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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.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dragon's Loyalty Award

 The two awards, the “Very Inspiring Blogger” and the “Versatile Blogger”, 
have combined their powers to become…The Dragon’s Loyalty Award.

Awakenings has been tapped by Alastair for the Dragon's Loyalty Award. This award is extra special for two reasons: its symbolism being the dragon and its ties to loyalty. It is very humbling for Awakenings to be recognized with these words. "Why," you may ask? 

The Dragon
This mythical creature surrounded by tales of mysticism often airs a spiritual significance with its only boundary imagination. Within those tales, the dragon is known for its greatness, a symbol of power and majesty, as well as oftentimes compassion.The dragon is also associated with wisdom, in some instances, even being recognized as wiser than humans. Like the strength of the dragon, within Awakenings lies the stalwartness of a great nation!

By definition, loyalty is "faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause." Being loyal signifies a feeling of allegiance and has a strong bond with patriotism. Loyalty demands responsibility and obedience whereby personal devotion is a key factor. The voice of loyalty is the voice of freedom, the voice of freedom is the voice of America.
Thank you, Alastair, for considering Awakenings as being a loyal dragon! As with any award, there are rules. 


  1. Display the award on your blog
  2. Announce your “win” with a post
  3. Post seven interesting things about yourself.
    Now sure how interesting but there will be seven.
  4. Present the award to 15 deserving bloggers
    See below
  5. Drop them a comment to let them know
    I will do pingbacks. It’s easier :-)
Seven things about me:

  1. I am currently reading Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival by Rosemary Adkins
  2. Awakenings sister site is catnipoflife.
  3. Find out about me HERE.
  4. My website is HERE.
  5. Awakenings, the book, is HERE.
  6. I am loyal to God, country, family, and friends.
  7. I love America!
My fifteen I declare dragons are (in no particular order – except alphabetical)

  1. Angela @angchronicles
  2. Barb @Life in the Foothills
  3. Christy @Poetic Parfait
  4. Claire @clairecappettaclairecappetta 
  5. Deidre @Thoughts and Prayers  
  6. Granny @angelswhisper2011 
  7. Gray Poet @Gray Poet
  8. Joseyphina @Joseyphina’s World 
  9. Julie (aka Cookie) @cookiecrumbstoliveby   
  10. Len @myownheart.me
  11. Mark @Maleko’s Art
  12. Neeraj @Pieces
  13. Rosemary @Reflections of Mamie  
  14. Skye @The Santuary of My Heart
  15. Susie @Country Side Poet


  1. Thanks a lot, Sharla. Really appreciate the gesture! :)

  2. Many thanks my loyal friend. Appreciate it so much. xo

  3. Thank you for the Award and for pointing me toward more of your work. I look forward to browsing the posts and those of your followers.

  4. Thank you Sharla for the award. I hope that many will keep on following your incredible journey.


  5. Thank you, Sharla, I am just flabbergasted and very humbled by this sweet award. I will be following the instructions very soon and posting on my blog page.

  6. Congratulations and thank you so much for this Loyal gesture. We feel very honored by receiving this special Award and thank you for sharing the insides of you. Pawkisses for the weekend :)

  7. Congratulations Sharla and thank you so much for passing it on! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband hope his healing journey continues to be successful :-)

  8. Thanks so much, Sharla. Very nice to receive this award!

  9. You're welcome :-)