Lots, lots, lots of loads of thanks

September 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm 31 comments

Hello, Hello, Hello –

Yes, Yes, Yes – it is about time – I so, so, so apologize for the delay in getting my many, many, many thank you’s out.  I want each and every one of you to know that my appreciation is deeply heartfelt and has been here all along.  I am so, so, so honored and so, so, so tickled by every award I have been gifted.  Please know that I cherish each and every one.

Without further adieu, I would like to customize this post.  Here is my game plan:  I am listing each one, as well as, the sweet and lovely blogger(s) who gifted the award.  I would love to list each and every rule, however, I will be posting a novella and since novellas are not really my forte (not yet), I will condense things and improvise.  Get comfy – and away and away and away we go…..

The Loyal Reader Award


Patty – http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Jonathan – http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

Mer – http://knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com/

Jen – http://jrosenberry1.wordpress.com/

Always Here If You Need Me


Skye – http://thesanctuaryofmyheart.com/

Shaun – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

The Most Creative Blogger Award


Patty – http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

The ABC Award


Shaun – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

The Inner Peace Award


Shaun – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Jonathan – http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

Most Influential Blogger Award


Dawn – http://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com/

The WordPress Family Award


Shaun – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Surejukrish – http://boggledself.wordpress.com/

John – http://johnwhowell.com/

Chrissy – http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/

Dan – http://dermsstuff.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Award


Patty – http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Jonathan – http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

The Versatile Blogger Award


Simon – http://simonworkmann.wordpress.com/

Surejukrish – http://boggledself.wordpress.com/

Betty – http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com/

The Liebster Award


Olivia – http://theclaymoreandsurcoat.com/

John – http://johnwhowell.com/

Chrissy – http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/

Defusing Chaos – http://defusingchaos.wordpress.com/

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Mer – http://knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com/

Jen – http://jrosenberry1.wordpress.com/

The Perfection Award




And this lovely bundle…..






Patty – http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

The Best Moment Award

Shaun – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

As you can see, I have so, so, so much love and appreciation to send for the above awards and to the wonderful bloggers who gifted them to me.  Please know that I mean no disrespect by tweaking the rules, but I want to pay tribute to all of the writers that I follow – all of which are very special to me and to the WordPress community.  Each award is given to a blog that I feel embodies the essence of the criteria set for each one.

The Loyal Reader Award:

Pamela – http://pamela984.wordpress.com/

Dawn – http://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com/

Always Here If You Need Me Award:

Kirsten/Kira/Kirsten – http://kirawoodsbury.com/

Dan – http://dermsstuff.wordpress.com/

The Most Creative Blogger Award:

We Poets Show It – http://wepoetsshowit.com/

The Paperbook Blog – http://jaydeashe.wordpress.com/

The ABC Award:

Write, Write, Write, Sleep, Write – http://therussianway.wordpress.com/

Barb – http://acuriousgal.wordpress.com/

The Inner Peace Award:

Chrissy – http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/

Nina – http://ridingbitchblog.com/

Most Influential Blogger Award:

Theresa – http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/

MichelleMarie – http://michellemarieantellg.wordpress.com/

The WordPress Family Award:

Bill – http://ghostinthewalls.wordpress.com/

Angel – http://mindretrofit7.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Award:

Simon – http://simonworkmann.wordpress.com/

Devan – http://djhardesty.wordpress.com/

The Versatile Blogger Award:

The Community Storyboard – http://neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com/

Howanxious – http://howanxious.wordpress.com/

The Liebster Award:

Kimmie – http://kimmiecricketsays.wordpress.com/

Sophia – http://psychologypathology2.wordpress.com/

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

Moinee – http://myownworstenemies.wordpress.com/

Jen – http://thinkandscrawl.wordpress.com/

The Lovely Bundle…..:

Richard – http://richardankerswrites.wordpress.com/

Poetry on a Roll – http://poetryonaroll.wordpress.com/

The Best Moment Award:

Belinda – http://busymindthinking.com/

Mer – http://knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com/

I would like to end this post by following the criteria of The Best Moment Award –

I have experienced so many wonderful moments.  Yes, there are the biggies such as every moment with my children, dancing on stage, finishing an Ironman, graduating college, …….. BUT the best moments are the ones which can be the smallest – a smile from someone running past me on the trail, watching the birds nosh from the bird feeder, having a cake bake just right, to name just a few…  Yes, all silly things, but they add up.  At the end of the day they contribute to a feeling of hope.  I would also like to say that my time spent on WordPress has been filled with so many ‘best moments’.  The feeling of accomplishment when a piece is complete and the publish icon is clicked.  Each comment that is made and reading the work of writers who have become my friends and finding new writers to enjoy and appreciate.  All wonderful ‘best moments’!

To the award nominees, please know that you are under no obligation to accept these awards.  Some have specific criterium, and if you would like to get this information, please drop me a line – I will send it right over.  The badges are yours to copy and to place on your own blogs.  If I have given an award to someone who does not accept awards, I understand and I apologize for not getting the memo:)  Let me know, and it will be duly noted. I have stated this before – I enjoy giving awards, because it is a way for me to show my appreciation for what you do and to share your blog with others who may not have found you – yet.

So, this concludes the mother of all thank you awards post.  I would like to end with one more BIG THANK YOU to say PLEASE keep doing what you do because you are all awesome!

Till the next time we meet – Happy Reading, Happy Writing, Happy Day!

Kimberly xxxx

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31 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart  |  September 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you, Sweetie!!

    • 2. words4jp  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      You are welcome – I have been working on this all day and took a break – i am still trying to get my notifications out:)

  • 4. MichelleMarie Antell  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Wow this was quite an undertaking! You did a fantastic job! Thank you for including me in this fine group of wonderful bloggers! Hugs and love to you!

  • 5. howanxious  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks a lot for the award. You are always kind in your feedback to my work. 🙂
    Have a good time!

  • 6. wepoetsshowit  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Congratulations and thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. xo

  • 7. jrosenberry1  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Daw! Thanks!
    Dragons! Sweet! 🙂

    That WAS a doozy of a post! 😉

  • 8. Theresa  |  September 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Congratulations for the well-deserved array of awards. It seems that many others feel as I do when reading your blog – we are the better for it, and for you. My gratitude for including me in the “Most Influential Blogger” Award nomination. Although I am uncertain as to how you might view Soul Gatherings as influential, if I have inspired one person or made a positive difference in the life of one person, my purpose has been served. Blessings…

    • 9. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Theresa, you are very influential. You are to me and I am very certain to many others as well. I place a lot if thought into the awards I give. I do it because they mean something to me and the writers I follow mean so much to me, so it seems fitting that I try to give the appropriate one to the person I believe fits;). Make sense? If you need the criteria, please let me know;) you are wonderful!

  • 11. Dan McGaffin  |  September 2, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Thank you so much for THIS award! If there is only one thing I want to be known for, is that I try to be there for those who may need me. *hugs*

  • 12. Brenda  |  September 2, 2013 at 4:10 am

    What a wonderful post! Congrats to you and wow, what a lot of thought and work you put in. Well done!!

  • 13. Praveena  |  September 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    🙂 Good job!!!

  • 14. merbear74  |  September 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you Kim!! Big hugs!! x

    • 15. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      You are welcome – I am sorry it took me so long to get my thanks out in writing – it’s been in the heart and head:)

      • 16. merbear74  |  September 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

        I truly understand that. 🙂

      • 17. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm

        If you need the rules and regs, please let me know – I’ve got you covered!

  • 18. richardankerswrites  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Good grief! That must have took some putting together. Thank you very much for the mentions. It’s great to see so many fantastic blogs getting recognition no least your own – Richard

    • 19. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Ah gee – you are making me blush. I would like to have followed the rules – i typically do, but I would have been writing a book. lucky you – your lovely bundle comes with no rules – you can cook up whatever you like:)

      • 20. richardankerswrites  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

        I get lost with these things, I’m useless. I just nod a bit to make it look like I’m aware of what I’m supposed to do 🙂

      • 21. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        I dig – I can see you nodding right now……:)

      • 22. richardankerswrites  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        You can? Damn, I thought hiding behind a cushion would conceal me 🙂

      • 23. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        Heehee – when I became a mom I was gifted with super human powers – eyes behind my head and xray vision – i can see through cushions!

      • 24. richardankerswrites  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        I’m very impressed. Do you wear a cape around the house?

      • 25. words4jp  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        Now that my boys do not need the Darth Vader and Harry Potter capes – i have been known to wear one – along with my magic wand and light saber!

      • 26. richardankerswrites  |  September 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        Oh no. I’d better be on my best behaviour at all times. I don’t want turning into a frog or strangling from a great distance:)

  • 27. Roberto Cabral  |  September 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm


  • 28. kimmiecricketsays  |  September 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Wow, thanks so much Kimmie 🙂 From one Kimmie to another I truly enjoy reading your blog xo What an honour 🙂

  • 29. John W. Howell  |  September 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    What a nice acceptance post. It looks like half the awards on Earth have come your way and much deserved. I liked the “little” moments that are special to you. 🙂

    • 30. words4jp  |  September 3, 2013 at 2:55 am

      Thank you so much. It was quite the project but I enjoy it. 😉

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