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Cherry On Top Award


I just seem to be on the receiving end of a bounty of good news and awards.  I just feel blessed by all the attention heading my way and the special words and honors.  Real Delia  sent me the Cherry on Top Award – for which I am truly grateful and also happy dancing about on first one foot and then the next.

This is the second award I have received from a professional writer and it just makes my heart go pitter-patter that my writing and blog would be considered worthy of an award from such internationally recognized folks.

I am a bit humbled; then again just proud and happy.

Without further ado I will just get down to the acceptance speech and sharing the rules which are:

The Rules

Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

Thank the person who gave you this award.

PICK 6 people/blogs and give them this award.

You then have to inform the person that they have received this award.

The Answer:

If I could change one thing in my life it would be to have had a positive-connecting relationship with my sister.  I think I have spent too much of my life searching for a sister to share with and have a heart to heart connection- communication.  Neither of my siblings is a great communicator and, like my parents, are very reserved and emotionally self- controlling.   My brother, with great care and practice, I can talk to and share what I can with him; we rarely agree on how life works, but he listens and tells a great joke and remembers my birthday.

My sister is older than I and has learning disabilities that make communications difficult at best.  She is not able to be very flexible in her thinking or change her thinking or ideas with ease.  With my Mother’s passing, there is no buffer between us, just the relief of many, many miles and my lawyer.

I still believe finding a sister does not need to be a biological experience and I am still looking and hoping just not so actively any more.

Thank you to Delia

I am just very grateful to be a recipient of your great award and so happy to have found your blog via Barbara Swafford and her New Blog of the Week

Picking 6 bloggers with which to share the award

Here is a list of the 5 bloggers I wish to pass on this award – I have picked these five because each of them help my brain and thinking mode to get some well needed exercise – I usually have to go directly to my personal journal and write.   Anastasiya gets me out of the chair and up and moving while I think!

Eric  Eden Journal

Raul  Alien Ghost

Anastasiya   Balance In Me

Lisa  Practically Intuitive

Val  Absurd Old Bird or Nearly a Pie

Oh!  Oh!  Patricia, it is supposed to be 6 bloggers to receive the award…

I am wanting my readers to suggest the next award recipient from the comments section.

Which blog that you read just has that little something extra?   I will send them the award’s button and let them pass it on to someone else.

Looking forward to your nominations:

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35 Responses to “Cherry On Top Award”

  1. Delia Lloyd Says:

    you are most welcome, Patrica. Any time!

  2. Val Says:

    Many thanks Patricia – I’ll have a think about the question and who to pass on the award to! (I got your email, by the way – my reply is on its way!)

    .-= Val´s last blog ..Asaf Avidan and the Mojos =-.

  3. Talon Says:

    Congratulations, Patricia! So well deserved! If I had to nominate a blog it would have been yours :)

    Oh, sibling relationships can be tricky devils! I think sometimes that the shared history of growing up really muddies the water at times – leaving a residue that clings. It’s also the shared history that makes the relationships so special.
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Beautiful October =-.

  4. Betsy Wuebker Says:

    I’m with Talon – yours would have been my nominee.

    I understand your situation with your sister. I think those of us in similar situations can have sisters-by-choice, whom we cherish. Recognizing the need for those familial relationships and seeking them is something that will resonate with many. I hope you will share more with your readers on this subject when you are ready.
    .-= Betsy Wuebker´s last blog ..Today We Celebrate Barbara Swafford =-.

  5. Dot Says:

    Yay!!!!!!! You deserve it!

  6. Sara Says:

    Patricia — Congratulations on a very well deserved award!!!

    I loved that you sent this award to Alien Ghost, or Raul. I hope he’ll respond to it. The same goes with Lisa…a perfect choice. The others I will be checking out as they are unfamiliar, but that’s what’s fun about these awards…you get to meet new people.

    Regarding your sister, I know where you’re coming from. I was never really close to my sister or brother. They are very different than I am. I also agree that “sisters” do not have biological…they can found in different ways…and even different times in our lives.

    You WILL find your sister soon. I’m working at changing my words so I give more definite messages to the Universe:~)

  7. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. congratulations – you deserve your award ..

    People – soul sisters .. are great – I have great friends fortunately – scattered like the blogosphere .. not on the blogosphere .. my immediate family regrettably cannot switch on to my wave length .. so we beg to differ and see little if anything of each other .. actually it’s easier – especially as I no longer properly relate to them.

    I’m lucky with the massage-therapist, Janice, I found for my mother – she’s been a tremendous help in getting me past some dreadful times with the family, and with the complete lack of support over various matters with my mother .. but such is life & I cope .. luckily of a strong character I guess.

    I’m sure things will work out for you .. life does .. sometimes it takes longer than it should do ..

    and now I must pop over to meet Delia … happy days .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..This Earth’s Crust its waste- but yet its offerings =-.

  8. vered | blogger for hire Says:


    Family relationships are almost always complicated. I wish it wasn’t the case.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..It’s The Little Jews That Get The Most Upset =-.

  9. patricia Says:

    I am so proud to be the recipient of this award – Thank you

  10. patricia Says:

    Got you email and looking forward to you new blog adventure. Your art makes me tune up and take notice – and that you enjoy birds – YES! there is a bond

  11. patricia Says:

    I did nominate your blog for an award … the one from the other professional writer. You are so gracious and a great visual and writing artist. You words mean a great deal to me.
    I hope IT Girl can get the glitch worked out about why I can not get my comments to connect on your site?
    Hugs to you – you dear person.

    I do strongly feel that my community on the internet is blooming into my family and I have so many wonderful sisters now – this is precious to me

  12. Robin Easton Says:

    Whooo hooo!! Well this certainly landed with the right person! LOL!! You are SO deserving of this.

    I was deeply moved by your sharing of your sister and brother. Brought tears to my eyes. My heart just welled up with love and understanding. How amazing you are. I too have many BEAUUUTIFUL sisters online. So many good souls, huh? And also many kind, caring and deeply sensitive men, some who tell me they have learned to cry from reading my blog. It’s really wonderful isn’t it, Patricia?!!

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
    .-= Robin Easton ´s last blog ..A Day for Sharing =-.

  13. patricia Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

    One of my counseling instructors said, most folks are born into, marry or give birth to their greatest life lesson. My sister has been one of my greatest teachers I could ever have, and I got a second chance to work on communications skills with my youngest child, another amazing teacher.

    Love is such a tricky business.

    And now look at this wonderful community we belong to on the Internet….good support, strong words, discussion and thinking. I feel so blessed

  14. patricia Says:

    Thank you and here’s a big hug for you my sister! Did you get it?

  15. patricia Says:

    Thank you,
    I am working with Lisa and Andrea Hess to make sure my words enter the Universe more carefully too

    I remember Barbara asked one time if we thought bloggers were more introverted or extroverted. I was surprised because most thought they were introverts. I have found a freedom of communication here – blogging, that remains elusive to me in person – people do not take me seriously in person…they brush me off….my sister taught me strength and this community taught me how to “get the message out” with power and beauty.

    Hugs to you sister of mine! Hugs to you

  16. patricia Says:

    Your words are so special and I had a great Hospice nurse when I was caring for my mother – those are truly special folks in the trenches of family love. ( And a fabulous lawyer who could connect with my sister and take the edge off)

    I think you will enjoy Delia’s blog and her writing, actually I know you will.

    Isn’t it great how we can make all these introductions and connections.

    You are well connected! Hugs to you…
    (It was also nice to know that your brother kind of flakes out on the mom care too – nice to know I was not alone!)

  17. patricia Says:

    Families are where we practice getting along with the rest of the world.

    My mum had a complex family, but they were so lovely in touch and their connections were around laughter and making life fun. My mum was the most intense, a perfectionist, and she set a high standard on how to live life. When I got her a cell phone, her 4 siblings called her nearly everyday to make her laugh and she taught them about dying. I think some families work at being inspiring and connected….it when we stop learning or trying….

    Here’s a hug my sister

  18. Steven H Says:

    Great choices! I really like Anastasiya and Lisa’s blogs. I will check out the others momentarily.

    As for a 6th choice…hmm…I really like MindAdventure.com

    Looking forward to visiting your blog again soon,
    .-= Steven H´s last blog ..To Catch An Insight =-.

  19. Alien Ghost Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    Thank you for choosing my blog as one of your six preferred :)

    This is a very encouraging one and I’ll think about the question and six blogs to pass on the award.

    Thanks again!

    .-= Alien Ghost´s last blog ..Problems With English =-.

  20. patricia Says:

    You are welcome and I look forward to see who you pass this on to – I enjoy your writing very much

  21. patricia Says:

    Steven H
    Thank you, I do so enjoy reading so many wonderful blogs – Welcome and thank you for commenting.
    I think you will enjoy discovering the other blogs

    Thank you for the suggested blog…I am looking forward to discovering what is there…now popping over to read your post

    again, welcome

  22. Davina Haisell Says:

    Hi Patricia.

    Congrats on Cherry on Top :-) You do deserve it. You put your heart and soul into your writing. I too understand your sibling connection, or lack thereof. It’s too bad when things aren’t the way we would like them to be. I agree with you that this “relationship” doesn’t necessarily have to be with a sibling.

    I love your idea of asking your readers to offer a selection for the 6th award. I would recommend Belinda at The Halfway Point. http://thehalfwaypoint.net/
    .-= Davina Haisell´s last blog ..For the Love of Story Structure =-.

  23. Awards « Absurd Old Bird Says:

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  24. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for making a selection for the 6th award – you are the second one to do so and I will send it on to them both soon.

    I think I wish I had not spent so much time in finding a “sister” … when I let go of that wish several lovely folks started to appear – and I could see them. I am sure I missed a few a long the way, especially in college….I regret not making those connections.

    I am feeling a bit guilty, I need to get back reading blogs…too many garden tasks going on this time of year…yikes!

  25. Kathy Says:

    Patricia, it is very nice to meet you! I love that you passed the award on to Val, and she passed one of them on to me, and now we know each other.

    I like the title of your blog: Helping Individuals Create Positive Life Change.

    Think you’ve passed on some super duper scoops of positivity!

  26. Patricia Says:

    I am so glad that Val made the introduction – I actually think that is what these awards are for, not so competitive but rather to connect folks and share the good reads.

    I enjoyed reading your blog post very much and I thank you for coming on over.

    You have some very kind words and I appreciate them very much

  27. Jannie Funster Says:

    That’s what’s so great about blogging, eh? We find so many loving sisters (and brothers) who communicate well.

    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..You Will Sit In Cafes — a poem =-.

  28. Lisa@Practically Intuitive Says:

    Jikes! This is what I get for being on vacation! I totally missed this! Thanks, Patricia, for giving me a nudge or two!

    Thank you so much for nominating my blog as one of those “Cherry on Top” ones! It’s much appreciated, truly. I will share the award in the coming month.

    I’m just back to work and catching up on what I’ve missed. Vacations are nice but I missed my home, kitties and internet friends. (I’m such a creature of habit!)

    Thanks again! Hugs to you!

  29. Patricia Says:

    You are welcome and deserving. Now I need to ask you, did you write that last post for me???about empath training? I should put the cost of her class on my MMM goals for this month.

    I had a huge success last month by the way, with you great guidance…

    I have to say I think I am ready for a vacation – an out of house experience for sure!

  30. Patricia Says:

    So true, so true! Thanks for coming on by, I know you are getting very busy these days and I appreciated your connection

  31. Deborah Says:

    Hi Patricia. it is so good to see you on my blog. I am late in responding but I did want to say ‘Congratulations’ on another well deserved award!
    You wrote on my blog: “we had a penguin room, and evening sky room with stars and moon and a cat on the fence and then a poisonous frog/jungle green room…” I can only sit and imagine that amazing array of rooms – beautiful!
    With two grandchildren on the way (one this month, another in March) I shall surely spare time soon to begin work on a new doll’s house.
    As for sisters, I have two and we are very close. They read my blog but never comment on it – neither are very PC savvy and one writes her emails in the subject line. One has to smile!
    I shall go through the blogs you have nominated for this award and look forward to finding some new ‘friends’. Thank you.

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  33. Patricia Says:

    Oh thank you for coming on by and any time is great timing. I love reading your blog and fine words.

    I thought I would link here to the pictures of my poisonous frog daughter’s home made doll house that she did and got the furniture on a walking tour of UK when she was about 13

    Are we not all so lucky as to be meeting new “friends” and “writers” through this process. I feel so fortunate.

    Grand parenting – wow I do not know if we will experience that pleasure in our lifetime….my 3 are very independent women!
    Again thank you for your lovely words and I subscribed to your blog…maybe we can be blog sisters?

  34. Deborah Says:

    What a beautiful doll’s House. I love the furniture. Great idea as a centre piece. I normally have candles on my table though we had the ‘nappy cake’ the other week!

    Yes, it is lovely to meet so many people through a blog. Even a glimpse into the lives of others and seeing how we are all much the same underneath despite our visible differences is always a good thing.

    My middle daughter is still striving to get her career going (fashion designer) so I may have to wait a while before she and her boyfriend settle down. The other two seem to have got married and become mothers-to-be ‘all of a sudden’ so you never know what is around the corner. My boys will probably take their time.

    Blog sisters? Why not LOL! Happy to extend my family in that way.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Goodbye to Moody Pants- Welsh Woman and all! =-.

  35. Patricia Says:

    Thanks for checking out the suggestion I made…I am very happy to have talented children, I can encourage but I don’t do these things – and I do not sew! A fashion designer Wow….I will say having an architect for a father is very helpful on these adventures…I just encourage and feed the participants!!

    Quite a few new family members – and that is good in deed :)