I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.


I am very honoured to be nominated for a “Shine On” Award by  Check her blog for inspiring and interesting posts.  She shares a lot of the same ideas that I have.

The Shine On Award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.  The rules are simple.

1.  Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2.  Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.

3.  Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.

My time is really limited right now, so I’d just like to nominate all the blogs I follow for this award.    I follow you because you inspire me and I enjoy reading your posts.  If I am following your blog and you would like to accept this award, please follow the simple rules and pay this award forward to the blogs that you follow.

Thanks and have a great day everyone!  You all shine!


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The WordPress Family Award

The WordPress Family Award

This is a new award that was created by  Shaun (Praying for one day).  The award was passed on to me by Patricia of who writes some great inspirational blogs.

Here is an explanation from Shaun about his award and the rules to follow:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award”


1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

I have only been blogging since October 30th, 2012 and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me in my writing.  All your likes and comments have been greatly appreciated.  There are so many great blogs out there and I wish I had time to follow more, but to those I do follow, you are doing a great job and I thoroughly enjoy reading your thoughts and comments.  Some of these blogs, I’ve already nominated for awards, so I’ll nominate a few more that are worthy of reading.

Keep blogging.  You are all doing a great job!


The Liebster Award

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I want to thank Marnie at for nominating me for The Liebster Award.  Blogging is a great way to share our thoughts with others and I feel honoured that my posts are touching other lives.  This award is meant to recognize up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers.

The official rules are:

  • Post 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions of your nominator.
  • Pose 11 new questions.
  • Post a copy of the badge on your blog
  • Nominate 11 other blogs.
  • Notify your selected nominees, and include links to the originating blog, as well as to new recipients.

I’m going to offer 6 facts about myself, ask 6 questions and nominate 5 bloggers.

Here are 6 Facts About Me

  1. I live in Niagara Canada.
  2. I am a wife, mother and grandmother.
  3. I enjoy blogging and sharing my thoughts.
  4. I have 2 dogs (a shepherd mix and a dachshund-terrier)
  5. My favourite place to visit is Nova Scotia.
  6. My favourite campground is the Sandbanks close to Picton, Ontario, Canada.

Marney asked only 3 questions.  Here are my answers:

  1. What cause are you most passionate about?  I am passionate about helping people build confidence and increase their self-esteem, especially children.
  2. Why does that cause matter to you?  I spent most of my life struggling with low esteem and depression which caused numerous problems. I have found ways to build esteem and I want to share my knowledge with others so they can have a better life.
  3. How do you plan to volunteer for that cause this year?   My self-esteem workshops are presented free of charge and I will continue to offer them to local organizations.  My ultimate goal is to have a permanent location where I can offer these workshops to individuals on an ongoing basis. 

Here are my 6 questions:

1. What is your ultimate goal in life?

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

3. What inspires you to write?

4. What is your favourite food?

5. What person (dead or alive) has had the biggest positive influence on your life?

6. What would you like to change in your life right now?

Here are My 5 Blogging Nominees who have about 200 or less followers:

Keep blogging everyone and have a great day!


Very Inspiring Blogger Award


When I was reading my emails today I got an unexpected surprise.    One of the blogs I follow, has nominated me for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award.  Christine’s blog is full of great articles that encourage and inspire.  I thoroughly enjoy reading them and I’m sure you will enjoy them also.  Visit her blog and take a look.

Nominees for this award are requested to share 8 things about themself.  Here they are:

  1. I am married for 38 years – to the same man! (some pretty rough times, but we’ve made it this far)
  2. I have 2 married daughters and an 19 month old grandson.
  3. I was born in Kitchener, Ontario Canada.
  4. I love to read books and write.
  5. I like camping, riding horses, taking cruises, travel.
  6. I started a housekeeping and yard maintenance company that is now owned by my daughter.
  7. I am passionate about helping people build confidence and increase esteem.
  8. I believe in love, faith and hope.

I am also supposed to nominate some blogs that inspire me.   This is very hard because most of the blogs I follow are inspiring.   I’m sorry if I missed yours and I think you are all great writers.   Here are the 5 blogs that I chose:

For these nominees you must:

  1. Post a pic of the award on your blog and link back to the person who nominated you (I just clicked on the pic, copied and pasted it)
  2. Share 8 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate a few people for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

I wish all of my nominees the best!