Look what I got for my birthday!
From Georgette who said:
“Amy at souldipper shares her own authentic, life truths and I am honored she visits and comments. When Amy visits I feel our world becomes more familiar as she shares what she knows to be true, genuine and authentic. As she put it so aptly in a former post “My Roots Are Showing”, she knows herself well.”
From Suzicate who said:
“I am passing this along to Amy at Soul Dipper as she exemplifies the criteria of promoting hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.”
Could I get a better blogging birthday gift than this? From two women who consistently write with such heart and sincerity?
Georgette shares stories that explain her graceful expressions of womanhood. I appreciate how she has been influenced by cultures that facilitate a refreshing breadth and depth to her life and interests. To me, this is at the heart of global unity.
SuziCate portrays the depth of a woman well loved. Her children now grown, she enjoys a life offered by a 30 year marriage to a man who knows when to bring heart shaped boxes of chocolates home. She reminds me to look for magnificence in the ordinary.
Thanks to both of you, SuziCate and Georgette. I’m proud to share this community of caring people with you. I will do all I can to uphold my part in keeping it in good shape and solid stead.
Now to pass them on! Start the Drum Rolls:
The Genuine Blogger Award goes to Granny1947. When it comes to writing about work, home, family, pets, baboons and daily walks on the beach outside of Cape Town, it would be impossible to find a more genuine soul. She shares trials and tribulations as if we were hanging over the fence waiting for her coffee to finish brewing. She has us in stitches even when she’s flat on her back in bed with suspected pneumonia.
So Granny, you hard-workin’, soul-fixin’, friend-lovin’ example of humanity, please accept this award with the full knowledge of how much I respect and love you. If anyone could possibly be more genuine than you, they have hearts of 24 carat gold – soft and priceless.
The Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award goes to Shakti Ghosal at ESGEE musings. He visited my blog recently and left a bundle of hope. He’s added to it, in fact, by writing this on his latest post - Entropy and the Age of Consciousness:
“But as we gain in consciousness, we gain the intent to shine the spotlight on these hidden drivers of our thoughts and behaviour. And under the light, these beliefs and fears shrink away and lose the capacity to run our lives.”
Shakti writes my passion in a calm, erudite manner that has been polished with professionalism. He thinks broadly, vastly and globally. He gently asks us to consider what he is presenting. He invites us to take it further and contribute to the “Age of Consciousness (that will) be the ultimate evolutionary goal of Mankind”. (Parentheses are mine.)
So Shakti, please accept this as my token of respect for the goodness and encouragement you extend to the world in your blog. Please keep growing. We need reminders that our Love raises consciousness.
As a recipient of the HUG Award, Shakti, I am asked to include this link: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ Please check the steps requested by the originator of this Award.
What a birthday! I am so blessed to have faithful readers and dedicated fellow bloggers in my life. As Soul Dipper, I need now to get on with writing – right after I set up this Thursday’s Occupy Blogosphere. Please create your very own slogan and bring it over – or leave it on your blog and leave the link here.
If you think Occupy Blogosphere is too simple, I have a comment about that. Watch for it on February 16th.
Thank You, Beloveds, For All These Awards!
I Cherish You and Relish Them.