Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Moonlight Award.

Yesterday something magical happened, I got a beautiful award from Celeste Maia@Into The Moonlight

Her blog is beautiful; I won’t try to describe it to you as I would not be able to do it justice.

It is well worth a visit.

Especially if like me you enjoy a journey into another world.

Getting this award was an unexpected pleasure thank you Celeste Maia, I am going to really enjoy passing this beautiful Moonlight Award on to blogs that I like very much and that move me.

Blogs that make me smile, and feel good all day.

Love the friendship and support we all give each other, and love the way we can travel between each others realities.

I have always enjoyed meeting people and learning about other people’s lives so the blog world fulfils this perfectly.

Travelling over this beautiful world meeting fine people and getting to know them and share this human experience with them is an enriching experience.

I have kept Celeste’s description of the award as I particularly like how she has expressed it.


Moonlight in this case represents the glorious brain-sharpening, mood-enhancing experience one feels when reading or seeing something inspirational in other blogs. Something that sets the tone for the rest of your day, puts a smile on your face, stimulates your work, or makes you feels awesome about life. It is not often one feels wonderful. But some days, some blogs do just that.

I want to give “moonlights” to all the special blogs I encounter.

There are no obligations attached to the recognition. But if you feel like it, you can pass it on to whoever has also given you that something special, what in Spanish they call “eso”, or “it”. Whatever “it” is that lifts your spirits and helps you to up your mental game.

I want to pass this award on to Stephany@Soulful Sepulcher

I find her blog inspirational and very moving, she has been through so much and has shown how brave she is and how even the most difficult challenge can be overcome.

Next I want to pass it on to my fellow MS Sufferers who inspire and support me.

Debra@{Living with MS

Webster@Halt Stop Forget Relax


Tara@Living day to Day with Multiple Sclerosis.

Andy@Jughead’s Baltimore Blog

Erin@The Lemon Aid-Stand.

Chekoala@Wobbly Teetering Bloging.

Linda@Brain Cheese

Lanette@Chain Reactions

Diane@A Stellar Life

Libby@ Thoughts Usually with Attitude

Nat@My MS and Me.

Kimberly@My Journey with MS.

Amelia@Tales of Life with Multiple Sclerosis.

Lazy Julie@Maybe I’m Just Lazy.

Cranky@Musings of a Cranky Caregiver.

Then the blogs that I read when I want go somewhere different.

MCW Flint@Inside Out

KP @Random Thoughts.

Rhapsody@Rhapsody Phoenix


Nancy@Life in the Second Half.

Rae'Weather Vane

Barbara’s Blinders Off@

Crazy Chris@Here and There and Everywhere.

Kris@Behold the Metatron

Cheryl@Wishing and Discovering

Mary@Travelogue to the Universe

JC@Lilac and Cats.

Chessie’s @Chessie’s Tales, Motorcycles and Rides.

Her blog takes me back to when I owned a Greaves motorcycle, I love escaping my reality for a ride with Chessie and I thoroughly enjoying her adventures and her photographs.

Beautiful Food Blogs.

Shauna@Gluten Free Girl

Aparna@My Diverse Kitchen

Lynna@Petit Gateau.

Love visiting the blogs of tri-athletes like Charisa, Julia, Marit, Chloe and Jim, really enjoy reading their posts and seeing their photos.

Love feeling like I am there with them as they cycle, run and swim

Charisa@Charisa Wernick




Chloe@Running with a Bottle of Wine.

Jim@FlatOut Buddy!!!


Living Day to Day with Multiple Sclerosis said...

Wow! Herrad this couldn't have come at a better time. Thank You so much and Congratulations to you for receiving this wonderful award. You absolutely deserve it. I always love reading your blogs because they are so inspirational to read. They give me along with many others the desire to keep fighting.

Kimberly said...


Thankn you for the award. I'll be passing it on!

Hope your feeling well.


Nancy said...

Thank you, Herrod. You are so sweet to think of me, with all the incredible blogs out there. Isn't this a wonderfully uniting award?

Herrad said...

Hi Tara,
It also was a good moment for me yesterday to get this award.

Hi Kimberly,
I am ok ish and you?
Hope you are ok.

Hi Nancy,

You are right it is a wonderful uniting award.

Thanks for coming by, look forward to seeing who you pass it on to.

CrazyCris said...

Thank you so much Herrad! This is a lovely award and I'm really delighted! Now I'll just have to think on how to pass it along!


Stephany said...

Hugs and thank you, Herrad! you're a special person, I am proud to know you. What a great list of blogs you've given awards to, many new ones for me to have a look at!

You're an inspiration to me for sure, no matter what you have a positive attitude, thanks for being you.

Herrad said...

Hi Cris,
Glad you like it.

Hi Stephany,
Really happy to pass it on to you.
I think you v ery special too.

Happy you both like your award.

Lynna said...


Thank you so much for thinking of me with this award. I'm so glad you enjoy my blog and my recipes, it really does mean a lot. And of course, thank you for reading.

All the best,


Celeste Maia said...

Herrad, I am honored with this beautiful entry, and am now going to visit each one of the wonderful blogs you gave the recognition to. Just for your entry, it was all worthwhile creating the prize.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hi Herrad,

I hope that you know...YOU are amazing, just incredible. It is easy to loose focus sometimes in life - and you challenge ME to keep things in perspective.

THANK YOU - thank you. Beyond words.


I'm thinking of you today :)

Rae said...

You are so sweet. Thank you for thinking of me and honoring me with this award. Congratulations to you also. You are so very deserving of it. I am a little behind in posting awards. I will get it done soon.

JC said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me ...

I hope you are doing ok today ...

Libby said...

herrad, thank you SO much! this was a beautiful day-brightener...and definitely one i needed!! you are SO kind!! i hope you recognize how much you've brought to all of our lives!

GoBigGreen said...

I wish i could send you some cabin and Lake Superior air Herrad! So refreshing and so freeing. Thanks for always coming to my blog and making me feel special. You are wonderful. I will try to find my award:)

Herrad said...

Hi Lynna,
Love visiting your blog and seeing the recipes and the pictures.
Sometimes it can be torture.

Hi Celeste Maia,
Really glad you like my post, was delighted to receive the beautiful Moonlight Award from you yesterday.
Really made my day, and today I had so much fun passing it on, that was lovely.
So thanks again for the beautiful award..

Hi Marit,
Glad you like the award.
Thanks for your kind words, they really given me a big boost.

Hi Rae,
Pleasure giving youy the award, I enjoy visiting and hearing from you.

Hi JC,

Really happy that you all like the award , it was a pleasure to pass it along to you.

Chloe said...

Herrad -

wow! thank you so much! It's great to think that my blog puts a smile on someones face or maybe brightens some ones day. Just thinking that my random ramblings can hopefully makes someones day :) hope all is well!

Lazy Julie said...

Thanks, Herrad. This was a wonderful MS Birthday Gift Award. I am humbled to be in such good company as you as a recipient of the Moonlight Award. Namaste.
Lazy Julie

Webster said...

Thank you Herrad, for this beautiful award. I am pleased to take it and put it up on my blog which I will do straight away.

YOU INSPIRE ME on how to live strong.

Herrad said...

Hi Libby,
Thanks for saying that, it makes me very happy to hear.
Also extremely pleasaed you like the award.

Hi Julia,
Your pictures up at the Lake Superior looked lovely.
I enjoy visiting your blog very much.
You are special, looking forward to seeing your wedding pics soon, verey exciting.

Hi Chloe,
Your blog always makes me smile, sure all who read it feel like that.
I really enjoy sharing the experience,, that is a great feeling.

Hi Julie,
Glad you like the award, was very happy to pass it to you.

Hi Webster,
Great you like the award, it is a beautiful on, looks good on your blog.

Really happy you all like the award.
It was a pleasure to pass it on to all of you who give me so much pleasure.
Was great fun pass0ing it on, hoppe you have a smuch pleasure.

Kris said...

Congrats to you Herrad, and thank you so much for passing the award along to me. I left you a note on my site. Thanks Again!

Diane J Standiford said...

What a beautiful award. I love the thought behind it. I am honored. Thank you. Awards are a funny thing, I mean, as you know, one wants to give one to so MANY other blogs. And being bloggers, we all know how much work goes into posting. I wish I had more time to read all the posts I would like to---but the blog world has exploded over last 5 years. On that note---off I go. Enjoy your day!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful surprise and an honor to receive this award from you. The love and support of one another is so very important.
You are so special.

Chekoala said...

Dear Herrad

Congratulations. What a lovely award. And a lovely website by Celeste Maia. Thanks so much for including my wobbly efforts(!) in amongst such an illustrious posse! Very humbling and chuffed indeed.

(I'm still lagging behind to post some of the other awards you've so generously gifted to me in the past - but I've made a resolution to ensure this one doesn't slip through my bloggin gaps this time.)

thanks for sharing your cheer and warmth

cheers muchly

Herrad said...

Hi Kris,
Pleasure passing it on to you, and thanks so much for your lovely post about it.

Hi Diane,
I agree the Moonlight Award is lovely, I did give it to many and there are a few more I may pass it on to.
This one is one everyone can like, it a bonding award I feel.

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for your nice words about me, Richie came read and agreed with you.
It was a pleasure to pass this on to you, you are right about the love and support we give each other is very important.

So happy that you all like the Moonlight Award as it was a great joy and pleasure to pass it on to everyone.
What Kelli said is so true that the friendship,love and support we give each other is so very important and real.
Have a good day today.

MaryAnn Chick Whiteside said...

I always wondered
1) why you stopped by :)
2) how you ALWAYS know when encouraging words are needed.
3) and so much more ...

You ALMOST make me happy about MS

Thanks for the award, reading and encouragement

Mary Ann