Thank you Keri L & Following Him Beside Still Waters for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! I enjoy reading your posts which are full of inspiration and hope. It’s lovely that through your blogs you give testimony to the role God has in your lives. You are the “me too” I hoped to find when I started blogging. Our stories and struggles may not be the same, but our passion to conquer our adversities with a positive attitude and by relying on our faith in God is the same.
Best wishes on your journey of life. 🙂 ❤
- Thank the person who nominated you, and leave a link to their blog.
- Post about the award
- Share seven facts about yourself
- Nominate, at the most, 15 people
- Tell your nominees the good news!!! (:
7 FACTS ABOUT ME
- Organizing and cleaning keep me mentally sane! A good portion of my peace depends on how clean and organized things are. It’s as if I have a little robot inside me that can’t stop when I spot messes or notice untidy things- I need to address them quickly or my mind will keep reminding me there’s work to do. If my car feels “upside down” I may be tempted to park somewhere and tidy things up before driving, or the minute I get home I’ll empty the trash bin and fold the blankets so it looks neat! 🙂 I try to vacuum almost daily, do the laundry every other day, the toilet gets a wipe down daily or every other day, and before I leave to work in the morning I need to put away the clean and dry dishes. I can’t help it. Before I fall asleep I need to leave the clothes ironed for the next day, the lunch bags prepacked, and place the coffee mug under the Keurig machine ready for my morning coffee.
- My numbers won the PowerBall on the day I didn’t play! I‘m a numbers gal and for while I studied the numbers and created a combination I felt would have a good chance at winning. Even if it didn’t hit the big jackpot, the little I hoped to win was better than $0. While evaluating the winnings for my combination I noticed that on the Saturday I decided it was OK if I didn’t play because I didn’t have time, after all what were the odds that on the weekend I didn’t play the numbers would win. Well, my numbers won and NO ONE ELSE WON on that prize date. I would’ve been the only one to claim the jackpot. I called my husband, sister, and mother and sent them pictures of my numbers on tickets for the drawings before and after the winning day. This served as proof of what can happen if we lose faith and stop believing, even if it’s just for a second! It was a wake-up call, we must always cease whatever opportunity is before us and not lose faith even if the results we desire don’t come as quickly as hoped. One can say it was fate that I didn’t win or that it wasn’t part of God’s plan for me to win the jackpot. Although, yes if He willed it then it would’ve happened on a day I played, but I interpret it to be a reminder that we are blessed with either talents, premonitions, abilities, or come across things that can help lead the way to better things, but if we don’t use what we have then we won’t open the doors to all the opportunities that exist in our lives. I’m not psychic, I just used my passion for numbers to find this combination and it was pure coincidence that it worked. Sadly, I dropped the ball. 🙂 . I won’t be playing the Powerball for a while :-), LOL it hurts too much
- I love calculators! Hearing the calculator tape print is like music to my ears.
- I have a few severe phobias. I’ve had them since I was a child because of a few experiences at school. I’ve tried working through these fears but sadly I haven’t been able to conquer them. My phobias aren’t the worst things in life, but they definitely take away from certain experiences because there are certain things I’d love to do but can’t. I constantly have to be mindful of my surroundings so that I don’t find myself in a situation where my phobia will be intensified. It’s challenging to make others understand an illogical fear, many downplay it and don’t understand how severe the situation is to the person experiencing the phobia or anxiety. I’ve improved and have desensitized myself in the last few years, but every now and then I’m reminded that the phobia is still a part of me.
- I’m a daydreamer and have the ability to block almost any noise out. It has its positives, such as blocking out conversations around me which may not allow others to focus (unless it’s extremely loud and obnoxious). However, sometimes I zone out of a conversation I’m having and have no clue what was said to me!! My husband catches me doing this all the time. >.< I’m working on this, I promise.
- I am a leg shaker gal. I usually don’t realize I’m doing it until I notice my head isn’t bobbing anymore. Yes, it’s pretty annoying.
- I was a huge Twilight fan!! One day while browsing the bookstore I came across the 1st Twilight book. I couldn’t put it down and basically finished the series in 2-3 weeks (thankfully I started after all of the books were released). I was single, a hopeless romantic, and I was completely crazy about Edward Cullen!
- I’ve nominated a few bloggers this week and don’t want to repeat the list. I’m leaving participation open to anyone who would like to participate. I look forward to reading your responses should you choose to participate (tag me so that it doesn’t get lost in my reader updates)! 🙂