Thank You and Happy New Year!

The year 2012 is almost over. It was a truly amazing year!

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to all my friends here in the blogging world.

Thank you everyone for shining your wonderful loving light through your blogs!!! 🙂

I love you all and hope that 2013 will be absolutely fabulous for you! I hope that it will be the year, where all your most beloved dreams come true. I hope you find your passion, your bliss, your magic, your angels and your source of infinite love, towards yourself and everyone else.

Let’s keep on shining our brightest also in 2013!

Together we can accomplish anything! 😀

English: Fireworks
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Gratitude Authority? Good News Authority? Kindness Authority?

We have a world full of all kinds of state authorities and institutions, where we can go to file our complaints, start disputes regarding everything and pour out our anger and rudeness in various forms.

We have a world, where dispute production authorities that feed themselves with verbal fighting are considered absolutely normal and legal.

Today I started thinking about all these authorities everywhere and it suddenly struck me – why is there no official (state provided) place to go if you want to share a word of kindness or gratitude, a piece of good news, a hug, a pat on the back or a laugh with someone.

Of course we can always share our positive emotions with family and friends, but why is there no state authority for positive information/ emotion if there is a state authority for just about everything negative?

Is the current world order created only for multiplying and recycling negativity?

I seriously do not understand why there is no Ministry of Kindness, Ministry of Joy or Happiness Supervisory Authority anywhere. Or at least positions for the President of Laughter in the existing authorities, for example.

Why is it so?

The world has thousands of different institutions, where people can gather to brew negativity, but there is no official place to go, when you’re just feeling happy and wish to share that happiness with others.

The current world order seems to have labeled positive emotions as a personal thing and negative emotions as a public issue.

Why?

Today I’m not going to finish my article with a conclusion.

Instead, I’m going to make an early Christmas wish – I wish that some day there would be a state authority in every country, where a person could call or drop by to share a happy thought or a cheerful story. A place, where everyone would be welcome any given time to just express their gratitude towards someone or share a few minutes of laughter, when they feel happy and joyful.

I would very much like to live in a world that has such authorities.

I believe that would be a wonderful world!

I LAUGH AS YOU HURT
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Gratitude Wall

Today I added a “Gratitude Wall” sub-page to my blog. This has been in my plans for quite some time already and I finally decided to not procrastinate with it any longer. 🙂

The Gratitude Wall sub-page is meant to serve as a virtual gratitude journal for everyone that visits this blog and/or wishes to share their messages of gratitude here. I added it as a sub-page so it would always be easily available to everyone, since the sub-pages are listed right on the top of this blog.

Gratitude Wall Location
Gratitude Wall Location

Feel absolutely free to post your messages to this wall at any time you wish. Also, if you do not wish to post on this wall, then you of course do not have to. 🙂 A Gratitude Wall is a completely voluntary place on this blog that you can visit when and if you personally feel like it.

Link to the subpage is also here – go to “Gratitude Wall”

Awards! Many lovely awards …

With this post I wish to send out my deepest gratitude to everyone, who has sent me a blogging award! Thank you and much love and light to you and all your loved ones!!! 🙂

The award shower has been really amazing and since so many awards came in during a short period of time, I unfortunately have not had time to make a post about each award separately. So I decided to follow the award rules and give my own nominations for these awards in a bit different way.

The regular rules are (the rules vary a bit with each award, but they are generally the same):

1.   Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2.   Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3.   State seven things about yourself.

4.   Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5.   Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

I decided to follow all the rules as they are, except for no. 4 – I have decided to nominate 15 of my utmost favourite bloggers to choose an award of their own choice from the list of awards I have currently received (below). Please feel free to choose all of them or one or two etc … i.e. exactly as you prefer.

Since I do not wish to discriminate anyone, I have to add as a sidenote that each blog that I have visited since I created my own blog in March and started surfing around others blogs has given me inspiration in one way or another. I really believe that blogging has therapeutic effect and I wish to encourage everyone to continue their great work on their blogs – and this word of encouragement goes out to really every person who somehow stumbles on my blog and sees this post. Much love to all bloggers out there! 🙂

And here are the awards being distributed with this specific post…

1. “One Lovely Blog” Award – award given to me by my dear friend Smommy at http://smommy.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/what-who-me-shut-up/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Very Inspiring Blogger Award – this award was given to me by dear Nancy at http://youwerebornthatway.com/2012/05/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

 

 

 

 

3. and 4. 2 Sunshine Awards – these awards were given to me by dear Kate at http://katepolicani.com/2012/06/01/sunshine-award/

and dear Alyssa at Southern Wild

 

 

 

 

 

5. and 6. 2 Versatile Blogger Awards- these awards were given to me by dear Karen at http://simplecityliving.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/versatile-blogger-award/

and by I Trust My Journey at http://itrustmyjourney.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

 

 

 

 

 

7. Reader Appreciation Award – this award was given to me by dear Patty at http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/reader-appreciation-award/

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you once again to all you wonderful Darlings that gave me the nominations! 🙂 These awards have brought me a lot of joy and smiles!

And here are the 15 bloggers, who I wish to give my own nominations to the above awards:

1) Jo at http://momentumofjoy.com/ Jo is also the person, who inspired me to mix up the award rules to make it even more fun..thank you dear! 🙂

2) Smommy at http://smommy.wordpress.com/

3) Marie at http://mariefayinspiration.wordpress.com/

4) http://400daystil40.wordpress.com/

5) Lex at http://lexokat.wordpress.com/

6) Terry at http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

7) Jackie at http://postadaychallenge2011.com/

8) Journey through the Vortex into the Nexus at  http://anthios.wordpress.com/

9) Misifusa at http://misifusa.wordpress.com/

10) Missy

11) http://joypassiondesire.wordpress.com/

12) http://myfavoritethingabouttoday.wordpress.com/

13) Debra at http://dailymuse.spiritlightinsight.com/

14) Nicole at http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/

15) http://thesparksproject.wordpress.com/

Thank you all for your wonderful and inspiring posts!!! 🙂

As one of the award rules I will also list 7 random things about me:

1) I am an ex-sufferer of eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks

2) I am an ex-lawyer and currently an author

3) I love quantum physics, hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

4) I love cars and technology

5) I love the sea and sailing

6) I adore clouds and love to spend time photographing them

7) I absolutely love all teachings by Abraham-Hicks and Dr. Joe Vitale.

Much love to all!!!

Eva