Reblogging is flattery



I wanted to share this most lovely blogpost Chuck Jackson wrote after I reviewed his book last weekWhat Did I Do? Chuck’s words and sentiment touched me and I’m just as humble for his writing this as he was for my review for his book.



The Greatest Compliment is Peer Recognition


The best compliment any professional or artist can receive is praise from another within your discipline. I am a novice writer and do not recognize myself as a professional writer/author. When someone who is a recognized professional author compliments my work, I know I have taken that step towards acceptance. Today well-known author and blogger D.G. Kaye (aka, Debby Gies) has graciously promoted and reviewed my writing and my book What Did I Do?

For the last three years, I have followed Debby’s blogs, Live, Laugh, Love — And Don’t Forget To Breath! I have also read three of her books. In my opinion, we have a commonality in our writing. We write memoirs or stories based on our life struggles. We share our conflicts and triumphs so others may learn from our experiences. We open our hearts and share our weaknesses. We do this not for recognition or fame, but to help others.

I thank Debby for the review and the honor of being selected for her Sunday Book Review.


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It was a pleasure reading your book Chuck. Thanks for the lovely recognition and I look forward to reading more of your books.



New #Blogging Awards and 7 Facts – What a Thrill!

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I love reading my favorite blogs at night when I’m sitting on my comfy couch with my laptop on my lap, in front the of television, as I half, pay attention to whatever it is on TV. It’s always a pleasant surprise when I read a post where a fellow blogger has received an award and I surprisingly find my name added as a nominee they wish to share this award with.

I am blessed to have made many friends here amongst my readers, and to have received many awards from them. I know there are many writers who refuse to accept any more awards for reasons I can well understand. Those of us who write, understand the time it takes to write a post, make and post photos, add links, and everything else involved in posting. And as we all know, time seems to be something we all just don’t have enough of.

I choose not to tell others I don’t accept awards, but due to time restraints, I don’t always abide by the rules of acceptance. I kind of do my own thing. I like to post the awards in gratitude of those who have given me consideration, and have taken the time to nominate me, and I like to offer them to all my blogging friends because I feel all are deserving of these same awards.

Today I’d like to thank Karen of MyTrainofThoughts for nominating me for, not one, but two awards. I was truly touched to be included as a nominee from Karen’s esteemed blog. The two awards are:

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Karen has asked that I share 7 facts about myself:

  • 1. I always seem to be reading two books at the same time. My mood will dictate which one I pick up.
  • 2. I’ve also seemed to develop a pattern of writing two books at the same time.
  • 3. I’m not a ‘foodie’. For a girl with a versatile imagination and flair for style and travel, I basically eat to survive, a very plain and boring diet. Typically I’ll eat a gluten-free quinoa waffle with almond butter, sprinkled with flax and hemp seeds for breakfast. Lunch would be two eggs (yolks only) on a flax and chia tortilla wrap, and dinner is typically some kind of chicken or fish with veggies and a small helping of a healthy carb. Some would think it’s a pretty boring day to day diet, but it’s healthy, it fills me, and it doesn’t agitate my crazy intestines.
  • 4. I abhor injustice, and I’m a very opinionated person about them vocally, but you won’t hear much of this from me here in cyber space for fear of repercussions and trolls.
  • 5. In my head, I’m still 30 years old. . . but my body doesn’t hesitate to remind me otherwise. . . sometimes.
  • 6. I love NFL football. You will find me every Sunday during the season, on my couch with laptop, reading blogs and flicking through all games throughout the day.
  • 7. I’m always in search for the ‘perfect’ anti-aging cream. ‘Nuff said.


Thank you again Karen for nominating me for these awards. They are being added to my Award page where I display the awards I’ve received and who they were given to me by.


Now all you deserving readers, please help yourself to copy and pasting one or both of these awards for yourselves, from me to you.


D.G. Kaye ©2015

Thank you for nominating me

onelovelyblogaward   Thank you Mary Perez, Reflections from the Heart for nominating me for this lovely award. It feels so rewarding when others take the time to read and appreciate the words of a fellow blogger.



I am told to nominate some other bloggers who should also post the link to the one who nominated them, along with 7 facts about themselves. Now, I know many wonderful bloggers have been nominated in the past and may or may not have the time to continue on nominating others and posting, but I am going to put a few names here that I’d like to nominate whether they’ve already been nominated or not. These women are inspiring!

Know that I choose you:

Reflections LaTanya Davis

Healing Beyond Survival Mandy Smith

Cindy Grigg Cindy Grigg

IdealisticRebel Barbara Mattio

Aquileana Amalia Pedemonte

When Women Inspire Christy Birmingham

Now for 7 things about me:

1.  I love to be writing 2 books at any given time.

2.  I love to be reading 2 books at any given time.

3.  I function best under deadlines; usually self-imposed.

4.  I am the pickiest eater you will ever know.

5.  I made a plan earlier this year that there would be no more procrastinating when it came to life desires. My husband and I said we wanted to sell our home, invest the money and rent somewhere so that we could fulfill our dream of spending winters in Arizona. Our house is sold, we are moving in 7 weeks. We are on our way!

6.  When I make up my mind to do something, it’s done!

7.  I love being happy and trying to always make others smile and laugh.

Now pass the torch my lovely writing friends! 🙂