Inspiring Blogs

So, not TOO long ago I was awarded an award….  the Inspiring Blog Award.

This came from Expatially Mexico, a German woman, married to a hotel manager, living on a beach in Mexico.  Can you imagine a better life?  She has a great sense of humor and appreciates her new surroundings.  You should check out her blog for sure.

I like awards for two reasons.  One, it brings out a more creative element where pretty much anything goes.  And Two, you meet the most interesting people!!

I back-tracked this award to see what “rules” there were and found all kinds of interesting people who don’t follow any rules.  Awesome!!

Check them out too…

Inspiring is the word of the this blog….  What inspires me, what inspires you.

I like this definition:   to exert a stimulating or beneficial effect upon (a person); animate or invigorate

Animate.  What Animates me?

Good wine

Heated conversation

Getting lost in any city

A good joke

And of course, Gertrude Stein, my personal word god.  From Patriarchal Poetry:

Let her be to be to be to be let her be to be to be let her to be let her to be let her be to be when it is that they are shy

Very well to try

Let her be that is to be let her be that is to be let her be let her try

Let her try

Let her be let her be let her be let her be to be to be let her be let her try

To be shy

Let her be

Let her try

Cheers to all of you.  And here are a few you I will pass the baton to in case they feel inspired:


Valerie Davies

A Chip Off the Old Blog

A Moving Story

Clearing Customs

Ha!  That should keep you busy for a while!

Happy Inspirations!


  1. Oh!!!! I was enjoying reading Gertrude Stein, and got to the end, and found my name!!!!! Wow, what a surprise, and what a gift. Thank you so much, Loved reading your blog, and the list of things that ”animate you”. I’ll be putting on my thinking cap – or do I mean my feeling cap… anyway, thank you for the challenge to my creativity, and the gift to my self esteem, warm wishes, Valerie

  2. Thank you so much for the mention here. And I am simply ecstatic that you found me so that I could find you. I can’t wait to start reading through your blog! I really do have to write about my couple of years in Mexico, plus almost every summer there, and that coming back to the States and feeling, that not belonging feeling. I have lots of reading to do here, plus visit the blogs you have nominated. Thanks again!

  3. Thank you for the award!! It means so much coming from you, because you hae inspired my entire family and our expat journey. I meant to send you a note to tell you that next when Greengates starts (!!), I am going to sit at Starbucks and read your book-it’s my back to school treat to myself!!!

  4. Congratulations on your well deserved award! Thank you so much for the mention… I had no idea: it was a complete surprise. Glad to have connected with you! 😉

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