Some time back I refused two awards.

One by D.G. KAYE  and the other by DREW DELANEYMy excuse was a question of time and the unforgiving task of having to nominate bloggers. Who would I choose? Would I offend someone?

I still don’t have any more time than I did then and I still find the task impossible of nominating only seven beautiful bloggers from the hundreds I follow.

The Beautiful Blogger Award is an honor bestowed by fellow bloggers to show how much they love reading your blog and appreciate the beauty in your words.

All the blogs I follow deserve this award. They are all beautiful.

In accepting this honor I am required to nominate 7 people for this award.

Number 1:


I nominate all of you for this Beautiful Blog Award. Through your blogs I learn the craft of writing, I read amazing book reviews and wonderful short stories , you take me to incredibly beautiful places, you make me discover new music, shine my days with your photography, make me more aware of politics, make me laugh with your jokes, I follow your dating experiences and learn from them, you invite me into your world and soul, expose me to novels I wouldn’t otherwise know about (including your own) and movies to watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon.  You take me to adventures, be awed by amazing architecture and art and poetry. I travel with you on your journey around the world.  You give me ideas for supper and inspire me by your prayers and inspirational quotes and yes…there are cats.

So, feel free to copy and paste this award on your blog. But if you do so, please follow these rules:

1.  Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.

2.  Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.

3.  Nominate 7 (yes only seven) other bloggers and say a little something about them.



I want to thank  Marlyn at Kintal for nominating me for the Peace & Justice Award. No one deserves it more than she does.

Also warm thanks to  Karen at mytrainofthoughtson for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. She is certainly one of them.

Now, for the remaining six and not in any order.

If you don’t already know these bloggers have a look at their amazing sites.


I have a thing for grape pictures.

 I have a thing for grape pictures.


KERI (Keri’s Journal)


My heart has many cracks now, though I brought it to you whole.




I want to awaken listeners around the world to the powers of jazz and literary arts that will heal and transform individuals and communities.   


Fullers Curse Front Cover Promo

Through my writings, I choose to be part of the mass movement aimed at advancing this world in a positive way and aimed at helping humanity truly embrace “all that is good, noble, pure, and right.” 


What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Ojima was one of the first blogs I followed. I love the freshness of her writing and the innocence of her graphic characters. It’s a fun blog with great African music to discover.



This blog is part of a project to document and celebrate the amazing amount of high-quality crime fiction

coming from the Scandinavian countries and being translated into English.


 The Peace & Justice Award

According to idealisticrebel, founder of this award:

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.”

here are the given rules for the award:

  1. Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.

  2. Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.

  3. Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.

  4. Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

So if the hat fits go for it and post this award on your blog.


29 thoughts on “PEACE, JUSTICE & BEAUTY

  1. Speaking of Scandinavian crime fiction, I plan to start Jo Nesbo’s latest (“Police”) as soon as I finish “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. It’s time for another thriller!

    Congrats on the blog awards!


  2. I am proud of you and your nominations. I, too, have been nominated for an award a few times, but I gracefully asked not to send it on to other bloggers. I follow a number of really good writers, all for different reasons. Some are poets, some write comedy, some are artists. All inspire me, all make me want to be brighter and better than I was before.So it would be hard to pick one over the other. What would work for me, maybe, would to highlight a different favorite blogger every few weeks on my blog, sharing what I feel is so wonderfully special about them. That would be my way of nominating my friends for your reading pleasure.

    And I am going to check out the sites you recommended above. How else to find out about the world than through those who enjoy it also?


    • Hi Claudia-
      Thanks for reading and your insightful comments. I too am very inspired by my blogging community.
      Do check out the six bloggers I nominated. They’re all different but all very interesting.
      Have a great week 🙂


  3. Carol – First – Congratulations on the receipt of your awards. You’ve presented them in a beautiful and sensitive way. I finally had to cut myself off from receiving awards because I could no longer do them justice. Now I try to go snooping around on other sites I love (such as yours and we’ve only recently met) and I’ll review the links you’ve listed above and if I think it’s a blog I’ll enjoy following, I’ll simply say, ‘Carol sent me.’ I’ve always believed scanning the lists of others for potential quality bloggers when they posted an awards blog was one of the best ways to stay in the game. Thanks for posting and sharing.


  4. I accepted awards last year. Yes, it was fun and I liked being noticed. But things change as they always do.

    I’m more serious now about my writing, for one. Yes, I know I spend time reading blogs and making comments but even the time for that has dwindled some.

    For two, at least half the blogs I follow are different than the ones I was following. I don’t feel that I know enough about some of these bloggers yet, plus I don’t want to discredit anyone.


  5. Great post, Carol, indeed deserving of a beautiful blogger award. I, too, find it difficult to nominate only a handful of bloggers. All blogs mentioned here look amazing. Congrats!!!


  6. Congratulations Carol on your lovely recognition and for your beautiful acceptance speech and sharing your awards. You are a beautiful and generous person with your awards and your writing. xo 🙂


  7. Congratulations on your blog award Carol. You deserve such a wonderful award. They are in turn, very difficult to hand back out though I know! Here’s to many more wonderful blogging days.


  8. This is excellent, Carol! I tend to bend the rules when I receive awards, but do like to let others have the fun of receiving and being able to follow the rules, if they are interested in this! I had I think 5 “Blog of the Year” awards, which is the only award I did not feel that I could list anyone but the ones who nominated me for this award. I did an ‘Open Invitation’ and actually didn’t find too many ‘picking them up’ after I insisted that all of my followers deserve to be nominated! I like the way you wrote this and will check out the ones you recommend! Smiles, Robin


    • It’s really hard to choose someone for an award, especially when so many deserve it. I can understand how some hesitate to pick them up…modest perhaps…I really got the idea for having people choose their award from your post…so thank you mucho. 🙂


    • I have to agree with your comments and approach to award nomination rules. The awards are keep repeating itself to almost to the same individuals. How about others who are sharing wonderful, inspirational blogs? I am deeply shocked!!


  9. This was the first award I designed. It does my heart good to see it still being awarded to recognize the beauty of writers words and family of WordPress. Congratulations to you and your nominees. Hugs, Barbara


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