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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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blog of the Year 2012

Believe it or not… 

Yes, an actual “current” Blog Award!

Thank you Jeannette Anderson @ http://jeanettesandersen.blogspot.com/ for Awakenings' first nomination of the “Blog of the Year 2012” award. That means she has earned her first star (more about the stars to come)!
Because of so many wonderful new friends met during my blogging journey the most difficult part is deciding who now be on the receiving end as Awakenings pays the award forward. Before moving to the nominees, let's take a look behind the scenes and learn more about the award.

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

(This has been copied word for word for accuracy. It is suggested you do the same…makes posting easy!)
Do you know a blog that deserves an award?
Do you have special blogs that you love to read?
Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?
Would you like to give them an award this year?
Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
2 Write a blog post and name/tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also join The Facebook group – click ‘Like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges
There are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!
Need to know more? Check out the FAQ page
And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails
Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

So there you go those are the rules and the name of the game.
The blogs listed below possibly have at one time or another bestowed and/or received an award from me. Some responded with the utmost gratitude, some do not venture into the award arena and some simply did not respond. Those of you who enjoy playing I look forward to your own post and those of you who chose not to that is okay, too. I have fulfilled my desire to let you know how deserving you truly are and how much you mean to me. :)

For those of you who want to play, the ball is in your court!
[BTW If you want to play and I have somehow missed you, I hang my head shamefully but will raise it proudly and promptly add you to the list!]

Awakenings proudly gives a star to the following who have consistently visited and provided supporting comments along her journey through the blogosphere:



  1. Thank you, Sharla, for your kind nomination for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. I appreciate the honor. It has been easy to support your blog because it's always interesting and well-written. I'm looking forward to your future posts.

    1. Thank you so much, Sandy! You are such a great supporter:>)

  2. I appreciate the honor as well.. You are so sweet and kind.. I will take it and do it late as I've been sick all week and have neglected my Blogging.. Thanks again I'm honored..Your blog is always inspiring and uplifting.. I enjoy it so much.

    1. Susie, you have been an avid follower and I appreciate your visits so much, especially the comments. You, too, are most deserving!Sorry to hear you have been sick and do hope you recover quickly and have a good weekend.

  3. Oh..Thank you Sharla...as generous as you are...I did not know, you have given me too a star..means a lot to me..coming from a veteran writer like your self...But truly you are the deserving one with 6 stars..Congratulations once again...

    1. Seeta, congratulations to you also! I do plan on visiting you more often. Again, I really enjoyed the video tour! More, please:>)

  4. Hi Sharla. Thanks for the award. It was so sweet of you to think of me.