I was incredibly humbled to be nominated by Jane Thrive of Survive, Live Thrive for the Very Inspirational Blogger award this week! Thank you!
- Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their
- Display the award logo (check)
- Nominate 15 (or so) other bloggers and provide a
link where they may be found.
- Go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they
have been nominated.
- Mention three things that inspired you the most during
the past few weeks.
There are oh so many blogs that I read all the time – so if you didn’t make the list, please don’t be upset with me. I do love you all – and continue to read and be inspired by you regularly. This is a list of the most recently inspiring blogs:
- Whitney Lang Fleming of playdatesonfridays. The most recent post I found inspirational from Whitney was called “Can Positive Intent End the Mommy Wars“. It urges mommies (like myself) to take a step back when we think we’ve been wronged and try to look at it from a positive angle. I try very hard to put this into practice in general – but especially with my interactions with my ex.
- Mandy Walker at Since My Divorce. You all might have seen the discussion that I had with Mandy about my own divorce in a series she did last month. Mandy’s advice to the recently separated and divorced is built on her own experiences – and it’s spot on.
- Kerri from Undiagnosed but Okay. Kerri’s daughter Bridget (who, I have to say is cute as a button), has only recently been diagnosed with PACS1. Her journey to diagnosis and continually positive attitude is truly inspirational. Now that she finally has a diagnosis – she’s going on a new journey – to support other parents of children with PACS1.
- I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Lizzi Rogers from Considerings, Life in Silver Linings. Her positive attitude and amazing smile always make my day. As I’ve written before – Lizzi is the inspiration behind the #1000Speak for Compassion Movement.
- Julie from Julie’s Fabulous Life. Julie and her ex-Andrew have recently separated – and their co-parenting relationship is the stuff of legend. I am absolutely in awe of their ability to get along for their children’s sakes.
- The Cuckoo Mama from This Cuckoo’s Nest (on DivorcedMoms.com). Similar to Julie, although CM’s ex is a bit of a dolt sometimes, she and her ex have worked out a nesting situation that drives them both crazy – just so their kids won’t be displaced by their divorce.
- Olga Mecking – the European Mama. She’s from Poland, but living in the Netherlands with her
German husband while raising three trilingual children. If that’s not inspirational, I don’t know what is.
- Kathy Radigan from My Dishwasher’s Possessed. I actually had tears when I read about her Special Needs Princess. I don’t want to spoil the ending – but check it out.
- Annah Elizabeth from The Five Facets. Annah writes about spirituality and inspiration and healing. She’s all about giving – and recently paid it forward in the form of school supplies to five inspirational teachers.
Of course, given my druthers, I’d also re-nominate Jane Thrive (her ex and my ex could have come from the same womb), and Lisa Thompson of Lisa Thompson Live (who nominated Jane) – but I do realize that these awards can get a bit cumbersome…
And here come the three things that I’ve found most inspiring over the past few weeks:
- #1000Speak for Compassion. I am a proud member of this movement – and I’ll be posting my own story next week on February 20th – along with over ONE THOUSAND other bloggers. Similar to Whitney Lang Fleming’s positive intentions – we’re trying to flood the internet with a positive vibe and spark discussion and positive action.
- The anti-anti-vax movement. I’m lucky to live in a part of the country where we have almost full compliance with vaccinations – which puts my children at far less risk than those who live in states like California. I have been repulsed by the awesome displays of ignorance coming from the anti-vax movement – and I’m glad to see the anti-anti-vax movement is making some strides. I came across this tongue in cheek article last week (in a Canadian paper of all places!) – but it makes some excellent points. And if you haven’t seen it, you should also have a look at this YouTube video on herd immunity if you’re still not convinced.
- My children are a constant source of inspiration. Puck has worked really hard and is overcoming his difficulties with his learning disability. Flower is chugging through Grade 1 and her reading is improving day after day. Even Bae – over the past week or so he appears to be overcoming his reluctance to speak. He called me mommy the other day and gave me a big kiss.