Saturday, February 11, 2012
In the last 20 years, it has been very important to me to try, when I am able, to see the good in the world and people. I find when I look for that I usually find it. One of the ways I try to see the good is to try to appreciate and acknowledge gifts-- great and small, tangible and intangible. Sometimes a smile, a hug, or my husband's jokes are the biggest gifts I can ever receive. I have discovered when I take the time to be grateful and truly acknowledge the receipt of these gifts, I feel my life is full and joyful. I am able to see the blessing that we call life and live it to the fullest.
Although I look for the good, I am not blind to much of the tragedy and horror that exists in the world. I have not escaped some of this as many of us have not, but, for me, the important thing is to take the lessons learned from those events and, when I am ready, move on and get back on the road to seeing the good. So, today I welcome the opportunity to thank those who have recently nominated The Sage Butterfly for some awards. Thank you for thinking of The Sage Butterfly when you decided to nominate bloggers for these awards. I am honored and humbled, and I appreciate it very much.
Malar from My Little Garden extended the Liebster Blog award to The Sage Butterfly. Malar writes about gardening in Malaysia. Her blog posts include, The Beauty in Bitter Gourd, Lady's Finger, and Sunflower - Collecting Seeds.
My mother is German, and I was born in Germany, so I like the name of this award which means Favorite Blog.
The rules in accepting the Liebster Blog award are:
1. Copy and paste the Liebster Blog award on your blog.
2. Thank the bestower and link back to them.
3. Select five blogs with less than 200 followers (I can't always tell) and list them with a link to their blogs. Visit their blog and write a comment telling them you have nominated them for the Liebster Blog award.
The five blogs I have selected are:
Fourth Generation Farm Wife is a blog about gardening and living on a farm with chickens, a vegetable garden, and an herb garden.
Visit My Garden is a blog about gardening successes, failures, and visits to other gardens.
Rake and Spade is a blog about gardening in India. She has a terrace garden and plants tropical plants from seed and cuttings.
My Garden Haven has wonderful photographs of tropical plants and landscapes as well as visits to other gardens around the world.
Rainyleaf is a blog written by a Certified Professional Horticulturist. She writes about caring for specific plants, garden visits, and native plants.
Loretta at The Heart of a Home Keeper nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Her blog covers subjects, such as Maintain Your Soils Nutrition, The Stocked Kitchen, and Sugar Shaping. It is a joy to read how she manages to garden, cook, and keep a home in her very own particular way.
Although I have already been nominated for this award, I am grateful, nonetheless. Thank you, again, Loretta.
Happy blogging and happy gardening and happy living!
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