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Awards

Hello Everyone,

This post is intended solely to recognize the awards and recognition that is given generously to my blog. I may not be able to participate on all of them but I want to acknowledge and say my thank you just the same by updating this post.

My heartfelt gratitude to the bloggers who have nominated me. Know that you contribute a huge part in inspiring me as a writer.  Thank you!

To my readers- old & new- I truly appreciate your continuous support and inspiration. You are the life of TheHappyLife101.

  Cheers,

Nina


 

 
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Award: Awesome Blogger Award

Shared by: Pooja’s Rose-Tinted Glasses

Date: May 18, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: Growing Self

Date: May 15, 2017

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Award: One Lovely Award

Shared by: Nature Inspired Mom

Date: March 18, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Solivagant Spirit

Date: March 17, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Sticky Note Quotes

Date: March 07, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Happening To Be Happy

Date: February 22, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 08, 2017

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Award: Valiant Blogger Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 01, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: The Inquisitive Writer

Date: January 28, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Flying Through Water

Date: January 23, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Award

Shared by: Sasha’s Writing

Date: September 29, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Shared by: The Showers of Blessings

Date: September 25, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Big and Pinky Toes

Date: September 19, 2016

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Award: The Smiley Thumb Award

Shared by: The Shimmer Within Her

Date: September 5, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: The Light Breaks Through

Date: September 4, 2016

Sunshine Blogger Award

Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: My Valiant Soul

Date: August 24, 2016

MakeItUltra Award

Award: MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

Nomination from:  MakeItUltra™

Date: July 21, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Nomination from: The Learnify

Date: June 23, 2016

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Nomination from: The_Legacy

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: IMPOSSIBLYREAL

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: Good, beautiful, and trueThe Learnify

Date: June 03, 2016

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One more reason to be happy… :)

My big THANK YOU to Sasha of Sasha’s Writings for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please accept my apology for posting more than a week later after you nominated me.

THE RULES:
Thank the person who nominated you
Share the award on your blog
Share seven random facts about yourself
Tag bloggers with less than 1000 followers
Let them know they have been nominated

7 RAMDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I like music- I play the keyboards and the guitar. My dad bought me my keyboards when I was in 5th grade and my first guitar on my 6th grade. My guitar now is a gift from my husband. 🙂

2. I am a Harry Potter fan. I’ve read “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in just one day!

3. I truly enjoy watching the clouds in the morning and the stars at night. They remind me that there is a God who is always there for us.

4. I don’t like horror movies, but I do watch “The Walking Dead”.

5. My favorite places at home- garden & kitchen. Flowers and plants sort of give me positive energies, I feel happy being around them. And I love to cook! 🙂

6. I could listen to the same Jason Mraz songs every day.

7. I like art- I do some coloring on my Adult Coloring Book!  (and my favorite color is yellow)

MY NOMINATIONS:
It would be great if you guys would participate, but if you choose not to, it’s okay.  Just know that you’re blog deserves the recognition. 🙂

1. A Teacher’s Reflection

2. The Shimmer Within Her

3. Big and Pinky Toes

4. Impossibly Real

5. Witty Mummy

6. EDM Muse

7.Gentlemen Project

8.My Dear Yellow World

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Blogger Recognition Award-3 is a Charm :)

Thank you to The_Legacy for recognizing my blog. 🙂

I started this week with my post Today is a Great Day!,  encouraging all of us to set our minds that good things will happen, because if we release positive energy, the more positive things are drawn to us.

I am happy to say that a lot of good things are happening  to me so far– both in my private life and with my writing. I am excited to know what more are in store for me the rest of the week! 🙂 I sincerely hope that you are also enjoying good things.

How I started this blog:

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. And like many of you, I also have a desire to inspire people. So I thought having a blog would help me reach out to many. I was also motivated to write after watching TED talks that discussed about living a life of significance and purpose.

My Advice to Other Bloggers:

I want to quote Robin Sharma- “Words can INSPIRE, and words can DESTROY. Choose yours well.”

The words that we write are powerful. They may inspire and motivate, and they may also discourage or hurt. Let’s strive to only write things that mean well for others.

My Nominations:

Honestly, I am not familiar with the qualifications or criteria, but I feel these blogs deserve this recognition.

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If you opt not to participate, it is totally fine.  But if you do, below are the rules. 🙂

Rules for participating in Blogger recognition award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Attach the award to the post.
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  6. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  7. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide a link to the award post you created.

 

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Liebster Award 2016 (take 2!)

Big thanks to Pulkit at IMPOSSIBLYREAL for nominating me for the Liebster Award 2016!

I was supposed to nominate him because I find his blog interesting, intelligent, unique and quite entertaining but I was surprised to see him nominate me first (can I nominate someone who nominated me?) 🙂 Anyhow, I strongly recommend that you check out his amazing blog!

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My Random Facts:

  1. My favorite coffee flavor is Caramel Macchiato
  2. I’m scared to drive alone.
  3. I don’t watch horror movies.
  4. I joined singing competitions from my elementary days up to high school. 🙂
  5. I wanted to be a doctor but I’m scared of cadavers.
  6. My ultimate Hollywood crush is Ashton Kutcher.
  7. I want to be either a singer/musician or a writer.
  8. I can go out without make-up on.
  9. I was a Guidance Counselor (my first job!) 🙂
  10. If I would choose between wealthy living and simple living, I’d choose simple living- no doubt!
  11. I’m happier as a giver than a receiver.

The Questions Asked of Me:

  1. What is your favorite book (or series of books)? “The Return of the Ragpicker” by Og Mandino
  2. On your own scale, what is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I went on a blind date that was set up by my bestfriend.
  3. What are you most grateful for in your life? My family and our close relationship.
  4. What is your favorite fruit juice? And favorite fruit? Coconut juice and melons
  5. What do you want this very second? Go to Greece.
  6. What is your biggest achievement? My 8-years of marriage 🙂 (and counting…)
  7. What are your top three favorite genres of music? Your favorite song in each genre? Acoustic Rock- Quiet (Jason Mraz) ,  Pop Rock- Kiss Me (Ed Sheeran), Reggae- Living In the Moment (Jason Mraz)
  8. What tip(s) would you give a brand new blogger? Be yourself and accept the fact that not all people would agree with your opinion. Just be respectful and settle to agree to disagree 🙂
  9. If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be and why? Mila Kunis…so I get to be Ashton Kutcher’s wife in one day, LOL! =P
  10. What is your favorite quote?

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”- Rule #17…for a Better Way To Live, Og Mandino 

11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Time spent with my husband & daughter…all 3 of us just having fun and joking around 🙂

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My Nominees for the Liebster Award:

The Questions I Ask of You:

  1. What is your favorite movie and why?
  2. On your own scale, what is the bravest thing you’ve done?
  3. What are you most grateful for in your life?
  4. What super power would you like to have if you could have one?
  5. Where do you want to be at this moment now?
  6. What is the most important lesson that you learned from someone?
  7. What song would describe who you are?
  8. What tip(s) would you give a brand new blogger?
  9. If you could change anything in your past, what would that be and why?
  10. If money is not an option, what would you like to do?
  11. What are you living for?
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Liebster Award

Thank you to Cymbrie who have just nominated me for this award, and to Aki for previously nominating me. 🙂

If you’re looking to get inspired and see the good and beautiful about life I recommend that you visit Cymbrie at https://goodbeautifulandtrue.wordpress.com.

And if you need assistance to any techie kind of stuff, Aki is the best person to ask so visit her at https://thelearnify.wordpress.com.

My favorite blog so far is from MakeItUltra entitled “Accepting Who We Are.” https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/accepting-who-we-are

I like it because it is very real and relatable. Many of us do not realize that one of the best and easiest way to be happy is to accept and love our own-selves. I like the part of the blog where the author encouraged the readers to read this phrase aloud:

“Just because someone appears to “have it all,” that does not mean they are truly happy. Wanting what someone else has will never make me happy anyway. My happiness is in appreciating what I have, and in directing my energy toward making the changes necessary for me to achieve my own goals and dreams.”

10 Random Facts about myself:

  1. I like reading and writing a lot.
  2. I can play the guitar =) My dad bought me my first guitar when I was 10 or 11yrs old.I also play the keyboards when I was younger.
  3. I drink coffee everyday. I like tea too.
  4. I was able to read a Harry Potter book in just one seating (man, did my eyes hurt!)
  5. I can cook delicious meal! =)
  6. I used to weigh 110 lbs and with 24” waistline (one day I wake up, and my pants don’t fit anymore! hehehe)
  7. I like nuts, especially Almond.
  8. I look like a snob, but really I am nice (LOL!)
  9. I have a degree in BS Psychology and AB English
  10. My favorite singers are Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran

I do not have a list of blogs that I can nominate for this award yet…that would be an assignment for me today… I have seen some really good blogs, but they all have more than 200 followers so they don’t count… Promise, I’ll have my list of nominations soon! =)

Thanks again for this heart-warming award. 🙂