Awards Galore: Inner Peace, angels award, Sisterhood, WordPress Family and More

inner-peace-award doncharimsa-org-inner-peace-awardAwards are a wonderful happening. Not only do they showcase those sites that give so much to you of themselves, they also are a great teacher. I have learnt a lot of the technical arts as a result of preparing these award posts eg the image widget. This time I have learnt how to link within a post. Boy does this make the otherwise time consuming award post so much quicker to construct. I knew there had to be an easier way and you’ll see me linking all over the place now.

The Inner Peace Award: Thank you again to Don Charisma for nominating me for both the Inner Peace and The Angel Award. Drop by and visit Don Charisma as he has a great site full of helpful blogging hints, great photos and more.

Conditions For Accepting The Award

The only “rule” for the inner peace award is that you write a short piece on why you are accepting it. I would suggest that you forward on to other bloggers who you think would like it, 3-10 up to you:) You can choose whichever badge design you like.

Why I’m accepting the Inner Peace award: I believe we would all like inner peace, to be able to go about our daily tasks feeling good and happy inside. We all have issues that have caused us angst but to move on in life and be happy we have to deal with those issues and develop an inner peace. I believe that I have done this and am happy with where I am in my head. Of course there are days when things don’t go quite right and for those days I will enjoy opening up my site and seeing the inner peace badge will remind me to chill out and go with the flow.

doncharisma-org-award-angel_edited-1 doncharisma-org-angel-award-660x660The Angel Award – Thanks Don Charisma

If you’ve been awarded you may choose either badge.

There are no rules for your acceptance post, apart from that you do one !


Jenni from Unload and Unwind  has nominated me for the following four awards. The sisterhood of world bloggers, The WordPress Family, the Premier Dardos Award and the Wonderful Team Membership Readership Award. Thank you Jenni. If you don’t know Jenni pop over to Unload and Unwind and have your thoughts tested by her Enjoy a Rant posts. These are always thought-provoking and she deals with a variety of current affairs and human issues that are often not mentioned at all. Her pieces are always good to read. To recover from a week of dealing with subjects that are sometimes sobering she devotes her weekends to hosting a weekend funny challenge and there is nothing that most of like better than a good laugh.

The Awards

award-sisterhood-of-world-bloggersSisterhood of World Bloggers


My fourteen nominations for this award (and good news nominees, only a few strings attached – just accept, thank, nominate and inform another fourteen.

The WordPress Family: This award was created by Shaun Gibson  because as he says  “This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the Word Press Family has taken me in and showed me love and a caring side only Word Press can.


The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before.

This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award. Thank you”—Shaun Gibson.



I think that we have all felt part of the World Press Family. I know when I write something that indicates that I am or have been hurting there will suddenly be these cyber arms reaching out to offer hugs and support. I know when I write something funny that the world press family (or at least those that I have met already and I have a long way to go) laugh along with me. WordPress is certainly a big wonderful family and thank you Shaun for creating this to celebrate it.

premio-dardos-a-cuaderno-en-piel-dr-lauzurica-dermatc3b3logo-www-lauzurica-wordpress-comThe Premio Dardos is an honour for bloggers who transmit core human values through their post, pictures and other work. Indeed, this is a very special award because it recognizes personal, ethical, cultural and literary values ​​transmitted through writing and I am greatly honoured to be given this award.

It was created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers world wide, putting out a hand of friendship with affection and gratitude for blogs which add value to the web.

The Rules

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another ten blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

wonderful-readership-award2The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award was awarded to me by Jenni and also just as this post went to air by Irene by Design. Irene has a great blog about her passion of creating jewellery and her jewellery is truly beautiful. She also blogs about personal development and these posts are also worth taking a look at. Thanks Irene

The creator of this award said: “As bloggers, we are also readers. That is a part of blogging as listening is a part of speaking.”

I agree with him. When you think about it, we as bloggers read other blogs, books, poems, all sorts of writings. If we didn’t love to read, we wouldn’t love to write!

This award is to honour readers we particularly appreciate for without you there would be little point in blogging. You are all truly appreciated. If only I could award this to everyone but although the rules CAN BE ADDED TO/AMENDED if deemed appropriate I will stick to the fourteen reader rule; let’s be creative, and let’s grow & improve, but let’s also keep to the spirit of the award.

The Rules

1. The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar

2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc.

3. The Nominee shall name his or her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during the 7 day (1 week) period.

4. The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.

5. The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…”

Reader comes from the Old English redere meaning to dream interpreter. What better way to describe a reader. A Great Reader therefore is one who reads often, reads deeply, gets lost in other worlds and interprets dreams.

My nominees for all awards:

Noelle Granger

Sherri Matthews


irene by design


Glynis Jolly

Ritva’s Art



Milford Street

The additional four for The Sisterhood of World Bloggers and The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.


Leanne Cole Photography

oreanna 65

Tena Car

The Premier Darvos

Don Charisma

The WordPress Family

M-R    I don’t know of anyone else (except perhaps the Don and Half Eaten Mind and a few others) that travel the bloggosphere world and always has some words for us all and makes a huge effort to get us all together. M-R I know you don’t accept awards but I thought I would let you know how much you deserve this one.


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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36 Responses to Awards Galore: Inner Peace, angels award, Sisterhood, WordPress Family and More

  1. Congratulations Irene, you deserve one and each of them. I did nominate you for one yesterday too, maybe you didn´t see this one yet 🙂


  2. Congratulations–well deserved.


  3. Uncle Spike says:

    Go Ms Irene! 😀


  4. Sherri says:

    Wow! Congratulations are in order once more Irene, so richly deserved, and The Premio Dardos is one I’ve never heard of! Nor the Angel Award…you certainly fulfill all the criteria for these amazing awards, as well as all the others! Thank you so much for once again thinking of me…you are so very kind my dear friend… I’m so glad we ‘met’ here…love & hugs :-)xx


  5. Wow! Congratulations on winning these awards. I’m passing through on the AtoZ road trip and doubt I came here during the challenge. Michelle @


  6. bkpyett says:

    Irene, Congratulations and my best wishes for these well deserved awards!
    Thank you for your nominations, I shall try to work out how to accept them appropriately!! Cheers, Barbara xx


  7. Don Charisma says:

    Congrats and thank you Irene 😀


  8. M-R says:

    Well, Irene … I agree with everyone else who is saying how much you deserve to be awarded – for you do ! And I congratulate you very sincerely, my dear ! 🙂
    (But I’m fairly taken aback at your mentioning in the Award you would like to give me someone who called me ‘a troll’ on his site – not once, but twice. This behaviour was so far beyond WordPress norms as to make me wonder if there was an element of imbalance. Or maybe just Jekyll & Hide. A person who so resents being disagreed with as to insult in that manner … yes, I think the latter supposition must be correct.)
    Your sentiments are deeply appreciated, believe me. You’re A Good Woman; and even though you live in a beautiful, beautiful place, I can forgive you for it. [grin] I send a hug of gratitude !


  9. A big massive congrats to you Irene. This is truly a healthy bounty of awards of which you deserve each and every one,



  10. bkpyett says:

    Dear Irene,
    You might like to check out my post today explaining why I rejected your kind offer of awards.
    Best wishes, Barbara


  11. Leanne Cole says:

    Congratulations on all your awards and thank you so much for nominating me Irene. I don’t do awards, but I have added a link to you on my awards page.


  12. Irene, I am slow. It has taken me a week to find time to work on the text for these awards. Please don’t feel that they were unappreciated, because they definitely are! I had a busy time this week marketing my book. You are very kind to nominate me!


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  14. Congratulations for your award Irene…lovely thoughts!!!


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