My Best Christmas Gifts: The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award…

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There are all sorts of Christmas gifts. Getting awards as a blogger is indeed a special one because it gives me the opportunity to share it with all the wonderful people from 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) across the world who have taken out time and resources to visit, read, comment, follow, reblog and make useful criticisms of my blog/posts. I really appreciate you all 🙂 Thus, I am dedicating my gifts/awards, The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award to you all. Thanks a lot for the inspiration and encouragement 🙂

Thus, my friend DON CHARISMA, has, indeed, given me my most appreciated Christmas gifts. Thanks a lot Don. I really appreciate the gifts and wonderful/thoughtful gesture 🙂

As part of the instructions for accepting The Inventive Blogger Award, I am supposed to state 5 things I enjoy about blogging. Here I go….

1. It has provided me a platform to do what I have wanted to do for long, and that is to write for a large audience, in this case, using an e-magazine

2. My blog/posts have been a source of blessing (in countless ways) to its visitors.

3. People now know me in 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) 🙂 This is quite interesting to 🙂 It further portrays the power of the internet.

4. I have made a lot of friends and come across a lot of people from diverse background, one of which is a gentleman, DON CHARISMA, who have deemed me fit to be awarded this Christmas gifts of THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD 🙂

5. For me, writing over 150 posts (so far) has been a very good mental exercise. You can only understand by joining us in blogging 🙂

MY AWARDEES

As required I am also expected to name my own awardees for these awards. In no particular order, my awardees for The Inventive Blogger Award and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD are as follows:-

http://doncharisma.org/about/

http://touchtheworldtoday.wordpress.com/about/

http://spiritbath.com/about/

http://alanamunroauthor.com/contact-alana/

http://opinionateher.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/still-alive/

http://womenmakingstrides.com/about-women-making-strides/

http://kirstenstok.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://throughthecrackedwindow.wordpress.com/about/

http://jslettodesigns.wordpress.com/contactme/

http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/me/

http://myprose.wordpress.com/about/

http://nancyloderick.com/about/

http://allaboutmanners.wordpress.com/about/

http://dcardiff.wordpress.com/about/

http://uchmorg.wordpress.com/about/

http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/about/

http://untanglingthetangles.wordpress.com/about/

http://www.ulawyss.com/about-me/

http://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/about/

http://keyquotess.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://mittsandmeasures.com/about/

http://jimmy2hats.com/2013/07/03/this-weeks-blogging-advice/

http://jadereyner.com/about-2/

http://www.kristinschronicles.com/about-me/

http://karinasussanto.wordpress.com/about/

http://josephrathjen.wordpress.com/about/

http://workwithtanner.com/about-tanner/

http://kathunsworth.com/about/

http://inspiringevolution.wordpress.com/about/

http://letsreachsuccess.com/1022-2/

http://chrismartinwrites.com/contact/

http://ericalagan.net/ericalagan/

http://johnwhowell.com/about/

http://faith1stministries.com/about/

http://scottsholar.com/about/

http://poeticparfait.com/about/

http://becomingthebestme.com/my-goals/

http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/about/

http://retireediary.wordpress.com/about/

http://rispainstyle.wordpress.com/about/

http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/om/

http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/about/

http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com/aboutm/

http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/about/

http://audrina1759.wordpress.com/about/

http://testimonyandprayer.wordpress.com/blog-posts/

http://kerrichronicles.com/about/

http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/about/

http://barbarastanley.net/about/

http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/about/

http://walterbright.org/contact-me/

http://highheelgourmet.com/about/

http://businessplaze.wordpress.com/about-me-and-my-blog/

http://wanderlustryramblings.wordpress.com/about/

http://patinspire.org/patinspire/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about-2/

CONGRATULATIONS and season’s greetings to you all. Thanks a lot for appreciating my over 140 posts of 2013.

Once more, thanks a lot to all non-bloggers who supported this  blog and the sister-blog, http://businessplaze.wordpress.com . Thanks a lot 🙂 Please be rest assured of more inspiring, educating, informative and valuable posts in the days and years ahead.

Wishing you a blissful 2014 in advance 🙂

Thank you 🙂

 

NOTE TO AWARDEES: Please follow the following instructions to accept the awards –

A. THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve The Inventive Blogger Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post *FIVE* things that you enjoy about blogging.

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The Inventive Blogger Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then proudly display the award on your blog.

 B. THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD

1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page. Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

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Keep Your Head Up….Breakthrough Lies Ahead

IMG_20131227_113138 (1)Have you ever found yourself in a very difficult situation, where you find yourself in deep thoughts enmeshed in hopelessness and a feeling that seems to scream “GIVE UP. IT’S NO USE?” As such times, it seems as if it is all over. You don’t seem to see any light at the end of the tunnel. It seems you are the worst sinner on earth who is probably suffering for his/her sins. In extreme cases, you may have thought of doing some nasty things. And as such times, all you feel like doing is to put you head down, with or without you hand providing support and soak yourself in a feat of worry. Well, if you have, you are not alone because I have found myself in similar situations a number of times 🙂

I do not know where I got it from – I have a “die-hard” kind of attitude. My son also has this “daddy I can do it” attitude 🙂 I always believe that I am very close to my goal…my target…a solution to my problems or an answer to a nagging question. I am always afraid that I may later discover, painfully, that an option or action I shunned was actually my joker. Even though it is natural to worry, I have discovered over time, that worrying itself, is a monster on its own, which can destroy one, if one is not very careful. Many cases of hypertension have been traced to worrying and mental stress. Doctors said my mother died of complications arising from hypertension. This occurred after the death of my dad. How sad.

As I speak, I have some underachieved targets in life. One fact no can take away from me is that every problem under heaven, has a solution. I only need to look for it. In looking for it, I have discovered that obstacles have one mission; and that is, to live up to the meaning of the word itself – to prevent me from reaching my goals. I have also discovered that ALL obstacles can, have been and will always be surmountable. So, rather that brood over problems, I have developed an attitude which makes me to constantly search for “bridges” that will take me to my targets, my goals, my sweet dream and my happiness 🙂  As I do this, I am not oblivious of the fact that I can NEVER make good success without GOD’s help. His words provide me loads of hope.

My journey through life has shown that a lot of people have achieved huge successes in their endeavous mainly because they stayed on…they refused to give up….they believed in themselves….they believed that success and overcoming challenges usually require staying focused and excessively determined to follow the paths that will lead to breakthroughs.

Success stories abound everywhere – in all sectors and in all strata of life. Aside from those who inherit success/wealth from parents or other sources, all success stories are similar – loads of hard work, determination, refusal to accept failure and always keeping heads up when failure or challenges force heads down in order to avoid worrying into permanent failure. This is the path I have “planted” myself. So, when trouble, failure, problems or challenges force my head down, I put it up again and again 🙂 We can see clearer, hear better and think better with our heads up.  It takes courage, resilience and guts to stare problems in the face and mutter  “it shall come to pass” as I am used to muttering.

In all of this, problems and challenges are determined to stay with us for as long as we unable to do the right things to eliminate them. So, let’s keep our heads up….fight problems and challenges……and we shall overcome, by the grace of God 🙂

God bless and direct us all, amen.

Thanks for your time 🙂

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