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Although my blog is award free, I am honored that Erika Kind considered me for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award.  I was intrigued by her questions, and am delighted to answer them.  Thank you, Erika, for choosing me.  I am humbled to be among the other nominees 🙂

Please visit Erika’s blog.  Her Daily Kind Quotes are very inspirational and thought provoking, and her Song of the Day gets you revved up and ready to go.  Erika’s insights to others, through her own experiences, makes it easy to fall in love with her blog..and her!


“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.” – Ella

The rules of this award are:

  • Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
  • The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
    [And I would add: notify your nominees about their nominations at their blogs].

Here are the three questions that Erika asked:

What do you love most about yourself?

hmmm, you may have me on this one.  As Erika knows, confidence is not one of my finer points.  But I’m working on it.  I would have to say it’s the fact that I’m writing, living a dream.  It was something I always did, but never thought anyone would care.  I’m finding out, through comments, etc, that I was wrong, and it humbles me to think I have reached another soul through my words.

What do you love most about someone who challenged you the most? (No irony, I mean it!)

This one is easy for me.  A dear friend, always, and I mean always, challenged me to be me.  He wouldn’t let me off easily, but he did it in a loving and supportive way.  He is the reason I began this blog and part of the reason I write today.  Sadly, he passed away in November of last year.  Do I still hear him pushing?  You bet.  Do I know he’s still behind me all the way?  Absolutely!

What do you love most about your current life?

My family.  I am surrounded by the most amazing people.  The beautiful life around me, nature, skies, anything and everything under Heaven.  There is never a day I forget to say thank you for opening my eyes to all this wonderment.  I am truly blessed.


Thank you again, Erika, for nominating me!  Since most of the blogs I follow are award free, I am going to list just a few of the people I think fit this award perfectly.  They’re free to answer the same three questions Erika asked me and are under no obligation to do so  🙂



Trini Lind

Richard Ankers

Paul Lenzi

Michelle Cook

~ Dorinda