Dear Fellow Bloggers,
I have lost blogging momentum, due to family circumstances, so my acceptance to award nominations will be combined in this one post. As I’ve mentioned before, these nominations always come as a surprise and I’m always humbled, honored and grateful that my writing has touched so many readers.
When I first began this blog last October and started sharing my poetry, my insecurity weighed heavily on my mind. I was thrilled to have had one reader, one like and one comment. Then, over time, things grew…I hope you can “feel” my sincerity when I “say” I’m very, very thankful. And just to clarify, it’s not the recognition, but the opportunity to “touch” others, “move” others, emotionally and make others “feel” when they read~ Thank you so much for “listening.”
I’d like to begin with my nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award by Capricioussoul, amaltaas.wordpress.com & Will of Heart, http://willofheart.wordpress.com. Thanks to both of them for their wonderful blogs and inspiration and for their lovely support to me. They are beautiful souls and are deserving of this award. I’m blessed to have met them and I ask you to visit them, if you haven’t, yet.
Next, I am truly happy to have been nominated for the Genuine Blogger Award. This award is new to my blogging knowledge and I was thrilled! My thanks goes to Autumn & Gabby, http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com, Soma, http://somkritya.wordpress.com, Deb, http://365daysofcourage.wordpress.com/ and Betty, http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com for nominating me. These are all lovely and truly genuine ladies and I encourage you to visit their blogs, if you haven’t already. What an honor this is, and I say a “genuine” Thank you!
Now, I’d like to express my deepest “Thank you” for my nominations for The Kreativ Blogger Award. My gratitude goes to Nita, http://nitabrownsugah.wordpress.com and Linda, http://lindawillows.wordpress.com. Again, I am blessed to have met these two beautiful souls in blogland and am honored they thought of my blog for this wonderful award. Please pay them a visit, as well!
Now, I’d like to thank MaryAnne, http://maryannepale.com, for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Again, I’m extremely honored and thankful for this nomination and I encourage you to visit her site, where you’ll find honesty, strength and inspiration. Thank you!
The Candle Lighter Award is an award for a post or blog that is positive and brings light into the world. This award belongs to those who believe, who always survive the day, who never stop dreaming, and who do not quit, but keep trying.
I believe the blogs who nominated me fit into this category and there are so many great blogs in this blogging world we participate in, that do, as well. At this time, I’m not able to make suggestions and pass on these awards. However, I’m going to ask and encourage you to visit and read new blogs and pass on the encouragement and support you have received. If you’d like to check out my blog roll, it is filled with great talent, inspiration, photography and love. I also encourage you to continue on your familiar journeys with blogs you follow and I know my encouragement isn’t necessary!
In putting this post together, I pray that I haven’t made any mistakes…so, in ending, I express my gratitude, one more time, to these wonderful bloggers and to all of you out there, whom I would gladly share my happiness with~
Blessings to you all, Lauren