Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nice to know it's not just me! (Award Time)

 It is ironic that just today I was working with a client in my business and we happened to stumble across my writing passion as one of the many topics of our pleasant banter. In only working with her this second time (I am a hairstylist/salon owner), I found that she too had a flair for the spiritual in her. Recently I have noticed how the clients I have been working with have really shifted to being those of like minds. I really enjoy it.

I recently printed out business cards with my photo, blog name, and link on them since I have recently had people ask about my writing, as many know I have written a book of the eponymous name "Artisan of the Human Spirit". My blogging keeps me in practice, and gives me connection to others and I can see if what I write is accepted well or not. Upon handing her a card, she asked how I liked blogging. I mentiond what I loved is I have found many new friends, and many who I feel "connected to" even if only speaking briefly over a few posts. I don't feel alone.

"In a world of insane people, the sole, sane person seems insane!"

Today I came home to a nice message from a new found friend - Aine Butler Smith of http://theevolvingspirit.blogspot.com/ who has posted kind words on my blog and today bestowed upon me the award you will find below; "Happy 101".

I am honored for being recognized for sharing my passion, and that it is received by like minded bloggers and friends. I am to list ten things that make me happy, and to share the award with ten blogs I like.
To note, I noticed a couple, like Aine's and Katherine Jenkins' has it, so kudos to you both, and I would be sending it your way if you did not already have it. On with the show!

My happy list:

1. My family, all of them, my wife, kids, parents, relatives, etc. I am blessed with a rich and blesed resource of loved ones. All mean the world to me.

2. Awareness/Spirituality - I am happy to have the ability to see what I truly have and am surrounded by. I feel connected, in tune, as one.

3. Cooking. I love to cook, not only for the art, but the loving gesture of offering communion with friends and loved ones through the gift and art of sustenance.

4. Writing. I can connect with people over time and miles that is not concievable in physical form. It has brought me to new worlds and places as well as finding the other world available in myself.

5. Reading. I can surf upon the words written by others. (See Writing)

6. Experiencing the outdoors. From a walk around the neighborhood, to mountains, to oceans, nature is the ultimate connection we can make.

7. Music - Life needs a soundtrack...

8. Yoga/Reiki/QiGong - I like physical connection to the spiritual me, and also sharing a healing touch

9. Helping others - Nothing lifts me like lifting others

10. Laughing, lots of laughing

Ten Blogs I like:
1. - http://acleverwhatever.blogspot.com/  clever blog about whatever - truly ~ Tirzah Laughs - so do I

2. http://coffeewithmarty.blogspot.com/- Nice guy with a great blog - Kudos Marty!

3. http://michaelinhiskitchen.blogspot.com/ - I love cooking! Mike does it right - Check him out!

4.  http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/ - A little nonsense never hurt anyone - Enjoy!

5.  http://www.ovahcoffee.com/ - another coffee titled blog ;) - Nice site you will like it!

6.  http://www.beamingbalance.com/ - Well written and always inspiring!

7.  http://www.thecolorsmagazine.com/ - A new found fave, stop by for some inspiration!

8. http://www.upliftantidote.co.uk/wordpress/ - Jacqui has a good blog and a good heart!

9.  http://plentymorefishoutofwater.blogspot.com/  - I just enjoy reading his adventures

10.  http://yogasavy.blogspot.com/  - I like Yoga, and I enjoy the message here! Nice read

(This list is not in any certain order)
I know some do not "do" awards, if not I apologize. Just know I still wanted to give you the nod!
Namaste' friends, God bless, and keep on doing what you do!


Anonymous said...

I am honored... Thanks for thinking of me! Of course, I'll accept ;)

TirzahLaughs said...

Thank you! I just have to figure out how to load it.


And you have cooking blogs! i don't cook but love to read about food...go figure.


YogaSavy said...

Thank You, you made my day.Am humbled by this.

Small Footprints said...

Congratulations on winning the award. I've been browsing through your posts and I can definitely see why your blog was chosen ... it's wonderful!

I'm following and look forward to reading more!

Small Footprints

Michael's Kitchen said...

Wow, Tony, Thank you so much. This is really cool. When I started my blog I never in my wildest dreams ever thought that I would be this far along with it. I mainly started the blog in hopes of sending out recipes etc. But then it started to grow alittle bit at a time, and now this. It just blows me away. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Mike Long, Michael's Kitchen

Anonymous said...

Tony, thank you very much for the ward. I do accept them and I think it rather churlish of those who don't. I'll set about the damage when I wake up; it is currently 2:45am and I am ready to go back to bed.


Ruth said...

HI Tony, I just found your blog after Marty posted a link.

I can just picture you and your clients chatting over these mutual interests while you style their hair! It's kind of that image I have of blogging as well... sitting down with friends for a nice chat or sometimes a serious discussion or anything in between!

Lena said...

First, my heartiest congratulations! You deserve this award as your blog is a truly beautiful and an inspirational place :)

Second, thank you soooooo much! I really feel honored :)

Good luck with everything!

Kate said...

Congratulations on the award and thanks for the new recommendations!

Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Tony, I slept well in the end and the damage is now done. Thanks again.


JACQUI said...

Thank you Tony. I am honoured to receive an award from you. Thank you also, for lending me your shoulder x

schmitz.88 said...

I agree blogging had let me find many new friends. I have been able to get to know the real person who is writing their blog. It is great. It is always a good feeling sharing a common interest with a close friend. It puts a smile on my face when I see a friend comment my blog about how they see their own point of view about the subject. My happy list is kinda of similar to yours. 1. Family 2. God 3. Friends 4. Working out 5. Helping people who are in need of it, 6. Seeing a stranger smile. 7. Learning something new. 8. Pay day 9. Hiking 10. Hand written letters.

MaxiVelasco said...

Hello Tony and thanks for tagging me.

I have already done the tag and I hope you'll have some time to check it out here:


Have a great day! Hugs!

Timberwolf123 said...

Hi Tony,

I too just found your blog through Marty. I like your thoughts so I followed you & look forward to many more.



My blog "Journey to Joy"

Tony Anders said...

Thanks for the kind words all and i was glad to share the love. Plus welcome and hello to my new freinds! I look forward to reading your blogs (Timber, Schmitz, Kate)
have a great day all!

Charlene said...

Congratulations to you - well deserved! I really love the contagious spread of positive energy. What could be MORE so than an award with the WORD "happy" in it. Wonderful!

I'm usually slow to aceppt these things blogwise but I will and am definitely honored in the meantime as well. Thanks!

Charlene at The Balance Beam

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Woop woop, thanks for the award Tony. Legend!