Starlight Blogger Award
I would like to thank Carolina for nominating me for the Starlight Blogger Award and for giving me the opportunity to answer the following thought provoking questions! Carolina created this award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement, and receiving this award from the creator herself is a great honor. I accept with humility and a happy heart:) Please visit Carolina Russo over at Yesterday After, it is one of the most visually pleasing, beautiful blogs I have seen here on WordPress.
“The STARLIGHT Blogger Award is the Award that I created to honor those individuals who are considered “The light emanating from the stars“ the bloggers that bring daily light into your soul with their creativity, the blogs you love to read, listen and visit daily!” –Carolina Russo
- Nominations Rules: Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees, I would like for you to think about the light emanating from the stars, the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you, a true STARLIGHT Blogger.
- Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.
- Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter.com is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award – ©Copyright 2015 YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo
Questions for my Nominees:
1) Can you describe a side of your Personality that we don’t know?
2) Have you found peace in your life? If yes explain how.
3) Can you write an inspiring quote in your own words?
- I recently took a character assessment test that ranks character traits in order of strength/importance to the individual through a series of questions. You can take the test for free through the VIA Institute. My results were not shocking as it turns out my greatest strength and what I value the most is honesty, which translates to authenticity, which means in my daily life I strive to mean what I say and say what I mean. Growing up, I wasn’t good at lying at all, so I often got myself in trouble and paid the price. My sister would joke and say, ” you just gotta stick with your story” after we had both been at the same party, and I was the only one who got found out:) On another occasion, a friend of mine said while laughing, “if you want the truth, just ask Brandi”. Turns out honesty though, isn’t what people always want or need. I realized in that moment that people aren’t always comfortable in true authenticity and that is okay. I took that message as both a compliment and a warning. People don’t always want honesty and that’s when I began to be more sensitive and understand that some people just want to vent or are looking for validation, or prefer to stay in their suffering. I know when to listen and when to offer up my observations, or when to ask if it is okay for me to give my insights. However, I will never be good at validating other peoples misery because that would keep them there.
2. I would say that I have found peace for the most part. I still have many things I am learning and struggles, but mostly I feel like I can handle most things that come my way with a centeredness that I do find peaceful even amidst trying times. How one finds their peace will be unique for each person, but for me I’ve worked at it through self- inquiry and the willingness to look at the parts of my self that most wouldn’t care to acknowledge and then work to bring peace to those parts of myself. That along with a deep faith that there is a God and that he is on my side even when I may not like what is happening in any given moment. I believe everything is part of a greater plan I may not understand it, but I don’t need to.
3. Any great strength can be a weakness. I’ve lived long enough to know that your greatest strength may not be something you are aware of at first and if that is the case, you will probably experience it as a weakness at some point. There is great personal power in your strength and if you are unaware of it, it can come out sideways and get you in trouble. However, it is key to discovering who you really are and living on point with purpose. My advice, discover your strength, cultivate it and use it wisely. It will serve you well.
Most of my Nominees do not accept awards, but if I am being true to the award I must honor those bloggers that resonate with me the most. If anything, maybe you will find them inspiring too. You can check out their writings below. My Nominees are:
Thank you for reading. I really enjoyed the questions posed to me so for my nominees please use the same.
Congratulations Brandi for all of the awards!! I am so happy for you! I do hope that one day your dream will become a reality.
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Thanks for sharing this, Brandi. I am impresssed with the part about the honesty since childhood.
Thanks for nominating me, even though I don’t accept awards.
Have a happy Thanksgiving weekend,
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Thank you Brandi for your beautiful words for me and my Blog! I am very happy that you enjoy it so much! I loved to read your answers and Congratulations to you to be a Starlight! ❤
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And congratulations, of course, to this award ( and all your other awards). This is awesome that you get recognized and appreciated so often.