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“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well” Voltaire

Reflections: Circles Of Appreciation…

Throughout our lives, we connect with many circles of friends, family, and people who enrich our lives and act as guardians on the path. We have all had our share of pain and pleasure, and the goodwill of kind people have contributed to the joy and helped us in those dark hours. We would be remiss if we ignore the fact that all we do and accomplish happens because of the grace of other people. A great master once said, (it’s a favorite) that in addition to God’s grace, we must always ask for people’s grace… We need both in life.  Below is a gift given to me, and I must share it with All of YOU. This is an Appreciation, not an Award, and my goal is simply to say  Thank you! More below!

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” Elbert Hubbard

Reflections: Circles Of Appreciation…

Reflections: Circles Of Appreciation…

“The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia.
At this time we adorn our heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves,
grasses and plants. We join circles around bonfires and celebrate life,
and our appreciation of each other.”*
I have been invited by The Retiring Sort to participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation among fellow bloggers. Here are the rules for joining the circle:
PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.
To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: Ignore the below and share as you wish!
♥Complete this sentence about blogging: “A great blog is…” A great blog opens our hearts and minds to new ideas, a chance to reflect and share, and gives us something to take away (humor, joy, healing, etc).
♥Refer back to the blogger who invited you – You don’t have to; just use as you wish! (Done above  and you are free to modify the rules and just enjoy it and share it as you wish.) Thank you to The Retiring Sort!
♥Invite 2 any blogger friends to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post – Anytime you wish. this can be done daily between October 1 and October 22, 2012. Please pardon my delay in responding to your comments and LIKES. I will definitely reciprocate and catch up.  My invitations today are to: Each and everyone of YOU. All my blogger friends, WP team,  silent visitors, friends and family… I appreciate you all, and your light keeps mine alive… THANK YOU! 🙂


*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: The appreciation we receive must be given back in greater measure, flowing over and joyfully shared.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via Wikipedia or my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

44 Comments leave one →
  1. 22/10/2012 5:34 pm

    Beautifully written. I hope the strain lifts soon! 🙂

    • 23/10/2012 4:20 am

      TY Tracy and some things just can’t be discussed but hinted at… it’s all good. 🙂

  2. 22/10/2012 6:05 pm

    Lovely post, Elizabeth. i love that Elbert Hubbard quote. 🙂

  3. 22/10/2012 6:41 pm

    Congratulations my friend. Your blog always inspires me.

    • 23/10/2012 4:22 am

      TY IT! The appreciation is all yours… It goes to all who have supported this blog in some way or fashion… so TY! 🙂

  4. 22/10/2012 10:46 pm

    What a wonderful gift. A gift to receive and pass on. Blogging truly touches hearts and reaches out to so many. Lovely!

    • 23/10/2012 4:23 am

      TY Angelia! I believe it does and even when people see it differently, the underlying message remains the same, our blogging efforts connect and touch many. 🙂

  5. 23/10/2012 4:42 am

    I really appreciate your post my friend, truly a great contribution for entire blogosphere 🙂

    • 23/10/2012 6:15 am

      Thank you Jake and I appreciate all that you do too. have an awesome week! 😉

  6. 23/10/2012 4:44 am

    “Really” I mean sorry, I’m typing while viewing your images 🙂

  7. 23/10/2012 7:38 am

    Cirlcle of appreciation wonderful idea. I think at times when times are tough we as bloggers stand by each other, as life is truly multi faceted. Celebrating the joys as well as just quietly being there in the difficult times.

    • 23/10/2012 9:23 am

      TY for your comment Star… I am thankful for the support and glad to say thank you. While we share a great community, sadly, there are some bloggers who don’t care. I remain grateful for it all… Peace to all. 😉

      • 23/10/2012 12:00 pm

        Kind of like life it’s a mixed bag. :+) I agree Peace to all. :+)

      • 23/10/2012 12:06 pm

        So true Star … and Amen to that! TY really! 🙂

  8. 23/10/2012 8:54 am

    Just want to let you know that I always appreciate your thoughtful posts.

    • 23/10/2012 9:07 am

      And I appreciate you and yours too. TY! 🙂

  9. 23/10/2012 12:54 pm

    We definitely do need the grace of others..

    • 23/10/2012 1:06 pm

      We sure do Lisa… No one does it alone… we may do it differently, but never alone. 😉

  10. 23/10/2012 7:11 pm

    Your words express so eloquently the feelings behind the affection we have towards our many blogger friends. TY

  11. 23/10/2012 8:48 pm

    “A great blog…”
    presents insights, such as you do, about the world, places, and people to help motivate the best in us to think, feel, and act in new ways to contribute to a better, united way of being. It’s hard work to be such an advocate! Thank you Elizabeth! Be well 🙂

    • 24/10/2012 1:53 am

      TY too Allyson! We are all advocates for change… we do it differently. 🙂

  12. 23/10/2012 8:49 pm

    What a lovely idea to share traditions from other cultures like this. I really like your last line.

  13. 23/10/2012 9:18 pm

    You seem to me to always have a lovely sense of appreciation about you, Elizabeth. You have a generous spirit! 🙂

  14. 23/10/2012 10:34 pm

    The circle of appreciation looks like a fun and creative way to connect with others.

  15. 26/10/2012 3:44 am

    Congratualtions Eliz, and thank you 🙂
    “I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” Love that!

    • 27/10/2012 3:23 am

      Same here Madhu, TY! A great reminder… 🙂

  16. 26/10/2012 9:10 am

    The Hubbard quote really is wondreful – thanks for sharing it. Very nice post! 😉

    • 27/10/2012 3:24 am

      TY for checking in… much appreciated. 😉

  17. 26/10/2012 2:22 pm

    I’m going to pass on this wonderful
    “Circle of Appreciation”… we share so much
    with our blogging friends…why not show our appreciation!

    • 27/10/2012 3:25 am

      TY for checking in… This one is another way of saying thank you. 🙂

  18. 28/10/2012 3:34 pm

    A great blog is one that inspires and uplifts, like yours do, Elizabeth.

  19. 29/10/2012 11:20 am

    You are a source of inspiration and as is your blog Elizabeth. Love!

    • 14/11/2012 12:35 pm

      Thank you Deborah and the sentiments are mutual. 😉

  20. 06/11/2012 3:33 pm

    Hi, I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blog Award. See the link here for details. Kind Regards. Sue Ann

  21. 17/11/2012 7:37 pm

    Thank you for thinking of me Sueann! I hope I responded earlier… will make sure to visit your bog and confirm. 🙂


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