The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Keeping the blogosphere a beautiful place…


I received a surprise from Dor, who writes Technicolor Day Dreams.  Dor writes about life experiences, and how experiences make us who we are. If you haven’t seen her blog be sure to visit!

What was the surprise?  Well, Dor nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Thank-you, Dor.  This means a lot to me.

Let’s see…I’m supposed to tell you seven things about myself…

1.  I moved to Texas from California ten years ago as part of a company move. I love living here but still think of myself as a California girl in Texas.

2.  I have several pair of Birkenstocks.  My husband has several pair of cowboy boots.

3.  I eat pickles and my husband eats onions. I drink tea and he drinks coffee.percussion2

4.  In addition to six and twelve string guitar I’ve played hammer dulcimer, and percussion instruments including tambourine, claves, guiros, finger cymbals, afuche/cabasa, and rhythm bracelets made of goats nails.  I can also play spoons. I’ve been a music minister and have sung in a barbershop quartet…but…I actually read very little music!

5. You may not believe this based on #4, but I’m an introvert, and highly analytical.

6.  I’m a fan of crime and mystery shows, especially British mysteries.

7.  I love hot weather. I get cold in an air conditioned room.  My husband and I are convinced I’m part reptile. To those of you living in cold climates – I have great admiration for you!

Now the tough part!  The award says…the Very Inspirational Blogger is one who is keeping the blogosphere a very beautiful place…how can I nominate only seven bloggers for this award?

I decided to nominate a diverse group of bloggers, including some I’ve just discovered.  These bloggers come from a variety of cultures, beliefs and creative viewpoints.  All of them remind me that we continually learn from each other.

To those of you in the following list, please accept this award.  Also, tell us seven things about yourselves, then pass the award along to seven Very Inspiring Bloggers. Congratulations!

My list of nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger award includes:

  • A group of professional writers who promote the skill of writing.
  • A punster whose imagination and creativity may make you laugh or groan.
  • An individual who writes brief, beautiful and powerful expressions.
  • A writer whose words are not only philosophical but represent a way of life.
  • Talented photographers…their photos will speak for themselves…these were very hard to choose from all the photography blogs I follow.

Here they are!

Live to Write – Write to Live

The Daily Graff



A Shot a Day


Cee’s Life Photography Blog

Be inspired!  Please be sure to visit their blogs!

…and thanks, again, Dor!


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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22 comments on “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
  1. dogdaz says:

    Congrats! Nice seven. – DogDaz

  2. Dor says:

    You are so welcome – and well deserved. I love the way you put this post together!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I loved reading about you!!! Fabulous! Thanks so much for the award!!! It touches my heart!

    • Cathy G says:

      Cee, you are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed my little vignettes. I was appreciative of your talent before I knew your story. Learning your story make me even more appreciative. 🙂

  4. Sunshine says:

    Congratulations Cathy! Thanks for stopping by awhile back . . . slow as a turtle, I am. 🙂

  5. atranquilplace says:

    Very much appreciated Cathy. Thank you for nominating me for this “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. It means so very much to me to have insprired you in this amazing way! Thank you again….blessings.

    • Cathy G says:

      You’re very welcome. This is but one way we can express our appreciation for another’s work. I’m very happy to do this! Thank-you again for the inspiration that you bring.

  6. atranquilplace says:

    Congratulations for being selected…I am so happy I found your blog and have been followng you as well.

  7. jakesprinter says:

    Congratulation you deserve to have it 🙂

  8. Subhan Zein says:

    Congratulations, you truly deserve it! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  9. Jamie says:

    Thank you so much for including Live to Write – Write to Live in your list. What a lovely surprise to find on our blog!

    Love your shared item re: singing barbershop. I’ve done a little singing myself and would love to put together an all-girl barbershop quartet … such beautiful harmonies! (“Lida Rose, I’m home again, Rose … ”

    • Cathy G says:

      You are very welcome! I’ve really enjoyed the way that Live to Write – Write to Live conveys such great information. Also, everyone is very candid and genuine about their experiences. It comes through in everyone’s writing! I had fun putting together the “facts about myself” section. People are often surprised to hear about barbershop! So glad I found your site!

  10. You play the dulcimer? Nice!

    • Cathy G says:

      Thanks, Renee! Even though I don’t get to paly too often, I will say that Christmas carols sound really lovely- such a wonderful instrument!

  11. Thanks, Cathy! I’m greatly honored! Now I’ll have to put my thinking cap on to come up with some things about me!

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