1-in-100 Warrior Award and ABC Blog Award

4 Feb

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~Heraclitus

What exactly a warrior is. Someone who wears a suit of armor and swings a sword around? A participant in a war? Nothing more than a soldier?

If these are the thoughts that spring to mind, think deeper.

A warrior is more than weapons and armor. It is a way of life. It is the belief that the greatest purpose in life is service to others. It is grace amid frustration, peace amid turmoil, and strength amid weakness and misery. We most often use this word to describe the brave men and women who risk their lives in the military and law enforcement to ensure our freedom and safety, but warriors are actually all around us. They’re in factories. They’re in offices. They’re in schools. They’re in hospitals, both as doctors and nurses, and as patients.

Courage. Honesty. Fearlessness. Grace. Peace. Service to others. No complaints. Nothing thought of as a blessing or a curse; everything simply accepted as another challenge to be conquered.

They’re not perfect, and don’t try to be, because they know such aspirations are futile. But they do the absolute best they can with what they’ve been given. Warriors no longer have potential. They are potent! They understand that knowledge is knowing, but wisdom is doing. And they are a very rare breed: as Heraclitus once said, only one out of every one hundred is a true warrior. This award is named in honor of those words and that truth. The symbol of the sword is used to represent their courage and strength, and the symbol of the feather quill pen represents their grace, beauty and creativity.

Guidelines for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Warriors are not motivated by awards or fame. They see awards not as an opportunity for the ego to rejoice, but rather an opportunity to honor other warrior brothers and sisters. To acknowledge and honor the rarity of the warrior, it is recommended that the recipient passes this award on to only *one* other blogger that they feel goes above and beyond to serve and inspire others, and who maintains their grace and positivity even in the face of difficult challenges, such as health issues, tragedy, injustice or loss.

Once an author is given the award, they may continue nominating one new blog author once a week, month, year… or whatever seems appropriate. It’s like a knight’s ability to bestow knighthood onto another whenever they choose. But only one at a time. The patience of a warrior is required.

My nomination for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award is Zendictive. Art has been a supporter of my blog since the very beginning, and a major reason why it has grown in readership. I remember the early days of no likes and no comments, day after day, week after week. He discovered my writings and made a continuous effort to share my blog on his own, introducing some inspirational and talented people to me which I will always be grateful for. But more than what he has done just for me, Art embodies the warrior’s creed of “service to others.” Every day he posts a new inspirational write, sharing his wisdom with others. And it most certainly is wisdom. Knowledge is knowing, wisdom is doing, and I fully believe that he does every single thing writes about. His stories come not from hopes and desires for the man he wishes to be in the future, but from experience…the man he has become from doing. And his endurance is most certainly that of a warrior. He has tapped into the endless well of wisdom and love that resides in all of us, and does the work to share it with us every day. He’s 1-in-100, and we are lucky to have him: http://zendictive.wordpress.com/

I’m honored to have recently been nominated for the ABC “Awesome Content Blog” award by Debbie Adams of http://adamsart.wordpress.com/ and Soma Mukherjee of http://somkritya.wordpress.com/. I highly recommend checking out their blogs, these are two incredibly talented ladies whose talents will be sure to inspire your creativity.

I’d like to nominate the following blog that have greatly inspired me for the ABC Award:

http://prhayz.com/

http://www.builtwithgrace.com/

http://poeticjourney251.com/

http://doyoumeanwhatiknow.wordpress.com/

http://ladywithatruck.wordpress.com/

http://creatingreciprocity.wordpress.com/

http://pbus1.wordpress.com/

http://nandinidhiman.wordpress.com/

http://rannycalderon.wordpress.com/

http://granbee.wordpress.com/

http://willofheart.wordpress.com/

http://caddoveil.wordpress.com/

http://dontchawannadream.wordpress.com/

This award has a very fun gimmick attached to it. Recipients are asked to share something about themselves by going through the alphabet and choosing a word or phrase for each letter to describe themselves. A wonderful opportunity to create a Warrior Alphabet for all warriors..

A

 Adamance

 N

 Nerve

 B

 Balance

 O

 Obligation

 C

 Courage

 P

 Peace/Patience

 D

 Dare

 Q

 Quest

 E

 Effort

R

 Resolve

 F

 Focus/Fortitude

 S

 Strength/Selflessness

 G

 Grace

 T

 Tactical

 H

 Heart

 U

 Unrelenting

 I

 Intensity

 V

 Vigor

 J

 Journey

 W

 Wisdom

 K

 Karma

 X

 Straight Edge 😉

 L

 Love

 Y

 Yes

 M

 Master

 Z

 Zen

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22 Responses to “1-in-100 Warrior Award and ABC Blog Award”

  1. Noel Williams February 4, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Thanks a lot my friend. I really appreciate you nominating me for the ABC award.

    God bless

  2. Deb February 4, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Congrats on the award Miro. These are some very fine people you have nominated, my friend…An excellent list!
    Have a most wonderful day!
    Hugs, xx

  3. Sue Dreamwalker February 4, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Congratulations on the ABC Award Miro.. and love the Warrior Award that I am thinking you created and nominated to Zendictive His words and Zen teachings are truly an inspiration..He is well deserving of this award….
    You are so right with what you say about Awards.. I always feel so humbled when one is given, and yet I feel like I shouldnt accept, but to not accept the gift offends the giver..
    Wishing you a great weekend ~Sue Dreamwalker

  4. christyb February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Congratulations on the award! Keep spreading your wise words with your poetry, this is further confirmation of how much we love stopping by here!

  5. Jackie L. Robinson February 4, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Congrats to you AND the recipients! Love reading Zendictive’s posts…way to go, Art. xo

  6. granbee February 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Congratulations, dearMiro! Thank you sovery much for your nomination of me. If you want to learn more than 26 things about me, go to http://ptl2010 for my first contributing author post there , dated 02/03/2012, entitled “Proving Hope Through Praise.” You will find out lots andlots about me! Then you will know I am a warrioress! Kudos to you for name Art at zendictive as 1-in-100 warrior. I really could not do without either of you.! I also am glad to see you nominated forABC award many Ialso love and depend upon for inspiration daily.

  7. Nandini February 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    You write some great and inspirational poems, and that too honest and from your heart. I love that, and I highly respect you for that. It’s amazing to know a person even when you actually don’t know them. The two “know”s are very different here, but not entirely mutually exclusive. So good to know you, Miro! I congratulate you for the awards you’ve been receiving. 🙂

    And I thank you for nominating me for the ABC Award. I’m grateful. 🙂

    Good wishes!
    ~ Nandini.

  8. zendictive February 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    bows (~_~) humble
    I am so… honored….the presentation was dynamic and the award is heart felt I assure you.

    Art~

  9. poeticjourney February 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Congrats, you deserve them both! I’m honor and touch that you would think of me! Thank You and keep Blessing us with your talent! God Bless 🙂

  10. dontchawannadream February 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Ohhhh AGAIN? You’re spoiling me, Miro!!!
    I’m so honored/ Je suis tellement honorée. 🙂
    I should paint a warrior sometime.
    All your words are very inspiring. Positive thinking is powerful!!!
    So again, thank you!!!

  11. Carrie February 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Miro, thank you so much for considering my blog worthy of the ABC award, coming from someone with your talent I am truly honored, and congratulations on receiving it yourself.

    I love your Warrior Award! That is a very worthwhile award indeed and your choice of the 1st recipient most worthy!

  12. Sunshine February 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Congratulations Miro! *clap-clap*

  13. ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit February 5, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Congrats Miro! I love the quote from Heraclitus at the top of your blog.

  14. rannycalderon February 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Thank you so much and I am honored to be nominated at ABC Award …
    and as the others says ….you deserve both ..
    thanks xxx~ranny

  15. willofheart February 6, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Thank you so much Miro I am truly touch, And Congratulations to you and for your 1 in 100 award , thanks for continuous showering of your thoughts, love and wisdom… God Bless… 🙂

  16. pbus1 March 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    Congrats to you, Warrior Poet! The wisdom you share, always shows that you care. Your words inspire, something I truly admire. Keep pressing on my Warrior friend, using words that encourage, and broken-hearts mend! God bless!

    Paulette

    • Miro March 4, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Lovely poem! Thanks for your encouraging ballad. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  17. Jane Serifr April 27, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    It’s laborious to find knowledgeable people on this matter, but you sound like you know what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  18. Jackie Paulson May 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    what a wonderful blog, I am glad I found you. Your poem is so beautiful.

    • Miro May 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      Thanks Jackie!

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