Ingrid, from IngridMadisonAve nominated me for this fun 3 day quote challenge. Thank you Ingrid, for nominating me for this challenge. I love inspiring quotes, something to which my followers can attest. I post daily quotes, but this takes it to another level. This combines two fo my favorite things: inspiring people, while nominating and showing a spotlight on my fellow, talented bloggers. SO FUN!
Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
I was recently nominated by Chrissy, at SIMPLY CHRISSY, for a Sunshine Blogger award. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRISSY! I am so honored to be recognized by phenomenal fellow bloggers such as yourself. You are the latest addition to my Hall of Fame. Thank you again.
Christina (you can call her Chrissy) began her blog a little more than a year ago. She is a Caribbean-Canadian, who is a health enthusiast and dancer. Chrissy has also suffered from severe chronic eczema for more than 20 years, so severe at times as to be physically debilitating.
Through her own research and lifestyle changes, Chrissy has made her life healthier, which is why her blog was developed. Chrissy says:
“I want to positively impact the lives of as many people around the world as possible. I hope you get some gems from this blog.”
Here is a quote from Chrissy’s Sunshine Blogger Award post about what blogging means to her:
‘Simply Chrissy’ is me offering myself and the value that I can bring authentically to the world via relevant experiences and knowledge I have via this vessel that is ‘Christina (Chrissy)’.
Chrissy’s blog is all about leading a plant based lifestyle with vegan/gluten-free recipes and tips, as well as natural eczema care tips and “good vibes”.
Simply Chrissy is a wonderful and informative blog, filled with information about healthy products, recipes and tips for leading a healthier, plant-based, gluten-free lifestyle.
Thank you once again Chrissy. Know that I truly appreciate the nomination. I have permanently placed a link to your blog on my Hall of Fame page, which you can find HERE. Thanks again! God bless and Namaste my friend.
BONE BROTH…. It sounds so weird & creepy but it has become one of my absolute favorite natural remedies for gut healing and healthy digestion. I’m going to share what the benefits of bone broth are, as well as my favorite homemade recipe.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is a broth made from the marrow, tendons, fat, ligaments and basically all bone parts of an animal – usually a cow or chicken. Bone broth is made by extracting the nutrient dense minerals and amino-acids from the bones and leaching them into the broth for us to consume.
Bone broth is a remedy as old as time. Our early hunter-gatherer ancestors would use every part of the animal since throwing it out simply wasn’t an option. They realized that roasting and simmering the scraps would great a delicious nutrient dense broth. Early Chinese Medicine practitioners used bone broth regularly as…
Today’s Grateful Thoughts (aka: Thankful Thursday) is a bit unusual, in that I have TWO articles, highlighting TWO followers, instead one, as is the norm. I’m highlighting the winners of my CELEBRATING 2000 FOLLOWERS give-a-way. The first article was on the other winner, Jo Ann Maxwell, which you can find HERE.
Christy, a blogger, poet and author, is the founder of whenwomeninspire.com. Christy’s blog is dedicated to highlighting the endeavors of women from around the world, who are changing the world in positive ways.
The idea began in 2014, when Christy became aware of amazing women “in action” around the world. She was also aware there was not one central place to find information about all of these amazing women and WHEN WOMEN INSPIRE was born.
Christy is also the author of TWO poetry books.
The first book is called Versions of the Self. You can find a copy on AMAZON (I just purchased a copy for myself! YEAH!! I am a big fan of poetry! Can’t WAIT to get it!) Here is a description of the book from Christy’s blog:
“Imagine a shift to the way you see the world that arises through poetic narration. Imagine the world, at its base level, is a collection of selves. These selves collide, disperse, intermingle, and share themselves in lines of free verse.”
The second book is called Pathways to Illumination, which is available through Redmund Productions. Here is a description of the book from Christy’s website:
“Follow the trail of a woman’s journey from the end of an abusive relationship to the valiant growth of a newly-awakened, independent spirit.”
Christy’s articles cover a variety of topics, from health and feminism to arts and sports with everything in between. Below, I am highlighting my three favorite categories:
So, take a minute, head over and have a look around Christy’s blog. There is so much to see, so much to learn and so much inspiration.
I’d like to take this opportunity to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Christy for following me and taking the time to support my blog. You are an amazing and talented writer, who I’m honored to have as a follower and new friend. You’re blog is such an inspiration to people everywhere. Thanks for what you do. God bless you my friend.
Before I get to the first of two articles for today, I wanted to let everyone know that I am changing the name of this series from:
The focus of the series will still be highlighting followers, however, it allows me to have a bit more flexibility on content, as well as when it will be posted, in case I choose to post on a day other than Thursday.
For this month’s Grateful Thoughts (Thankful Thursday) I am highlighting the 2 winners of my “Celebrating 2000 followers” Giveaway, in 2 separate articles.
Before retiring, Joann was a teacher, as well as senior level executive for a non-profit agency. She helps her aging parents and volunteers at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC. She says “I love the Lord and am active in my church. I try each day to live out 2 Corinthians 3:3–’clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.’ “
At age 60, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and became fearful of losing her faith, and fearlessness as a result. Jo Ann shares her inspiring story of strength and hope on her blog and in her book “Fearless” (Find it HERE ON AMAZON!) In her book, she talks about the “trials and tribulations” on her quest to find the “fearless spirit” she felt had been lost after her diagnosis. She gives God the credit for walking her through her troubled times and keeping her strong, saying “It is not by my might or my power, it is by His spirit.”
For more information on Jo Ann’s book FEARLESS, follow THIS LINK.
Normally, at this point, I pick out a few articles in which to highlight. However, Jo Ann has so many wonderful, beautifully written and inspiring articles, I’ve decided to highlight three of her main categories instead:
I love reading Jo Ann’s work. (I just ordered her book, which I should’ve done LONG ago! So excited! I can’t wait to read it!) She has a wonderful, loving and calm voice to her writing style. It always calms my mind and brings me peace to read her words. I hope you can take a few minutes to go and check out her blog.
I’d like to thank Jo Ann with my deepest, heart felt gratitude, for following me. She has been one of my strongest advocates and a huge supporter. Often she’s the first to leave a kind word about an article. THANK YOU, Jo Ann, from the bottom of my heart, for following me. Thank you for sharing your story, your struggles, your hope and above all, your FEARLESS SPIRIT with us. God bless you my friend.
Good afternoon everyone! Today’s Kindness Counts post is a bit special, as I am announcing the 2 winners of my CELEBRATING 2000 FOLLOWERS giveaway. I’ll get to them in a bit, but first, let’s talk about kindness counts for today.
Do you find times where you want to express to someone just how important they are to you? You want to give them a gift, but aren’t sure just how or what to give them. Maybe today’s kind act will help inspire you.
**Kindness Counts Act
**Kindess Counts Quote
**Orly’s reflections: (1)
“Communicating wasn’t my student Diane’s strong suit. As a teacher it was my favorite pastime to see the beauty within my students so that they could eventually see it in themselves. It’s why I became a teacher. But with each student the method of communication can be quite different. She wasn’t able to express her thoughts and emotions verbally, and so music became Diane’s voice.
Middle school was filled with hardship for her, but watching her grow into the person I knew she could be gave me the greatest pleasure. She gifted me with a CD expressing, through songs, how grateful she was to know that she could confide in me, knowing that as much as she may have tried to push me away I was there if she needed someone. As the day of eighth-grade graduation approached, I prepared myself to let go knowing that it was time for her to move on to the next chapter of her life. All I could hope for was that the lessons she had learned in my classroom would stay in her heart and help her stay the course. Whenever I pop that CD in, the memories fill my heart and I’m transported back to my classroom with the knowledge that I did leave an impression. Sometimes reassurance is all we need.”
Music, for me, is about the words, more than the tune. I have a list of songs, ranging from christian, to country to pop to hard rock to 60’s folk music (my personal favorite) that I absolutely LOVE for the message in the lyrics.
As humans, we often can’t communicate with each other due to language barriers, but there’s one thing everyone understands, and that’s music. It unites us, inspires us, and makes us feel good, all the way to our soul.
Joann, here’s my playlist for you. I hope you find the songs as inspiring as I do. Songs 3 and 4 on the list are my personal favorite church hymns. They were played at my infant son’s funeral on February 4, 1995.
Enjoy, and thank you for following me and being such an amazing friend.:
We’re celebrating women. This month whole month is dedicated to us girls.
I thought I’d share with you one of the most inspiring stories I have come across. A story about survival against all odds. Not just survival – this is one kick ass awesome woman.
Meet Turia Pitt. In 2011 she was trapped in a grass fire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon. Her life was going pretty well until then. Model, fitness fanatic, mining engineer – it all came to a screeching halt. Full thickness burns to 65% of her body landed her in hospital barely alive.
She lost seven fingers, spent an agonising six months in hospital, underwent 200 operations, spent two years in recovery. Against all odds she survived. Not just survived – she has gone on to make a whole new life for herself that has literally launched her into a whole…