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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.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Very Inspiring Blog Award

Marilyn @Serendipity has bestowed the Very Inspiring Blogger award upon Awakenings, as well as catnipoflife. Marilyn tags me as having a dual identity and has been (ahem! still is) an avid follower. If you have not visited Serendipity, you are totally missing out on a wonderful experience...very diversified, loaded with humor and featuring some of the BEST photography right from her own neighborhood...how about her back yard!

Before delving into this award, let's take a moment to examine what it is truly about...

Inspire, inspiring, inspiration - what makes a blog fall into such a category? Is it the emotion felt upon reading an article, the glimmer of hope received from its message, the faith in knowing courage was its foundation? Perhaps it is all of the above. . .



  1. Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: "his enthusiasm inspired them".
  2. Create (a feeling, esp. a positive one) in a person: "inspire confidence".


inspirit - inbreathe - inhale

For Marilyn to bestow the title of "Inspiring" upon Awakenings is more than ever expected. My heart is touched deeply in a way that words just don't come easily for this one. Marilyn even mentioned one time that it is a challenge enough to write one blog but I must be insane to tackle two. It has been an amazing journey for each blog has its own purpose and the writing for one is quite different from the other yet often times similar.

Better stop here or this post is going to get to mushy. So without further adieu, thank you, Marilyn, for this wonderful award but most of all thank you for being my friend.

The Rules
SmileySmDisplay the award logo on your blog.
SmileySmLink back to the person who nominated you.
SmileySmTell at least seven things about yourself that you would like to share.
SmileySmNominate other bloggers for this award and link to them. [Your choice and number]
SmileySmNotify your chosen bloggers of their nomination and the award’s requirements.

SevenThings about myself that I haven’t explicitly said before . . .

 You will just have to gather some catnip for these...all out of 'things'! Click HERE!

My Nominees (the envelope please)Envelope
Ang @anchronicles Angie is a journal-keeper blogging about the world around her, making crazy choices, sharing adventures and living her faith. You are way behind if you have not visited Angie's blog... so go now!

Bob @Northwest Photographer If you are not inspired by Bob's photography, then something is amiss, pal!

Don @Don in Massachusetts Don is renown for his daily quotes and zany (often risqué) sense of humor. If you have missed his blog, then you are missing out indeed!

Susie @Countryside Poet Susie's world, her thoughts, her poetry invite you to come on in and sit for a spell. What is more relaxing that the countryside? 

That's all, folks! BUT not all by any means that inspire...
Thank you to everyone who takes time out of their already busy schedule to stop by for a few awakenings.
Cyber hugs for a wonderful Christmas!


  1. Thank you so much for this award I'm so honored to accept it.. Merry Christmas my dear friend.

    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Susie! I love your blog and your poetry is so inspiring...do plan on visiting more often in the new year!

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