Happy Hobbit Day!

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For fans of Middle-Earth and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, today marks Hobbit Day! From Days of the Year:

September 22nd is the Birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s popular Middle Earth Cycle books (The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings respectively) in which Hobbits, typically between two and four feet tall and nothing like your usual ‘hero’, accomplish great feats and amazing acts of courage. It is in honour of these creatures and those acts that the day is celebrated with events not unlike the birthday party described in the beginning of “The Fellowship of the Ring”.

In the United States Hobbit Day has gained some measure of legal dignity due to the elected officials who support the day and the goals of the American Tolkien Society.”

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Going barefoot all day is easy…eating 7 meals – not so much! They would have to be teeny-tiny meals, LOL

Happy Hobbit Day, everyone – “May your aeries receive you at your journey’s end.”

 

Liebster Award!!!

 

 

I was nominated for this award by this fine blogger, Anand, over at blabberwockying! I wanted to thank him for this honour – I feel humbled that he took the time to nominate me, and I recommend that you check out his blog. It’s a worthy read!

Rules

  • Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  • Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  • Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

 

My nominees are:

Eric’s Blog

That Scribbler

The Thoughts and Life of Me

Moody Moons

Seriously?!?

 

My questions to my nominees are:

  1. When did you decide to start writing, and why?
  2. How old were you when you learned how to read?
  3. What is your earliest, distinct memory?
  4. Have you ever traveled overseas? If not, would you like to?
  5. What is the most important trait a person can possess?

 

My answers to Anand’s questions:

These are very deep questions, so I’ll do my best to answer them as honestly and concisely as possible.

1. What is the role of gratitude in your life?

Let’s see…I’m not sure what role it plays, necessarily – it is an important part of my life, but I don’t know that I necessarily do anything special to show my gratitude. If you’re asking if I’m grateful for things in life, then I most definitely am! If you’re asking what I’m grateful for, then that list would be far too long for the answer. If I’m treated with courtesy and kindness by others, then I’m grateful to them and try to let them know in some small way.

2. What is Peace?

I think that peace is being centered, mindful, aware, caring, and genuine. If people strive for that in themselves, it might be easier to see it in others – and maybe people would truly start caring for each other and this planet we live on.

3. What is Love?

In my life, love begins with the self – one truly has to love themselves, honestly and with compassion, before others can do so in the same way. Love is generous and open, not selfish and self-absorbed…that’s why I like sharing things that I love with others, like music!

4. What is Happiness?

Happiness is…anything and everything! A warm puppy, a cup of coffee, a smile from a friend, loved one, or perfect stranger; a ‘like’ on a blog-post, kites sailing in the wind, people dancing at a concert, a frog croaking on a leaf outside of my kitchen window…happiness can be found just about anywhere, I think.

5. What is Success?

For me, I measure success by what I’ve accomplished – it’s not about fame, fortune, money, or material possessions. It’s measured in what you give to others, and knowledge is the most valuable gift of all. Teach someone to read, and you’ve given them something priceless.

 

 

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