Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

I was tagged and awarded the "Thinking Blogger Award" by the wonderful, Ruby who is a fabulous woman that blogs out of Malaysia. I find her very uplifting and full of life. Thank you, Ruby for the award ;)

Now, I am to select 5 bloggers whom I feel deserve this award. It's hard to choose, but I just let them come to me, not 'thinking' too much about it as many bloggers make me think! For those awarded - see the participation rules at the end of this post.

Studio Lolo (Laurel) blogs out of Pacific Grove, CA. She is a fantastic artist who inspires me on many levels. The incredible paintings she posts for Illustration Friday are always moving, but she also includes heart-felt stories to go with her paintings. She is a retired veterinary technician and her love for animals is quite evident. I'd say she's a advocate for animal rights and has a heart of gold. Thank you, Laurel for all your kindness you share with us. "Replenishing Her Spirit" is the piece that really drew me to her.

Steve shares beautiful photos from New York City. I connected with his images immediately. His sensitivity to light drew me in and upon further investigation, I learned we have much in common; we both are attracted to Zen Buddhism, he doesn't watch TV, he has a concern for the well-being of others and I imagine he 'walks softly on the earth', giving our mother earth consideration. This is quite evident in his gorgeous photographs. I am always moved by his posts. Thank you, Steve, for your inspiration. This is the photo that caught my eye upon my first visit to his blog.

Lyrically Yours (Cathy Delaleu) is a moving and gifted writer out of New York City. Her way with words is breathtaking and her style is woven in sensuality. She recently published her book of poetry, "Wrapping Thoughts Beneath Emotive Rain". In addition to enjoying Cathy's poetry, I look forward to her down-home gratitude list. She makes me smile, cry and want to embrace myself and the world with such honesty and care she brings to fellow bloggers. Thank you, Cathy for taking me deeper into myself.

Cergie (Lucie) shows her lovely images from Cergy le Haut: Val d'Oise-Ile de France :France. I love exploring France through her blog. She has an incredible eye and I find her photos very intriguing. She shares interesting tidbits about her culture in her comments on my posts, so I am always learning from her. I admire her for posting in two languages! Lucie is very spirited and she brings joy to my life. Thank you, Cergie...Lucie. ;) This is the photo that caused me to pause and find out more about her.

Layla (aka Barbara) comes out of S. California and has several blogs. I found her at Gone But Not Forgotten, a cool blog dedicated to rock musicians that have died between 1969 and the present. Her love for classic rock goes deep. She took me back to my youth. Later I discovered her blog Writing From the Inside Out, that is filled with fun, thoughtful posts prompting questions which provoke one to express from the inside out. It's evident, her concern for others and our struggle through life. Barbara I find refreshing, thank you.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!


Steve said...

Oh my. Thanks so much for "thinking" of me! I'll have to take some time to come up with my nominees, but really, almost anyone from my blogroll makes me think in new ways...including you, GZ. :)

studio lolo said...

Wow Michelle, I was truly surprised and flattered by this! And big congrats to you, it's a deserving accolade :~) I'll do my best to name 5 bloggers who inspire me. Can I nominate you again?!
I don't know how to link them or even show the award. I'm not very good on the computer. I'll work on that though. And thanks again for the nomination. It's nice to know we inspire one another!

getzapped said...

steve- it was easy thinking of you as I find you very inspiring and you always cause me to think ;) I look forward to your nominations.

laurel- oh, you were an easy choice! If you need help with linking and all that jazz, I can help. Can't wait to see who you award....


Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Wow, thank you so much for awarding this to me! I guess I can't re-nominate you, but I would if I could!

Cergie said...

Dear Get Zapped, it's quite a great honour you tagged me that time
A great honour
What is so touching for me are your explanation why you like my work and my comments
I do like your blogs too you know that. I would like to have a better English however never mind we are able to understand what we are without speaking much only seing our almost the same worlds on our different blogs

I need some time to do a message, you know that. I'll perhaps do it tomorrow...
I'll take your words if you don't mind, for the explanations, they will help me

Lyrically speaking said...

Awwwwwwwwww, this is such a wonderful post, I am very moved by your words and I thank you for selecting me for this award. Thank you again for being you...I always look forward to your uplifting quotes and keep it up. Thanks again Miss Zapped :) you made my day.

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Getzapped,

Awww...thank you so much for participating. That is so wonderful. I said you have a most beautiful blog and just look at this entry. Beautiful indeed. You also always manage to inject deep and meaningful messages that makes us think.

I see you have included my photo here, ahh..so sweet. Thank you for the warm and kind words. I do appreciate them.

Thank you again and cheers.

getzapped said...

layla- you're welcome. How sweet! Enjoy ;)

cergie, it's my honor to present this award to you. You don't have to do it in English, I know there must be many French speaking bloggers who deserve this award. Yes, feel free to copy as you wish. Enjoy!

lyrically- it's my pleasure and I meant every word. Thank you for being you ;)

ruby- oh, I thank you for selecting me, it's been a fun process and I get to pass it on. Of course, I had to include your beautiful photo :]

Thank you all for participating! Peace.

Cergie said...

Yes, thank you Get Zapped, It's done now and I did my best !
AHAHA ! I'm so happy and proud having been awarded by you !

Have a good day