Monday, July 23, 2007

Blogger Reflection Award

I have just been given my first blogging award by Guyana-Gyal. The award is called the “Blogger Reflection Award.”

“This award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”

Guyana-Gyal, this was so kind of you! You are part of my daily routine and I absolutely love your stories. I take a trip to Guyana every time I read your words. *smile* Your writing is fantastic and I can’t wait until I can see it printed on pages in a book.

Now, different bloggers have affected me in different ways. I am going to choose five from my list. I hope you get a chance to visit them and appreciate their work as I have.

Cergie is my connection to France through photography. I became interested in Cergie after coming across her blog in the Fall of 2006. She has touched me in a special way with her photos. Her photos usually feature the French countryside. Beautiful! I started commenting and we soon became friends of the lens. The blessing came when she sent me a photo of a grave yard in France called, Le Cimetière Marin. She asked me to look at the photo and write a poem based on what I saw. This was a tremendous challenge because I’ve never been to France. The end result was beautiful and I learned so much. Thank you Lucie!

Alex E. Roman is a fantastic poet and motivator when it comes to writing and achievement. His website is always interesting because you never know what he’s going to talk about. I always enjoy the links that are connected to his post. Overall, he has been a true brother when it comes to my work. He always offers an honest opinion so I’m never wondering what he really thinks. Thanks Alex. You’re truly truly appreciated. Alex is currently on the road, but I hope you get a chance to check out his work in the near future.

Urban Butterfly writes beautiful poetry and snaps the most wonderful photographs. She seems to pour her heart out in every project that she gets involved in. She recently took a trip to New Orleans this past year to help those who were affected by Katrina. She wrote a touching and heartfelt post on her experience. Urban Butterfly exemplifies a Godly example through her work, her words and her actions. UB is currently on hiatus, but check out her archives when you get the opportunity.

David Patton
is a poet and artist living in the midwest. I first came across his poetry about two years ago. I don't get a chance to visit his blog very often, but I am always intrigued with his poetry and psalms. Personally, I've never come across a person who takes the time to write psalms and prayers. This definitely qualifies as a Godly example. Thank you Mr. Patton.

GetZapped post some of the most inspiring and beautiful quotations and photographs from around world on her blog. I visit almost daily to get myfood for thought. The quotes that are posted there sometime gives me that extra push to continue what I've started. Thanks Zapped!

For the 5 awarded:
1. Copy this bit of the post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Place the award icon on your site


Writing on Board said...

Aw, man, Bess, if I could turn red I would. Right back atcha. You knew you'd be on my list. You are a clever fellow. I like it. And thank you, bro. As soon as I get back to the blog, it will be my first post.

Anonymous said...

That Guyana Gyal is smart ... we knew that of course, but she made a good choice right here!

Cergie said...

What a surprise, I'm just coming to say you "bonjour !" and I'm reading my name on your new post !!!
I'm honored, indeed, my friend !
Now I need a few time,first to well all understand, secondly I'll do something that's sure but maybe not immediatly.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you brother. You're an inspiration.

Thank you and good to see you! I hope your summer is going well.

My pleasure. That would be fine if you get a chance.

Note to recipients:

I understand that some of you don't tag or do this sort of thing on your blog. So, I'll understand if you just accept and move on. I just wanted to let you know that you're appreciated. Much Thanks~

Dance_Soul said...


Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you and hello!

Dance_Soul said...

Assume your wife made it back safely - or is that this Sunday?
I've been SO busy reading, writing and preparing for my defense that I can't keep anything straight but how much stress I'm under.

Hope all is well with you. This week is going to FLY by and it will soon be the weekend and we can all RE-LAX! (wishful thinking does wonders for the spirit)

Stephen A. Bess said...

Yes, she is back and safe. As a matter of fact, I'm home with her right now. I told her what you said and she blushed and sent her warmest thanks and hugs. I wish all the best with that Thesis. God be with you and may he go before you. As for the wishful thinking, I do it all the time.

"...Some say I'm just a foolish dreamer, but I don't care"~ Commodores

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving us some new blogs to read!

Fabrizio said...

Ciao! I think it's well earned award. I think the same things when I read your posts.
Do continue this way! ;-)


fizzio brown said...

You definitely qualify, congratulations, well deserved.
Though, I differ in the opinion that taking the time to write prayers and palms qualifies one as a Godly person. I am not being judgemental, just an opinion especially after reading all of Mr Pattons blogs ;)
CONGRATS!! once again SB

Stephen A. Bess said...

You're welcome. :)

Thank you. I will continue to do what I do.

I understand what you're saying. I don't think that any of us comes anywhere close to being "Godly" but the act itself is a act towards Godliness. Good to see you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Stephen! Well deserved!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you Faith. You are the non-blogger who also deserves this award. Your positive words and encouragement is much appreciated. Peace to you~

Anonymous said...

Bless your kind soul Mr. Bess! I just speak the truth! You and your readers are good people. And good people are not that common these days! I look forward to your blog every chance I get to read it! Continued good writing to you! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi friend!
I'm way to tired to follow your instructions, but I want to congratulate you on your blog's success.

Lyrically speaking said...

Congratulations on the award, very, I love this post, such positive energy

get zapped said...

Hey Stephen, this is great! I am honored by your kind words and for thinking of me for this award. I get the same pleasure from your blog and am grateful for having the MC blog to come to for insight and inspiration. Thank you! Peace.

Dance_Soul said...

I need all the prayer I can get right now. This whole process is starting to make me TIRED. The end is near so I need just a little extra push. I can't wait til its OVER.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Bless you as well. :)

Thank you sir. Good to see you.

Thank you sis. :)

You're blog is truly inspirational. Thanks.

I will include you in my prayers. The Mrs sends her blessings and hugs. Peace~

Roch101 said...

Excellent! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Stephen!!! LOL!! I'm sorry, I'm at a complete loss for words. I had some down time this morning and decided to read blogs, and here, I stumble upon this particular post and discover and award from you!! I don't even know what to say...I'm speechless! The awards are pouring in!

Well, first and foremost, THANK YOU for choosing to reflect upon me. I am truly flattered and honored. I sincerely appreciate the write-up you posted. I, by no means, consider myself to be anyone special. It's just that everything I do, I do it straight from the heart and I'm always sincere. And perhaps, people recognize that. I'm going to do my awarding today. Again Stephen, thank you so much! I appreciate you!!! *BIG SMILE & HUG*

Cergie said...

Stephen, it's my turn. I tagged you today...

I don't forget your award.
I'll do the post. When I'll be back from my vacation (Chut ! Don't tell that please on my blog. It's a secrate)

black feline said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Stephen! My post is up! Take a look! =)

Cergie said...

Bonjour, Stephen,

One more time, it's me !
Yesterday and the day before I spoke about you and I did the choice and the post for the Award.

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