Real Neat Blog Award

real neat blog award

Thank you to mandibelle16  for nominating me for this award! I appreciate her kindness.


Award Rules:

• Thank the nice person who nominated you and ping back.

• Complete the task your nominator assigns.

• Nominate several bloggers—up to seven, if you like!

• Give them a challenge to complete, and share these rules.

• Include the logo, above, in your acceptance post.


The Task I was assigned:

Complete one act of kindness (ie. donate something to the homeless or someone in need; help someone carry groceries; shovel a walk way for some one; volunteer somewhere; etc…) and write a post about the experience.

As part of a school activity, I took my students to work at our local soup kitchen. Here is my response to that.

In Service

Spent time looking through the window

at life lived on the other side

A few hours out of a busy life

serving the needs of others

Clients poured in, exchanging greetings

We poured beverages, exchanging glances

The window was crystal clear

We could easily occupy that empty chair

Demystifying the notion of “Us” and “Them”

That which we had in common was far greater

than that which made us different

We all face that blank canvas each day brings

Love, Hate, Joy, Sorrow

Universal truths no one escapes

Disappointment is known to all

Some simply fall harder than others

And so, I opened that window

to acknowledge the need to be aware

Thankful for each blessing, remembering

There but for the grace of God go I

I nominate the following people to receive this award. I know some people do not participate in these awards, but I wanted to share your work. These are some of my favorite blogs to follow. Participate if you like.

1. Gathering Stones Strung On Threads

2. A Patient Voice

3. Success Inspirer


My challenge to these amazing writers is simply to share a favorite piece from your collection.


Thanks again to Mandibelle! Please check out her wonderful blog. 🙂


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