I am very pleased to have been nominated for another Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Big thanks to Kathy, whose stories I always enjoy reading.
Ok so now for the rules which I am going to bend slightly!
1. The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link back to the blogger who nominated them.
2. The nominee shall nominate fifteen bloggers she/he admires by linking to their blogs and informing them about it. (I am crazy busy at the moment so am going to nominate three blogs. Quality not quantity as the wise old saying goes).
3. The blogger shall list three things that inspired her/him this week.
The three things that have inspired me this week are: –
1. A lady I had the pleasure of meeting on Wednesday. She is in her 60’s, terminally ill, housebound and one of the most positive people I have ever met. She contacted me to ask if I would go to her home to teach her mindfulness. She had been reading a lot about it and was curious. I had heard her backstory before I went and aside from her ill health this lady has been through a LOT.
I feel grateful to have had the privilege to meet her. Although I am teaching her mindfulness over the next few weeks I have a feeling she will be teaching me far more about living. To retain dignity, hope and a sense of curiosity in such difficult circumstances was really inspirational to me. Having a disability I do try to always focus on the things I can do, rather than the things I can’t and this morning was a great reminder that you are never too old, sick or immobile to seek out a new experience and find some joy in life.
2. My eight year old son. He has decided he has finished writing his first book. There has been no angst over word count or concerns that it is only, in fact, two pages long. He has already picked a subject for his second. ‘Wow.’ I told him. ‘You’re so fast. I’m still only a third of a way through writing my first novel.’ ‘Why don’t you just sit down and finish it then Mummy?’ Why indeed.
3. My sixteen year old son has gone back to school this week to start studying for his A’Levels as well as starting his first ever part-time job. He is working long hours but is fiercely determined to create the future he wants. I am very proud of him.
My first nominee is Linda. Not only do I find her blog uplifting and interesting she has created a great challenge in the form of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. It’s really liberating to be able to write the first thing that comes into my head following a prompt and not have to worry about editing.
My second nominee is K.Z.. An awesome indie writer, her stories never fail to make me gasp. She has just self-published her first book, 100 nightmares. Don’t read it just before bed!
My last nomination is Lore, a natural storyteller who weaves together words so beautifully I often have a lump in my throat reading them.