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Parrots at tellegraph hill

Mother Theresa wrote that there was enough bread in the world but not enough love and appreciation. I just think this might be true. It makes me sad, for just as each bird has its own song, each one of us has our own talents and gifts to share.

I would like to shout out that I just received an award and I do so appreciate being appreciated:

~ One Lovely Blog Award ~

Joanna wrote on her Mid Life Journal about the 10 blogs for the artist in each of us and I was one lucky recipient. Her words are gracious and lovely and I have visited each of the 9 other recipients and rejoiced in the connections and the lovely sharing I found there. A feast indeed.

Joanna received the award from Karen at Words for Hire who is the creative and talented blogger who helped me get my resume into this century and actually usable for applications. Karen received the award from a lovely writer and introduced me to 15 new blogs with great ideas.

I have been busy reading all these new blogs. It is time for me to pass along this lovely award.

The criteria for accepting the award are as follows:
• Post it with the name of the person who granted you the award along with a link to her/his Web site.
• Pass the award on to 15 blogs that you have newly discovered (if possible).
• Contact the bloggers to notify them they have received the award.

I wanted to share some of Joanna’s lovely words from her awards post because they express so well my thoughts:

One of the things I have always enjoyed most about blogging is spotting connections, seeing how we learn from each other, how one story inspires another, how the pieces of our disparate lives seem somehow to connect, to fit together and create something new.

Spreading the word about other people’s work is one way of doing that – plus you never know quite what kind of connections or conversations this might lead to…

Here are my first 5 One Lovely Blog Award winners – yes there are only 5 because these are not new bloggers to me – that award ceremony will come soon – these are 5 bloggers who have just been strong supporters to me and I want to appreciate their words and efforts first.

SHADES OF CRIMSON – Rendering the Write Impact with Coaching & Proofreading. Shades of Crimson blogs about process. The start. The blocks. The exploration and discovery. The finish. And Davina has a “wicked” sense of humor. Her current writing challenge is bringing out the best words in so many good writers.

TALON –  Poetry, short stories and photograph all created by Talon and shared with warmth and beauty for other to enjoy. Besides being a gifted artist this blogger writes absolutely the most encouraging comments and lifts one up for their efforts.

MOM GRIND OR BLOGGER FOR HIRE – Although this blogger writes on many blogs as a paid contributor, her own blog is a wealth of information about looking at the world and truly seeing. Her efforts to teach others about photo-shopped ads that are deceptive and articles about body image reflect her conscious parenting style and her hopes for new generations. Her lovely words help us all sort our own stories and find our own beauty.

ABUNDANCE LIFE – MARELISA ONLINE – This is the fourth blog I posted into my e-reader and I have hardly missed a post in two and a half years. I go to this blogger to learn how to write an e-book and expand my creativity. I have her e-book on how to publish an e-book on my desktop. Unless there is a street fair or celebration going on, Marelisa is there and is great about answering your questions.

SILVER AND GRACE – A gracious and lovely blog which shares the wisdom of aging – moving into the days of silver and grace. Written by a lovely writer and jewelry maker, who also reads up a storm and works by day in a government office! I just love wandering over and seeing what is the new exploration of the day!

I hope you enjoy exploring each of these blogs and reading the words as much as I do. I have 10 more awards to give out in future posts; I will be picking on some new-to-me blogs.

This post was created with the assistance of my new software, iMindMapping – I have highlighted this program in my side bar and highly recommend it. It is a very visual and colorful tool for assisting the writer and I am so thrilled with it I am now going to study the children’s program to assist me in my tutoring work. Give it a try! I think you will like it.

Just say Happy Birthday Patricia – a wee party favor for you 😉

Related Reading:
Momma Mia, my thoughts about this movie
A Birthday Ritual


  1. Joanna Paterson Says:

    What a lovely acceptance and passing on of this award… more great blogs to discover, thank you… and yes, happy birthday Patricia!

  2. Karen Swim Says:

    Happy Birthday Patricia! So lovely to see the recognition and love continuing on, you deserve this award for you do have only lovely blog! Thank you too for the kind comments, it was a joy to help you. Now I am smiling even wider on a beautiful morning. :-)

  3. Arts web show Says:

    congratulations particia. well deserved

  4. Davina Says:

    This video did make me smile (I’m watching it a second time, lol). I was watching it and remembering times I’ve had like those; the times when you KNOW everything is OK *just* the way it is; the times that are timeless. You want them to last forever and they seem to… if you let them 😉

    Happy Birthday sweetie! I appreciate your generous spirit. Thank you for sharing this award with me.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..A Certain “Type” of Mystery =-.

  5. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for the award…I just so enjoyed receiving it and it keeps lightening my spirits. I am treating myself to a massage today – just for the good sensations!

  6. Talon Says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Patricia! May your day be a beautiful celebration of you!

    Congratulations, Patricia, on a well deserved award. I’ve learned so much from you and always look forward to spending time here. Thank you. :)
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Elusive =-.

  7. Patricia Says:

    Well I should be happy dancing in your honor…thank you for all the great resume assistance and passing on this award to Joanna…. ’cause I was delighted to receiving it myself…now how fun I get to pass it on and on…

  8. Patricia Says:

    Arts Web Show Kevin?

    Many thanks…coming over to see what you have up in a couple of minutes :)

  9. Patricia Says:

    You are welcome…I took an extra long walk and am overwhelmed by all the comments on Face Book this morning…and I just loved this song and version…smiling all the way…

    Having Library Girl get a post at an Elementary school has been a great JOY….

    Thank you too for being there for me – I just love our visits

  10. Patricia Says:

    thank you for the email and the lovely words here….I think it is going to be a Wonder FULL day…the rain held off for an extra long walk and Davina helped me decide on having a massage for my party today :)

    I love that little bird – rather blue coloring on your header this past week….Coming over to see what your sharing today…such beauty I can always count on

  11. Patricia Says:

    Karen did you link your name to my meme challenge?

  12. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Happy birthday and thank you!!

    Enjoy the massage… it’s well deserved.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..When Life Feels Like a Russian Roulette =-.

  13. Patricia Says:

    You are welcome and this is the last reply as I head out the door for that massage…in a relaxed manner of course!

  14. Betsy Wuebker Says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful award! I love the pay it forward aspect and your descriptions of your picks. Just lovely, like the morning you describe.

  15. Patricia Says:

    How nice to find you here – it was lovely to be the recipient of an award. Thank you for your lovely words….it has been a lovely day

  16. Tess The Bold Life Says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the video and I’m smiling this evening. Now how do I get on that boat?!?
    .-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Mind Adventures- Rob White =-.

  17. Patricia Says:

    Thank you Tess,
    I would love to be on that boat too! It has been quite a lovely birthday thank you :) smiling all the way

  18. Marelisa Says:

    Hi Patricia: Thank you so much for the lovely award, and for your kind words about my blog. Happy, happy birthday to you!

  19. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Happy Birthday Patricia,

    I hope you had a fabulous day, enjoyed your massage and had a chance to be spoiled.

    Congrats on your award, too. You are a perfect recipient for the “lovely blog award”, because you are lovely too. :)

    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Use It or Lose It =-.

  20. Patricia Says:

    Thank you! and you are quite welcome – I meant every word.

  21. Patricia Says:

    Many thanks and yes I did have a lovely day – not quite spoiled but could not believe all the birthday greetings and wishes that came my way…this is a lovely community of bloggers

  22. Jannie Funster Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    And how awesome for you to make new blogging connections and reaffirm existing ones! So many amazing friends we’ve yet to meet in the blogosphere. Is this the greatest, or what??

    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Somewhere Down The Lacy River — Funny Typos 18 =-.

  23. Patricia Says:

    No doubt this is the greatest.
    I lost all my Google reader today and am working on getting it back – took me awhile but did manage to mess up on a few blog titles and so found a couple of very interesting new blogs for my future posts!

  24. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I’m a day or two late for the birthday party – happy days ahead .. a summer birthday lady. The award is well deserved .. as are the friends you’ve passed it on to .. I hope to get out to a few more blogs in the future .. so it’s great to have some names ..

    I’m listening to the music as I type this .. and we do have a good morning here! Sounds like rain later on .. but all days are beautiful – days to be lived and enjoyed ..

    I must have a look at the imapping free look .. sometime ..

    Have a lovely Wednesday .. later on! .. happy times – Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Glyphs- Ps and Qs- Murder =-.

  25. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! Happy Birthday Hugs! And then some more hugs for your well deserved award! I’ll be bopping over the the blogs you listed – they all sound great! Glad you figured out the google reader but why not subscribe via email – it’s right at the top of my blog on the right. Then you won’t miss a single post, haha! Yes, I can only imagine how that episode tended to alienate some friends. Being a pioneer can be lonely – but ALAS we have each other! No worries! I thought I retired the duct tape for my mouth when my kids moved out – oh not so fast! I seem to need it now more than ever.

  26. Sara Says:


    Congratulations on the award. I went to Joanna’s site and loved and agreed with what she said about your site.

    I know some of the blogs you selected, but the ones I don’t know I’ll be visiting. That’s what fun about these awards…you get to make new connections.

    Happy birthday…may your mornings continue to be beautiful:~)
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Story Photo- The Creative Mind =-.

  27. Patricia Says:

    Glad to see you here and it was so fun to enjoy your new post, welcome back hope all is well. I am going to put up two more posts with new bloggers to me…. I think you will enjoy those award recipients also…We are having a hot summer day here…Whew! it is almost too much to take when the heat just suddenly drops in and it is so hot…we do need some rain? Dare I say that
    The whole week is going beautifully :)

  28. Patricia Says:

    I have over 200 blogs in my 3 pages of reader, but the ones that pop up in the email are actually easier to get to I will take you up on your suggestion, especially since my reader went down this week and I am regrouping.

    Thank you for the lovely words. This award was such a surprise and so appreciated.
    I think duct tape for the mouth is usually a part of the 50s package – I thought it was always included from then on? Wait until you see Thursday’s post….I thought I was going to need a new supply!!

  29. Patricia Says:

    Thank you. I was so surprised by this award and delighted – Joanna’s words were so lovely.

    My Google reader was not working this week, so I was happy to find you on Davina’s page and could link back up….I loved your picture stories this week.

    It was a lovely birthday and the week just gets more beautiful each day – today we are too hot after a week of 70s we are 86F and it is not yet the heat of the day – hard on the mildew in our joints here :)

  30. Tony Single Says:

    Patricia, this award is so deserved. Congratulations! 😀

    And, wouldn’t you know it, but I’m already familiar with two of the bloggers you’ve mentioned! When I stop chasing my tail and have finally caught up with my blog reading (I’m SO behind!), I’ll be checking out the other three.

    Gotta keep moving now! Phew! 😛

  31. Patricia Says:

    I think you will enjoy all the bloggers here and I have more to come! Thank you for your kind words.

    I know exactly how you feel. I just came in from 2 hours in the garden which is looking very tired and I thought I needed to spend all day here…blogging calls as does job hunting…too much to do!

  32. Eliza Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    So sorry for being late to this wonderful party. My only excuse is that I have been so busy working towards even better ways to share the wisdom of aging with upcoming exciting changes to Silver & Grace.

    However! Here I am to give you a HUGE thank you. I am honoured to be included amongst such wonderful bloggers.
    .-= Eliza´s last blog ..Another door opens for Silver &amp Grace =-.

  33. Patricia Says:

    I just read about your new directions for Silver and Grace….so I am very excited to understand the changes and the progress of the site…Yes! Yes! and even more excited that I was able to pass on this award in time for you to still be a blogger!…

    Good luck on your new adventures…and you are very welcome

  34. Anne Says:

    I remember reading about those telegraph Hill parrots. Congratulations on your award!
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..And… I’m back! =-.

  35. Patricia Says:

    That is a picture IT Girl put up of those parrots near her apartment in SF Thank you so much