Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog Awards, Blogfest, Contest and other news.

We interrupt this addition of ‘Ask Me A Question, Thursdays’ to bring you the above.




L’Aussie awarded me the The Beautiful Blogger Award. What an honor. There were no instructions with this award so I am going to make some up.

1. Post the award and thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
2. Give the award to 3 bloggers of your choice.
3. List 3 of your favorite words.

Three blogger friends. I’m going for those who are fairly new and should be followed because they have great blogs.

1. Ann Best at A Long Journey Home. Ann recently had a blog crash and lost everything. She is trying to rebuild and deserves my support. I hope you will head on over and follow her too.

2. Dominic de Mattos at Writes of Passage. Dominic recently started following me and always leaves a thoughtful comment. He deserves my support. I hope you will check out his site too.

3. Sherry Wachter who writes as Bodie Parkhurst at Speak! Good Dog! Sherry did my book cover. I find her post as well written as her art is crafted. Please head over and read her blog.

My three favorite words: I am not going to follow some writers and list difficult, unheard of words. No…my three favorites are close to my heart.

1. Love. Yes, it needs no further explanation. Love from God and love within us. Love we share. We all need more love.

2. Forgiveness. I never had problems forgiving others until something happened to me that broke my personal ethic code. I struggled for years and made some poor decisions as a result. Then I was facing major surgery. I wasn’t really scared, but decided I’d better make things right with people. I brought my children to me one at a time and apologized for what I believed was a bad outcome to some of my poor choices. Both, separately without knowledge of the others response said they understood and didn’t blame me. A light switched on, and I realized, the only person I never forgave was myself. Once I confessed this to God, all the anger evaporated like tears on a summer day and forgiveness came with a generous heart.

3. Compassion. In this day we need more compassion than ever before. Whether you talk about bullies or you talk about our relationship with our families, neighbors or other countries, and their culture. The human race as a whole needs to foster compassion within each heart.

Let our children learn these 3 words, experience them and embrace them.

In other news…I have a huge number of blogfest and contest listed in the right hand side bar. Take a moment to look them over and follow them back to their host if you’re interested. I am going to participate in most but not in all.

Now back to the question part. If you want to ask me something go right ahead.

38 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award, and to the people you've passed it on to!

And thank you for posting my Web Splash badge! :)

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome Talli. Talli is one of the many on the side bar. Check hers out as well.
NR

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Forgiveness is an excellent word!

N. R. Williams said...

Yes it is Diane. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.
NR

Lou Belcher said...

Congratulations on your award and thanks for the recommendations for other blogs.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Lou.
NR

Joanne said...

Raising my coffee cup in a toast to you and your fellow nominees ... Congrats :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Those are all good words. Faith, hope, and love would be my three.

Summer Ross said...

I grabbed two of the blogfests I didn't have on my sidebar. LOL My list is getting so long I might have to start dedicating a page to blogfests instead of the sidebars...

Dominic de Mattos said...

ooOOOoooo! THANK YOU! I am very honoured, and very much appreciate you thinking of me.
Oh and congratulations on your own award!
As for your three words ... perfection. In these three words lie the two greatest commandments!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Congratulations. Great words.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Joanne and Stephen.

I know Summer, I am beginning to wonder about posting them all. But I just can't help myself.

I'm glad you like it Dominic. And you're right about the words too.

NR

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog.. have a view of my blog when free.. http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog...

Chris Phillips said...

Question: If you could be any kind of tree what kind of tree would you be?

KarenG said...

Congrats on the award. I go check out the other blogs. And yes, I felt so bad about Ann's blog. She had worked so hard to build up her follower count, was over 200 then had to start from scratch again.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the award! :)

N. R. Williams said...

I'd head over Mr. Lonely.

Chris, that's an interesting question. I suspect it would be the mighty oak. Because they are beautiful regardless of the time of year. And they don't get cut down to become decorations in anyone's house. LOL...well, they might get cut down to be useful, that's different.

Thanks for sharing that Karen.

Thank you Golden.

And a grateful thanks for all the comments.
NR

L'Aussie said...

Hi Nancy! I'm so glad you did such beautiful things with your award. I love the words and you explained them so well. You really touched me with 'forgiveness.' How hard it can be at times as we have no choice really, as you've proved. Such suffering if we don't forgive.

Yeah, my sidebar looks like yours. So many blogfests, so little time.

Happy editing..:)

Clarissa Draper said...

Great words, great bloggers and great award! COngrats!

CD

Monti said...

I like the idea of giving children words to live by and the three you have are very special!

Thank you,
Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on the award.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you L'Aussie for your kind words and you too Clarissa. Thank you Monti and also Nicole.
NR

Ann Best said...

I am so touched, Nancy. I just finished posting a thank you on my blog and putting in the award. I made only one request: that followers come over and read your responses to Love, Forgiveness, and Compassion! They pretty much cover what is most important in this life and the life to come!!!

I know Bodie. Her blog is wonderful. I will go and meet Dominic.
http://nrwilliams.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-awards-blogfest-contest-and-other.html#comments

KK Brees said...

Nancy, I enjoy your blog so much. Often, when I'm traveling, I don't have internet access so it's nice to be able to stop by when I can!

N. R. Williams said...

You're both welcome Ann and also thoughtful. I truly appreciate that.

KK what a nice compliment.

Thank you both for dropping in and leaving a complimentary comment.
NR

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats on the award! Whoop!

What a beautiful post! I agree with you on the three words we all need. I especially think forgiving oneself is so important. Thanks for the reminder.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you for saying so Carolyn and for leaving a comment. Each one is so appreciated.
NR

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N. R. Williams said...

Thank you very much Windows 7 Key...that was a nice compliment and an honor.
NR

kobico said...

Good job on the improvisation, Nancy! And good choice of words. The world could do with a little more of all three.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Kobico.
NR

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

congratulations on your blogger award! you deserve it! your 3 words are extremely beautiful...if only more people could live by those three, there wouldn't be the need for some others! like tolerance, respect, awareness...(should I keep going??) Have a nice weekend!

notesfromnadir said...

I agree w/ you about love, forgiveness & compassion as being extremely important.

Thanks for giving the award to Ann Best as she recently lost all of her followers, but I see they're rapidly returning! :)

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you OJ...those words are great to, and needed.

Thank you notesfromnadir, Ann is a wonderful person.
NR

Ema Winters said...

Hi! I'm coming to your blog from Ann's blog. Grats on your award! I look forward to reading your blog. :)

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Ema. Welcome.
NR

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I love your three simple words, especially compassion. Teaching it is so difficult, modeling it more so ... and yet it's one of the most important things we will do for our kids.

Thank you for the reminder! :)

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome Susan and thank you for leaving a comment. On an older post too.
NR