Gratitude…

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”…

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Saying thank you is so important ..and I never think it is too late…

so thank you to those who have nominated me for awards recently.

You have blessed me and brought a smile to my face and a skip to my step!

Ya’ll take a minute and visit these wonderful bloggers and you will be blessed.

Thank you..

For the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” given by

http://atranquilplace.wordpress.com and http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

For the “Versatile Blogger Award” given by

http://westendsingleton.wordpress.com

for the “Sunshine Award” given by

http://iamnotshe.wordpress.com and http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

For the “Liebster Award” given by

http://whileitwasfallingapart.wordpress.com

For the “Mrs. Sparkly Award” given by

http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

For the “ABC Award” given by

http://trishadm.wordpress.com and http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

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This bouquet is for you…actually made by me…

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

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Blogger Bouquet…

 The optimist says, the cup is half full. The pessimist says, the cup is half empty.

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The child of God says; My cup runneth over.
(Anonymous)

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Yes, my cup runneth over in thanksgiving to those kind bloggers who have nominated me for various awards. Receiving an award is a bit like receiving a surprise gift of flowers…a blogger bouquet. And although due to time constraints I have not been able to complete some of the requirements of these awards, I wanted to express my thanks to those who have nominated me with these gifts. Please take a moment and visit these talented bloggers’ sites.

Thank you Anne at http://freedomborn.wordpress.com  for nominating me for the Genuine Blogger Award, the Just Kidding Award, and the Candle Lighter Award. You have been a true encourager to me in the world of blogging. And your blog has inspired many in their walk.

Thank you Caddo at http://caddoveil.wordpress.com for nominating me for the 7×7 Link Award, the Candle Lighter Award, and the One Lovely Blog Award. You too have been a true encourager to me in this world of blogging. And your creative and gifted writing has kept a smile on my face.

Through Him, With Him, In Him….all glory and honor and praise be to you oh God, giver of all good things!

Thank yous….

Thank you http://caddoveil.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. If you haven’t visited Caddoveil’s blog please do so…she has a true gift of painting words and making them dance. Thank you caddoveil. I thoroughly enjoy your gifted writings.

So….now I must pass share ten things you may not know about me and pass this award on…

1.  I like pelicans. They are a bit funny looking…almost like they received parts from several different birds. They also look a bit clumsy, but if you have ever seen a pelican glide on the wind they are incredibly graceful. It’s a lot like all of us. We are a bit clumsy but with God’s grace we can soar.

2.  I really wish the whole world would slow down a bit and stop and smell the roses. Why do we have to be in such a hurry?

3.  I enjoy painting…splashing vibrant colors on a canvas makes me smile inside and out.

4.  If I’m wearing pink lipstick I am refusing to allow the chronic pain I live in get the best of me.

5.  Shoes are terribly overrated…even though they are cute. Being barefoot is walking like a child.

6.  Many make fun of my southern drawl…but maybe it’s everyone else who talks a bit differently!

7.  I could sit and listen to people’s stories all day long…hidden in them it’s not so hard to see the hand of God.

8.  A chiming clock makes a house a home.

9.  Praise and worship can make a cloudy day sunny.

10.  I strive to do all for the praise of God’s glory…it is for His glory I say thank you for this award.

Please check out the blogs below…I think you will enjoy them.

http://opencanvasjg.wordpress.com

http://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com

http://warriorpoetwisdom.com

http://apronhead.wordpress.com

Thank you very much to http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com and http://thewomanatthewell.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Candle Lighter Award. Please take a moment and visit both of these blogs.  And congratulations to you both for receiving this honor. This award was created by Kate Kresse and you can read more about it at http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/the-candle-lighter-award/

This award (according to a reader of Kate’s site)  belongs to those who believe, who always survive the day and those who never stop dreaming, for those who cannot quit, and for those who keep trying and if you have that you are entitled to this award.

For the praise and glory of His name, forever and ever, amen, I sincerely express thanksgiving to Kate, to poeticjourney, for the womanatthewell, and for all those who through their blogs keep their candles burning so others may come and find light in a world that in so many ways is in darkness.

I would like to pass on the Candle Lighter Award to

http://gracefullwomen.com

http://lightonmypath.wordpress.com