Be The Change – Take 7

I think it is time for another round of the Growing Self Blogger Award! It makes me smile when I see this award floating around WordPress, celebrating individuals that make such a difference in the lives of others. Once again, I love that there are so many amazing souls, in the WordPress community, that are willing to extend kindness and support. I am filled with JOY when I have made an impact on someone’s life through my words, photography or by just being ME. With that being said, I would like to share round 7 of my nominations…

What is The Growing Self Blogger Award:

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“The Growing Self Blogger Award has been created to acknowledge and celebrate amazing individuals, in the blogging community, who are persevering through life’s challenges not only to GROW as individuals,  but to reach out and help others GROW as well.” ~Roda

How Does It Work:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the individual that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Describe the award and mention the creator: Roda  – Growingself.blog
  • Nominate up to 5 blogs.  Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that have made a difference in your life or the lives of others.
  • Give at least 1 reason why you nominated each individual.
  • Notify your nominees of the award

I am honored to nominate the following 4 amazing bloggers:

  • Darren from Artyplantsman
  • Sherif from iampharoahmaktuk
  • Domininique from 3C Style
  • DeeDee from Invisible No More

*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the joy, knowledge and laughter these individuals have brought to my life. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing and changing lives!

Your Gifts to Me

Darren – A.K.A. SUPER D!!!  Who has the ability to grow anything and at the same time, create the most realistic botanical art you have even seen?  This amazing man!  Super D, you always make me smile with your big heart and dry wit.   You are truly a gifted artist.  It fills my heart with joy, knowing you are sharing your talent with the world!   Thank you for your friendship…you are such a kind and beautiful soul!

Sherif – YOU inspire me! Not only are you an amazing poet, but a world traveler!  Your poetry is filled with such beauty and passion.  I always want to read and reread!   Keep writing, no matter what.  On days you don’t feel like writing, do it anyway! (I know, I am pushy!)  You have been given an amazing talent…follow your heart and live your dream, my friend.

Dominique – You are truly one classy lady, who not only has a wicked sense of fashion, but a gift for writing, filled with grace.  On some of my most challenging days, your words warmed my heart.  I so appreciate you, beautiful lady!  I especially love that we put our “Wonder Twin” powers together, to keep one very special Botanical Superhero in line!

Dee Dee – You are one incredible woman!  When I think of words that describe you, the following come to mind: mom, wife, friend, writer, chef, athlete, professor.  Wow!  But, there is one word that truly describes you, in my opinion, above the rest…KIND.  You are truly one of the most kind individuals I have ever met.  You have a silent strength about you that is calming and exciting, all at the same time.   You have touched my life in such a beautiful way…thank you.

“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World…” ~Gandhi

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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I highly recommend checking out these 4 beautiful individuals!!

https://artyplantsman.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/more-midwinter-flowers/

Women’s fashion: The Only Guide You Need

https://iampharaohmaktuk.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/observed/

The Final Family Climb in Tucson

 

 

Roda’s Critter Connection

Our four babydoll lambs have settled in beautifully, on the farm!  They are also much more comfortable with the camera!

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They sure love their hay!
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Time for some sheep exploration!

Each Monday, grab your camera and join me for my Critter Connection Challenge!  No critter is too big or too small!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Rodaimg_6619