20140111-205612.jpgThank you again, Tina, for the Liebster Award!  Here is my official acceptance.

The rules for accepting this Liebster Award are:
1. Link back the blogger that tagged you
2. Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
3. Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate
4. Let your nominees know of their award

Please note: I understand the Liebster Award to be for new blogs, but I can’t always see the number of followers.  However, the rules above doesn’t state the number of followers, and I consider the blogs I nominated (scroll below for the list) as still newly discovered by me.  Please excuse the little Aquarian’s tiny rebellion. This is all done with love. 😉 

Here are my answers to Tina’s questions:
1. What book that you’ve recently read has made the greatest impression on you?

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein has made the greatest impression on me.  It’s a 42-day guidebook to change your perception to a more loving, forgiving, and grateful way.  At the end of the project, you would have broken through some or many fears and learn to expect miracles!

2. What is your favourite song (of all time, or just for now), and why?

Unconditionally” by Katy Perry is my most favorite song. It is about loving someone unconditionally, through acceptance of the other person for who they truly are. It’s a beautiful song.  I play it all the time to not only give myself unconditional love (I’m pretty hard on myself), but also because I want unconditional love to be my way of life.  I want to truly be able to give unconditional love to everyone I meet for harmonious interactions with them.  As in Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, The Mastery of Love, I want to make my heart a magical kitchen that can give love, without wanting or needing it returned, because my heart would always be whole and always be filled with love.  This is a huge project, but something I truly want to achieve for myself.

3. Do you have any pets?

I do! I have a cat.  He was the family cat, until about 3 years ago, when he moved in with me.  I think he is the boss of me.  SIGH! LOL!

Except for two very small tuffs (nearly invisible unless you are truly looking for them) of white hair, he is nearly black in color, so I called him Lucky when he first came to be with us. His other name is Mini Panther because for such a tiny runt with very delicate bone structure and small paws, he grew to be very huge!

4. What’s your favourite home-cooked meal?

This is hard, because I love food so much. HaHa!  I like to make Chawanmushi, which is a Japanese steamed egg dish.  You mix beaten egg with broth, along with other ingredients and steam it.  It is a very yummy, but low calorie dish.  I am planning on putting the recipe up, so please stay tuned.

5. If you could spend one week in a city (or other place) of your choice, where would you go and why?

In Europe, I really liked Venice. I was twenty when I toured Europe, and in looking back, I don’t think I truly appreciated that gift for what it was.  I want to go back to Europe and have a do over, but Venice stayed in my heart.  At that age, I thought it was the most romantic place in the world.  I still think it would be an awesome place for a honeymoon.

In Asia, I would like to go back to Hong Kong and do more sightseeing and tasting, especially the night markets (which at the time of my visit, I didn’t know much about).

6. What’s the best thing about your neighbourhood?

I like that it is quiet and family oriented.

7. What’s your least-favourite household chore?

Cleaning grout! I need to figure out how to clean them to really get the dirt out.

8. What’s your favourite place to go when you need to recharge spiritually?

There is a state park I like to go to.  It’s a five mile trek.  I like to go very early, when not many people are around.  Usually before halfway through, I start to feel connected.  Then a little after the half-way mark, hungry. 😉 Breakfast is my prize.  The way back is always faster. LOL!

9. If you were allowed to catch a glimpse of where you might be ten years from now, would you want to? Why or why not?

Yes, but the only thing constant is change. I think we are always changing our future–that nothing is set in stone, because our actions cause effects all the time.  I think that is why it is important to learn to stay in the present moment, as the future is always fluid.

10.  What motivates you to keep posting on your blog?

When I get a comment that I have helped someone.  I hope I do. I certainly get inspired all the time by other bloggers.


Here are my ten nominees:

Be Present Yogahttp://bepresentyoga.wordpress.com/

Bonne Vivante Lifehttp://bonnevivantelife.wordpress.com/

Jeanette Clawsonhttp://lunanista.wordpress.com/

Lavender Reflections http://lavenderreflections.wordpress.com


K’Lee (Obzervashunal)http://obzervashunal.com/

Otrazhenie http://otrazhenie.wordpress.com

Robin Oxford-Davis (Begin To Believe)http://begintobelieve.com/

Ruth Williamshttp://ruthwilliams.wordpress.com

Ultra Love Solutionshttp://ultralovesolutions.wordpress.com/

(I tried, when it is available on your blog, to search if you are not accepting awards.  My apologies if I missed your message.)

Honorable mentions – Bloggers currently not accepting awards, but I wanted to let them know I appreciated their blogs.

Dom DiFrancescohttp://blackandwrite.net

Eric (The Hunt For Truth)http://hunt4truth.wordpress.com/

Finding My Inner Couragehttp://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com/


Here are my ten questions for the nominees:

1. If you could have a do over, what would it be?

2. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

3. What was something you learned from a child recently?

4. What was something someone learned from you recently?

5. Who should play you if your life is turned into a movie?

6. You just won an employee for a year, and you could choose one from the following: Chef, Masseuse, Housekeeper, Driver, or Personal Assistant (can only assist and can’t do the other jobs mentioned).  Which employee would you choose and why?

7. What are three things that you like to do that make you happy?

8. You have been given a chance to use a time machine for one round-trip travel.  Where in history will you travel back to and why?

9. What song describes you?

10. What is the best food you have ever eaten in your life thus far?


Related Posts:
Tina Pumfrey’s Blog
Nomination by Tina
Thank You to Tina Post
Awards Page