Mama Diaries

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!)



54 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    Hope the voice returns soon.
    Michael's skydiving tape was wild.

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    1. It was awesome! I was surprised by how small the plane was, though.

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  2. Thanks for picking me, very kind of you. Also, I enjoyed reading about things that inspired you. Great post, Sherry.

    Happy New Week :-)

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    1. Speaking of inspiring me to cook, I just made a delicious Mexican casserole. You would be proud of me! ;0)

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    2. I love that. Was it fun to make?

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  3. Sherry I am humbled - thank you for the nomination! I hope you get to cross skydiving off of your bucket list someday! I would like to say that I'll do that someday as well, but we'll see (baby steps). I am continuing to send you get well wishes :)

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    1. Thanks, Keith! And thanks for your great posts on your blog!

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  4. Grats on the award! I hope you are feeling better. And thank for the recommendations. I'll check them out. :)

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    1. There are some good bloggers to check out. Hope you make some new friends!

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  5. Congratz on the ward. I don't ever see me sky diving, but I like watching other people do it.

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    1. Sky diving is definitely something I have to try. It'll probably be really scary at first, but a huge adrenaline rush.

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  6. congrats on the award! So many hungry people around the world! Which is why I'm always disgusted with people who waste food

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    1. Yes. I was always taught not to waste food. It bothers me to see so much waste, too.

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    2. I'm with you. It's so annoying.

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  7. TEN THOUSAND MEALS! I find that very inspiring too. And this guy who went skydiving sure sounds like a fun guy. I'm sure he's very grateful for the award ;)

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    1. 10,000 meals is impressive! Those kids did good work!

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  8. Congratulations!! and i'll definitely check out those bloggers.
    Sky diving looks absolutely terrifying. I watch in awe:)

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    1. It probably is pretty scary. But I have to try it!

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  9. Congratulations on the award! Michael's blog is very inspiring. I enjoyed his post on ski diving, but I could never do it.

    Thank you so much for nominating me! I'm honored to be among your other nominations. :D

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    1. Oh, good. I'm glad you saw this. I just stopped by and let you know on your blog.

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    1. I'm aiming for the summer, when it's not so cold!

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  11. Congrats on the award. 10,000 meals is not too shabby indeed

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  12. Congrats on the award! That would be awesome to skydive. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. When I do it, I'll post a video so everyone can laugh at how ridiculous I look, jumping out of a plane!

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  13. Congratulations for the award. You are definitely the right person to get it.
    I follow some of the bloggers you have mentioned. I will visit the rest. Hope that you are all better now.

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    1. Thanks, Munir!

      Not quite better, yet, but working on it. :0)

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  14. Congratulations on the award! It'd take a lot more than an awesome video to inspire me to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but if that's something that floats your boat, I hope you get to do it someday. My brother jumped a couple times with the Marines, and wasn't a huge fan of it, but our son, who was in Special Forces, jumped every time he had the opportunity, and loved it. Different strokes.

    It's kinda funny. For a while, it seemed like all kinds of blog awards were getting passed around left and right, and then nothing. Now all of a sudden, this Versatile Blogger one has popped up again. I just got it from a blogger in Bhutan, but the requirements are different than the three inspirational things. I'm supposed to tell seven things about myself.

    Get well soon!

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    1. I notice these awards seem to reappear just before the A to Z challenge. Not sure why. I've had so many of these, but I still do them to help get other bloggers noticed.

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  15. I enjoyed Michael's skydiving, too, but you'll never find me jumping out of an airplane.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. I love this idea! The fact that "inspiring" things are tied to it just makes it better. :-)

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    1. I've had this award before, but this is the first time I've ever had to tie it to inspiring things. It's kind of a nice change.

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  17. Congratulations, and good luck on that trip out of the plane. You're braver than I am. I get ill sitting in a seat in the air. :-)

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    1. The plane is really small. I'm hoping I don't get too nauseated before the jump!

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  18. Congrats....
    Will visit all these blogs asap.

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    1. Excellent! Hope you make some new friends!

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  19. Your voice is in your heart and you are a writer, so you can always be heard!

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    1. Wise words, Stephen! Yes, I am a writer, so I guess my voice will never be totally lost.

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  20. Thank you so much, Sherry! I'm so honored that you included me.

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    1. You're welcome, Deanie! Keep writing all those inspiring posts!

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  21. Thanks so much for the nomination and for your kind words!

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    1. You're welcome, Diana. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  22. I hope your voice is returning. Yay on winning the award. I'll check out a few of those blogs.

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    1. It's coming back. Finally. It's not perfect, but at least I don't sound like a hoarse frog.

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  23. Look at the things you have been inspired to do! Awesome and varied! Congrats to the bloggers who received the award. I follow some already, but will have to check out the rest!
    ~Jess

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  24. Wow, lots of inspiration on your end lately! So sorry to hear about your voice, though. Hope it doesn't take too long to return for you!

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  25. Congratulations on the award and I hope your voice is doing better.

    I'm going to admit I don't think there's anything in the world that would make me jump out of an airplane unless it was on fire or going to crash. (And it would have to be a really big fire or a really bad crash.)

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  26. Sherry, I hope you are feeling better soon! Perhaps when you get to experience skydiving, you will share a video of it?

    CONGRATS to all of the bloggers that you have passed the award on to!

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  27. Well done on a well deserved award and many thanks for thinking me worthy of receiving it.

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