Thank you, Fitnessgrad, for the Lovely Blog Award you bestowed upon me last year in July. Excuse my tardiness, but as I’ve said before – better late than never.

Now that we’re into February, I’d like to start this month with the theme of love. As I’m wont to do, I’m changing the rules for this award where you normally tell readers about yourself. Rather than answering questions about me and nominating a select few of my fellow bloggers for the award, I’d like to turn this into a Lovefest.

I invite you to comment about something, someone, or anything you love, and leave your blog link below to give others the opportunity to fall in love with your site.

I wish you all a lovely bloggin’ time. Have a wonderful weekend!

Honoring Our Veterans

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
–Douglas MacArthur

“With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
–Dan Lipinski

“Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.”
–Max Cleland

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

Double Awards

Earlier this year, one of our fellow bloggers, Charles French, created the Blogger Appreciation Award to show his appreciation for the wonderful bloggers he met. He was kind enough to nominate me as one of such bloggers. Thank YOU.

A few days ago, another fellow blogger, Agatha Chocolats, was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. She too was kind enough to nominate me for this award. Thank YOU.

Listed below are the rules for each of these thoughtful awards. Following the rules are my nominees for both awards. The nominees have the option to respond to one or both. Or, they can simply bask in glory and not do anything. No offense will be taken by me.

Blogger Appreciation Award (Thanks again, Charles French)

The Rules
(1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, link back to their site.
(2) Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself.
(3) Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish.
(4) Use the award image.


Blogger Recognition Award (Thanks again, Agatha Chocolats)
Blogger Recognition
The Rules
1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the award.

Why I Positively Started Blogging
To share with you what I can do
Be it writing a ditty, poem,
Vignette, or a story or two
I hope you find something that may
Amuse or inspire you

Words of Advice
If you’re blogging for pleasure
No need to feel you’re under any pressure
To post daily,
Don’t worry about pleasing everyone
And always be respectful of our fellow bloggers.

In alphabetical order, my nominees: (Consider visiting these blogs if you have not done so yet; each is special in its own way.)

America On Coffee

Cabbage Patch
Camellias Cottage
East Bay Blog
Eyes + Words

Francisco Javier Tostado
Hammad Rais
Lynn Thaler
Lynz Real Cooking
Poet Rummager
Victo Dolore