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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/

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.

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

28 Jan

“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’ve been thinking about creating my own award for a while now, but finally put thought into action when I was recently given an award that came along with several conditions. While I’m honored, humbled and grateful to the nominator, and always enjoy the opportunity to give shout outs to other talented writers, I’m disappointed to see that the originator of the award is using it merely for self promotion. This award I’m creating has no URLs attached on the award image, no copyright warnings, and no requirement for future recipients to remind all of where it came from. Like the awards listed in my sidebar, It is meant to go forward and honor new people, not come back to the originator.

So for those unfamiliar with my writings, you may be wondering 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 first 1-in-100 Warrior Award is a person who has inspired me greatly because of the grace she has chosen to display in the face of struggles and challenges she has endured and conquered. And make no mistake about it, grace is always a choice, not a reaction. The greater the challenge, the greater the courage required to make that choice. Suneetra is courage personified. She has chosen to not only survive her hardships, but thrive. She’s 1-in-100, and we are lucky to have her: http://sacrilegeofthegoddess.wordpress.com/

Genuine Blogger Award

18 Jan

Awards, awards, they’re everywhere!
I’m very touched to see you care
A big thanks to my writer friend
Soma who thought to extend

The Genuine Blogger Award
The sixth accolade that I’ve scored
I’m humbled by the gesture and
Am glad to hear you like my brand

Of wisdom, passion, peace and grace
And being fearless in the face
Of things and people that would serve
To sap you of your will and nerve

My favorite part of getting these
Is not to my own ego please
But that it let’s me share with more
Warrior poets I adore

So take a moment to check out
These other authors who are stout
And speak about the power you
Possess within and can imbue:

http://directtogirl.wordpress.com/

http://amsdaily.net/

http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/

http://backtowardslight.wordpress.com/

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

Liebster Blog Award

16 Jan

Thank you to the lovely and talented Bipolarmuse for nominating Warrior Poet Wisdom for the Liebster Blog. I’m always so honored when others make an effort to share my work with others. Take a peek at how many read and comment here on WordPress, as well as how many follow on Facebook. Most of those numbers are a result of someone making the effort to share what they’ve read here with other people. True, I would probably still be writing even if no one was reading, but it’s so much more encouraging when you know what you’re creating is make a difference in even once person’s life. Thanks for reading, for sharing, and for inspiring and encouraging right back. Much love to you all, my warrior brothers and sisters.
The guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

My five nominees in no particular order:

1. J. White Sensei – I have the utmost respect for martial artists who understand that violence is a last resort. Wonderful posts here about the psychology of fighting, competition and self-defense.

2. Julie Catherine – A fellow warrior poet, singing ballads of positivity, strength, inspiration and selflessness.

3. 365 Veterans – Honoring true warriors and heroes: the veterans.

4. The Creative Juicer – A brother in Christ, and like me, a friend to all faiths and religions.

5. Rumpydog – A blog by a dog, and his unique perspective on us silly humans. 🙂
Peace & grace,
~Miro

 

 

Warrior Trophies

30 Dec

Greetings warriors,

Seems Santa has delivered a few awards this holiday season. I’ve been awarded the

courtesy of From the Heart of J

courtesy of Emilino Emloile and Nandini

and the

courtesy of Kate Kresse

Thanks to all of you for the awards, much appreciated!

10 things about me:

1. One of my eyes is half blue and half brown

2. I affectionately refer to all miniature dogs as “monsters”

3. I was apparently the only person who loved Tron: Legacy

4. I believe the key to mental health is physical health and vice versa

5. I dressed up as Anakin Skywalker this past Halloween (and tragically turned to the dark side half-way through the evening)

6. My ultimate pop-culture hero is Optimus Prime

7. My only addiction is toothpicks

8. My favourite inspirational band is Alter Bridge

9. My favourite video game is Metal Gear Solid 3

10. I’m immune to embarrassment.

I’d like to nominate the following wonderful blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

http://granbee.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://meanderlight.com/

http://adalamar.wordpress.com/

https://seraphim6.wordpress.com/

And nominate these fantastic blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award:

http://thecurvyspine.wordpress.com/

http://radicalamazement.wordpress.com/

http://achingforpng.wordpress.com/

http://ericasosney.wordpress.com/

http://allaboutlemon.com/

And I nominate the following inspirational blogs for the Candle Lighter Award:

http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/

http://sacrilegeofthegoddess.wordpress.com/

http://jennyjain.wordpress.com

http://jackielrobinson.com/

http://zendictive.wordpress.com/

Happy New Year, fellow warriors! All the best in 2012!

Peace & grace,

~Miro