of the award. Thank you for reading, dear bloggers… and thank you for visiting those nominated sunshine spots. You’ll be glad you did!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


GinaV at ProfessionsforPeace.com nominated my blog site for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” I was inspired by the intent of the award, which is to “Keep the [Blogosphere] a Beautiful Place.” Helping to make the blog world (whatever that word was on the award) or our whole big, wide world a more loving place to live – whether in cyberspace or in the inches of space right around me – is a wonderful life goal. Thank you, Gina, for the inspiration to keep on writing. I gratefully accept.

Dear readers, if you click on the award in the right hand margin, it will link you to Gina’s blog. Do visit her site!

Here are the steps for accepting this Award:
1) Display the award logo somewhere on your blog. (Check!)
2) Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you. (Check!)
3) Share seven things about yourself that people may not already know. (See below.)
4) Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. (I’ll work on this one, since like Gina, I want to try to avoid redundancy.)
5) Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.(Will do that as I find the ones I wish to nominate… and I will begin with my inspiration, Lilie, at WordPress “underthewisdomtree”)

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Seven Things You May Not Know About Me:
1) I love houseplants – I have about three dozen of them!
2) I enjoy early morning coffee in the peace and quiet of my very own sanctuary – my favorite place in my house.
3) I play the accordion and the clarinet.
4) I love Boston Terrors (pun intended).
5) I wish I had a cat.
6) Writing is my connection to myself and others.
7) The Triune God is my constant companion and best friend!

God Bless You on this Mother’s Day. May all your days be an inspiration to love. Write on!

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