Reaching Out

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

I have learned through my children that when it comes to learning and growing you have to be willing to reach out and feel your way around, like a blind person in a maze.  My experience with blogging has been no different.  I first created my blog in March of 2010.  At that time in my life, I was going through a difficult family problem,and blogging became a wonderful diversion and outlet to my crazy world.  The whole blogging experience has been such a wonderful and uplifting journey.  I have met so many amazing poets, and made some even more amazing friends in the process. 
I recently received a versatile blogger award from one of my amazing blogging friends Tug.
I would like to thank you Tug for considering me for this wonderful award.  In the blogging world we have the opportunity to reach out and meet and communicate with people all over the world.  It is an amazing experience indeed.

Here are my nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award:

Each one of these blogs has something wonderful to offer the blogging and writing world.  I think you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Now here are the rules:

1. Thank the person that gave you this award, and link back to his/her blog.
2. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them about the nomination.
3. Finally, tell  readers 7 things about yourself.

(I know that everyone is busy these days, so if you do not want to follow the rules....that is fine....I understand. Just know that you are loved and acknowledged here in the blogosphere.) :-)

Now for the 7 things about myself....YIKES:

1.  I am the proud grandmother of 10 wonderful grandkids.
2.  I never went to college....I only graduated from the school of hard knocks.
3.  I am a terrible speller.
4. I am dreadfully afraid of heights.
5. I went to boarding school in 10th and 11th grade.
6. I am distantly related to Edgar Cayce.
7. I live in tennis shoes...high heels hurt me in less than 5 minutes!

(4 of my kids and me)


  1. congrats :) well deserved

  2. Very nice post - we never stop learning, do we?

  3. Carrie, we both graduated from the same university! We're sorority sisters! I too live in tennis shoes. A "heel" has not been placed on my foot, by myself OR the Handsome Prince, in at least sixty years:)I WISH I could have gone to boarding school. You lucky! Edgar Cayce! Wow. Can you tell me my fortune? (But only if it's good!) Congrats, kiddo.

  4. No, that would be FIFTY years since I last wore (very low) heels. I am old but not THAT old!

  5. you are so lovely, dear carrie. bless you. xo

  6. I respect the school of hard knocks, having learned more there that has changed my inner life than I ever learned in college. Thank you for the shout-out, and I'm glad you found a place of fulfillment in Blogland. Me too.

  7. Carrie, you state so well the intent of giving these awards to others; "we have the opportunity to reach out and meet and communicate with people", and I would like to add, the opportunity to show our appreciation of them. And to use your words again, please know that "you are loved and acknowledged here in the blogosphere" and in my life.

    To think you are distantly related to Edgar Cayce! I read so much about him in my early teens. I still have the old paperbacks and who knows what ingrained teachings. :)

  8. Congratulations! May your blogging experience continue to be enriching and fun.

  9. Thank you so very much Miss. Carrie! You are such a bright light in the poetry/blogging world and we love you!

    Thanks for your the fabulous award and for all you do and say to brighten our day!

    Alaurilee - Lauri! :)

  10. I couldn't help it...

    You're one of my nominees.... xoxo

  11. Thank you everyone for stopping by and for all you nominees....i meant every word I all are awesome! Thank you agian Tug for considering me and being an uplifting friend in the blogosphere. :-)

  12. Thank you, Carrie, for the honor. I don't post these awards on my blog, but I do appreciate the mention. I am always happy when I find a poem of yours in your blog! And when you visit my blog. I also live in tennis shoes (or Birkenstocks, Tevas, or Crocs). Wow, 10 grandchildren? You have me beat. I have 5!! You have a very attractive family. Write on, Carrie. Write on. And thank you so much again.

  13. Thank you have been such a wonderful encourager to me, and I am grateful for all you do at Poets United! ....i look forward to reading your poetry for years to come. :-)

  14. Wonderful to know about your blogging days. Sure is fun!


  15. Dearest Darling Carrie,

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Bloggers just ate my comment so I am rushing against my keyboard. I am trying to post my list and am determined to do so.

    But writing away from our poetry circle has drained me and poetry is elusive. Slowly, it is coming back.

    I continue to write legends. But I am worried the world is too busy chasing tweets, sms and Igadgets to bother.

    Hugs, as always

  16. Hi Carrie, sorry it took me so long to get here. Thanks for your kind words, I'm often so wrapped up in my own little world that I don't look around to appreciate the beauty enough, like the radiant hope that emanates from lovely souls such as yourself. Your writing is special and I'm glad we're all part of the PU family (time for a new acronym) ;)


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