The Epic Awesomness Award

  
I’ve been nominated for this
award title by my dearest blogger friend Millie Thom, whose works are always on my must read list.

She is a versatile writer, who packs creativity and information masterfully in her works. Her castle explorations and travelogues are memorable works, fit to be included in study courses. Do peep into her blog and you will know not one word here is an exaggeration. I am very thankful to her for nominating me for The Epic Awesomness Award. It is awesome to be referred to as awesome by a blogger as awesome as Millie…!

Before I begin about this award in particular, allow me to apologise to some of my blogger friends who nominated me for various awards, but I couldn’t accept those due to time constraints, sicknesses, domestic duties. Nevertheless, I have been very very thankful to them for  encouragement and support.

This particular award is special as it allows flexibility to ramble and there are not many specific questions to answer. Here are the rules:
1. You are awesome; tell us why.
2. You are my friend; tell us about other friends.
3. Be creative, but it’s ok if you are having trouble with this one.
4. There are no direct questions to answer; let yourself run wild!
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
6. Notify your nominees.

Here goes my answer:
I believe that I am Awesome simply because I believe in the power above me. I am nothing, He makes me special. I am not creative, He gives me ideas. I barely get time to express, He schedules everything for me…It is Him that makes me Awesome. Earlier, there were times I doubted myself all the time…even now I seroiously doubt my abilities and skills. But gradually, I have learnt to surrender my works, my actions to Him. I just need to work hard, He takes care of the rest. I am just a body, He is life. I am still learning that miracles do happen when you least expect them… and that there is something magical in our existence…the most important thing is to have faith!

I haven’t reached the stage when I consider myself a part of Him. I am a very ignorant seeker. However, I am happy being in His company. We are friends😀.

I am lucky and so very grateful. People around me have always been awesome. First, my parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunties, cousins, friends …all of them were and are wonderful part of my childhood in small town India. And subsequently, my job years, friends, colleagues all were lovely in their own ways. And now, my kids, my husband and the new family – awesome in a myriad ways.

Last but not the least, my readers and fellow bloggers, are totally awesome people! Everyday I educate myself with your posts… get motivated by your likes and responses…and write to seek your company and feedback. Sometimes a message… a feedback… a like makes my day!

Here is a list of ten general things that make life awesome for me:
1) Cuddly babies who look so magical ( Cheers to all the newborns this year)
2) The ever changing pattern on the sky
3) Sound of laughter
4) Sinful icecreams, cakes, sweets
5) Unplanned outings to explore the world
6) An unexpected and sweet message out of nowhere
7) Genuine smile and nod from a stranger
8) Colourful and vibrant festivals
9) Books
10) WordPress
My Nominees: It is time to nominate some of my fellow blogger friends whom I consider as fabulous and awesome (I would be glad if you accepted the award but if you are unable to… no issues at all). They are each gifted and special people and I love their posts. Here goes the list:
Lata Sunil
Susan Langer
Sherin Skaria
Ritu
Nimi Naren
Louise
Just Maria
Yinglan
Draliman
yarnspinner
Vibrant
Indira
Oliana

Thank You: A Letter to You

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Dear,

Cheers! This is to you who is reading the post. Just the fact that you are reading this, makes me feel, so immensely and profoundly grateful to you. There is a feeling of abundance in me and I am very happy for being read and appreciated. Hope you receive my feeling of gratitude in the same proportion that I experience it.

I started blogging at the end of January 2015 and the journey so far has been exhilarating, incredible and uplifting entirely because of you.

This post is to say thank you to all my readers who read me, liked me, commented on my posts, corrected me, advised me, motivated me, encouraged me and even criticised me. The immediate cause of this write up to acknowledge the awards extended to me by fellow blogger friends, who appreciated my efforts in the form of award nominations.

I am indebted to:

Vagabond Velda for Liebster Award ( https://vagabonvelda.wordpress.com)
Nimi Naren for Liebster Award (https://simplemomentsoflife.wordpress.com)
Millie Thom for Liebster Award x 2 (https://milliethom.wordpress.com)
Nimi Naren for The Premio Dardos Award ((https://simplemomentsoflife.wordpress.com)
Ritu for The Creative Blogger Award (https://butismileanyway.wordpress.com)

I am sorry, commitments at hand do not allow me to have the time require to follow the rules but coming from these avid blogger friends, the awards mean so much to me. The wonderful posts of the inimitable Vagabond Velda, the heart warming prose of Nimi Naren, the informative works of Millie Thom and the endearing blogs of Ritu are worth reading and following.

I must also take this opportunity to say a big thank you to my husband, family and friends (especially Vijay, Bhuvana and Deepak), who initiated me into the world of personal blogging. And then there are my talented blogging friends ( Barbara Beacham, Priceless Joy, Johnyeo, Olden Gray, Drailman, Yarnspinerr, Surindranath ji, Davendrak, Miniscrypt and many others) plus my social media friends, who keep me going.

Last but not the least, I am whole heartedly thankful to you – Dear reader. It is because of you that I write!

Thank You For The Liebster Award :)

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My blog site has been nominated for the Liebster Award for Newcomers by https://vagabonvelda.wordpress.com.

I am very thankful to Vagabond Velda for taking my blog into account. “Liebster Award,” is awarded to up and coming bloggers with 200 followers or less! Don’t forget to check out Vagabond Velda’s site…it is full of creative explorations. Here are the answers to the 11 questions that I have been asked.

Q. What is the best time of day for you?
A. I love Evening time, when I have time to dedicate to my muse.

Q. Of everything on this planet what drives you bonkers?
A. Mindless gossip drives me mad.

Q.What is your favorite pastime?
A.I love to read, write and just walk aimlessly.

Q.Are you living your dream, what is it?
A.Yes, the fact that I can manage to write inspite of caring for two little kids and a household is a miracle for me.

Q.Make a list of inspirational moments?
A.Whenever I pray to Krishna, I get inspired and recharged.

Q. What is your favorite color?
A.Sky blue is my favourite colour, it is all over my site 🙂

Q. Are you city, country or a suburb type of person?
A. I am a lover of the countryside.

Q.Indoors or Outdoors?
A. Both, depending on the weather.

Q. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
A. If I were an animal I would be a monkey because I love climbing walls and trees. My younger sister believes that I have all the qualities of a great monkey..lol.

Q. Tell me one thing that you love about yourself?
A. I never give up on anyone and anything…this is something good I think.

Q. Why do you blog?
A. I love writing, telling stories, reading others’ stuff and to tell you the truth, I can’t stop myself from writing…it just comes naturally to me 🙂

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There are several rules by which you by being nominated must do in order to accept the Liebster Award:

1. Link the person who nominated you (that’s me) to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions.

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator

3. Nominate other bloggers (11) for the award that have fewer than 200 followers.

4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

It is my turn to  nominate 11 great new bloggers now. Here are my nominations. Some of them have a quite a large number of followers ( more than 200). Check it out:
https://cherylbecker.wordpress.com
http://edwinasepisodes.com
https://butismileanyway.wordpress.com
https://awordadventure.wordpress.com
http://glorybegin.com
https://nuhorizonblog.wordpress.com
http://thetjblog.com
https://lweaveswords.wordpress.com
https://thesething.wordpress.com
https://mytravelswithdepression.wordpress.com
https://keepexploringstuff.wordpress.com

Congratulations all, I wish you the very best in your writing endeavours. Here are 11 questions for you all:
1. What is the meaning of your name?
2. What is your blog site all about?
3. What inspires you to write?
4. Who is your favourite film star?
5. Which is your favourite creative work(could be anything)?
6. Apart from blogging, tell us apart your hobbies?
7. What is the best thing about you.
8. Which festival do you enjoy the most ?
9. What makes you sad?
10. If you were God, what would you do first?
11. What is your next blog about?