Inspiration, Saying Thank You


  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Add the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” logo to your post.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers who inspire you.
  • Include the set of rules.
  • Inform your nominees by posting a comment on his/her blog.

Thanks to Hattie from Books Make Me Happy for nominating me.  Normally, I don’t pass on these awards because I haven’t the time to, but I’m making time today.

7 Things:

  1. I write poems, short stories, and have 3 unfinished novels.
  2. I love big cities.
  3. I love to read books — all kinds, though lately a lot of historical fiction.
  4. I’m finally in a book club that has lasted more than 3 months.
  5. I love my family, and my little girls is getting so tall!
  6. I want to inspire others to read more poetry.
  7. It’s the little things that make me happiest — a bouquet of sunflowers, orchids, etc., putting away the dishes before I get to them, watching my little girl laugh, hanging out with friends over good coffee or wine and dessert (anything chocolate, really).

Bloggers Who Inspire Me; I’m limiting myself to 7:

  1. Rhapsody in Books because she challenges me to read more YA and nonfiction
  2. Bermudaonion because she’s always so kind and comments on everyone’s blogs
  3. Book Chatter because she loves those dark stories that I love.
  4. Diary of an Eccentric because she’s as passionate as I am about Jane Austen and war-related fiction — nevermind I’ve known her in real life for more than a decade.
  5. Unabridged Chick because she’s passionate about historical fiction and has great taste.
  6. Caribousmom because she’s always so kind, utterly talented at quilting, and a dog lover.
  7. Under My Apple Tree because she has a great eye for birds, nature, and photography.


  1. Thanks for including me! I’m with Kathy; I probably wouldn’t read as much poetry if it wasn’t for you. 🙂

  2. Thanks, ladies. I love you all! Truly!

  3. Thanks! Glad I could be of some inspiration.

  4. Thank you!! I feel honored, truly.

  5. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    Aw, thanks so much for including me on a list with such great bloggers. You inspire me to read poetry once a year!