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Black Cat and Blue Sea Award


















Hello Everyone,

Although my blog has been award-free for a while, I could not help but accept this award from my good friend Erika Kind as not only was it unique but I loved what it stood for. Thank you very much Erika for the nomination. This is what the award is about from Erika’s post:
“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.” – Ella

If you haven’t visited Erika’s blog yet, I suggest you do so now – ! She is not only a published author, her words will inspire you in your daily lives and help you be the best person you can be. I always love reading her “Kind Quotes”. Thank you again Erika for the nomination:

The rules of the award as copied from Erika’s post are listed below:

The rules of this award are:

Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
[And as Erika added: notify your nominees about their nominations at their blogs].

Here are my responses to Erika’s questions:

What do you love most about yourself?—–I love that I have the ability to imagine and be creative. I love to get lost in dreams and sometimes it is my solace from the chaos the world can impose. I like compassion and spreading happiness, and sometimes when I am being reflective ( or answering deep questions posed by my friend Erika 😀 (just kidding)) I like that about myself. 🙂
What do you love most about someone who challenged you the most? (No irony, I mean it!) ——Although, they may have shared a different perspective , I respected their tenacity.
What do you love most about your current life?—-I love that I am blessed with a loving family and friends and never have to question the love that surrounds me.

Thank you again Erika for the nomination and insightful questions. Here are my questions for my nominees:

What is your favourite autumn/fall activity?

What hurts you most? 

What makes you smile?

Aaaaand drumroll please for the amazing nominees, in no particular order:









This was hard as  I can easily add many more names from this wonderful community who would fit the bill; however, these nominees all symbolize the essence of this award. A few I have known from the beginning of my blogging journey and a few I have just started to get to know; however, they all embody the message behind this beautiful award and have made an impact in this community. Nominees please feel free to accept or decline this award, regardless of your choice, you are recognized in my books my friends!

Thank you again Erika for nominating me this wonderful award! Cheers to you and all the other nominees!


Much Love,






Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

31 thoughts on “Black Cat and Blue Sea Award

  1. indeed interesting and good to read it….

  2. Thank you so very much for participating, Neha, and thank you for your kind and appreciative words. I love what you love about yourself (you made me smile 😃) what you wrote about the challenging persons in your life. I feel the same. Thank you for your thoughtful and inspiring answers and for participating in general 💖

  3. It’s a wonderful award.😊

  4. Congratulations Neha – well deserved!

  5. Thank you Erika and Neha. I very much appreciate the spirit of this award and am grateful to be nominated and acknowledged. I may even play along even though my blog is award free. 🙂 Thank you both for the goodness you share with the world.
    blessings, Brad

    • Thank you Brad for sharing your wonderful blog and messages with us! You came to my mind right away and feel free to play along or not either way is good 🙂 would love to read your responses if you do though! ❤ blessings back my friend! 🙂

  6. No words for your efforts …..

  7. Yay congratulations and great post

  8. Erika should be rewarded to nominating you.

  9. Dear, dear Neha! Thank you so much for this offer of love ♡ I am most honored to be included amongst the others you have nominated…WOW! I’m so happy to receive the nomination from you…as you would have been someone I would nominate!! 🙂

    I feel I have to stay consistent with my stance on awards, so I will answer your questions here 😉

    My favorite fall activity, without a doubt, is making Halloween Costumes!! I LOVE making costumes!! Last year, I tried to make a costume that WOULDN’T WIN the contest because my friends get grumpy, and it won anyway! (Hope this doesn’t sound like bragging!!! But I LOVE MAKING COSTUMES!!) 😉

    I think the thing that hurts me most is when you recognize that someone isn’t who you thought they were. And it’s okay because they have to be who they are…

    People acting silly will always make me smile! I was in a grocery store yesterday and a lady danced her way down the whole length of the aisle! (I have to admit I’ve danced an aisle or two in my time…and then I think about the video cameras! Yikes!! 🙂

    Thank you beautiful Neha! Your heart and compassion show through every post you write. I am so happy that we connected early on because when I see a post from you in my email, I know that my soul will be touched by an Angel!!

    There are so many people I would have loved to pass this award on to, it would have been so very hard to choose. If they are here reading your blog then they fit the qualifications…and I nominate them!

    Here are my three questions:

    Do you know your “purpose” in life, and when did you realize it?

    Do you have dreams of writing a book, and if so, what kind of book would it be?

    Tell us about one person from your early years who influenced you greatly.


    ♡ Thanks Neha!!

  10. You so deserve this award for your generous, giving spirit! I feel honored to be nominated and will kindly accept.
    Thank you so very much! Happy week to you. ~ Marie

  11. Neha, thank you again for nominating me for this award. I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to read and comment here, and it will be a while before I get around to this, but it’s because my life is just so busy right now. I haven’t forgotten 🙂
    Those are wonderful responses to the questions, and the questions you have asked I will have to do a good amount of thinking about. Haha. We don’t really get a lot of fall-like weather here. Actually, our winter is kind of like fall there. Maybe a bit warmer though. Hahaha.
    Thanks again sweetie.
    🙂 ❤

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