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Encouraging Thunder Award!


Elizabeth Cottrell over at Heartspoken  kindly honored me with the Encouraging Thunder Award for which I am ever grateful.  I’ve never heard of this blog award before and quite frankly had not accepted any awards in quite awhile, but for this one, I’m making an exception. ♥

Elizabeth’s website Heartspoken shows how connecting with others leads to a life filled with love.  There is much to do and to see on her website and I encourage you to visit.  Writing heartfelt notes, connecting with others and encouraging people are just a few of the ways we are alike and I just know you’d enjoy reading her story.

So…here are the rules…

The Rules for the Encouraging Thunder Award:

• Post it on your blog.

• Grant other bloggers the award.

What you cannot do:

1. Abuse or misuse the logo.

2. Claim that it is your own handmade logo.

What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award:

• Enjoy the award!

• At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from.

• Mention your purpose in blogging


I think I’ve done everything except to tell you my purpose in blogging.  Instead of rewriting, I thought I’d give you a list of some of the posts I’ve written that have to do with why I blog.  Enjoy!








I am honored to be able to pass along this award to a relatively new blogger who has encouraged connections within the community.  Let’s hear a thunderous round of applause for Danny over at Dream Big Dream Often  who in a short amount of time has made a big impact here in helping others and encouraging bloggers to connect by opening his blog to guests posts, to reblogs, pingbacks, etc. all in the name of positivity, encouragement, kindness and understanding.

Shine On!


P.S.  Today’s the first of September ~ don’t forget to say, rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit!


Do You Get the Space You Need?


Summer’s winding down, school’s beginning soon (some have already returned) and hopefully a little bit of routine will return to my household.  Not that I’m complaining at all because personally speaking, I adore summer and having my kids home with me!  The relaxing enjoyment of a non-scheduled life is precious to me and I love being able to share that with my family.  It just makes the Presents of Presence so much more alive when we can just enjoy each other’s company and not be living by the clock all the time.

But as much as I adore this freedom and the amazing connections we make during the summer season, there’s a part of me which longs for a few hours alone.  It’s an innate need which I have ~ it’s almost like breathing for me and after a full summer season, that hunger for some alone time increases to a fever pitch inside of me.  It’s not that I don’t love being with my family, but I find that I am a better person, wife, mom when I get a little downtime ~ a little quiet in order to feed my soul.  I get up early in the mornings to squeeze in a few minutes of alone time, but it’s not quite cutting it by now that the summer’s winding down.  I need more than an hour at dawn.

Am I the only one who feels this way?  Please tell me that I’m not alone!  I feel that I need that breath of alone time to function.  I’m not an introvert per se, but I do enjoy my alone time where I can just be with my thoughts, feelings and myself.  It’s not that don’t love being with others, because I adore connecting, but I also enjoy being with me, myself and I.

I read a blog post today from LouAnn at On the Homefront and Beyond  which was a reblog ~ and then I saw that David over at  Lead.Learn.Live  reblogged the same post!  I was talking with a dear friend this morning and telling her about the post and how I wanted to blog it as well, but hesitated since it had already been reblogged twice today!  But she convinced me that perhaps the message bears repeating!  So here I am!

Video:The Space We Need: An Introvert Wakes Up, Slows Down and Starts Living According to Her True Nature.

Thank you Brenda for your great video and post!  I am so glad we’ve connected! 

Keep Shining!