Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mimosa Award

Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet created a MIMOSA AWARD for bloggers who epitomize hope and reassurance every day in their blogs and gave it to some of her sun shiney blogger friends.

  • “The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
My friend Jamie at Duward Discussion got one and then passed it on to me saying: “to Carol… for her years of friendship, support, and her ability to care for her family with grace and serenity.” I don’t necessarily believe that grace and serenity has been found in some of my family dealings… LOL. None-the-less I thank Jamie and would like to pass it back to her for just being the person she is. I am blessed to know this woman.

Recently, I have been following a blog created by Tish called CrAzY Working Mom. I find such pleasure in the joy she has discovered while creating a loving life with her family. I love her blog subtitle “The moment a child is born, the mother is born also.” I pass this bright Mimosa Award on to you. Thank you for sharing your family, Tish.

Another person I would like to pass this award on to is Melli who writes Prevailing Insanity. Plain and simple she is an inspiration to me and I thank her for sharing some very personal feelings and thought provoking ideas in her writing. She is a genuine down-to-earth woman who writes from her heart.

I may not post comments on these blogs all the time, but please know that I so appreciate Tish’s and Melli’s writings.

This morning I received an email in which I found this picture and a Sunday poem to share with you. Are those MIMOSA roses or what?! Well, at least it looks like it to me. Sometimes the way things happen just gives me goose bumps (and A LOT of food for thought).

He was just a little boy,
On a week's first day.
Wandering home from Bible school,
And dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
He even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the 'filler.'

A bird's nest in a tree overhead,
So wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day
And what was going on.

'I've been to Bible School ,'
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
'I've learned a lot about God.'

'M'm very fine way,' the neighbor said,
'for a boy to spend his time.'
'If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime.'

Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
'I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain't.'


  1. You are such a dear, Carol. You don't know how much I appreciate this. It's been a tough week for me and it just seems to be carrying over. Please keep my family in your prayers.

    Thank you so much!!!

  2. And the poem reminds me of the simple little story that always makes me go awwwww with a bit of a tear.

    The Littlest Angel

  3. Congrats! Loved the poem. And, another award awaits you at my house. Go here


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