Destiny, Thanks, and Awards


 In Japanese there is a beautiful symbol, it can mean fate; destiny; a mysterious force that binds two people together.

It’s no secret to anyone that reads my blog that the last several weeks have been difficult for me. What many of you haven’t seen is the out-pouring of love, which I have been the recipient.  Friends, who I have never met face to face, in the midst of their own personal heartaches and struggles, have spent precious time checking in on me. I believe there are people I have met on here that I will know a lifetime and I sincerely hope this to be true. That Japanese symbol which refused to be posted, although I tried, sums up how I feel about many people, one in particular, who is gone from this world but bound to me forvever.

Luckily, my friends are not the kind of friends that abandon you just because they haven’t heard from you recently.  Along with the love, I’ve also received 10 awards. Thank you and please accept my apologies for taking my sweet time with this.

Mimi from Waiting for the Karma Truck who I am honored to be part of her sisterhood The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award: (

Maryanne from Lucky Leo, kindly bestowed 8 awards brilliantly given in one fell swoop:(

Sticky Quote who couldn’t be any lovelier One Lovely Blog Award: ( I’m going to make my own hodgepodge of acceptance and give you 7 things and then nominate 10 bloggers.

  1. I have not allowed anyone that I knew pre-blog to read this blog. It’s my dirty little secret. A few people know I have a blog, but I won’t give them the name of it.
  2. I’ve been known to watch the Maury show and scream “you are NOT the father” at the television.  I know, I save it for bad days.
  3. When I was 8, I sang The Partridge Familys’ song I Think I Love You in front of my entire elementary school, on stage, with a microphone. That was the first, last and only time. Everyone is grateful for small favors.
  4. When I was a teenager I shaved the sides of my head and colored it purple. Keep in mind Sid Vicious was still alive and this was actually shocking. I also had my navel pierced long before Brittany Spears was born. She really screwed that up for me.
  5. I could never live further than a short walk from the ocean.
  6. My favorite movie is Moonstruck. It makes me miss home, crave a pizza and wish Olympia Dukakis were my mother.
  7. I’ve been toying with the idea of a tattoo of the symbol for destiny. I’ve always wanted one, but along with an incredible inability to commit in general, I have not been able to commit to any one tattoo.

And the nominees are:

Please pick an award, play along or not. Just know how much I appreciate you all. Sending you all love!

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  2. 8 at once – wowza!! I can’t believe you haven’t let anyone know about your blog. How can you keep that precious secret??!!?? I am so glad I am “in the know,” because your blog really helps center me and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. I have been thinking about you lots and can’t believe that you found time to pass along these awards. Thank you!!!! I hope you are doing a little bit better every day. Thanks again!

  3. I think you were wise not to tell pre-blog friends about your blog. So many of my friends and family read mine that I am constantly having to be a bit careful – ha! Thanks very much for nominating me and you are very much in my thoughts.

  4. Ok Mo, not gonna ‘bop you’ as Julie would say. I can handle this. Thank you. And I’m with the other Mo Lovelies here…we are all in your corner. I give a hearty hell ya to #6, love that movie! I too have been thinking of a tattoo…what is that? Something we decide we are finally ready for when we become women of a certain age? Not sure, and don’t relish intentional pain, but I’m thinking about it. And no butterflies or hearts for me…if I’m gonna do it, it’s gonna mean something. So, I’m glad you found one that means something to you…it’s a good one. Hope you steps are getting lighter my friend, one at a time.

  5. I like you. For destiny. For being able to laugh at yourself. (that ranks tops on my list) For honesty. For that particular brand of humour that I get. For #5. For a very big heart. Thank you for the award but even more for the thought behind it…Hugs, Sharon

  6. Thank you for the shout-out Maureen! I am honored….You are so kind, and as others have said, I’m touched that you had the wherewithal to do this in the midst of all the other items you’ve got on your plate. Sending lots of good juju and hugs your way! Lori

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