Out of the blue, I met an amazing blogger named Shamira. She enjoys blogging as a personal mission to spread joy to others. You often hear that kindness begins with a simple smile of friendship. Perhaps that is why you may already be familiar with her through the blog, http://smilingnotes.wordpress.com where smiles are rich in abundant supply. Blessings, Shamira, for nominating me for “The Encouraging Thunder Award”. I am still in awe! 🍓 It is so thrilling to be recognized among the blogosphere of one’s peers. I feel privileged to be in the company of so many talented authors. Thanks very much. Your name says it all…….spreading “smiling notes” to the world at large.


What can you do with the award?

Post it on your blog.

Grant other bloggers with the award.

What you can’t do with the award?
Abuse or misuse the logo.

Claim that it’s your own handmade logo.

What you should do after receiving award:
Enjoy it and bask in the acknowledgement of this award.

Give thanks via comments and likes, mentioning the blog who gave the award.

Mention your purpose in blogging. Share your story.

My purpose of blogging:
For quite some time, my loving family and devoted friends had urged me to write more. It wasn’t until my father passed away last December that I found my “digital pen” gave birth to healing from the pain of such a deep loss. Because my husband, Gerald, and I were traveling, I often took photographs which prompted me to pay attention to the world outside my heart. Every living moment had a story to tell. In the ordinary, photographs touch the heart of dreamers. Thus began http://Snapshotsincursive.com

Cooking is my passion, my therapy, my personal mission right now. Whenever I share a meal or surprise someone with gifts from my kitchen, a tiny message is shared. Encouraging and comforting words from scripture are printed on a tag that reads, “Manna From Heaven”. I also discovered a common interest with others when I shared recipes. Before I knew it, “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet” was born. The journey has been exhilarating, energizing, and deeply gratifying. My cup overfloweth!
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