I have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by as you can see from her brilliant post below:
Please check out her blog, I am sure you will love her posts as much as I do.
These are loosely the rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
- Answer the questions the selector asks of you.
- Nominate bloggers you want to give the award to.
- Ask the following bloggers that you selected questions of your own.
My responses to the questions asked by her are:
1. What is your secret desire?
I have many desires. I would need a whole book to list all of them. But this is one that I often fantasize about!
I am not very good with dairy. Milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, ice-cream…these cause calamitous side-effects in me. Although I love cheese…I can have a tiny bit once in a blue moon and I seem to be able to get away with it.
This might not seem a very exciting secret desire, but anyone who has difficulties with dairy – they truly knows what I mean.
So my secret desire is a huge dairy-feast without the concequences!!!
2. What would you like to be in the next birth?
I am not sure I would ever like to have to go through birth again. Either myself being born or having to give birth! I congratulate myself that I graduated from nappies or diapers. I survived puberty. I am glad that is all out of the way.
Life as a human should obviously be very special. The awareness and potential we have is far greater than any other creature on the planet. Much as I am fascinated by animals and plants, and there is so much to learn from other creatures, it is clear that humans are very different.
Our ability to reason, weigh up matters of justice and morality, appreciate art and music, design and create, ponder and meditate and ask questions like “How did life begin? Why am I here? Where am I going?” are exceptional. I would never downplay how special it is to be a human with enormous potential. Sadly, we also have the potential to cause harm to ourselves and others (it is painful to see how many seem to do exactly that). But we have to make choices and live with the consequences.
I have heard it said that of all the discoveries scientists have made in the known universe, there is nothing that can compare with the human brain. I know some people do not seem to use their brains! However, the potential we have is incredible. Our capacity for compassion and unselfish love are unlimited. However, it all depends on how we feed our own thinking and what we allow to develop. Thoughts develop into feelings which lead to words and actions, some of which become habits or practices. I wish people would care for their thoughts more and make their minds as spectacular and delightful as they were designed to be.
If I was not a human…hmm. I have to admit, there are occasions when, I would love to hibernate for the whole of winter. I believe that is what bears do. Plus, if I were a bear, I would never have to worry about what to wear in the morning, because I would have a beautiful coat of fur. I would be allowed to eat as much as I wanted and be big and cuddly and that would be fine. I am not sure I would get on very well being a vegetarian bear. However, I am a human, I am never going to be a bear, so I will not worry myself too much about that.
3.What one thing would you like to change?
I guess we all have regrets. There may be major or minor events in our lives we wish never happened. Sometimes we realize we just made the wrong decision, and now faced with the consequences we may long to be able to turn back time and change that pivotal moment.
For myself, it has to be the night I was buckling under the emotional pressure of having been taunted by ex-flatmate and his fans and friends. I was out with friends, but I didn’t feel as if I could go home because I kept on seeing him. Just before I had left my flat that night I saw him in the elevator. Instead of going straight home when I left my friends, I went to a park on my own to let myself have a good cry. Hours later as the morning broke, a security guard found me and called for an ambulance. The crime that occurred that night…well, it has turned my life upside down.
Three years later I am still longing to go home to my flat, with all my furniture and to be back where I belong. But that is it… it happened. I can’t change it. A temporary blip in my otherwise satisfying life. But I am not going to allow it to prevent me from living a life full of work, joy and helping others.
But if it were in my power, there is an event I think I would like to change.
There is a decision that I guess was the worst in all human history. The consequences have meant pain and sorrow. Countless injustices and crimes. Disease, abuse, war and many other horrific crimes. Humans living out of harmony with what we were designed for. Sure I would love to go back in time and stop them. However, it was their decision to make.
Talk about a disappointment! However, I have no doubt that it is a temporary blip. I am convinced that this beautiful human family and this beautiful planet can be restored and healed. All of the damage undone. They made their decision, but it will not prevent this earth from being filled with happy and healthy humans. Hey if I am determined to achieve my goals despite the obstacle I face…HOW MUCH MORE SO THE ONE WHO HARNESSED VAST AMOUNTS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY INTO STARS??? Hello!!! I have no doubt, we will look back at this shameful period in history and think “did that really happen?”
It happened… we can’t change that it happened. But one day it will fade into a distant memory. All the pain will be forgotten.
My questions to my nominees are:
I was thinking of inviting you over for a cheese and wine night (soft drinks available for those who do not indulge)…Do you have a favourite type of cheese?
Did you wear a school uniform? What was it like?
What’s your most embarrassing typo on your own blog posts?
Do you like weddings? Why? (Or Why Not?)
Describe your perfect shoe / footwear?
Do you like “abstract” art? Could you please explain it to me?
If you owned a shop, what would you be selling?
Do you have a favourite ice-cream?
Do you have any former school friends who are famous?
If you were going to dance at a special occasion, what would be the song that would make you want to get up and start dancing?
If you were being a tourist for a day in London – where would you like to visit?
My nominees are:
Well…I hope you enjoy the award and the questions I have asked you. As a little inspitation for the sunshine blogger award, these are two great sunshine songs to light up your day.