Nominated for Leibster Award for New Blogs

I am very grateful to be nominated for the Leibster Award by Yasmin Karim of the Frugal Expedition blog. You can check out all her ideas at: http://www.frugalexpedition.com/category/frugal-living/

My disclaimer- it is very hard to pick ONE favorite for the following questions.

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1. Describe yourself in three words.
Encouraging Ethical Affectionate

2. How did you choose your blog’s name?
As I reached a new decade and the age of 60, I started reflecting on what I want the rest of my life to be like. My mother moved in to live with us and watching her settle for watching TV and being waited on caused me to deeply desire not to become like that. Then my husband was very ill with pneumonia and my 11 year old granddaughter was upset and told her mother that she didn’t know what she would do if something happened to me. The combination of events led me to decide that I want to do whatever it takes to “Become My Best Me”- physically healthy, spiritually mature and socially fulfilled. I change my eating habits and lost 49 pounds, became more deliberate about spending time with friends, and felt that NOW was the time to follow my lifelong dream to write books.

3. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Have a cup of coffee and a Muffin in a Mug
Also, love to put on worship music

4. What is your favorite quote?
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

5. What is your favorite movie?
hmmm… Elf- to watch with my granddaughter; Remember the Titans

6. Why do you blog?
To offer encouragement, inspiration to others and to share what I have learned through ups and downs of life.

7. What two things you can’t live without?
Friends/ Family Worship Music (sorry, 3- books)

8. What does a normal day in your life look like?
Sleep as long as I can/ get dressed for work and have coffee and Muffin in a mug or quest bar/ work as bereavement coordinator from 9 to 5, computer, phone calls, funeral viewings, speaking presentations, meetings/ go to a meeting or church or to dinner with a friend OR a quiet evening at home. Read, computer time. Reading and writing have always been a favorite past time so now that all our children are grown, after I come home from work, I catch up on email and then write on my blog, Facebook and read.

9. What is your most favorite blogging tool?
I am still learning and discovering tools but probably PicMonkey so I can add words on pictures.

10. Where was your best vacation?
LOVE Hawaii! Have been blessed to go there twice and am hoping for a third time and adding Kuaia

11. Who is your favorite author?
Fiction- Joel Rosenburg and Karen Kingsbury Non_fiction- Dutch Sheets, Mahesh Chavda

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Now to nominate some other blogger friends . . . please check out their blogs>>>

Teri Robinson at http://www.authenticdreamer.wordpress.com/

Cheri Thompson at http://www.n2mec.org/?page_id=51

Amy Schlicter at http://www.amyschlichter.com/

j.e. Berry at http://jeberryspeaks.wordpress.com/

Michelle King Eigemann at www.allmichelleking.com

Rosa Hopkins at www.joeandrosahopkins.com

Rebekah Swasand at www.joeandrosahopkins.com

Jennifer Buell at http://www.jennbuell.com/

Christina VanScoten at ChristinaVanScoten.com

Tamara T.J. Robbins at www.tjrobbins.com

Christy Scott Pearce at http://faithlikedirtydiapers.com/

Here are 11 questions for them to answer:

1. What is the burning passion in your heart?

2. What are your hobbies and interests that bring refreshment and joy to your soul?

3. Where is your favorite spot to sit and fellowship with God? How do you set an atmosphere?

4. Describe your 3 best qualities.

5. Who is your favorite author?

6. What is your favorite quote?

7. How do you like to start off your day?

8. Please share a little about your family or favorite significant people in your life?

9. Who has been your greatest role model?

10. What are your favorite foods?

11. What are 3 goals you have this month?

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