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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blogosphere Award

Diane Wolfe was honored with the The Blogosphere Award by Crystal Clear Proofing . Diane is a wonderful writer and I don't think I could find a better way to say what she wrote so beautifully on her blog. Here is what she said about it:

It's purpose is simply to acknowledge what we all have in common, and spread some HAPPY! It's exciting to receive an award! You're being given a gift, you're being recognized, appreciated. You're being thought of. And it's FUN! Who doesn't like any of those things?The rules of this award are simply to acknowledge from whom you received it, and pass it on to people you think would like to have it, for whatever reason you want, or for no special reason at all! Don't NOT pass this, or any award for that matter, on to someone just because they already have one of that award. Receving more than one of any award is an incredible compliment and honor! Being thought of always makes a person feel good!We're all SHARING when we blog. So please spread this around! Share it with others, the way you share with everyone every time you post on your blog! Spread some HAPPY! Unite in what we all share and have in common...the Blogosphere! So this award goes to any reading this blog, as we are all part of this family!


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

What a great sentiment! You do a great job at 'spreading some happy.' :)

Hope you have a great upcoming trip! I think you're probably starting to pack?

Mystery Writing is Murder

Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip. I'll spread some of that happy in my neck of the universe today.

Stephen Tremp

The Practical Preserver said...

Happy talk - reminds me of South Pacific. Have great travels and keep happy.

Joanne said...

A whole latte good cheer going on here today, Karen! Love it, thanks for the smile!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congrats on your award and passing along the good will. It's impossible to ever have too much happy.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Well, that was the easiest award I'll ever get. Just show up...gotta love that! Seriously though, nice sentiment and a thoughtful way to pass it along. Thanks.

Best Regards, Galen

Jody Hedlund said...

I love your attitude, Karen! There's enough happy for all of us! So let's just keep spreading it!

The Old Silly said...

I love the spirit behind this award, and you are certainly deserving of it. Kudos!

Marvin D Wilson

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Spread the love!!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! You certainly deserve this award, Karen. Your strength of character and self-knowledge inspire me.


Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations. You deserve this award and I do hope it made you happy to receive it.

Straight From Hel

Patricia Stoltey said...

Have a wonderful trip, Karen. I wish you great weather and clear sailing.