Sunshine Award and Inner Peace Award

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My dear blogger friend Don Charisma had an 18 hour award day when  he passed along many encouraging awards and I was included!  I am very happy to accept these two awards that so meaningfully go together. I thank Don for his help, encouragement, humor, and continued great patience in answering questions. Because of his commitment to blogging and blogger friends and the difference of time where he lives, he has adjusted his sleeping or lack there of to be available during the time when most of his blogger friends are on line.  And he is always bright and cheery, certainly living up to his name!

Don is a man of many experiences and talents, engineering, computer software and hardware as well as his willingness to help with a gentle, accepting attitude.  He has a huge following and was one of OM’s (Opinionated Man’s aopinionatedman.com ) substitutes giving him exposure to thousands of bloggers.

 Check out Don at doncharisma.org and see why “anything is possible with Charisma!” 

Section 1: Directions for you to accept the Sunshine Award and 1-4 for the Inner Peace Award. 

To accept this award, please do the following:

  1. Display the Award on your Blog.
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
  3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award – “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their award  with a comment.
  5. Write 10 interesting things about yourself.

Section 2: 10 Interesting things about me

1. I am a lifelong learner.

2. I earned a Masters Degree in teaching in my 50s.

3. I moved in Arizona to teach when I was not able to secure a teaching position in New York.

4. I had to learn many new procedures and policies in a huge district, Mesa Public Schools.

5. I was in Arizona for 7 years teaching 6th and 3rd grades.

6.  I made many great friends of students, colleagues, and parents with  the warm welcome and acceptance with which  they greeted and treated me.

7. I loved the weather, yes my favorite temperature was 100 degrees.

8. I am forever grateful for  the gracious and kind love my son and his family gave me during  my Arizona adventure.

9. My architect knew that I would love the time in India, so I retired to join him in that adventure and you know that he was correct in his prediction.

10. We drove back to New York and saw some amazing sights in the good old U S of A. . . Jackson Hole Wyoming, Mt Rushmore, the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower, Little Big Horn,  and miles and miles of rolling farmland.

Section 1a: Directions for you to accept the “Inner Peace” Award + 1-4  above.

The only “rule” for the Inner Peace Award is that you write a short piece on why you are accepting it.  I am giving each of you the choice of one or the other of these awards , or both as you decide. Nominate 3- 10 nominees as  examples of Inner Peace.

I am accepting the Inner Peace Award so that it gives me the opportunity to encourage and inspire other bloggers.Of course, I also, appreciate the recognition of Don for nominating me.  I struggled at first as to whether to accept awards or not,but finally came to that conclusion.  I appreciate the love and want to pass it on to others.

Here are my list of nominees. Please feel free take one, the other, or both award.  You deserve it! 

foodbod.wordpress.com

politicalbaba.wordpress.com

adeenat.wordpress.com

americanfoodieabroad.wordpress.com

einfachtilda.wordpress.com

gandhipv.wordpress.com

kaligrafinusantaraonline.wordpress.com

culturemonk.com

advocatemmmohan.wordpress.com

joeinfocus.wordpress.com

interestingliterature.wordpress.com

suzjones.wordpress.com

dalocollis.com

kiwsparks.wordpress.com

nimhskitchen.wordpress.com

refreshinglyrandom.wordpress.com

wheelsonourfeet.wordpress.com

theurgetowander.com

greetingsfromindia.wordpress.com

donostertag.wordpress.com

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  Ancient words of knowledge to remember and live by. 

Peace!

 

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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66 Responses to Sunshine Award and Inner Peace Award

  1. Congratulations Anne, MM 🍀

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  2. einfachtilda says:

    That’s very kind, but I never assume a Award.

    Do not be sad and all love to 1.Advent.

    Greetings from Mathilda ♥

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  3. Morgan says:

    Congratulations 🙂

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  4. Heartfelt congratulations! X

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  5. foodbod says:

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 and thank you so much for nominating my blog. I love what we continue to share 😍

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    • annetbell says:

      Me, too! Congratulations!

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      • foodbod says:

        I enjoy your comments and photos of Indian architecture, I’m the same with Arabic architecture and design. I love it!!!

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      • annetbell says:

        I am so happy. It is fun to write about so many different topics and hearing from lots of different people! Namasste. . . . Have you been to India or seen Arabic or Islamic architecture?

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      • foodbod says:

        Both – I’ve been to India and I used to live in the Middle East and it’s stayed in my heart since day one in 1984 I reckon ❤️

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      • annetbell says:

        We first went to Egypt in 1982. As much as I adore India…mostly the amazing people, I prefer the simple, elegant architecture of Islam. Have you been to Spain and Alhambra specifically? Google it for amazing place…not of worship but still wonderful.

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      • foodbod says:

        I’ve been to parts of Spain, particularly Sevilla and that’s beautiful too ☺️

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      • annetbell says:

        Spain is my architects favorite! There are so many wonderful places to visit. Do you have any trips planned at the moment?

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      • foodbod says:

        No, not at the moment. My mum is on the verge of leaving Abu Dhabi after about 15 years so we want to get there for one last visit (minus the accommodation cost that is!!). How about you?

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      • annetbell says:

        We were going to go through Dubai and stay over on t he way home from India, but heard that though they want visitors from America, they are no very warm to the guests. So we didn’t go . We had hoped to go to Istanbul and Berlin this summer. But the political situations in Turkey is iffy so we probably won’t go there. Architect says that he doesn’t want to be someone’s political statement. He wants to see contemporary architecture in Berlin, and I want to see the historical things. Both want to visit Dresden.

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      • foodbod says:

        Your plans sounds great 😊 I’m very surprised to hear you say that about Dubai though, I’ve never known them make anyone anything but extremely welcome? What a shame that that is the perception.

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      • annetbell says:

        Well , obviously we didn’t experience it first hand and it may not be true. Several of the students in our group recounted that . David was tired after the four months and didn’t want to do more exploring so it was a combination.. . . . he just wanted to get home!

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      • foodbod says:

        That sounds fair!! If you consider going that way again, look at Abu Dhabi, it’s not as over done and you can still visit Dubai easily x

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      • annetbell says:

        I would love to visit the world’s tallest building from the Tom Cruise film. Not really a fan of huge shopping centers. Would love the camel rides and dinner in the desert, though. It is amazing what those places have done, carving out such amazing places in the desert!

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      • foodbod says:

        Absolutely, it’s stunning ☺️ I prefer the Dubai of my memories in the 80’s and the historical designs but I can still appreciate the amazing modern architecture.

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      • annetbell says:

        Must have been amazing back then. We flew on Air Emeritus and it was such a lovely experience. They offered us an upgrade for a mere $900 dollars for a bedroom and shower. Too much for a professor and his wife. Food was great, seats more roomy than most planes and loved the fact that stewards were from all over the world so spoke lots of languages. Fare higher than most flights, but worth that extra money. Long trip from New York to Ahmedabad!

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      • foodbod says:

        Very long!!!! The service in the UAE is second none ☺️ you do get your money’s worth

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  6. Dr. Rex says:

    Congrats!! Very well deserved!!! 🙂

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  7. Congratulations, this is very good

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  8. Madhu says:

    Congratulations on your awards Annet! And heartfelt thanks once again for passing them along to me 🙂

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  9. tanaypmchothani says:

    Congratulations ma’am! You deserve it! It is always amazing reading your blogs

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  10. Congratulations! Like everyone I too enjoy your posts very much! Well deserved, that’s why I too have nominated you for The Blog Of The Year Award also.

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    • annetbell says:

      I know and I am so sorry that I am tardy passing it on. I have two more before yours. It takes time for the process and I will get to your soon. I appreciate it more than I can say. I am so glad you enjoy my blog. I love writing them!

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      • Please don’t feel bad, it is quite a process I know. I wasn’t sure if I have notified you or not.

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      • annetbell says:

        No, I don’t think you had or I forgot. That is what confused me, because I had one already which I haven’t sent out. I feel very humble by it all. I remember thinking no one would be interested in what I wrote, but I thought I would try it anyway! Wow! what a blessing. . . . . .

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      • That’s how I feel too, it’s nice to know we are not alone in our thoughts and in our insecurities. It’s also lovely knowing there are so many wonderful writers /bloggers out there like you who inspire and encourage aswell.

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      • annetbell says:

        It is a lot like Mesa Writing Project that I was a part of in Arizona. It was only three weeks, 8 hours a day but everyone who was there loved words, thoughts, writing.. Other people who don’t ,get a glassy eyed look just hearing about writing. Bloggers are the same as a world wide writing project…I love every minute!

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  11. Gaurab says:

    Congratulations and thanks for following my blog 😀 Looking forward to see more from you 🙂

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  12. Swati Singh says:

    Many Congratulations!

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  13. doncharisma says:

    Congrats Annet, very happy for you:) warm regards Don Charisma

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  14. annetbell says:

    Hey, got it thanks!

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  15. Cry and Howl says:

    I’m very happy for you Annetbell! There is none more deserving than you!

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  16. A well deserved congratulation!! Thanks also for thinking of me in your nominations.

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