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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Happiness Is …

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus
I think that the above post epitomises the nature of happiness and I find it to be so true because when I am in harmony with what I am doing – then I am happy. This rather overdue post is to say thank you to my blogging friends for some awards that I have received and to let them know that they make me happy. So now, without further ado, let me move on to the awards.
The Happy 101 Award
I was given this award by Mary Anne at Starlight Blog and Doreen at Doreen’s Whimsical Words. The rules of this award are as follows:
1. Link to the person who gave it to you.
2. List 10 things that make you happy.
3. Pass it on to 10 happy bloggers
4. Notify the Nominees about this Happy Award.
So here are 10 things which make me happy:
1. Spending time with my family and friends.
2. Sticky kisses from my 4 year old.
3. Spring.
4. Flowers – especially if I have grown them myself from seeds or bulbs).
5. Wandering the streets of Mdina with my camera in my hand.
6. Travelling to new places and to favourite destinations.
7. Blogging, writing and blog awards.
8. Christmas.
9. Children’s laughter.
10. Chocolate
I could go on but I will limit myself to just 10 things. And now I would like to pass on this award to the following  people:
Angela at Reflections
Diane at Desert Colors
Wanda at Moments of Mine
Now I am sure some of you have already received this award and I am also pretty sure that some of you no longer do awards, so please don’t feel pressured to pass it on. It’s just a small thank you from me to you.
The Sunshine Award
The next award I have been given is the Sunshine Award from Polly at Angels in my Garden. I would like to pass on this award to any of you that care to take it up and pass it on because all of you, in your own way, light up my life with some sunshine whenever I visit your blogs.
The Prolific Blogger Award
Finally I was given the Prolific Blogger Award from Mary at Writer’s Butt Does Not Apply To me. I would like to pass on this award to Mary Anne at Starlight Blog, Gattina at Writer Cramps and Lucinda at Cobalt Violet.
In the daily grind that is life, it  is good to feel appreciated and to read heart-warming words from people across the globe.  I started blogging on a whim and yet, it has turned out to be a place that I return to each day to share your ups and downs, your joys and your sorrows. So, thank you all, for contributing to this girl’s share of happiness.


  1. Loree...Yay..congrats on your deserve it!Beautiful list..i loved it..and agree!

    And wow..thankyou I see my name here..and I am super-touched..thankyou for awarding me and you are just a super sweetheart!

    Much love and appreciation for your thoughtfulness! yay..thanks for adding sparkles to my day!

  2. Hi Loree, Congrats for your well-deserved blog awards. I enjoyed your happy list, especially "Sticky kisses from my 4 year old." Thank you for including me on your list of happy bloggers!

  3. Congratulations on all those awards, Loree!
    Thank you for passing one on to me...I just became even happier, Loree!

  4. Congrats on your awards, Loree! And really appreciate your kindness in thinking of me.

  5. Oh, my goodness! Thank you! I'm going to have to do some better blogs in order to really be worthy of this award

    Congratulations on all the awards! And may I say...we're all happy when you're wandering with a camera in your hands, be it to Mdina or anywhere.

  6. Thank you so much for the happiness award. Some of the same things make me happy. I'm also happy that you like to walk around taking pictures. It makes me happy to see things through your eyes.

  7. Congratulations to all these awards !
    and thank you very much to have thought of me for the "profilic" one, I try to do my best, lol !

  8. Congratulations on your award, Loree. You have such beautiful and original pictures on your blog. Of course you deserve it.

  9. Yay! Congratulations on all the awards!
    AND thank you so much for thinking of me!
    I will try to get to the passing on next week,
    I have had a bug so I have been a little MIA
    with the blogging!

    Blessings and light to you!

  10. So glad to see you've accepted and picked up my award, you certainly deserve it and all your other awards. Loved to read what makes you happy especially the sticky kisses from your sweet 4 year old.

  11. Thanks so much for the award Loree, your so sweet!

  12. Wow, you did get a few awards. Well done. I love your first list. :)


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