Monday, January 26, 2015
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
I'd like to thank Susanne Drazic for bestowing the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on me. Susanne has been my blog friend for many years, and I think she was one of my first followers. She's a very nice lady! If you don't know her, be sure to stop by and pay her a visit.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.
I'll start with what has inspired me over the last few weeks.
You're going to think this is funny, but my relatively new blogger friend, Michael D'Agostino recently did a sky diving adventure. He posted a video of it. As many of you know, skydiving is something that's on my bucket list. Seeing that video, and reading about his experience, has inspired me even more to go jump out of an airplane.
A lot of you also know that I'm a professional musician. One thing I've done recently, is serve as the coordinator for the Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition. I've heard a lot of extremely talented young people as they competed in this event, and listening to them perform, has inspired me to practice even more.
I read a newspaper article about a week ago, about a group of high school students who worked with a local rotary club to package 10,000 meals for hungry people. That inspired me to do more to help alleviate the hunger problem. If you want to learn about the program they were involved with, go to Stop Hunger Now's website .
Here are the bloggers:
Michael D'Agostino (Funny guy with lots of great adventures.)
Sage (A great outdoors man. I love seeing the pictures of his wanderings.)
Deanie Humphrys- Dunne (A very nice lady who shares inspiring stories of kids who show good character.)
Tracy Terry (A fellow writer with interesting book reviews.)
Peaches Ledwidge (Another long-time blogger friend who has written a couple of books, and overcame a lot of childhood adversity.)
Norbu Wangdi (A kind, humble man who shares a lot about his country and culture.)
Ivy at The Happy Wisk (This lady can cook! She inspires me to feed my family good food.)
Chrys Fey (Always has great posts with helpful writing tips.)
Diana Jenkins (My critique partner from Cincinnati who taught me so much about writing, and inspires me to be a better writer and keep going.)
Keith at Optimistic Existentialist (A super-nice person, whose posts always make you think.)
Milo James Fowler (I enjoy reading about his successes as an author because of his persistence and hard work, and it inspires me to keep going, even when the rejection letters are rolling in.)
If you have time, stop by and visit all these inspiring bloggers!
(Thanks for all the get-well wishes. I'm feeling a little better, but my voice still isn't back. Hopefully it'll return soon!)