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Kintal, Thank You – Very Inspiring Blogger Award

inspiring blogger award

I would like to thank Maryln at Kintal for nominating me for this award. I truly think she has earned this award more than anyone else! I think she’s an amazing artist and really knows how to bring the right colours into the quotations and thoughts she pairs them with. I am always pleased to see her work! Winner in my heart for sure ūüôā

7 Things About Me:

  1. I’m an introvert at first but once I get to know you, may God help you!
  2. I do not like apples, and have a hard time understanding people’s fascination with them ūüė¶
  3. I am currently growing tomatoes right from seeds, its a moving experience watching them grow out of what seemed like nothing. (Well dirt and seeds that are usually discarded.)
  4. I believe we have a greater duty to each other in the realm of “human morality” above all all else, before race, creed and even religion. After all humanity is God’s greatest creation, value it.
  5. Thanks to this year’s winter,¬†I have developed a permanent phobia to snow :O
  6. My two favorite times of day are the sun rise and the sunset! The change in day is a breathtaking miracle we get to experience everyday!
  7. I’m currently trying to learn the piano, I am having a hard time learning how to play with both hands. Slower than most, its a interesting learning experience on how much we’ve limited the training of our brains…I’m sure for many more things than just piano playing.

Bloggers I would like to Nominate:

These bloggers have become an important part of my blogging experience and they have definitely inspired me and many others in more ways than one. Follows are the nominees:

  1. http://ivonprefontaine.com/2014/03/25/a-ritual-to-read-to-each-other-2/
  2. http://smallactofkindness.wordpress.com/
  3. http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com/
  4. http://awakenlifeform.wordpress.com/
  5. http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/
  6. http://michelleatplay.wordpress.com/
  7. http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/
  8. http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/
  9. http://evesway.wordpress.com/
  10. http://iamforchange.wordpress.com/
  11. http://csnemo.wordpress.com/
  12. http://migtt.wordpress.com/

Rules for this Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate a list of bloggers that inspire you.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Wishing everyone I nominated the best and looking forward to learning 7 more things about each of you ūüôā

I Just Know

© Photo By: Khushbo
© Photo By: Khushbo

Where there is silence
Symphony will soon follow
Light will only shine
In the blinding darkness

The sweet scent of Jasmine
Fills the air as the wind blows
In a new direction
hearts that follow, see it

Rosy pink and majestic
A new dawn is begun again
To celebrate a new arrival
A beautiful new beginning

A turn in destiny
bejeweled with a newness
A blissful ambiguity
A skip in your heart beat

Fingers dance gracefully
over the piano in honor
Of a hope set to arrive
late yet long awaited

It’s here and
I just know it.

-Khushbo
©lifealight.com, 2013.

 

Could be

A world of possibilities lies before me
Counting hours, minutes, seconds
Life churns on one step at a time.

Everything is imagined and created
for a tomorrow unknown to me
A place that: will be.

I lie awake wondering at the life
that seems so long ago, almost a dream
and everything it taught me

Narrowing pathways lie ahead
waiting for me to decide my fate
Every step a turn, a mistake, a victory.

I do wonder at all that lies ahead.
All that will be.
That could be.

-Khushbo

The Liebster Award

Liebster-Award

It seems I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by a fellow blogger (Ashley Cameron’s Writing).

Thank You Ashley! Yeaayyy ūüėÄ

To be honest¬†I am not completely sure about how this award is won but from my research it looks like an interesting way to interact with the blogging community at large and give the new guys (myself included) a helping hand! It’s based on links for each person who gets nominated and in turn nominates 11 other people. Great PR.

So, why not?

Liebster Award Rules:

  1. Post 11 things about yourself
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator
  3. Nominate 11 blogs (newer, up and coming blogs, with less than (or thereabouts) 200 followers) and inform them
  4. Compose 11 new questions for your nominees
  5. And don’t forget to post of the Liebster Award Badge to your page (grab it from the internet)

11 Facts about Khushbo:

  1. Hugs are my Kryptonite. No matter how wildly upset I am, if you can manage a hug, you win!
  2. I spent Valentine’s Day chilling with my gold fish (The three of us get along fabulously!)
  3. I want to be a writer (novelist), although I never start the book that is waiting to be written.
  4. I am extremely lazy, it takes a lot of effort to pretend not to be.
  5. If I had to choose between a nice car and a home, it would be nice car!
  6. I love traveling!
  7. I love surprises and surprising people on birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations, that’s my drug!
  8. I deplore cooking! Although I do have “instances” of temporary insanity where I take enjoyment in this task.
  9. I love making new friends.
  10. I believe seniors are the most under utilized resource on earth. They are a walking, talking library of experiences!
  11. I love kids! I love them because I can be “me” around them, no need to wear the mask of¬†socially acceptable¬†behavior suitable for an adult.

Questions from Nominator:

      1. What is your favorite book?

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I had hoped to find a Mr. Darcy, sadly found Mr. Collins instead (Sad mix up indeed!) :s

2.  What would you do for the rest of your life if money was no object?

  • I would hide out and finally write. Read loads too!

      3. What is your favorite meal you like to cook?

  • Chicken roasted in the oven with potatoes, onions, garlic, lemon and a gazillion herbs. I do not know the name of this¬†recipe its my own concoction!¬†

 4. What is your most favorite scene from a movie?

  • The only one I can think of right now is more a line from a movie. “Life of Pi” the writer asks Pi at the end which story was true and he responds with:
    “Which story do you prefer?”
    “The one with the animals”, he answers.
    Pi responds, “And so it is with God.”

 5.  How do you like having a blog?

  • I find myself quite addicted to it. I enjoy reading people’s blogs and as a new blogger you will find me publicly jumping for joy if someone actually posts a comment! Ahhhh!!

6. What object in your life could you never live without?

  • Objects are almost all replaceable, sadly so are people sometimes. If I absolutely had to choose, it would be my passport.

7.  What/where has been your favorite vacation?

  • A short trip to the beach half an hour from our house when I was younger with my parents and siblings. It was pretty simple. It was the last time I remember my heart¬†completely¬†full. Joy, happiness and contentment all at once. Those couple of hours together was worth a lot.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world..where would you go?

  • I would go to Spain! The castles, the landscape, the mish mash of cultures from centuries of old not to mention the language and food. I think I would completely enjoy it!

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Forced conformity.

10.  What movie are you most excited to see this year?

  • Man of Steel.

11.  I will also steal a question from my nominator…If you could share one thing you learned from this year what would it be?

  • Take the risks. There never was a reward for anyone who did not take a risk.

11 Questions for Nominees:

  1. If you were awarded one wish, what would you ask for? (Anything.)
  2. Do you have a hobby? What is it?
  3. What made you want to write a blog?
  4. If you had the power to change only ONE of these three things which would you change? (Poverty, Racism, War)
  5. If you could write a book would it be Fiction, Science Fiction, a True Story or Philosophy?
  6. What was an embarrassing moment in your life?
  7. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
  8. What is your favorite movie?
  9. What is your favorite music band?
  10. What’s the song stuck in your head? (No you don’t have to like it, but its there and we both know it!)
  11. Would you ever run for President?

11 Nominees:

These are my nominees. Many of them are blogs I enjoy. I am not absolutely certain if they all have under 200 followers (If you have more than 200+ followers enjoy the nomination none the less!)

1. http://ashleycameronwriting.wordpress.com/

2. http://seekersguide.wordpress.com/

3. http://reallynormal.wordpress.com/

4. http://bfanninblog.wordpress.com/

5. http://kristineserendipity.wordpress.com/

6. http://cartoondailynews.com/

7. http://mizakwele1.wordpress.com

8. http://tshoaele.wordpress.com

9. http://lionandpeace.wordpress.com

10. http://pulkit20.wordpress.com/

11. http://disorganisationguru.wordpress.com

Best of luck to all! ūüôā

Confidence in one’s beliefs and goals without the support of the majority can make or break a man. It takes everything to stand alone and nothing to join the crowd. Understanding one’s beliefs and ideologies is one sure step in being able to face the scrutiny of the majority. If you believe in yourself, nothing can stop you from being happy.

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