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The Illumination of 50
2012 was a year when those who were born in 1962 marked their half-century birthday. It is an eye-opening and illuminating event when 50 candles are lit on the birthday cake. Not only do we see fire and smoke, but also we experience a feeling that makes us think…”Wow! I have been around for a while!” It is quite illuminating!
This is a great idea! This was shared with me on Facebook, and I liked it so much that I made my own jar. So often we are tempted to forget all the “good stuff” that happens to us daily and remember only the bad. This jar will help to remind us of all those wonderful things that we experience throughout the year. Here is how to make a jar of your own.
1. Find a jar or can with a lid.
2. Decorate it and personalize it.
3. Keep the jar in a place where you will see it.
4. You may wish to put some small pieces of paper and a pen by the jar. (I keep a post-it pad by my jar.)
5. Write down those “Good” moments!
6. Open the jar on New Year’s Eve 2013 and experience all those “Good Stuff” times all over again.
©Grandmother Musings 2013
Happy New Year to all!
I raise a glass in cheer to a New Year!
It will be a year filled with hope, love and prosperity.
Enjoy the journey through 2013!
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Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
Do you know a blog that deserves an award?
Do you have special blogs that you love to read?
Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?
Would you like to give them an award this year?
Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges
Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!
Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page
And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails
Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:
I would like to give nutsfor treasure a huge thank you for nominating Grandmother Musings for the “Blog of the Year 2012” Award. Eunice and I have been blogging buddies for a while, and I always enjoy her writings. She definitely deserves this award, and I am grateful that she felt that I deserved it, too. Please go and visit Eunice at nutsfortreasure and see for yourself what a great blog she has.
Here are a few other blogs that I feel deserve this great award…
http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ – Yellowlancer is blog out of Australia that I have followed since I began my own blog. There are always interesting prompts to start the creative juices flowing at this site.
http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/ – Francine takes the most wonderful photographs. I look forward to seeing her photos and her adventures.
http://strawberryindigo.wordpress.com/- My Life in Color is a blog with a unique perspective written by a feisty lady with a great view of life.
http://nmnphx.wordpress.com/- Nicole has a great feature called “Spam Comments” where she shares the weird and crazy Spam comments we are all exposed to in the blogging world.
http://valentinadesigns.wordpress.com/- Valentina is a interior designs master and her great ideas make her blog so very interesting. Check out her Christmas in Colors and From Fashion to Christmas Table.
http://campfireshadows.com/- Awesome stories of the Old West! I can’t wait to read the newest edition.
http://bringingeuropehome.com/- Read her new article and learn how to make the perfect turkey. J
http://greendoorhospitality.wordpress.com/ – Adventures in Everyday Entertaining.
http://russtowne.com/- Reflections of a grateful man about the adventures and mis-adventures of living, loving, and learning
http://sharechair.wordpress.com/- Want to know what the newest apps are and what to do with them? Visit sharechair for all the newest technology finds.
http://russelrayphotos2.com/- Russell’s photographs of the San Diego Zoo are amazing.
http://diannegray.wordpress.com/- Published author and all around interesting blog.
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Even though Thanksgiving is now a memory, I am still thankful for the turkeys that gave of themselves so that my family and I could have a superb meal. It wouldn’t be a holiday without them!
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Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.