The Sunshine Award

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Art by Rob Goldstein has nominated me for The Sunshine Award. Thankyou, my friend! I am humbled and honoured.

The Rules:

*Thank the person who nominated you.

*Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

*Nominate some other bloggers for this award.

*Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

My Questions:

1. What is your definition of courage?

We are all frightened, especially in the face of danger or the unknown. Courage is what makes you keep going, despite trauma and fear. It is the point of peace that declares, ‘this is not how my story will end.’ Courage is facing a new day or going to a social event full of unknown faces. We have it inherit in us.

2. What part does compassion play in your life?

Compassion plays a huge part. I have to be compassionate with myself, as well as those around me. When I physically can’t do anymore that day, I will rest. It is stepping outside your own experience, and asking, if I was in that situation, how would I like to be treated?

3.  If you had a mental illness, how would you want people to treat you?

I suffer PTSD, anxiety and at times, depression. I love people to invite me for coffee, a movie or just to chat. I just want them to be with me. The feeling of aloneness is one of the worst things in the world when symptoms flare up.

4. What do you like most about aging? (or getting older?)

You can see the big picture of your life and see how far you have come.

5. What is your worst fear?

Heights! Apart from that, being alone. The feeling of being rejected or abandoned.

I nominate:

Witless Dating After Fifty

Homemade Naturally

Lorie B

1001 Scribbles

Belinda Crane

Afternoon of Sundries

My Questions Are:

1. What gives you joy in your life?

2. Which season do you prefer and why?

3. If you could be an animal, what would it be?

4. What movies do you love?

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Thankyou for my Nominations!

The beautiful http://afternoonofsundries.wordpress.com/author/afternoonofsundries/
has gifted me by nominating Hummingbird Redemption for The Versatile Blogger Award, versatile
and The Sunshine Award sunshine-award2
Thankyou, http://afternoonofsundries.wordpress.com/author/afternoonofsundries/ for this honour. I will try and live up to it. xxx
The Rules are the following.
Answer 10 questions,thank the person who nominated you, nominate at least 10 deserving bloggers, and place the award somewhere in your blog.
The Questions.
1.Favourite Food: Anything vegetarian!
2.Favourite Actor: Cate Blanchett is beguiling, but I have quite a few whom I adore.
3.Favourite TV Show: I love documentaries.
4.Favourite Tear-Jerker: Love Les Mis, Frida, Far Away, So Close. Too many!
5.Favourite Sport: I don’t mind baseball. Apart from that, I know nothing of sport.
6.Lucky Number: Has to be 7. I fell on the 7th hour of the 7th month on a number 7 day, on a 7 street! It signifies transformation, which is certainly the case!
7.Tea or Coffee? Both have their merits. Need coffee in the morning, and drink all kinds of tea throughout the day.
8.Favourite Holiday: Anywhere that is warm and peaceful and in nature.
9.Twitter or Facebook: Twitter is handy for updated news, and to link stories, and Facebook is lovely for catching up with those you love and for sharing life.
10. Favourite Christmas Movie: Has to be It’s a Wonderful Life.

It gives me great joy to nominate the following,
http://www.crazyartist.net It is inspiring and encouraging.
http://www.mamamickterry.com Funky!
http://cristianmihai.net Extraordinary 23 Year old.
http://matt.wordpress.com Beautiful Pictures.
http://diannegray.wordpress.com My fellow Aussie!
http://everupward.org Infertility and Beyond.
http://www.anastasiaamour.com #Project Positive!
http://pamgrout.com/ Empowering!
http://www.sharonsbooknook.com Reviews. A lovely community.
http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com Ideas, art and beauty.
I wish I could keep going! There will be another round, I am sure. xxx