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Of those who’ve come to know me, you know that I struggle with the words. While some come easy, rarely do I find words that can express the depths of gratitude I feel when someone gives to me from their heart. Most often, I tend to brush it off, which I shouldn’t do. For in brushing it away, I’ve left at least one with the feeling that I didn’t care. That is far from the truth.

I care perhaps more than most can imagine. I care to the darkest recesses of my heart, the wildest river from my soul. I have lost many a night’s sleep over misunderstandings and moments of rejection. I feel and I love, and I am way past the point in my life where I feel any need at all to apologize for either.

And so, with the wish to receive and to pass along the light that is love, I accept these nominations (one from Wendell and one from Mira) with profound humility and appreciation for that which I have been given through their presence.

Ligo Circle of Appreciation

First things first. My undying gratitude to my dear friend, Wendell Brown, for reminding me not only of the truth that is love, but for periodically reminding me of who I am and the gifts I am tasked with sharing. For the gift of his friendship and strength, I am indebted. Thank you for nominating me for this lovely award, Wendell.

The yearly Ligo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia. At this time we adorn our heads with Ligos of flowers, oak leaves, grasses and plants (which, is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO very like me). We join circles around bonfires and celebrate life, and our appreciation of each other.

Ligo Circle of Appreciation
For more information, click on
(ESENGA’S VOICE – Ligo Circle of Appreciation (http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ligo-circle-appreciation/)

Here’s how it works:
*Complete this sentence about blogging: “A great blog is…”
*Refer back to the blogger who invited you
*Invite 2 bloggers to join the Ligo Circle of Appreciation on a post

Moving on –

A great blog is one that moves us to think, to feel, to know what we didn’t know before. A great blog moves us to give unselfishly of our gifts.

With that in mind, I invite the following to join this circle of Ligo. The hardest part of acceptance is figuring out which way to turn in passing the torch.  But both of these writers offer me more than words – theirs is home in ways I find hard to put into word.

James – When I’m not sure of where to look, James always knows. His words point me the way in kindness and love, and in an understanding that it’s not always easy, but it’s always easy. Yes, I know and he knows. Visit James at – http://thewayhome.me/

Dee – It’s comforting to know there’s another much like yourself ~ someone who sees the same patterns in the leaves and feels love beyond the reach of normal wisdom. Dee personifies that which beauty aspires to be. Visit Dee at – http://liliessparrowsandgrass.com/


One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to Mira Jay for passing this beautiful bouquet my way. Always, I see light in your words and peace in the gifts you share so freely. I know you and you know me……..for surely many roads have shared our name. Thank you, dear dear friend.

And since she and I are so much alike, I am taking queue from her and passing these nominees to your loving and capable hands, that you might find that which waits your heart to bloom.

Thank you again, Mira….. each day, I love you more.

http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com – for strength
http://knowthesphere.wordpress.com – for vision
http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com – for passion
http://pjb1943.wordpress.com – for understanding
http://lindawillows.wordpress.com – for light
http://dpbowman.wordpress.com – for laughter
http://ordinarylifelessordinary.com – for magic

And because I will miss them – for Jane and Jeannie (for courage)



“I have spent my life seeking all thats still unsung.
Bent my ear to hear the tune, and closed my eyes to see.
When there was no strings to play, you played to me”