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:
Oh, and one more bright and shining tender hearted blog:
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?
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.
~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!