They call me Alaurilee

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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Pink Award: One Lovely Blog Award . . .

I am honored to have received the Pink Award from Carrie of Hope Whispers .  I truly am grateful to have been blessed with having our paths cross, Carrie. Thank you so much for this award, all your kind words and all the support you have been giving me with my poetry endeavors. Thank you!

And I quote from Carries Hope Whispers "In the Pink" Blog Entry:
"The Poetry of Alaurilee: your poetry is so full of hope and dear to the heart I knew I had come across a precious jewel when I found your blog."

Accepting the Pink Award does not end here. There are a few wonderful rules to accepting the award
and they are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about your self.

3. Pass the award to 9 fellow bloggers that inspire you.

4. Let them know about the award. :-)

And without further adieu:

7 Things About Me:

1.  I love hugs!! I bet you all never guessed that by my blog graphic eh?

2.  I was raised in New Mexico. Lived in the Southwest until I moved to the base of the beautiful Smokey Mountains in my early 30's to start a new life. I feel like Tennessee is home to my heart, I am in Heaven here.

3.  I'm happily married for the second time for almost 3 years to a man who healed my heart and allowed be to breath again.

4.  A highlight of my life was being a powder-puff race car driver when I was 19 years old.  I raced a modified, circle, dirt track car and won 1st place for the season.  It's also the only time I've ever rolled a car. I highly recommend that if you are going to toll a car, make it in a race car with a fire suit and a 5 point harness.

5.  I have one son who is almost 18, a bonus son from my marriage who is 28, and 2 beautiful grandchildren who are 6 and 1. I love being Mamaw.

6.  I have 6 tattoo's. Got my 1st one in my early 30's. Like my poetry tells stories, so do my tattoo's.

7.  I love people and try to think the best of everyone. I truly believe their is good in everyone . . . no matter how deeply it is buried or hiding. Pain causes the good to hide . . . and hugs and love can make things better,

My Awards Go To:

1. Hope Whispers :
I love your blog title because it is so true. I'm blessed to have had you find me on blogger. You are a wonderful cheerleader and have opened new doors in poetry for me. Thank you for everything. Your love and hope whispers loudly.

2. A Bloggodess' Tale :
We met on twitter and along the way you read my poetry. You truly make me feel special and successful in touching hearts and souls with my poetry. You have been such an awesome supporter of my poetry and you're comments bring tears to my eyes. I'm glad to call you a friend.

3.  Heather-N-Company :
"Family and friends are the sunshine of life" and you are a sunshine in my life. I'm so glad we met on twitter! You are a sweet, kind, compassionate soul. You are a lover of ladybugs just like me! Thank you for sharing you're life and stories of you're family on your blog. It's a pleasure knowing you.

4.  Spreading Joy :
We stumbled upon each other on twitter and I am so glad! I feel a kindred spirit with you. I love that you are all about Spreading Joy! It's things like spreading joy and giving hugs that make huge differences in peoples lives. Continue spreading joy Marie, you do it so well. I'm fortunate to have met you in real life and been able to give you a great big hug! Love you!

5.  Mentally Inked :
Another twitter friend, I truly think you are awesome. You are such a sweet person and you are an inspiration with you're with Mamavation and encouraging people to drink more water.  I'd love to meet you some day! Keep up the good work! :)

6.  Little Animation :
 I stumbled upon you and you're fabulous animation on twitter. You were able to help me realize a portion of my dream by designing my brand logo for "Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup".  I'm eternally grateful to have met you. To see some of Little Animations magic see her YouTube videos. Thank you for everything JC, If I ever get to Canada we have to meet! xoxo

7.  A Bittersweet Existence :
Dawana is another of my twitter friends. Your blog documents the life and times of an accidental housewife. You share an honest view of the trials, tribulations and joy of being a wife and a mother. You are an inspiration with your dedication to you're family and you're giveaways. Your recent interview of Shannon Tweed was awesome and showed how down to Earth she is as a mother.

8.  And Triplets Make Six :
John Cave Osborne is a wonderful father located here in East Tennessee at the base of the beautiful Smokey Mountains. John, you are an inspiration as a father to you're beautiful step-daughter and 3 beautiful triplets. You tell a beautiful story of parenthood from a fathers perspective in your book, Tales From the Trips.  I've had the pleasure of meeting you and think you are a wonderful soul. Yes, this award is Pink...but you're still a man's man! ")

9. Are You Breathing :
I also met you on twitter Wendy. As a mother and a surfer and a beautiful soul, you are such an inspiration to me. You have such a beautiful, simple, soul full outlook on life. You always have a kind word and a way of making things better. You see people on a spiritual level. I love you're outlook and hope to meet you some day.

Now, my friends . . . it's your turn to let those that have inspired you know what they mean to you.

Thank you so much Carrie for honoring me with this blog award and
thank you for being in my life! :)