Inspiring Blogger Award ~ fighting Domestic Violence

I was just nominated for the Inspiring Blogger Award by Prego and the Loon.  Thank you so much for bestowing this award upon me, Prego and the Loon.  I am truly honored and humbled that you chose me amongst the many fine people who comment on your blog, and those who are also nominated for this award.

You are not alone.

Prego and the Loon’s blog tells the story of her horrific life with domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband.  She recounts her stories in beautifully written prose; the most frightening events, the fear, the haunting memories, the worries for her life and her son’s, the “what if’s”, the never ending terror, her efforts to straighten out records, and her recovery.
Please seek out Prego and the Loon’s blog.  You will read about a a strong woman who broke loose of the horrifying life she was in. You will learn more about domestic abuse,  and books that helped her begin a new life. If you are a victim of domestic violence yourself, please visit her blog.  Reading her words can help you gain the strength to break loose, too.

I also suggest this post by Purposefully Scarred: “Domestic Violence: Resources Reaching Around the World”  Purposefully Scarred is an excellent blog, dealing with raising awareness for survivors of (all kinds of) abuse.  There are lots of great resources here too.


To those who suffer from abuse of any type: You are not alone. There are people to support and help you everywhere, even people you do not know yet.  Take a chance.  Knock on a door.  Reach out to another blogger, pick up the phone and call a number in your community, speak to a friend who will help you, a pastor, a counselor, a doctor or nurse.  If the first person doesn’t work out, try another one.  Don’t give up.

We need to spread the word about Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and all other forms of abuse, until people no longer have to deal with such atrocities.  When our fellow human beings are suffering from abuse and its accompanying elements: fear, stress, threats, nightmares, depression, terror, injuries, death, etc, it should be our top priority to help and support them, and then work to rid the world of it.

Let’s work together to help people live happy lives, fulfilling their dreams.

Thanks for reading.


Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Spammed.

Okay everyone…..on the count of 3, check your Spam folders!   One, two, three…….

Did you find any of your blog friend’s comments in there?  Lately this has been happening to many people.  We are unsure why and it would be nice if it stopped.

Until then, keep checking your Spam folder…….and let your blog friends out!

Have you noticed blog friend’s comments in your Spam folder?   Comment below if you have.
If anyone knows how friend’s blog comments are ending up in Spam,  or how to stop it, please comment.

***ATTENTION…we have an answer:  write to  (see below) and fill out their form.  REAL BLOG COMMENTS will stay in your comment area within a few days after filling out the form according to  blog friends who did this.   Thanks to Chris & Cee for the information.

write to and fill out their form.


I’m going to write “WP Support” about it.  If I find out a solution, I’ll let you know.

Liebster Blog Award & Candle Lighter Award~

It’s time for me to give away two fine blogging awards that were given to me by Eylas (Kweshn!).   Thank you so much, Elyas!  You have honored me in the most flattering way.  I will try to live up to these awards in 2012!  ❤

Elyas gave me both the Liebster Award and the Candle Lighter Award.

❤Liebster Nomination 

The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

Completing the Rules:
 1. Thank the person who gave you the award & link back to themElyas….thank you so much for the kind, considerate and totally humbling honor you bestowed upon me by giving me these awards.  I will try hard to live up to them.   You are such a wonderful poet, writer and person,  that to be honored in this way by you, is the greatest compliment one could receive.  ***If you have not seen Elyas’ blog (Kweshni!), please do so.  It is an awesome experience!
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award:
 ❤ These blogs range from writers, to food, to photographers, to travel, to fashion and everything in between.  Please check them out and support them…..they are wonderful blogs!  As always, it is the hardest thing I have to do….picking a few blogs out of so many good ones to receive an award.  Congratulations to the blogs listed above!
3. Post the award on your blog.   Well, I’m working on this one.  I can be somewhat techno-disadvantaged at times, and I’m sure it will show up in the next century or so. 😉
4. and 5.  I’ll enjoy basking in the love and spreading the karma…for sure!  ❤




❤Candle Lighter Nomination
Thank you Elyas for this lovely award.  

The Rules:

Whenever you see a post or blog that you think brings light to the world, put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it. They can copy and paste the photo on this post onto their blog. What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can surely give them the award anytime and as often as they want. There is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it.

❤ Here are my nominees for now that deserve this award, please visit them, you won’t be disappointed!  These nominees have blogs that range from writing, to photography, to cooking, to recovering from a closed-head brain injury.  Check them out and support them!  They are great blogs that bring light into the world!

Novice Journal
I Am Ms Brightside   and   My World inPhotographs    by Anne
The Happiness Nest
Rick Kirby

 ☼Everyone…let’s spread the light around the blogosphere!☼