"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

Welcome to Sacred Ruminations

I hope you'll look around & leave comments
then visit me at my new blog ...

Giraffe Journal

and/or website ... Labyrinth Journal
both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a

I've not had much time for posting or blog visits, but if you're interested I hope you'll find time to check out my new blog, Giraffe Journal or my Labyrinth Journal website ... both self hosted at WordPress.

Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

With appreciation and gratitude ...

I accept these awards and pass them along.

The first is from Mike of MJG's Rambling Thoughts (who received it from Jennifer of Dust Bunny Hostage).

I'd like to share with the following friends and encourage them to pass it on as well to share the love.

Betty of Betty's This and That
Yertle at Smile, Play, Dream

The second is from Betty of Betty's This and That who received it from Mercedes at Mercedes World. I apologize to Betty for being so slow to pass it along, but I'm sure she understands because we all get way too busy from time to time ... and that's exactly what' I've been. I know I've been sporadic with my posts here at Sacred Ruminations (have fallen 3 weeks behind on One Single Impression, but hope to catch up in one fell swoop soon). I appreciate each of you 'checking in' periodically and leaving your thoughts when I do publish something. You each keep me going more often than you may realize.

I'd like to share this Super Commenter Award with all of those mentioned above and with the following visitors to Sacred Ruminations who so often Make My Day:

Lisa of Lisa's Chaos
Lucy of Lucy Creates and Diamonds in the Sky
Maggie of Maggie's Mind
Mary Ann of Desperately Seeking Serenity
Mike of MJG's Rambling Thoughts
Paulie of Postcards from Paulie
Raven of Views from Raven's Nest
Reader Wil
Sandy Carlson of Writing in Faith
Vixen of Vixen's Den

Please accept this award with my heart-felt gratitude
and feel free to pass it along to others.

Thought for Today
" A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad."
Arnold H. Glasgow


Carol said...

My first time to your blog and I show up smack dab in the middle of all this linky love. It just warms my wee heart.

Thanks for stopping by She Lives today!

Unknown said...

*jumping for joy* I'm so happy for you and me! So nice to stop by, find such a wonderful human being and an award to boot. I'm honored. Thank you. *huggies*

Hootin Anni said...

Greetings Storyteller. Wow, thanks so much for thinking of me for the award! If you've not been told lately, I'll tell you now....You're super!

Hope your evening treats you well, and thanks again.

Mary said...


Thanks so much for the awards. It's an honor to receive them from you. Congratulations on receiving them as well. You are most deserving.


Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Thanks for the bling and linky love, storyteller! Muah!

Karen said...

Yaay! Awards! I've saved them and now I'm off to add them to my album! Thank you!

storyteller said...

Carol – Thanks so much for visiting Sacred Ruminations for the first time. I hope you enjoyed what’s here enough to return when time permits. It’s a small but supportive and enthusiastic community of ‘virtual friends’ … and I endeavor to post 3-5 times weekly in addition to my daily posts at Small Reflections and occasional pieces at my new Blog Rolls & Bling Blog. Links to both are in the About Me section of my sidebar.

Chuck – You’re welcome Rhonda. I’m just happy you’re around to collect, enjoy, and share the bling before you head off on another adventure, leaving us without your witty humor until you return just as unexpectedly. I’m glad you’re enjoying REAL life in addition to the ‘virtual’ one!

Hootin’ Anni – Ya know how I enjoy the diversity of interesting things you share … and I appreciate the assistance you’ve provided pointing me in the right direction to teach myself what I need (and want) to know. Thanks for the kudos. I do the best I can … and remind myself it’s good enough ;--)

Mary – You’re most welcome. I’m delighted to share and shall long remember how kind you were to me as a new blogger. I’m hoping to be able to visit again more regularly as life calms down and I get things shifted from my old laptop and functionally arranged on the new one.

MPJ – It’s my pleasure lady … and as I dig myself out the unread posts and emails I’m buried in … things will get better … seriously!

Karen – How fun! I love the way Typepad allows you to ‘display’ awards (now that you’ve figured out how to do it on your own), so I’ll look forward to visiting … but probably not until tomorrow morning. I grow weary and have been at the computer way too long today. I need to fix something to eat and unwind a bit … perhaps take Molly for a short evening walk and soak in a hot tub a while. Yup … sounds good!

To all – I do appreciate you (perhaps more than you know) and am glad you accept me as I am … and my blogging as it shows up. I was hoping to catch up on OSI today … but I guess that’s not going to happen tonight. Maybe tomorrow, over the weekend, or I’ll do 4 instead of 3 prompts one day early next week? Hope you’ve had a pleasant day and enjoy your evening too.
Hugs and blessings,

Momisodes said...

Thank you so much! You are such a sweetheart for thinking of me. Congrats to you as well for all the well deserved awards :)

Eve said...

Thanks for the bling. I'll proudly add these to my awards page. And I'll be sharing it with others soon. Congratulations on all your awards and accomplishments.

Betty said...

Thank you so much for the award. I appreciate it so much.

Also, congradulations on your awards. You are very deserving.

storyteller said...

Sandy, Eve, and Betty
You’re all more than welcome for the ‘bling’ and I’m glad you found time to drop by ... ‘snag’ and share with others. I appreciate your congratulations and am delighted to pass these awards along to keep the ‘love’ going. Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and that you have a pleasant time this weekend too.
Hugs and blessings,

Mary Ann said...

My goodness. Thank you for the award. I came through here on Wednesday but ended up visiting the blogs of some of those you gave the first award to and never made it further down to where I was listed. Thank you for letting me know. Love your blogs.

storyteller said...

Mary Ann – Thanks for the kind words. I’m happy you made it back to this post a second time to find the 'bling,' and I’m glad you enjoyed visiting some of the links because it’s fun to introduce my ‘virtual friends’ to one another.
Hugs and blessings,

Unknown said...

You always make me happy, when I visit I never know what I'll find. I thought I had commented and said Thank you a few days ago but apparently I'm rude. :(

Sorry. Hope you're having a great weekend! Thanx for the lovely award!

Joyce said...

Thanks so much, Storyteller, for sharing the lovely awards. I would still come to visit, awards or not, as I enjoy reading what you have to say. :)

You DEFINITELY deserve the Super Commenter award. <3

storyteller said...

Lisa – I have no idea what’s happening. I created a response to your comment and posted it last night … but it’s not there this morning. Fortunately, I’ve found a copy in my ‘recently used’ folder. I’ve been having some ‘Blogger issues’ recently and am tired of recreating comments when error messages show up, so I keep a Word Doc open as I visit blogs … just in case. This is a case in point I guess. Anyway … this is what I wrote:

“Rude? I don’t think so! Distracted maybe … but then that happens to all of us, especially when I include tempting links, right? I’m glad you enjoy the variety in my posts. There’s some predictability here … but I do tend to write about whatever’s on my mind when I post … and it wanders far and wide. I did have a pleasant weekend, thanks … and you’re quite welcome.”

I guess I'm relieved to finally have 'access' to my blogs finally (even if it is through Internet Explorer rather than Mozilla and it's slower than molasses. I hope you're having a good morning ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Joyce – You’re quite welcome. I’m happy to share, appreciate your regular comments and emails, and am delighted you enjoy reading the things I create and publish. I’m getting more comfortable sharing as a result of feedback like yours. I’ve been having difficulty accessing my blogs this morning for whatever reason, but I’m hoping this comment will publish. Hope you’re having a better day than me right now.
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, Storyteller! I really appreciate your thoughtfullness and support. I will post it tomorrow. It sure is a pretty one!
I hope you are having a wonderful week! :-)

storyteller said...

Tina – You’re quite welcome. I’m busier than I like to be and feeling a bit behind all the time, but that said … life is good and all’s well. I just need to reprioritize and make some decisions to simplify things to catch up.
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

Thanks so much for the award. I really appreciate it.

storyteller said...

Yertle - You're most welcome. I'm sorry it took me so long to notice and respond to your July comment ... a sign that things continue to 'fall through the cracks' with my currently busy schedule. I finally got around to posting the 'Princess' Quiz at my Blog Rolls and Bling blog recently. It's been in my drafts folder quite a while ... only just rediscovered ;--)
Hugs and blessings,