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Overtly Simple Award

A new award created by Lisa from Overtly Simple, who has awarded me the honor of being the first blogger nominated for the Overtly Simple Award.    In her own words “To me, being overtly simple means being simple on purpose, in public as well as privately. The people chosen for this award have moved me with their wisdom, humor and concrete suggestions for making our world a healthier home. Thanks for the idea, Genie. And, you’re the first award winner!”

I am very touched and honored, that Lisa has been moved by my blog and thinks I provide words that could lead to making our world better.

She has three questions I am to answer.  Each question took a lot of thinking on my part to answer.  Luckily, I love to think!

1.      What inspired you to start blogging?

Well this is simple question, but I have a complicated answer.  I love to write and had wanted to start a blog for years, but was unable due to health issues that kept me in a mind fog.  Within in last three months I have made a remarkable recovery (I am still recovering) and am able to think clearly enough to write again.

My first response was pure joy and I wanted to remember that feeling.  I knew that time would erode my memory of the pure joy and I wanted to hang on to it.  So I started with that being my first post.  I also realized that in order to be joyful, I needed to remind myself daily how to be happy.   So I am posting online line messages to myself that can be applied to anyone wanting to be a positive force for good.

2.      What has been your greatest life lesson?

Learning to be grateful for everything that comes into my life; both positive and what I might perceive as negative.  In the long run everything that happens is an opportunity to grow spiritually.  My decades long problem with health issues led to my experiencing pure joy – how amazing is that?

3.      What is the one sentence you wish to broadcast throughout the universe?

Anything that you need or want to achieve should be broken down into bite size steps that are extremely easy to manage; before you realize it you will have met your goal.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!




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15 thoughts on “Overtly Simple Award

  1. I’m so happy for you. These are great questions we can all ask ourselves. I know I will contemplate them thoughout my day. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What an honour! And so well deserved too! Congratulations, my friend!

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  4. Congratulations!

  5. congrats , sounds great

  6. Perfectly simple and joyful! Congratulations!

  7. Lovely and how sweet

  8. How nice congratulations.

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