Days 27 & 28 ~ The Versatile Blogger Award? Really?

29 Jan

Yes, as cheeky as it sounds, I’m grateful for gratitude! For the fresh and powerful perspective it brings, for the gentle way it opens my heart, for the magnetizing effect it has on the like-minded and like-hearted, and for the ever constant unfolding of blessings that I might otherwise and admittedly take for granted if I wasn’t so whole-heartedly determined to make it all mean something more, and feel gratitude for it all no matter what!

(Ah, the musings of a writer as the lights go on…)

Before I ramble on for even another sentence, I want to thank my friend, a teacher and fellow writer and blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award nomination. C.B. Wentworth, it was an honor and a JOY to see The Gratitude Garden receive the recognition and nomination after only 26 days (or 130 blessings).

Thank you for the gift, for the smile I have on my face as I type this, and for the light and insight you share in your own blog.


The Gratitude Garden

“This is probably the most positive blog out there! Each day there is something to be thankful for and this fantastic blogger lists her daily moments of gratitude. In turn, she encourages others to leave reasons to be thankful. I love the reminder to see my day through the lens of gratitude.”

The appreciation is mutual, and I’m grateful for your acknowledgement!

Visit the *beautiful and inspiring* blog of C.B. Wentworth HERE.

Also, winners are asked to “List something others don’t know about you”.


I was first published at age 12 in a book called, “The Write Stuff”. It was a compilation of poetry written by foster children.

The full story behind this is published in Debbie Dachingers #1 Best Seller “Dare to Dream; This Life Counts”, but still most people don’t know that about me.

I still have a copy of that book from my childhood, and still feel grateful to my social worker for the invitation to participate.

Lastly, I was also asked to nominate 7 other bloggers, and share their blogs with you.

Only 7!?!?

And the nominees are:

1. A Scrivnerburg 365

365 days of real life, JOY through the lens of a gratitude with a loving, humorous, homeschooling Mom who captured the most precious of moments on film. We’ve been counting blessings together since 2007…

Elli, thank you for all you share with me, and with the rest of the world. You are an inspiration!

2. Gratitude is the Hearts Memory

Lola Jean is honest, raw, loving, insightful, and wide open in this recount of gratitude through her hearts memory.

3. Off in the Ethers

An inspiring and poignant blog about the challenges of depression, choice, Love and life. Beautifully written:

“No matter what the darkness whispers, the light IS your truth.”

4. You’re a Writer! Inspiration and Support for New Writers

Excellent blog, thought provoking advice, and FUN to read whether you’re a “new writer” or a best selling author! I love writing, and sharing creative momentum is good for the writers soul.

5. …from the Bungalow

Blissfully Bald: Why my wife and I decided to shave our heads

Read this and you’ll see why it’s been nominated.

6. Life and Laughter

Got Writers Block? Need to laugh? This blog should take care of both those issues…
7. Simply Said

Lauren Scott, Poet

Uplifting, unparalleled talent.


Oh, and my blessings for the past two days? 5 a day…

Well, the 7 blogs above–I feel blessed by the magic these writers share, and feel grateful for the opportunity to highlight their talent.

8. For those who Pay It forward, and inspire others to do the same.

Today, donate an old coat to a homeless person–leave $10 in the pocket.

9. For fresh baked quiche and red grapes (yes, lunch is ready!)

10. For all who contribute to my life, engage my mind, touch my heart, and inspire creative flow…

Im so, so grateful.

What are you grateful for today?

Count your blessings….


Dear Nominees,

To accept your 7×7 Link Award:

  • Thank who nominated you and include a link
  • List something others don’t know about you
  • Choose seven links on your blog that you think are worthy
  • Nominate 7 bloggers who have not received the award and include links
  • Notify the bloggers you have nominated

4 Responses to “Days 27 & 28 ~ The Versatile Blogger Award? Really?”

  1. Valerie Adolph January 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Thank you for my big smile of today (The fish burial. “She was a good fish.”)
    Sometimes I run out of new things to be grateful for – now I have an unending supply; I just have to read your blog.

  2. C.B. Wentworth January 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I can’t wait to check out your links! 🙂

    Today I am grateful for a new pair of shoes. I don’t buy them often, but a hole in the old pair leaves me no choice!

  3. lscotthoughts January 30, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    Congratulations and thank you so much for thinking of me! I’ll need a few days to follow through, though, so please be patient! I love your blessings; thanks for sharing and for your kind words! Blessings to you! Lauren

  4. Elli January 30, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Thank you for your kind words! What a wonderful surprise at the end of the weekend! You are such a blessing.

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