Tag…3 Day Quote Challenge ~ Day 3

Final day…Here we go….DAY 3

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Ingrid, from IngridMadisonAve for nominated me for this fun 3 day quote challenge. Thank you Ingrid, for nominating me. SUCH FUN! 🤗 😘

  1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day

My nominees

  1. Emotional Notions
  2. Faith/Love/Soul
  3. I Didn’t Have my Glasses On

Thanks again Ingrid! 

This has been wonderful!

Until next time…

Namaste my friends

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Tag…3 Day Quote Challenge ~ Day 2

Wow! My first quote challenge.

So much fun!! Here we go….DAY 2

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Ingrid, from IngridMadisonAve nominated me for this fun 3 day quote challenge. Thank you Ingrid, for nominating me. SUCH FUN! 🤗 😘

  1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day

My nominees

  1.  InspiresN
  2. This is my truth now
  3. Free Perspectives

Thanks again Ingrid! 

Until next time…

Namaste my friends

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Tag…3 Day Quote Challenge ~ Day 1

Wow! My first quote challenge.

So exciting! Here we go….DAY 1

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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!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day

My nominees

  1.  Pink for Days
  2. Send Sunshine
  3. Joann’s Food for Thought

Thanks again Ingrid! 

Until next time…

Namaste my friends

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame: Simply Chrissy

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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.

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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.

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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”.

 

 

Here are a few of her articles:

3 Easy plant based ways to eat healthier now

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How to begin a plant based diet today

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Flax Egg replacement

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Tigernuts: The no-nut super nut to add to your life

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Jamaican Delight Green Smoothie (Vegan, GF)

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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.

Until next time

God bless,

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homemade bone broth & bone broth benefits

I LOVE bone broth! Here is a wonderful article on the health benefits of bone broth, with a recipe for chicken bone broth. (EASY!) Thanks to the Holistic Green Mama!! Love this!

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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…

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How to Eat Healthy When Broke – Yes, It’s Possible

She says it like it is and took the words right out of my mouth! Thanks Aya! 👍😊🙏

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Healthy living is hard even if you have a million dollars in a Swiss bank account. Cheese and bagels are just too good. I know, I get it.

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Grateful Thoughts: Christy Birmingham ~ When Women Inspire

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.


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The second winner I’m highlighting is:

Christy Birmingham

When Women Inspire

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

The second book is called Pathways to Illumination, which is available through Redmund ProductionsHere 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.”

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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:

INSPIRATION

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ENVIRONMENT

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EDUCATION

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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.

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Grateful Thoughts: Joann Maxwell ~ Fearless in Jesus

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:

THANKFUL THURSDAY

TO

GRATEFUL THOUGHTS

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.

First up…Jo Ann Maxwell from

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Fearless in Jesus.

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.

JO ANN’S BOOK. FIND IT ON AMAZON.

For more information on Jo Ann’s book FEARLESS, follow THIS LINK.

Her Amazon.com Author page is HERE

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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:

Monday Musings

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Wednesday’s Word

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Fearless Friday

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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.

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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.

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Kindness Counts: The Gift of Music

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.

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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

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**Kindess Counts Quote

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**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.

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My thoughts:

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.

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Now,

here are the 2 winners of my

CELEBRATING 2000 FOLLOWERS give-away.

 (The winners below were randomly selected by gleam.io.)

I’ll be highlighting each of their blogs this coming Thursday, so be on the lookout for that. The winners have been notified and are anxiously awaiting their packages.

Inspired by the kind act for today, I’ve put together a short playlist of songs for each of the winners, as my gift and thank you to them.

So, without further adieu, here are the 2 winners:

Winner #1

Joann Maxwell

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PACKAGE #1

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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.:

  1. Anyway – Martina McBride
  2. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  3. On Eagles Wings – Michael Joncas
  4. Be Not Afraid – John Michael Talbot
  5. Angels Among Us – Alabama – Here’s that video!

Winner #2

Christy Birmingham

When Women Inspire

PACKAGE #2

CLASSIC RACHEL RAY-THE ALL-OCCASION COOKBOOK

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Christy, here’s my playlist for you. I hope you enjoy these songs. The words of these songs truly move me and inspire me, much as the inspiring words of your blog.

Enjoy, and thank you for following me. I’m so happy to have made a new friend in you. :

  1.  Roar- Katy Perry
  2.  Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  3. Brave – Sara Bareilles
  4. The Voice Within – Christina Aguilera
  5.  I was here -Beyonce – Here’s that video!

Sources:

My Kindness Counts posts are based on the book Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts by Orly Wahba. The book contains 365 random acts of kindness, a quote for each and Orly’s reflections on each act. While I won’t be sharing every one, I pick the ones I feel will have the greatest impact. **

  1. Wahba, Orly. Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts (p. 232). Flatiron Books. Kindle Edition.

Let Your Light Shine

When I read this article, I new I had to share it today. This woman is such an inspiration. I just had to share her story with all of you. I thank Raili at Soul Gifts for sharing this beautiful story.

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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…

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