The soul cannot forgive until it
is restored to wholeness and health.
In the absence of love - how can one forgive?

With an abundance of love, starting with one's self,
forgiveness becomes a viable opportunity.
-Nancy Richards

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love Ya Award

Thank you to Colleen at Surviving by Grace for giving me The LOVE YA award: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

If you've won it already, and I know a few of you have, even more than once! - please just accept this as a gift!
Thanks to the following for blessing us with your openness in sharing your journey:

1. Tamara at Desire to Heal who shares an unquenchable and successful desire to heal herself and support others survivors.

2. Michelle at Parasites of the Mind who is not only an amazingly supportive blogger - she is the "go to gal" for everything PTSD.

3. Marj at Survivors Can Thrive - to me, Marj is the heart and soul of the survivor blogging community, tying us all together.

4. Just Be Real who makes sure every blogger knows they are not alone!

5. Patricia at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker who sheds a hopeful, spiritual light on recovery.

6. Mile191 - at Come into my Closet - who shares her riveting voice and "soaks up" her recovery within a wide community of survivors.

7. Faith Allen of Blooming Lotus - for her heart-felt vulnerability within a wide range of topics that question, inform and investigate all aspects of recovery.

8. Enola who gives us a clear window into suvivorship by beautifully sharing so many aspects of her life.


Just Be Real said...

Nancy, I am totally honored! Thank you so much for considering me! Blessings!

Patricia Singleton said...

Nancy, thank you. Like Just Be Real, I am honored by the Love Ya Award. I am meeting so many new friends in this online community that I have so much in common with.

mile191 said...

So amazing to be included and loved by your support and giving me this award. I love this community of survivors. We are strong and united and there for one another. Thanks so much. Hope you are well. Love ♥ mile.

healandforgive said...


My thanks to all of YOU!


Marj aka Thriver said...

Whoa, I got a little choked up with what you wrote there, Nancy. Thank you so much. It means a lot coming from you.

healandforgive said...


Thank you, for all you do!


Tamara (TC) said...


You don't know how much this means. You were the first person I found when I entered this community. Your openness and willingness to help me begin my blog amazed me. It gave me the strength to start down a road that has made my healing possible in ways that therapy never could.

Thank You and Hugs,

healandforgive said...


You're welcome and Thank you!

I am constantly amazed by you!