“Even on the most grey of days, there are colours on the ground and in the sky to remind you of brighter times… Don’t you think, therefore, that your despair is sinful? Be grateful instead for the gifts of colour and hope…” – Little Rainbow on the northern horizon of Mauritius
I got nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” just over one week after being nominated for the “Peace and Harmony Award”. I am not sure that I am deserving at all of these awards but thank you so much once again, A Momma’s View for nominating me. I get lots of inspiration from your blog!
While I will proudly display the award on the blog, and mention seven things about me, I will not follow the other rules of the Award and especially, will not nominate others since this Award comes too soon after another very similar award. I have just nominated other bloggers and I will not be able to do true justice to more nominations. Sorry!
Seven things about me…
1. I am a nature lover, no really!
2. I was born and have lived most of my life in Africa (currently living in Mauritius).
3. I am saddened by the state of the world today where life has almost no value; in the developing world due to poverty and in the developed world due to riches.
4. I took up photography only about a year ago and still have a lot to learn.
5. I am learning to write with my left hand (otherwise being overwhelmingly right handed) so that I can stimulate my brain.
6. By God’s grace if I am able to retire from my current career in a few years, I would like to take up teaching voluntarily if possible.
7. I am intrigued by the sky and would love to own a telescope and maybe even a camera that can enable me take photos.
Once again, I am truly humbled by this award and thank my followers and those whom I follow for enriching my life…
“Let me tell you a little story… Many years ago, there was a Prophet, a mercy to all beings, who was asked to consider renouncing the Truth in exchange for all the riches that they could muster… His answer? “If they were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left, I would still continue to assert only the Truth”… Do you think those are his fingers holding me today as a reward for staying true all those years ago?” – Moonrise over Eastern Mauritius
“As you can see, I have a soft underbelly… therefore, I will share my vulnerabilities with you but only from afar… But, your children? They trust you deeply… They are vulnerable and right up close. Please don’t betray that trust… Honour and protect them so that only their soft laughter lights up the sky, not their tears and anguish…” – Mauritius Fody, by the swimming pool at Residence Beau Soleil, Albion, Mauritius
“I searched earnestly, far and wide, for the perfect gift for Him… but what can you give to the One who is the Creator of everything… the One to whom everything belongs… After getting advice from those with wisdom, I decided that the best gift would be for me to reflect His Beauty, Generosity, Love, Glory and Light…” – At Residence Beau Soleil Garden, Albion, Mauritius
“A tiny deed makes you puff out with pleasure and pride… a small feat and you swell with self importance… you do little but you make a huge pantomime about the nobility of your character! Think about me for a moment… Every part of my body is of use to this world, whether through nourishment, shelter, medicines… and yet do you hear me crying out about my immense virtue?? – Coconut palm, Albion, Mauritius
~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.”
1. Give this award to seven bloggers who have added Harmony and Peace, Love and Beauty and Positivity to the world you live in. Let them know that you nominated them.
2. Acknowledge the blogger from whom you received this award.
3. Display your award on your blog, because you have earned it!
4. Continue to live in Harmony and Peace.
To be thought of amongst those who promote peace and harmony in this world is indeed an amazing feeling. When I started off my blogging journey about a year ago, I could not have imagined that I would be looking back at a life changing event. I am privileged to be part of a thinking, caring community and one that to say the least is very, very talented and from which I continue to learn everyday.
Peace and harmony not only make up the essential fabric of creation but are also sign posts of the origin and destination of everything. Nature depicts peace and harmony in a multitude of ways and most times I am either blind, deaf or unfeeling towards these indications. On the occasions when I have been alive to the depictions, I am amazed by the love and beauty that is evident in the scene…
My nominations for the Harmony and Peace Award are:
The poetry whisperer
She is very passionate about peace, harmony and love
Follow Your Shadow
I think of her as kindred soul and her harmony and peace are the result of an exquisite use of words to express Truths and Wisdom in a simple, elegant and beautiful way
Mum C writes
From West Africa, she writes poems that exude harmony
Miscellaneous Musings of a Middle-Aged Mind
The creative compositions depicted on this blog project harmony and beauty
A photography blog that portrays peace and harmony in nature
Each of these websites truly deserves your visit and I am sure that you will enjoy them as much as I do.