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One Lovely Blog Award

5 Aug

Thanks to the lovely Lopa for nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.

The rules for this Award are as follows:

1. Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you.

2. Describe 7 things about yourself.

3.Nominate 15 other bloggers.
Seven things about me:

1. I am a Warrior.

2. I am a Poet.

3. I make no apologies (anymore).

4. I’m never “busy.”

5. I’d rather be a light in the darkness than a light in the light.

6. I’m not addicted to comfort and luxury (anymore).

7. I almost never “feel like it,” but I do it anyway.

15 blogs I’d like to nominate for this award because they’re so lovely:

1. http://catforsley.me/

2. http://granbee.wordpress.com/

3. http://juwannadoright.wordpress.com/

4. http://gingerfightback.com/

5. http://rumpydog.com/

6. http://lscotthoughts.com/

7. http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/

8. http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

9. http://kanatyler.com/

10. http://reconstructingchristina.com/

11. http://lifeofbon.com/

12. http://goss-coaching.com/

13. http://yalandarose.wordpress.com/

14. http://thebetterthing.wordpress.com/

15. http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/

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The 1-in-100 Warrior Award: On The Brighter Side

28 Jun

“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 (s)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.

It’s my honor to give the latest 1-in-100 Warrior award to Sara Wales of On The Brighter Side. Sara has been a supporter of Warrior Poet Wisdom since the beginning, and has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation and support. And she provides the same inspiration, motivation and support to countless other creative people. She goes the extra mile so often that she should buy stock in Nike! 🙂 And she’s a wonderful example of what can happen when you make selflessness and effort a common, everyday habit. It becomes second nature to do the right thing, to be a beautiful, hopeful and loving person. Thank you Sara, you’re 1-in-100 and we are so lucky to have you:

http://onthebrighterside.net/

 

1-in-100 Warrior Award: somkritya

16 Mar

“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 is a warrior? 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.

This week I’d like to nominate a fellow warrior I greatly admire, Soma Mukherjee of http://somkritya.wordpress.com. Her writings always contain a blend of wisdom, strength and playfulness necessary to keep one’s wits about them in this often times unwise, weak and far too serious world. A beautiful heart and a warrior’s spirit, she’s 1-in-100 and we are lucky to have her: http://somkritya.wordpress.com/

 

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.

1-in-100 Warrior Award: Poetic Parfait

8 Mar

“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

Service to others. The greatest purpose in life according to one of my most beloved mentors. Service to others is the constant placing of other people’s needs, well-being, growth and good fortune before your own. I know very few people who fit this description as well as Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait. Christy has been a constant supporter of my writing as well as countless other creatives across several different forms of social media. She shares the passionate creative work of others not for anything in return, but because she cares. Because she believes in others. Because she gives more thought for others than she does for herself. It’s for this reason that I would ask all of you to visit Poetic Parfait and support her back. Her work is always imaginative, introspective and thought-provoking, and is deserving of the same amount of showcase. She’s 1-in-100, and we’re lucky to have her: Poetic Parfait

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. ;)

1-in-100 Warrior Award: Lesley Carter

2 Mar

“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

I honestly don’t know where to begin. Lesley Carter of Bucket List Publications has done and seen so much, where do I start when trying to describe this adventurous, fearless and passionate young lady? This might be a good start, a wonderful article that scratches the surface of the adventures of Lesley and her husband: http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/the-most-exciting-woman-on-earth/

For anyone that thinks they’re too “busy” to do all of the things they’ve always wanted to do, take note from Lesley. There’s almost never a valid reason or excuse to keep you from doing something you love. White-water rafting, skydiving, paragliding, bungee jumping, rock climbing, dog sledding, base jumping, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding, rappelling, and caving, plus visiting more than 33 countries. Did she slow down after getting pregnant? Not on your life! An incredible inspiration and reminder to all of us of the potential that we have if we just turn the TV off and get out of the house. Coupled with her journals of travel is a chronicling of her spiritual growth as well; visiting new places doesn’t simply result in a hefty scrapbook, but it serves to help one grow in understanding when different ways of life are experienced first hand. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading about her travels and am grateful for all of the world’s beauty that she has shared with thousands of other WordPress readers. She’s 1-in-100, and we are lucky to have her: http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

Sunshine Award

27 Feb

Who needs an Oscar? Not me, I’d rather have a Sunshine Award. 🙂 Heartfelt gratitude to Debbie Addams and Bipolar Muse for nominated me for this lovely award.

The Sunshine Award, like all other rewards, has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

TEN QUESTIONS

  1. Favorite color: Orange
  2. Favorite animal: Dog
  3. Favorite number: 5
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Grape Juice
  5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.
  6. My passion: Passion
  7. Prefer getting or giving presents:  Giving
  8. Favorite pattern: Flannel
  9. Favorite day of the week: “Today”
  10. Favorite flower: Rose

My nominees for the Sunshine Award are these inspiring pages authored by some truly beautiful and talented people:

1. http://doyoumeanwhatiknow.wordpress.com/

2. http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/

3. http://catforsley.me/

4. http://willofheart.wordpress.com/

5. http://aussieemu.wordpress.com/

6. http://poeticparfait.wordpress.com/

7. http://ssbuckmaster.wordpress.com/

8. http://dontchawannadream.wordpress.com/

9. http://zendictive.wordpress.com/

10. http://myzenjourney.com/

11. http://granbee.wordpress.com/

12. http://nandinidhiman.wordpress.com/

The 1-in-100 Warrior Award

18 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

When we hear the word “warrior,” many think of simply the sword. Hardness and cold resolve. The reason for the symbol of the 1-in-100 Warrior Award having both the sword and the feather is because warriors are beautiful too. They’re elegant. They’re graceful. They exude a calming peace and warmth. They are radiant.

One of my mentors, Elbert Hubbard, once wrote a prayer that perfectly describes what a warrior is to me:

“The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or “good,” but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected–ready to say “I do not know,” if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality–to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.

I wish others to live their lives, too–up to their highest, fullest and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be radiant–to radiate life.”

It’s my honor to give the 1-in-100 Warrior Award to a beautiful and radiant warrior: Sue Dreamwalker. Her writings exude warmth, hope, patience, love and strength.  I speak often of the truth that we all have inside of us. Sue hears it. She listens to it. She follows it. She “gets it.” We often hear that “knowledge is knowing, wisdom is doing,” and so many are merely knowledgeable but not wise because it takes too much effort to live that truth. Sue is one of the few that listens and then lives it. When someone is radiant, as described in Hubbard’s prayer, it is undeniable. She’s 1-in-100, and we are lucky to have her: http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com

 

Guidelines for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award: 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.