One Lovely Blog Award

I never even dreamed that one day I’d feel so rewarded…So blessed with wonderful people around me, amazing writers and wonderful friends…And that, through words and only words…we can create so many bridges between our worlds. This award is a dream come true…Thank you, Tashnee (Victoria) for encouraging me and for motivating me to write more and better!

I want to tell you, dear friends, a little about her fascinating blog. A very awarded blog and a very inspiring one. She writes with honesty and passion, approaching a diversity of topics, fashion, life style, personal stories, useful advises and so many more. What I love the most about her blog is her writing style…you really feel you’re talking with a friend, somewhere in a very relaxing place. That’s her…and you can find her here: https://tashneevmavee.wordpress.com/

Update, July 21: I just received a second nomination for One Lovely Blog Award and I’m so happy and honored because it came from one of the people I admire so much in this blogging community. Chinedu Victor, a wonderful soul, a Medical student who’s dream of treating children simply touches my heart. But also, he’s a fitness trainer, a man who’s dedicating his time and energy to help others live a healthy, fit life. His blog contains so much useful information on this field and his kind, honest, encouraging written voice makes you feel very comfortable. And, on a more personal level, what I find extraordinary about him is his modesty, his faith, his inner beauty, his dedication and I could write so much more…but I’ll let you discover his amazing blog, at:

https://victorfitnessblog.com/

Thank you, Victor, for honoring me with this nomination!

Update2, july 21: What a beautiful surprise! A very talented blogger and a kind soul nominated me for the third time for One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much, Nathprasad Dhanawat, it means so much to me to be among your nominees!

And I want to tell you, dear friends, a little about this young and talented writer. His blog is impressive from the very beginning, from the beautiful title “Ready to love”…what a wonderful concept, speaking tons about the beautiful heart behind it! The pictures on his blog are so vivid, taking us, his readers, to a journey into his world…And his writing style…simply makes you want to read more and more. I’ll let you discover more of his written voice, here, on his blog:

https://nathprasaddhanawat.wordpress.com/

Thank you again, Nathprasad!

The Rules to receive the award are:
• Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
• List the rules.
• Display the award on your post of the award.
• List seven facts about yourself.
• Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

About myself…seven facts (Tashnee’s nomination)

  1. When I was younger I used to write my dreams in a diary. Many of them were so colorful and interesting, a great data base for a fantasy novel 🙂
  2. The titles I use for my posts are lyrics from my favorites songs.
  3. I love painting and drawing.
  4. I have photographic memory and sometimes it’s enough to look at a page and I’m able to “read” it from my mind. It was very useful in school 🙂
  5. Many of my posts are “written” in my mind a few hours before actually writing them. I simply remember them…
  6. I adore book stores, I can get lost for hours discovering new books.
  7. I love the smell and the texture of a freshly typed book…

And another seven facts (Chinedu Victor’s nomination):

  1. I love spending time among children, reading stories, singing, playing with them.
  2. I wanted to become a doctor and one of my biggest regrets is not following this dream.
  3. The apartment I’m living in was considered haunted at the moment we bought it.
  4. I adore hot weather…I feel great when outside are 32-33 degrees (Celsius).
  5. I do my Pilates on a daily basis.
  6. Sometimes I have premonitions or a sensation of deja-vu.
  7. My favorite kind of relaxation is taking long, long walks on the beach.

Seven facts about myself (Nathprasad’s nomination):

  1. My favorite song is Sarah Brightman’s “Only an ocean away”.
  2. I love Indian food, especially very spicy dishes!
  3. When I travel aboard, people suppose I’m from Sweden, because of the light color of my skin and hair.
  4. I’m afraid of the highs.
  5. Sometimes I talk in my sleep 🙂
  6. I like walking in the summer rain.
  7. I like taking selfies in the sunset’s light.

My nominees for One Lovely Blog Award are:

  1. https://learnfunfacts.com/
  2. https://mindpanorama.wordpress.com/
  3. https://kammy1431.wordpress.com/
  4. https://vaibz24.wordpress.com/
  5. https://meredithinkswords.wordpress.com/
  6. https://dynaxty.wordpress.com/
  7. https://elephantunderthebus.wordpress.com/
  8. https://sakshibhojane04.wordpress.com/
  9. https://pasanmadhusankha.wordpress.com/
  10. https://bikeclimbrunswimrunyoga.wordpress.com/
  11. https://paintdigi.com/
  12. http://littlefears.co.uk/
  13. http://thediaryofamuslimgirl.com/
  14. https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com/
  15. https://sweetscanblog.wordpress.com/

Thank you, dear friends, for your patience to read and, as I always say, if any of the nominees does not desire to follow the steps to receive this award, it’s absolutely okay, I still consider all of your blogs lovely and interesting!

 

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The Liebster Award

Every time I’m nominated for an award, here on WordPress, I feel like the Universe smiled at me once again! From so many blogs, among so many wonderful people, many so much more extraordinary than I’ll ever be, Jess nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you, Jess!

And she’s pretty amazing herself! Her blog has that special something that makes you feel you’re talking to a friend, sharing thoughts and experiences. And she plays piano and violin, that’s truly impressive t me! And she loves dark chocolate, exactly like myself!

Please check her blog at: https://daringtojess.wordpress.com/

The rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award
  2. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 blogs
  4. Notify them of the nomination
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer

I’ll start with the 11 random facts about myself:

  1. My eyes change color depending on my emotions (different shades of green, nothing too dramatic 🙂 )
  2. I have a collection of porcelain dolls and each one of them represents the main character from a famous novel.
  3. I have an bearded dragon, he’s really sweet and friendly even if our friends get a little scared when I take him out of his terrarium 🙂
  4. I have a fascination for snakes and no trace of fear when I manipulate them.
  5. When I was a child, I used to talk to the sea.
  6. I’m afraid of the bees.
  7. Animals, including the big, scary ones 🙂 seem to like me, or, at least, they become calm and gentle around me.
  8. I could listen the Vivaldi’s Seasons for hours!
  9. I’m consider myself very romantic.
  10. I adore storms with thunders, lightnings and wild wind.
  11. I never drink alcohol.

Now, Jess wanted to know about me:

  1. What is your favorite place to be?
  2. Do you consider yourself special?
  3. What does your favorite quotation mean to you?
  4. How has your blog changed since you started?
  5. What would you do if you couldn’t fail or be rejected?
  6. What do you admire about yourself?
  7. What is one thing you’re dreading right now?
  8. What is one thing you’re excited for?
  9. What is one failure that turned into your greatest lesson?
  10. Do you believe that destiny/fate is pre-determined or that you can change it?
  11. What’s your favorite way to get organised?

My answers:

  1. My favorite place to be is by the water: a lake, a river, the sea…
  2. I believe that every human being is special.
  3. My favorite quote is: “Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5) and it became my life’s philosophy.
  4. My blog became more focused on the things that really matter to me (faith, love, family) and I became more open and honest.
  5. If I couldn’t fail it would mean I’m perfect…that would be such a heavy burden on my shoulders 🙂 I guess I would dream of experiencing failure and imperfection once again 🙂
  6. What I like most about myself…my empathy.
  7. Uh…house chores…
  8. Usually it’s about a new book or traveling. I get excited just like a kid!
  9. It’s not really a failure, but…as a child. my school was chosen by my parents and I never felt that my place is there…so, what I learned from this is to always listen and look closely at my children’s feelings and to involve them in my decisions.
  10. I believe that God gives us a wonderful gift: free will. There are things that cannot be changed, but we chose our path and our destiny!
  11. I write lists, notes and so on to get organized.

My nominees for the Liebster Award are:

  1. https://dynaxty.wordpress.com/
  2. https://charliesaysblog.com/
  3. https://theexceptionalwriter.wordpress.com/
  4. https://happinessbetweentails.com/
  5. https://lifewithlatoya.wordpress.com/
  6. http://shaloowalia.com/
  7. https://nathprasaddhanawat.wordpress.com/
  8. https://catherinepress.wordpress.com/
  9. https://carisblog.com/
  10. https://youarebeautiful2blog.wordpress.com/
  11. https://inthewrongboots.wordpress.com/

And my questions for you, amazing friends, are:

  1. What was the most vivid dream you remember?
  2. A symbol for love would be…
  3. If you could go back in time, what would you change in your life?
  4. As a child, your favorite hero was…
  5. What comforts you the most when you are sad?
  6. Your favorite poem is…
  7. If you could ask God (or any higher power) one question, this would be…
  8. What disappoints you the most in people?
  9. Your biggest wish is…
  10. Do you have a lucky charm?
  11. If you would write a book about yourself, the title would be…

Thank you, dear friends, for your patience. And, of course, if any of the nominees doesn’t want to follow the steps for this award, I completely understand. And I still consider you all amazing! ❤

The Versatile Blogger Award

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I’m honored and grateful to be nominated to this wonderful award by a very special writer and a dear friend, Rupali. One of the sweetest girls I know on WordPress, she is impressive, not only by being a very complex and creative person, but also for her kindness and generosity. Do you know that expression…”a heart of gold”? Well, she is the definition of it! In her writings you’ll hear an unique voice, an honest, authentic and loving one. I invite you to discover her amazing blog, at: https://rupaligoyal.wordpress.com/

Thank you, Rupali, for this award!

RULES OF THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

1.) Thank the bloggers who nominated you and share their links.
2.) Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
3.) Also inform them about their nomination.
4.) Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

I’ll start with the seven facts about myself:

  1. I can watch the full moon for hours, it fascinates me and it’s impossible for me to sleep on those nights.
  2. I love fireworks so much, that I travel to another country in its national day just to see them 🙂
  3. I had a near death experience that changed me in a positive way.
  4. I adore spicy food and jalapenos.
  5. Every time I go to the Zoo I feel a deep sadness, I can’t stand to see wild animals being caged.
  6. When I was a child, my biggest dream was to visit Beijing.
  7. I (still) love coloring books 🙂

And my nominees are:

  1. https://theexceptionalwriter.wordpress.com/
  2. https://singhastha.wordpress.com/
  3. https://tashneevmavee.wordpress.com/
  4. https://ofbyand4theasses.wordpress.com/
  5. https://caterpillars2butterfliesblog.wordpress.com/
  6. https://aethist.wordpress.com/
  7. https://ittakesasaviortoraiseachild.wordpress.com/
  8. https://aquibview.wordpress.com/
  9. https://bikeclimbrunswimrunyoga.wordpress.com/
  10. https://aymenkiyani.wordpress.com/

I want to say thank you to all my friends who are following my blog, you are amazing! And if any of my nominees doesn’t want to follow the steps to receive the award, it’s absolutely okay, you’re still part of my heart!

Claudia

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

What a wonderful surprise! My friend Aquib, a very talented blogger, nominated me to The Sunshine Blogger Award! Me, from all people…I cannot even find the words to express my gratitude to him and how privileged and special this makes me feel. So, thank you, Aquib and may it always be sunshine in your life!

Now I want to tell you a little about him and his amazing blog…When I first started to read, I was so touched…not only by his talent but also by his special way of expressing through words and images so many deep emotions, feelings, even life philosophies. He is a generous and carrying soul, writing with so much honesty and generosity about this world’s pain, about love and morality, about life and people. And his latest poem “The ballad of the wall” brought tears int my eyes…

So, if you want to know more and to discover a beautiful and special soul, you can find him here:  https://aquibview.wordpress.com/

Here are the Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

3.) Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Here are Aquib’s questions:

  1. Write five sentences about yourself?
  2. Have you ever been bullied in school and by whom, brief us about it?
  3. What do you do when you get angry?
  4. How do you describe this life?
  5. Have you ever betrayed or back stabbed someone for anything?
  6. Have you ever had a crush on someone besides any celebrity?
  7. What is so called ‘love’ to you?
  8. Where can you find the ultimate comfort?
  9. Have ever been to something that you arent supposed to, but you arrogantly did that?(anything) 
  10. Do follow any stereotype or any stereotype prevalent nowadays that you want to break, it must not need to be a typical media hype?(Like having an iPhone for eg, Or certain uncomfortable trendy dress that you hate) 
  11. How can you contribute to the society for being positive and respective towards each other, mainly the corruption that is seeding in the minds of young women and men because of obscenity, lust, fame etc.

And these are my answers:

  1. Five sentences about myself: My family matters the most for me. I am a psychologist, working for a religious (Catholic) foundation. Other than my work, I volunteer wherever I’m needed. I pray The Rosary every day. As a teenager, I dreamed of becoming a missionary.
  2. I was bullied in school, at different ages. Mainly by class mates (I was in a school mostly for girls) but in high school I had the unpleasant experience of being bullied by a teacher.
  3. When I get angry, if I can, I cry out all the anger inside…
  4. This life is a journey, a path to follow, a gift, a treasure, something so fragile and yet so precious.
  5. No. And, God’s willing, I never will.
  6. A crush on someone? When I first saw my husband (I was 16) it was…an instant crush 🙂
  7. Love is the force that keeps us alive. The reason this humanity still exists. My reason to smile, to forgive, to give more…
  8. When my children are hugging me…that warm embrace is my greater comfort. Other than this…in my faith.
  9. I almost ran away from home in a school trip…wasn’t arrogant, just desperate, I think.
  10. A stereotype I dislike…young girls or women wearing those fashionable black choker necklaces…I see it daily on the street.
  11. I promote tolerance towards each other, love and faith and a life build on decency and morality…through my own moral behavior and by educating my daughters to become strong, loving, decent woman.

I’m happy to nominate for the Sunshine Blogger Award, the next wonderful people. If, regardless of the reason, you don’t want to accept the award, that’s absolutely okay, you’re still wonderful and special to me. So, my nominees are:

  1. https://thesillysonic.wordpress.com/
  2. https://rupaligoyal.wordpress.com/
  3. https://thesparklingsuitcase.wordpress.com/
  4. https://snehdoshisite.wordpress.com/
  5. https://ahaana24.wordpress.com/
  6. https://pardeepnain.wordpress.com/
  7. https://isabellapiper.wordpress.com/
  8. https://thehappygirlnextdoor.wordpress.com/
  9. https://storybuss.wordpress.com/
  10. https://anansi2050.com/
  11. https://rosesunshine1314.wordpress.com/

And these are my questions:

  1. What is your strongest quality?
  2. Three things you can’t live without?
  3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?
  4. Describe your safe place.
  5. What is your favorite season?
  6. Your favorite song?
  7. If you could change anything about you, what would you chose?
  8. A food you can’t stand is…
  9. A quote that defines you is…
  10. What is the quality you appreciate the most in people?
  11. Your favorite moment of day is…

Thank you my dear friends, for your patience, I know this was a long, long post 🙂

Be blessed with sunshine all the way!

The Awesome Blogger Award

What a joyful morning! I just found out that one of my favorites bloggers and, as I would like to call her, a wonderful soul-friend, nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award. Thank you, Ellie, with all my heart and soul!

There’s something I want to share now…when I first discovered Ellie’s blog, my main feeling was gratitude. And, so many times, going through her articles, I found myself looking at the skies above, feeling so blessed…She’s offering a kind of support, spiritual healing and connection that goes beyond words. You will feel it too…please visit her blog at https://innertalkssite.com/

What is the Awesome Blogger Award?

This award was created by Miss Maggie over at dreaming of Guatemala! And she says:

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

Rules of This Award:

• Thank the person who nominated you. Include the reason behind the award. Include the banner in your post.

• Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.

• Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

• Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.

• Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.

• Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

Ellie’s questions:

  1. Favorite book?
  2. What is your favorite childhood meal?
  3. Do you believe in coincidence?
  4. Biggest goal to reach?
  5. Summer or winter?
  6. Would you like to know who have you been in your previous lives?
  7.  Making your own food or take away?
  8. A smell that brings you back to childhood?
  9. Biggest fear?
  10. Happiest moment of your life?

My answers:

  1. My favorite book is “Manual do guerreiro da luz” (“The Book of the Warrior of Light” – I translated it as accurate as I could) by Paulo Coelho
  2. My favorite childhood meal…is actually a drink 🙂 The rose syrup that my grandmother used to make from rose petals.
  3. I believe in destiny and in its ways to create the perfect circumstances…so no, I don’t believe in coincidences.
  4. My biggest goal…this is hard. To find harmony…in every aspect in my life.
  5. Definitely summer.
  6. No…
  7. Making my own food, I have a passion for cooking 🙂
  8. The smell of lilies…it always takes me back…
  9. My biggest fear…I have this dream to always be my daughters best friend. So my biggest fear is that I wont fulfill this dream. But it can’t happen…no, no way! 🙂

Two moments: may 18, 2011 and august 31, 2005. My girls… ❤

My nominees for the Awesome Blogger Award:

https://hairyarmpitsblog.wordpress.com/

https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com/

https://thesillysonic.wordpress.com/

https://byluis7.com/

https://timothyach.wordpress.com/

So…Claudia’s questions:

  1. If every person would be a color, what color would you be?
  2. If you could choose a historical period to live in, what would be your choice?
  3. Your favorites 3 songs are…
  4. What is your first memory?
  5. If you could teleport yourself in any place in this world, what would it be your first choice?
  6. Did you ever had an imaginary friend?
  7. What is the color of your eyes?
  8. If you’d be a painter, what would it be your favorite theme to paint?
  9. Your favorite ice cream flavor is…
  10. Where do you find inspiration for your blog?

Thank you for your patience, awesome friends! And if, for any reason, you wont accept the nomination, that’s absolutely okay. I still consider you amazing!

Be blessed!