Thank You Note

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The first time it was a feeling of exhilaration. On second one, it was contentment and then when it was third and fourth or fifth may be….it was happiness but sans excitement. Even if without the exuberance or rush, it do offered me a sense of repose and gladness. For the reason being it was presented by someone whom I hardly know but who somehow follows some of my writing expressions and indeed like them. Thank you Abbie as there’s no better word than this if you tell it from your heart and that’s what I am doing right now. Only semblance at cursory level is we are women but totally from different worlds. Abbie belongs to New Zealand and most of you as are aware of, I am an Indian. Her words touched me. She is a genuine and sensitive person and never shies away from even expressing her vulnerable side out. Her blog @abbiesbabble.wordpress.com encompasses her warm and affable spirit.

Going by the rule of the game,

Answer the questions the award-giver asked you and make 11 more for your nominees.

1. Read on screen or old school book?

Ans: Given anyday, old school books. But quite recently the ease or the practicality of it makes me stick to my digital pad more.

2. You have a night in, what’s the best way to spend it?

Ans: No two words on this, absolutely with my husband and son having good time.

3. Favourite book (sorry, two book questions already, can’t help myself!)?

Ans: There are many. But on recentness I enjoyed Hurley’s Eat, love and Pray. Every word reverberates of how I feel too and filled with thoughtfulness and wisdom.

4. Favourite place in the world – that you’ve been to?

Ans: it was a remote hill station and the place we stayed was a hut beside a river bank. Idyllic, scenic and tranquil – what more one can ask for!

5. The place you would most like to go?

Ans: My hometown, my birthplace. It’s been quite a time, I miss it’s smell, touch, the air and the faces which I hardly interact with but somewhere I connect to.

6. Bungee jump or skydive (I haven’t done either but would probably skydive)?

Ans: Probably none of them as I have tremendous height phobia even though I am adventurous for other pursuits.

7. What’s the best part of blogging for you?

Ans: Connection, of course. When I could touch someone’s heart through my writing, there’s no feeling better than that in this world of blogging. Secondly if I can make some positive impact or influence in any form or kind for betterment to an individual or society at large. I am sorry but that’s how I feel. Didn’t want to bore you guys though.

8. Most played song over the last month?

Ans: Can you believe this…it’s Black Eyed Peas with ‘Tonight’s gonna be a good night’ as my son loves to dance to it’s tune.

9. Favourite smell (for me, fresh cut grass, home baking, the beach)?

Ans: There’s something about coffee and the drizzle…it smells heavenly together.

10. Best holiday memory?

Ans: It’s the same idyllic serene I mentioned above and the memorable part from it was my son’s journey towards first steps…he was trying to walk on his own and we could capture those indelible moments with free spirit while holidaying.

11. Best tip for other new bloggers?

Ans: Just be in your skin. You are unique and share that uniqueness through your creativity.

I will be skipping on the ‘facts about me’ part as I don’t want to nag you guys more. Moreover it’s already there in my other awards posts.

Questions from me to you:

  1. What made you start blogging?
    2. What makes you laugh out loud?
    3. Which book made an impression in your life?
    4. Who is your favourite author?
    5. Who inspired you most?
    6. Which song defines you?
    7. What’s your favourite mantra or quote?
    8. Three things you cannot live without.
    9. What is love for you?
    10. What is writing as per you?
    11. Do you have any idiosyncrasies? What are they?

I have varied taste. My nominees as per my taste, choice and affinity are:

http://incandescentmoonpoetry.wordpress.com/ – Some of the best poetry I have read while my blogging journey. It surpasses good and tends to be great.

http://pamkirstblog.wordpress.com/ – Amazing Writer.

http://katienaum.com/ – Reflective and natural flow of words.

Permacooking.com – Healthy and Holistic lifestyle tips.

Cookingwithawallflower.com – food and cooking with variety and one step ahead.

http://epiphanyinthecacophony.wordpress.com/ – Creativity personified.

http://kmihran.wordpress.com/ – A person who with his blog spreads and shares positive energy.

http://uthamz.wordpress.com – exquisite, vibrant photographs.

http://loveinshallah.com/ – her blog reflects her grit and admirable spirit.

Propelsteps.wordpress.com – a blog with a humanitarian cause.

http://avian101.wordpress.com/ – My love for birds of any flock brings me here.

1.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their page.
2. Proudly display the award banner on your page.
3. List eleven facts about yourself.
4. Answer the questions the award-giver asked you and make 11 more for your nominees.
5. List your nominees.

 

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To Inspire and be Inspired….

 

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To keep it real simple..yes I am glad rather delighted….the purpose of creating this blog Love, Life and whatever was to share or bare my thoughts and then to inform, inspire or amuse in some way. If I could enkindle a few, as there are many who have inspired me to be what I am today, I guess that will lend a whole hearted smile to my face. The honour conferred to me this time is by two fellow bloggers. One with the blog name Ashmita. She is a lady with a voice and a woman of substance. Her blog@http://asmithaaa.wordpress.com reflects her resolute spirit and social consciousness. You will admire her spirit. The other person is Paul with blog name Miscellaneous Inanities@http://paulwhitberg.wordpress.com. His poems will uplift your mood. He is a gifted poet as he maintains classic poetic form but with a twist towards modern life themes.

Now, what it is to be me! :

1. I truly, truly believe that life is the most alluring and amazing gift by God amidst all the twists and turns….

2. Love – is what keeps me going. It’s the most powerful force and it’s like an elixir to many woes and wounds in one’s life.

3. My family; that’s what is my oxygen source. Far or near, I breathe in and out, only them.

4. Yes I believe in God and the divine justice. I am not a religious person per se, but spiritual. The idea and belief in God helps me and guides me in my day to day existence in this just amiss, not so impeccable world.

5. I adore intellectuals.

6. Where are the professionals? I salute them. Loyalty and integrity is THE virtue for me.

7. Reading and Writing is my passion and they go hand in hand. Literature was my first love. So I did my honours in English literature and plunged myself into the ethereal world of ‘books & words’. Those three precious college years, I spent learning something which was captivating and engaging to me and perhaps were the best days of my growing up, but not something which would make me financially viable though. So I landed up having a PG in Management(Marketing and Advertisement) and worked with a media conglomerate for a while for mundane sustenance.

 Amazing sure they are, I put the list down of six deserving bloggers on my mind right now:

http://mrsgoresdiary.com/ …….anything and everything about parenting in an interesting and convincing manner.

http://evokingthedeep.wordpress.com/ …..Scott Mitchell – if you are a lover of poem more so a hopeless romantic, dig into it and you will not be complaining.

http://joycepoggihager.com/ ……. simple writing with profound messages

http://bloomingspiders.com/ ……. Dani – At one end, she writes intense, heartfelt emotions which touches your heart and at the other, things scholarly.

http://cellulitelooksbettertan.wordpress.com/ …..honest writer in true sense…gives meaning to whatever she writes.

http://thinkdowrite.wordpress.com/….. HariVeena – something about her blog…beautiful and creative.

 

Here are the guidelines :
1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.