Welcome to Awakenings

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

REALITY Blog Award

Raani York so graciously bestowed the REALITY Blog Award to catnipoflife on November 11, 2012. Since catnip had already received this award it was proposed to Raani for the award to go to Awakenings, catnipoflife's sister site. With Raani's blessing, Awakenings accepts the award with only one slight modification. Let's take a moment to examine the criteria for Awakenings' acceptance.

Awakenings is. . .

Real: Embraces the past, empowers the present, enriches the future...

Energizing: Activates and invigorates the senses providing insight into who we are, what we do and why we are here...

Amazing: Opens the mind to surprise and wonder within American tradition...

Lovely: Nice - beautiful - pretty - charming - sweet - fair 

Inspiring: Stimulates reflection within personal whisperings quenching the  thirst to discover and learn more...

Touching: Delves into the poignant nature of history...                                 

Yippee: Provides excitement toward understanding America's ancestral story!

Not really sure she fits the criteria of Lovely but I will leave that up to you - her readers. She does present some really nice reflections within her beautiful poetry and is often accompanied by some pretty charming pictures, sweet topics and always plays fair.

With every award comes RULES!

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post. DONE!
2.) Add the award logo to your blog. DONE!
3.) Share 7 things about yourself. SEE BELOW!
3.) Nominate 5 - 10 or more bloggers you admire. SEE BELOW!
4.) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. CHECK YOUR BLOG! WATCH FOR A TWEET!
5.) Optional questions. (This one I will forego for now to make it easier on everyone!)

7 "tidbits of trivia" about me:
  • Talented
  • Tall
  • Tenacious
  • Tender
  • Thankful
  • Thoughtful
  • Tolerant
Awakenings bestows the Reality Blog Award to:

Drum roll, ple-e-e-ease!
Aditya @ Being Chirpy!

Amber @ LadyLovelyBlogger

Ang @ angchronicles

Brian @ Brian T Shirley Comedian/Philosopher

Cherrye @ Books That Sow

Claire @ clairecappetta

Dierdre @ Thoughts and Prayers

Kate @ Solid Happiness

Linneann @ linneann

Mark @ Maleko's Art

Neeraj @ Pieces

Peggy @ Kick Back Moments

Sandra @ Dare to Dream Big!

Sandy & Sandra @ I.O.U. Sex

Shirley @ A Writer's Journey

Sunni @ Surviving Life


"With words of encouragement and inspiration, you bring sunshine to cloudy days and illuminate a dark sky on a moonless night!" 


  1. Thank you so much for the REALITY Blog Award. My co-author and I enjoy posting, and we hope our readers like the blog's content. We appreciate the recognition you've given us.
    Sandy Nachlinger & Sandra Allen, co-authors of I.O.U. SEX

  2. Thank you Sharla! You are certainly deserving of such a wonderful award, and I thank you for the recognition! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Deirdre

  3. How nice. I love learning about everyone and what they like and don't. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Congrats on your wonderful award and you truly deserve it! Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I wish you the best for Thanksgiving and hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs x

  5. Congratulations Sharla! You are such a joy to know. Your work within the blogging community, to bring people together, to share and be supportive is so wonderful. I appreciate all you do, and you write too!
    And thank you for mentioning my little site. This is so sweet! :)

  6. Sharla, you deserve the award and the recognition, I am truly inspired by you. Thank you so much for mentioning my site, I will truly try to live up to the honor.

  7. Sharla, thank you for the recognition of this award. A wonderful surprise and gesture. And yes your blog catnipoflife and awakening are quite lovely.

  8. Hi,
    Congratulations on your blog award! You deserve it.