Thanks for the Award, PoojaG!

Thank you, PoojaG, for nominating me for this award! What an awesome way to spread a little sunshine in the blogging world during these deeply deppressing and disheartening times. It’s also a good way for our readers and peers to learn more about or quirky sides. This quiz humanizes us more to our readers. I think… To find out more about PoojaG’s blog, lifesfinewhine, click here.

Here are the rules:

  1. Accept the nomination and thank the person who nominated you, leaving a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 10 questions
  3. Nominate your chosen bloggers and send them a link to let them know you have nominated them.
  4. Ask your nominees to take part by answering the same questions.

Questions

What is your favorite color?

I have several favorite colors depending on the situation, but I’ll try to stick to the format of this quiz. I don’t want to lose my nomination. So, I’m really drawn to radiant colors. One of my favorite colors is orange. I feel a burst of energy when I see the color orange in a painting or an article of clothing.

Who would you say you admire most? 

I admire my mother most because she has shown courage and an amazing amount of love throughout her life along with the strength to raise her children while loving and supporting her husband. She doesn’t flinch in the face of adversity. Even in her wonder years, she still amazes me.

If you could describe yourself as a color, what would it be and why?

Again, I would describe myself as orange because it’s bright and energetic. I exude a particular energy at all times and I like to have fun.

Where is your favorite place on Earth, and what makes it so special? 

My favorite place on Earth is home! I don’t only mean in America. My home is my favorite place, because all the people who know and love me are there.

What is your favorite food and why?

My favorite food is my mother’s fried chicken because it’s crispy and delicious. I have to say I love her collard greens too. I apologize to all the vegans out there who don’t eat meat.

What is your favorite book of all-time?

This is a tough question to answer. I love so many books. I will say my favorite book is The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley.

Why do you enjoy writing and blogging?

I enjoy blogging because it gives me a voice. I get to share what I think with the world through my blog. I also share some of my experiences by writing and I find it to be cathartic.

What type of music do you enjoy? 

Wow! Again, I enjoy so many types of music that I must narrow my answer down for this answer. I love Gospel, R&B, Rap, Pop, Blues, and even some classical music.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides writing) and why do you like them?

My favorite hobbies aside from writing are developing apps, podcasting, and creating art. I can sew, draw, paint, and sing.

What is your favorite song and singer/band? 

My favorite song and singer are My Cherie Amour and, the Genius, Mr. Stevie Wonder.

My Nominees

If you want to participate in the Real Neat Blog Award circle, consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did. I thought it was fun to think about something other than the current state of things around the globe for a little while. Take care everyone!

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Being Invisible

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We are bombarded with images every second of our lives. The media throws ads at us nonstop. We’re on our devices constantly looking at screens filled with images, information, and misinformation. We devour these images and fill our minds with endless pictures that we sort into categories, like beautiful, ugly, scary, etc. Practically everything that we see dominates our thoughts during the day and enters our dreams at night. But is what we are seeing always real? Are images and what is on the outside most important, or is the invisible more real than the visible?

Just think of all the things we cannot see with the naked eye, that are more powerful than the things we see. The wind is powerful at times, right? The air that we breathe cannot be seen, but we need it to survive. This virus we’re all fighting right now cannot be seen with the naked eye, yet it is very real. The effects of the virus can be seen at times and at other times, and in varying cases the effects are invisible. Most images are made up of pixels. These pixels fool the eye into seeing the entire image. Sometimes what is seen is not even real.

I tend to think of being invisible as a sort of superpower. Just think, a few months ago nobody even noticed all of the essential workers and no one saw this virus enter America. All those people working behind the scenes are a powerful force that keeps America moving forward on a daily basis. That person who feeds the hungry in private, makes an anonymous donation, lifts your spirit when you’re down, calls to make sure you made it home safely, prays for you to get better without telling others, and loves you unconditionally while no one else knows is an invisible hero. And for those of you who believe in God or a higher power as I do, you know that God is the ultimate invisible hero with endless invisible superpowers.

So the next time someone treats you as if you are invisible, remember your superpower and continue to use it to defeat the enemy.