The Dedicated Blogger Award 2016

Dedicated Blogger Award

The Dedicated Blogger Award 2016 from Blackbutterfly7

My friend, Blackbutterfly7, has nominated “Good Time Stories” for the Dedicated Blogger Award 2016. In creating and nominating the award, she wrote:

“Blogging, some say, is losing ground on the Internet. Many people are now using Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram to convey their thoughts, leaving the more ‘old-fashioned’ blog behind.

But there are those who understand that, sometimes, a long form is best. Who know that it takes time, and craft, and WORDS as well as images to convey a thought, and to start a conversation.

This Award is dedicated to those bloggers who consistently provide wisdom, inspiration, kindness, gentleness and truth to the world through their blogs.

This is a my “thank you” to you. Please, pass it on!”

There are no rules, but I suggest that the award be posted on the blog. If the theme does not have borders for posting the award, then consider a page (not post) for awards and putting it on the menu of your blog.

Here’s a hearty thank you and heartfelt appreciation to Blackbutterfly for this award. It also gives me great pleasure to pay this forward to other bloggers who provide wisdom, inspiration, kindness, gentleness and truth to the world through their blogs.

As always, I’m afraid of leaving someone out who deserves the award, but have decided on the following blogs below.  Some of the bloggers have jobs, or have had things happen in their life, but they continue to blog, giving us all inspiration.  Some blog about their personal experiences and struggles and overcoming.  Their writings cause me to feel that they are like family.

This is not to say that there are not other bloggers who I enjoy, but they have already been nominated by other recipients.  That’s the great thing about our Word Press family.

Dr. Rex

The Key of Life

Lorna’s Voice

Gr8fullSoul

Chronicle of A Blogaholic

On Pets and PrisonersOn Pets and Prisoners

 

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The “Power of Words Award”

Power of Words Award

I am very humbled and honored to accept the nomination for the new blog award, the “Power of Words Award.” “Good Time Stories” was been nominated by my awesome blogger and friend, Dr. Rex, author of her web page. “It Is What It Is.

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This new blog award was created by a fellow blogger, “The Idealistic Rebel

 ~~IN HER OWN WORDS~~ 

I have designed this award because so many feel they can’t change the world. They can. You can. Your words, your blog can educate, raise awareness, change opinions and raise spirits. Through your blog you are reaching people you may never have effected any other way.

So this is for all who click away on the computer with a heart full of love, kindness, compassion and caring. For all of you who write to correct wrongs and injustices. For all of you who work to bring light into our world and hope to people’s lives. You are all heroes in my book.

Please accept this heart-felt award and pass it on to those in your WordPress family who deserve it. Let’s keep it going for the entire year. May it inspire all with light, words, and love for the human family.

You all know how much I hate rules, so please just

*post the award on your blog*

*thank the person who gave it to you*

*pass it on to those whom you deem worthy*

*let your nominees know*

THERE ARE REALLY NO RULES

JUST REMEMBER: OUR WORDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

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I’m fully aware that some of you do not accept awards and that is fine. I just want to recognize that, from my vantage point, the work that you do is beyond compare and truly makes a difference in our world. Your work also motivates me to continue trying from my little corner in cyberspace. 

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My Nominations for the “Power of Words Award”

Hairball Express

A New Perspective Perhaps

Black Butterfly 7

Old Mainer

How You Feeling?

The Harmony and Peace Award

 

The Harmony and Peace AwardGood Time Stories” has been nominated and honored as a one of the first recipients of “The Harmony & Peace Award” by Dr. Rex, Writer and creator of “It Is What It Is” I would like to invite you to visit Dr. Rex’s blog page, “It Is What It Is”. Personally, I have always found her to be a lovely lady who constantly sends me words of encouragement and positive thoughts. Her web page, without a doubt, reflects her persona. I hope you enjoy it!

 

This award was created by the Idealistic Rebel

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

“I created this new award to celebrate all those who promote Harmony & Peace, and who add Love & Beauty to the world through their Blogs and through their lives. Their Positivity makes the world a better place for all of us.

 

~The Rules~

As most of you know by now, I am not big on rules, but here they are…

  1. Give this award to seven bloggers who have added Harmony & Peace, Love & Beauty and Positivity to the world you live in.
  2. Let them know that you nominated them.
  3. Acknowledge the blogger from whom you received this award
  4. Display your award on your blog, because you have earned it!
  5. Continue to live in Harmony & Peace”

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On Pets and Prisoners – If you love animals, then this site is just for you!!

Lorna’s Voice – If you enjoy finding humor in everyday life, check out this site!!

Reclaim Our Republic – If you REALLY love America, this page is what you need.

Hairball Express – Simply one of my all-time favorite blogs. Written from the perspective of a cat! Hilarious stuff…I love it!!

Fourth Generation Farm Girl – A great site that has it all…from the experience of an all – American farm girl that covers many fascinating topics!

Advent Celebration – This is new web page that features recipes and memories of the Advent season. Come back and visit the daily updates. You’ll enjoy this yummy and enjoyable site.

My 52 Sundays – A truly inspirational and uplifting page! Visit each day for special words of encouragement and awesome stories!

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Enjoy the Day!

The “Butterfly Light Award”

The "Butterfly Light Award"

The “Butterfly Light Award”

My Acceptance
I would like to take this time to thank my buddy, Xena (aka “Blackbutterfly7”) for nominating me for the “Butterfly Light Award” which was created by Belinda, the publisher of her blog, “Idiot Writing” I hereby accept this award and want to say that I am both thrilled and honored to be considered for this prize.

I would like to take this time to encourage all of you to visit her site, “Blackbutterfly7” if you want to enjoy some good intellectual and thought-provoking stories. The material she presents is a testament of a person who will fight for the injustices that some people experience and who gives us enlightening information about events that are unknown to many people in the world around us.
Thanks again Xena! I will you all the best in the days to come.

The Rules
You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.
You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more bloggers. You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.
You must link back to Belinda’s blog.
You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading Light” OR “How I’m A Positive Influence”
Display Belinda’s beautiful “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

How Am I A Positive Influence?
I believe that I am a positive influence on people’s lives because simply, how I live my life. I have always been a very positive person throughout my life who really enjoys being kind to people while encouraging them not only with my words but with my actions. This is one big reason why I decided to begin my blog, “Good Time Stories”: to share heartwarming, motivating and encouraging stories with others. There is nothing that makes me feel better each day than when I do something for someone then watching them smile and say thank you. It makes everything worth it!

My Nominations
I know that I only have to nominate one fellow blogger for this award but I am going to do a few more than that. This has got to be one of the hardest things to do because I don’t want to offend anyone but without further ado, here are my nominations….

“Knitting with Heart”
“Homeschool Crafts
“Courage Times Three”
“Toni Andrukatis
“Belsbror”
“A View From Under the Prep-Room Table”

Wonderful Team Readership Award

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Good Times Stories” has been nominated for the “Wonderful Team Readership Award” by my friend, Dr. Rex. I strongly recommend that you visit her site, “It Is What It Is”. I am sure that you will like what you read!

I would like to send out a special thank you to Dr. Rex for her thoughtfulness and kindheartedness for nominating me for this award. I am sincerely grateful and honored to be chosen as a recipient of this award.

What is a Team?

A team comprises a group of people linked in a common purpose. Teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent sub-tasks.

Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows each member to maximize his/her strengths and minimize his/her weaknesses. Team members learn how to help one another, help other team members realize their true potential and create an environment that allows everyone to go beyond their limitations.

A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of the performance of its individual members.

It is now my privilege to announce my nominations for this awesome award. Before I do, please allow me to show you the rules for this award.

1) The nominee of the “Wonderful Team Readership Award” shall display the logo on their blog.

2) The nominee shall nominate 14 other bloggers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once, or little by little, linking to their blogs and telling them about it at their blogs.

So, without further ado, here is my list of nominations for the “Wonderful Team Readership Award.”

The English Professor at Large

Uncle Spike’s Adventures

Bite Size Canada

Blackbutterfly7

Which Way Now 101

My Eclectic Existence

ShaunyNews

The Village Hag

Inside The Life Of Moi

Cleodine Photography

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project

Kindness Blog

The Always Believer

YouViewed/Editorial

The Days of Yesteryear #1

The Cincinnati Library

The Cincinnati Library

This was the Cincinnati just before it was demolished in 1955. It is amazing to me to see the immense number of books and the size of the man. The thing that is even more amazing is when you think how we can store so much memory into little computer chips. For example, you could probably save the stories from all of these books on a couple of computer chips in today’s world compared to back in the “old days” when nothing remotely like our modern day computers existed!

The Peace and Justice Award

The Peace and Justice Award

The Peace and Justice Award

I want to take this time to thank my buddy and fellow coach, Shaun @http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com for nominating me for “The Peace and Justice Award.”  It is my honor and pride to accept this nomination from such a terrific fellow blogger and coach. Shaub is a good man and I would like to encourage everyone to visit his blog page…I am sure that you will really enjoy it!

According to the founder of this award, Idealistic Rebel @ http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/ she explains the award in her own words:

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is the for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.

Here are the rules for the award:

1.Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or   putting goodness in the world.
2.Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.
3.Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.
4.Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

Here are a few of my nominations:

  1. Davida Nature Photography
  2. The Kindness Blog
  3. The Always Believer
  4. Ajaytao 2010
  5. Divine Inspirations
  6. Single Motherhood in the South
  7. Endless Light and Love