Welcome! This site is an endeavor to spread an attitude of positive thinking and optimism. By searching for joy and beauty in all things - even the mundane, perhaps a smile will spread from my computer ... to you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Pat On The Back!

I know deep within that we aren't always going to get to witness the outcome when we've offered "good deeds," words of encouragement or moments of support to others.  Faith teaches us that we continue on "just because."

My blog is an effort to just spread a small amount of happiness, in a small space, in a short amount of "time." Reaching out to whoever happens to cross this path.  But ocassionally, it does feel good when someone turns back to you and says "thank you," or "good job!"

We all need to hear and feel those words from time-to-time.  I received a little award last night from a new blogging friend, and I must say, the name of the award says it all.  I'm glad Suzie believes I truly have something substantial to offer.

In receiving this Blog of Substance Award, I am to describe my blog's purpose and "philosophy" in 5 words:

a little ray of sunshine

And in that same spirit, I'm to share this award with 10 additional bloggers:
(in no particular order)

  1. Lessons From the Monk I Married
  2. Fake It Till You Make It
  3. The Joy of Birdwatching and Living A Simple Life
  4. Crimson Covered Farmlife
  5. I'd Rather Be Blogging
  6. Butts and Ashes
  7. Healing Morning
  8. Daily Coping Skills
  9. Random Recycling
  10. My Daily Spirit
I'd like to personally thank each of the above-mentioned writers for continuing to bring me  a bit of inspiration (and motivation!) each day - each of you write with conviction and faith.  Be sure to check them out!

Pay it forward - spread a smile!


  1. You deserve a pat on the back and I am glad that Suzie took the time to give you this award. You defenitely deserve it. Thanks for reaching out to others here in the blogger world and giving out a dose of positivity. We all need it! :-)

  2. Congratulations on your well deserved award! How awesome of you to share. Truly, you are an inspiration. Thank you for including me. It's an honor.

  3. Congratulations on a well deserved award. How awesome of you to share. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for including me. It added adds a little ray of sunshine to my day.

  4. congrats on your award and thanks for visiting acting balanced!

  5. What a great blog! I was just saying how I could be more positive and need more in my life.

    Thanks! I found you via the Lady Bloggers Tea Party.


  6. Congratulations! Stopping by from LBS.

  7. Aw, thank you, Pam! This means a lot to me coming from you.

    I think you described your blog in five perfect words.

  8. Pam, Thank-you so much for the Award.:-D) After visiting the nine other uplifting and well written blogs I was major honored to have my humble blog included on your list!

    It is always a pleasure to read your positive posts and comments. Keep up the great job of sharing your Light with the World. I'm sure you touch more people than you realize.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy 4th! Aren't you glad it the temps have cooled down.:)

  9. Thanks ladies!!!! And WELCOME to the group!!!


    Jean - yep, the weather had PERFECT timing, didn't it? Same to you - have a wonderful holiday!!!

  10. Stopped by from Lady Bloggers Tea Party because your page title caught my eye (I needed something positive today) SOO glad I did, I'm subscribing to your blog!


  11. HI Pam,

    Thanks so much..as you know I love your little corner of positivity here too! I'm so glad you are a contributor on Writers Rising and can offer up your sunshine there as well. Have a wonderful holiday.

    All the best to you,

  12. Pamela, thank you for this award and nod of recognition! Being supportive in the blogging world is important. I'd like to take a moment to invite you and everyone in your blogging circle to visit my Facebook blogging group, Authentic Blogger and join us. Our group is a bit different from some blogging groups out there - our mission statement focuses on authentic interaction, and we have a great membership. We'd love to see all of you there. Take a moment to visit, join & then post your newest blog post links on our wall regularly. This will give you more exposure for your writing & will help us grow. Hope to see many new names & blogs!

    Here's the Authentic Blogger FB group link:


    Namaste' to everyone here,


  13. Pam,

    Congratulations on your award and thanks for including my blog in passing on the award. I feel like I've done a fair amount of online whining lately- so I'm glad to know that I can still be perceived as positive:)

  14. Found your blog at the Lady Bloggers Tea Party and I am so glad I did. Love the positive and encouraging aspect of your blog. I try to do the same on my blog. I am looking forward to reading more!

  15. Wow, Pamela, I am truly humbled. Thank you for stopping by my blog and blessing my day! A Dose of Positivity, I wish I could take that with my vitamins every morning! God Bless.

  16. Congratulations!! Well deserved, and you do bring a smile:)


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