One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you Keri LFollowing 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. 🙂 ❤

THE RULES

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Post about the award
  3. Share seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate, at the most, 15 people
  5. Tell your nominees the good news!!! (:

7 FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. I love calculators! Hearing the calculator tape print is like music to my ears.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

NOMINEES

  • 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)! 🙂

6 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Thank you so much! Best wishes to you on your journey of life as well. 😊 ♥

    Oh wow. That’s so sad that you would have won the one day you didn’t play. XD But what a lovely reminder though. 🙂
    On the flip side… Last week, I had the strangest dream about scratching off a peachy-pink colored $5 ticket and winning a lot on the bottom row of the ticket. (I sometimes get a few $1 scratch offs and usually stick to that so if I lose I don’t lose much.) I laughed it off – until I went to buy a few $1 tickets and saw the brand-new just-released peachy-pink colored $5 ticket. o_O My common sense tried to tell me that I shouldn’t buy it because I’d lose the $5; but my conscious was like, “But how weird of a coincidence.” So against my better judgment, I went back in and got one. Turns out I was wrong. I didn’t win a lot. But I did win on the bottom row twice, and it’s enough that I can treat my parents to a special dinner, and that’s fine with me! XD

    I know what you mean about phobias. Until recent years, I wasn’t aware I had any; and then they were discovered. X)

    Yay, a fellow daydreamer! 🙂 I’m like that too. Very introverted. I probably spend way too much time in my head. XD

    Oh man, I was a huge Twilight fan too. I bought all of the books at once and read them all within a week. (Also bought the later addition to Eclipse, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, which I loved a lot and was so glad she wrote because I wanted to know more about her.) I also have all of the movies (was even lucky enough to get the wedding version of Breaking Dawn part one) and I think I watched the first movie at least five times? 😂 I loved Edward Cullen too. (I even named a cat after him back then.) And one of my favorite songs came from the Breaking Dawn part one soundtrack: Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years.

    I enjoyed getting to know you better! 🙂 And thanks for the kind words. ♥

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    1. I’ve meant to respond to your comment – but I postponed it to give it the attention it deserves because of how detailed your comment was. I didn’t want to leave anything out.

      Congratulations on winning on the scratchcard. I can relate, as you’re staring at the scratchcards you get a gut feeling that this will be the big win – one can’t walk away and never know if you would’ve one so surely you’ll play.

      I’m sorry to hear you have phobias as well. Are you working on facing your fear or any self-help?

      Yay, a fellow daydreamer. Whenever we go on road trips, I stare out the window and go into a whole other world (except when I’m driving of course).

      I read Eclipse, but I didn’t read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. I’ll add it to my GoodReads list so that I get to it eventually (I love to read!). That’s amazing, Edward is officially a part of your heart. 🙂
      I love the song A Thousand Years, I was going to use that as my entrance song for the church, but it wasn’t one of the approved entrance songs.

      Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your comment! It’s a pleasure getting to know you better.

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      1. 🙂 💜

        LOL, yeah. Usually my philosophy is that if I buy a big one I’ll lose, but that one time I gave in, it worked out. 😊

        Self help, yes. They don’t usually get in the way too much though. I don’t live near a large body of water, so being under water isn’t a huge problem; I’ve been working at it and I can finally hold my face underwater. (Which means maybe I’ll be baptized someday and not panic too much… 😂) And heights isn’t a huge problem because I rarely have to be in a high place. But until recently, I didn’t know that I was claustrophobic… I’m slowly working on that one. 🙂

        LOL! I have yet to get a driver’s license but one of my worries is that I’ll go off into into a daydream and crash. X) I remember when my family used to go on vacations that required a lot of driving, I could almost plot a whole book on the way there and back. XD

        It was good, I remember that. Also, part of the proceeds went to the Red Cross, which was cool. 🙂

        Aww, that’s sad.

        Thanks for the long reply! I was pleasantly surprised to see it in my notifications. 🙂 ♥

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