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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

On July 31, Jeanette Anderson nominated Awakenings for the Liebster Blog Award. This is Awakenings first nomination and I am humbled and grateful.

What is the Liebster Blog Award?
“The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.” Wow! That IS a mouthful! Thank you, Jeanette, for honoring Awakenings in this way!
As with all blog awards, there are 'rules' so I will proceed with the 11 questions Jeanette left for me to answer:
1. Do you dream of being a famous author?

Famous, no.  Remembered, yes, for my love of God and country.

2. Do you have any goals besides writing?

Someday return to my painting. 

3. What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy reading my Bible, gardening, playing golf

4. Do you like to play games on the computer?


5. Do you listen to music when your work on your book?

Not always,  but I love the Blues!

6. Have you ever dressed up nice just to stay home?

Actually, I do that every day except when I work in the yard. (Not in a business suit, of course) If by 'nice' is meant formal, can't say I have gone that far at home.

7. What's your favorite animal?

Definitely the cat - I am the slave to two cats:>)

8. What's your favorite number?

Five (5)

9. What's your favorite color?


10. What's your favorite quote or saying?

Butterflies count not months but moments and have time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

11. Do you believe in personal goals?

Yes. Without personal goals, one tends to feel lost and ends up going around in circles, aimlessly and without purpose. Personal goals allow one to find something of interest and journey on a path toward happiness and achievement.

There was no indication how many I should honor with this award. After some research, I discovered the number varies from five to eleven. Since many blogsites do not display stats for number of followers, it may be possible for some nominees to have more that the required number. If so, please do graciously accept the award as a means by which you can pass recognition along to any newbies who are following you.

 Here are my nominees for The Liebster Blog Award.
Please leave a comment below letting me know you received the notification of this award.

Paulette Harper Johnson

Carole Di Tosti

Rebecka Vigus

Claire Cappetta

Sunni Morris

Aditya Samitinjay

Kathleen O'Mara

To my nominees, here are your 11 questions: HAVE FUN!

1. Who do you admire most and why?
2. What is the best book you have read this year and why would you recommend it to others?
3. Where do you get your inspiration?
4. What is your favorite part of nature?
5. Would you rather be a bumble bee or a butterfly?
6. When did you first begin to write?
7. What is your favorite sport?
8. If you had a choice for a pet, would you rather have a gerbil or an iguana?
9. If you could be reincarnated, who would you like to be?
10. Which would best describe you, a cool cucumber salad or a hot tamale?
11. What is the best food you ever ate and where?

I do encourage all visitors to visit my nominees for some great articles, stories and poetry!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Thank you Sharla and loved reading your answers. :)

  2. Great to have you visit, Jeanette. Sorry I was late in getting it posted. Hope you had a great day!

  3. Thank you Sharla! This is so kind of you. I'm putting the post together now :)

    1. That's great, Kate! Looking forward to perusing it once you have it posted:>)