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It’s Raining Awards! :)

So I had heard somewhere that when God gives, he gives in abundance! And true enough I have more awards in my basket now, thanks to Cezane of https://psychedelicbay.wordpress.com , Brooke of https://theutopiauniverse.com and of course dear Marie of https://thebusinessofblooming.com nominating me again โค And I do not want to bore the readers but of course want to participate in the rules and challenges of the award, so decided to combine the award posts in a singular one ๐Ÿ™‚ So Cezane and Brooke nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and Marie for a One Lovely Blog Award.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award

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1. Answer the eleven questions from the blogger who nominated you.
2. Nominate eleven wonderful bloggers and write eleven questions for them to answer.

So speaking about Sunshine Blogger Award, I have questions of Cezane and Brooke to answer ๐Ÿ˜€ I am not sure if my answers would be as brilliant as theirs but here goes my honest attempt at the questions posed ๐Ÿ™‚

Cezaneโ€™s questions.
1. If there is one thing you could change about the world, what would it be?

Oh, boy that is a toughie! I know I am all for magic and superheroism but changing the world on one thing, hmm. I will say if I had my way I will vanquish hatred from the minds of every single person in this world. Like with a magic wand I can go โ€œLet there be love all over in this worldโ€. Wars, prejudices and even murders would cease and all the extra time gained will be spent in peace and celebrating love.
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2. Which post in your blog so far would you say is the best of your offerings according to you?

I think this post https://gameplanhappilyeverafter.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/why-you-should-never-compare-your-relationships-to-others/ is the best I have done till now. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. What motivates you to write?

You can find a full post on that here- ๐Ÿ˜€ https://gameplanhappilyeverafter.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/ah-the-first-time/

But if you like it short and sweet, well writing down has always helped me to express my thoughts freely and the idea that these musings can bring some positivity and happiness to the readers motivates me a lot. I am all for spreading some cheer and a huge fan of happily ever afters in every walk of life like my blog name suggests. And when my readers say that my writings make them smile, it inspires me a lot and keeps me on track.

โ€œAnd to add on, since none of us know how long we are going to be a part of this crazy perfect life, till the time I get to hang around, I may as well make as much noise as I can rather than being a silent spectator.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Quoted by me myself in the above post ๐Ÿ˜›

4. Cats or Dogs?

It is so funny that how I am scared of dogs, if you give me a choice between cats or dogs, I would go with dogs ๐Ÿ™‚ ( I know, I know. A large population out there are in love with their dogs but as much as I appreciate and adore the loyalty of these wonderful species just to name one trait, I am scared of them too. I am so sorry doggie-lovers ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

5. Can Money buy Happiness?

That is a funny question ๐Ÿ˜€ I am reminded of the saying โ€œWhoever said money cannot buy happiness simply did not know where to go shopping.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜€ But on a serious note no. I think happiness is much much above the materialistic aspects of money. I think the term โ€œrichโ€ is a very ambiguous term. I maybe a millionaire making me rich in โ€œmoneyโ€, but I might be envious of those who just have a roof above their head and who get 8 hours of peaceful sleep. (FYI: I am nowhere close to a millionaire and if I were I would have embarked on a world tour seriously. Also thankfully I can sleep as much as I want to unless someone drags me out of the bed :D)
I think it all depends on what you want in life. For me happiness is something which cannot be solely achieved by money but I will not say money is not needed at all to be happy of course!

6. What is the best memory you have of your life?

Cezane, boy, you could have just asked me what is my fav ice-cream flavour ๐Ÿ˜› This one is so tough ๐Ÿ˜€ I simply cannot pick one! Well, a lot of my best memories in life are dependent on this one so I will go with this! It was the day when my family agreed for the marriage to Vishnu ๐Ÿ™‚ India is a country where marriages are still โ€œarrangedโ€. The family finds the spouse for their kids. It is not exactly forced. If you do not like a match proposed by your family, you can tell them but finding a guy/girl on your own is hugely frowned upon and its a huge challenge in convincing your family for the partner of your choice. Some courageous ones walk out of the family but I was attached both to my family and Vishnu and I could not leave them both. The memory of my parents agreeing to our marriage (though after a lot of convincing and coaxing) is one of the best memories in my life.

7. What is your Dream?

My dreams are countless! Well one of them continuing right from my childhood is to live in the wizarding world conjured by J.K.Rowling ๐Ÿ˜€ Ohh to get an owl that I have been admitted to Hogwarts and to do all the swish and flick and to have butter-beer all day along, that would be heaven indeed. A small change to my childhood dream is that now I want my hubby also along with me while flying across the Hogwarts castle on Firebolt ๐Ÿ˜‰

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8. Favorite Dish?

This is easy ๐Ÿ˜€ It is an Indian specialty called Butter Chicken ๐Ÿ˜€ Yummm! Or is it Chilli Gobi? Ahh, both of them. I cannot decide :/

9. What would you say is the drive towards success?

I am still learning from life, and what I know so far is that it is oneโ€™s passion which drives towards true success. There is only a limit to which you will be driven for money, fame etc. Without the spark of passion, the fuel for success is bound to run out soon.

10. What are your favorite books/movies?

There are LOTS! Songs of Ice and Fire(GoT), Harry Potter, Most of Nicholas Sparks books, Enid Blyton books are a few. ๐Ÿ˜€

11. Three wishes, what are your wishes?

Umm, dedicating the wishes to the wanderlust in me and my guy.
1.To go to Europe once again โค
2.To go on a hot air balloon.
3.To go to Disneyworld in Orlando!

Brooke’s questions.

1. How do you spend your spare time?

Movies, visiting new places, reading, going on a drive and of course blogging.

2. Do you enjoy the beach or the mountains?

Ah, I have always been a beach-bum but whenever we escape to the mountains I lose my heart there, only to realize that I belong to the beaches when we hit the waters later!

3. Do you enjoy the occasional Agatha Christie novel?

Oops, I was more of a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew person than Agatha Christie at those times :\ But I have heard the books are awesome. Sometime later maybe ๐Ÿ™‚

4. What is your present goal?

Goal? Umm, no specific goals as such ๐Ÿ™‚ Just trying to live my life by the motto I strongly believe in- Live Every Moment. Laugh Every Day. Love Without Limits

5. Do you enjoy a good restaurant?

Oh yes of course I do!

6. Are you working in the field of your passion?

My visa status does not allow me to work currently in the US! Otherwise I would have been working in the field of my passion for sure.

7. Are you a morning or evening person?

Evening person, no doubts on that ๐Ÿ˜€

8. Do you enjoy your own company?

Ooh yes indeed ๐Ÿ˜€ I am one of my favourite persons ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›

9. What makes you instantly happy?

Heehee. No brainer. Shopping or Planning a new trip with my guy ๐Ÿ˜€

10. Where did you spend your last holiday?

In Universal Studios Orlando โค

11. Do you keep a working diary?

I do not keep any diary ๐Ÿ™‚

And the nominees (in no particular order) for the Sunshine Blogger Award from my end are:

https://akinderway.com/

https://ladieswholunchreviews.wordpress.com/

https://onceuponahotflash.com/

https://aloadabobbins.wordpress.com/

https://vanessence.wordpress.com/

https://thisitalianfamily.wordpress.com

https://thebusinessofblooming.com/

https://therosequartz.com/

https://lifeofanelpasowoman.com/

https://majatraveling.wordpress.com/

https://thedaddyblitz.wordpress.com/

And now I have to prepare 11 questions for my nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award and here it goes ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Favorite vacation place (which you have been/ in bucket list)
2. Top of your wish list currently? (can be anything)
3. A person/memory/possession you are proud of the most in your life.
4. Three qualities that define you (you can list more if you want)
5. One weird fact about yourself ๐Ÿ˜€ It MUST be weird ๐Ÿ˜‰
6. What can rebound you from sadness? That makes you feel better on a bad day.
7. Would you change anything about you? If so what trait?
8. What is the one thing that turns you off totally?
9. When do you usually write? Like do you have any specific time daily for writing?
10. What posts do you wish to see more in blogosphere?
11. All time favorite movie? (more than one is also fine. I understand :D)

Rules for One Lovely Blog Award

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1. Thank the person that nominated youย and give a link to their blog
2. List the rules.
3. Display the award on your post of the award.
4. List seven facts about yourself.
5. Nominate (up to)ย 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their postsย to let them know you have nominated them.

I guess I have already covered 7 more random facts on me here, leaving me just to nominate the bloggers for One Lovely Blog Award. And these are my nominees for that award(in no specific order).

https://ladieswholunchreviews.wordpress.com/

https://outanabout.com/

https://onceuponahotflash.com/

https://akinderway.com/

https://aloadabobbins.wordpress.com/

https://vanessence.wordpress.com/

https://ayushijoshi13.wordpress.com/

https://memyselfandeverythingelseblog.wordpress.com/

https://tenways10.wordpress.com/

https://majatraveling.wordpress.com/

https://unmeasuredjourneys.com/

https://jackie-jennings.com/

https://the1itinerary.com/

https://catchmeifyoucanbyrachael.wordpress.com/

Please note that it is not a must to accept this award, but this is fun since more bloggers get some recognition and your readers also come to know you a bit more better. Let us spread a little more of happiness and love in this wonderful blogosphere when time permits us โค ย 

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65 thoughts on “It’s Raining Awards! :)

  1. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I know it is time consuming, you have done a great job, I wish you much happiness and more awards, loved your answers and questions keep up the great work, Have a great weekend
    Brooke

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  2. Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, now there’s a throwback! I used to love those books! Thanks so much for the nominations – I don’t usually partake in the awards now but I am thinking of doing a Q&A post sometime soon, so I’ll store up the questions for that. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I was astonished and very happy to see these Award posts you have posted.
    Normally I have seen many do not respond to the awards given to them, some are Award free sign Boards, some do not even thank for having nominated. As I have also given and written Award Posts. Actually I came from Deb’s blog to see this.
    Congratulations!
    Fond Regards,
    Shiva

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    1. Welcome to my small space in the world of blogs Shiva ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad that I could make a new visitor happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I have seen the award free blogs too, but thankfully till now I have not met anyone who do not even thank the nominator ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Anyways what we are doing is just a small token of appreciation for their blog from our side so it is fine with me whether they accept it or not ๐Ÿ™‚ After all , everyone is pressed for time! Thanks again for dropping by and your lovely feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I think “sunshine blog” describes your blog perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ Your answer to the question “Can Money buy Happiness?” reminds me of a funny quote I read somewhere… “Money doesn’t solve problems but it would solve my money problem” Hahah ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Haha thank youuu Kathy โค Such a huge blogging pro like you dropping by my little space means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been to Orlando once to the Universal Studios and the three days I spent there, I practically lived on butterbeer ๐Ÿ˜€ If we are going to Disneyworld by any chance I will sure try to stop by Universal for one more sip of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ If only they served it in restaurants like a common drink! Sigh :\

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  5. Oh my goodness, your best memory… LOVE that! Have you written more about that somewhere? You have me in tears! So beautiful that your family agreed to a match with the man you loved! AH, it’s like a movie!

    Thank you so much for nominating me for this! You are so sweet! I’m going to answer your questions here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Either the Cinque Terrre (Italy) or Rome (Italy)! Really just Italy in general. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    2. World peace. Always World peace.
    3. My husband is absolutely the best man I know. Life has thrown some tough things our way recently and I’m just constantly amazed by him. He’s awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚
    4. Joyful, Creative, Organized
    5. I ate ketchup on EVERYTHING when I was a kid (including ice cream one time)
    6. Prayer and music
    7. No way.
    8. Rudeness
    9. I write in my prayer journal in the mornings, but as for blogging I do that whenever I find time. Usually in the morning or early afternoon.
    10. I love honest blog posts. Whether it’s sharing a favorite food or product, or talking about a rough day, or talking about the best day… I just love honest posts.
    11. Oh man, there is no way I could even pick a favorite dozen, ha! The first one that came to mind was Pride & Prejudice so we’ll go with that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Heyaa Rach. LOVED your answers ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously if we were somewhere close I would have loved to hang out with you. โค And am so happy that most of my lovely friends say they don want to change anything about them. Its awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ And yeah I understand about Italy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehe. I have been to only Venice,Florence,Rome and Pisa in Italy but that was enough to put that destination in my list of places to visit again ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thanks for your wonderful words about my memory ๐Ÿ™‚ I could seriously write even a book on it but I have not yet ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe some day I will,atleast a blog post. A short version on how we met and the following events, we have given it in our wedding website here- http://www.vishnuplusmeenakshi.in/OurStory.html
      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for your answers and connecting to my most fav memory ๐Ÿ™‚ Means a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hi Meenakshi, i have been away for quite a while elsewhere and i am finding my way back and i will be fully available here soon with time being friendly to me once again. I enjoyed reading your answers but they end up giving me more questions that i wish to ask just out of curiosity. You enjoy your own company, do you ever talk to yourself as well? ๐Ÿ˜€ If so how often. And time has come to ask you this, just how many times have you watched Harry Potter and where do you think you belong… Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryfindor…. and whats the last house again??? – Cezane ๐Ÿ˜€
    Congratulations once again. Raining awards.. i am so happy for you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Heehee. I do talk to myself but not very often. Mostly it will be while shopping when I am torn between two dresses wondering which to take I actually start talking to myself ๐Ÿ˜ and to answer you other questions.How many times have I watched HP? LoL. Countless would be the answer Cezane. All of the movies I have seen in theatre plus have a copy in my laptop plus whenever they air on tv I watch it ๐Ÿ˜ So I really have not counted it. And of course I belong to would want to in Gryffindorrrr. I don have the intelligence to be in Ravenclaw which is the other house you were asking, I am not sly and cunning to be in Slytherin and Hufflepuff is like where the rest go ! I don fear snakes(hope spiders can be exempted for bravery conditions ๐Ÿ˜), I have known to be quite chivalrous and I would be loyal to death to my loved ones so I guess I would belong to Gryffindor โค๏ธ

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      1. Now i know how to trigger you to endlessly talk, this was more like an experiment ๐Ÿ˜€ I think i will enjoy being on your comment section from now on. To make you write another mini post to the main post, all i have to do is say the word… “Harry Potter” ๐Ÿ˜€ ,Kiddin Bud. and i couldn’t agree more we do find enormous amounts of motivations through likes and comments from fellow friends, the feeling is mutual between us. Thanks Bud! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚ – Cezane

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  7. This wasn’t boring at all! As someone who is new to your blog, this was a fun way to get to know who you are and what your blog is about.

    You seem so fun and sweet and I love that you are using your space on the internet to make people smile and feel good! What a positive way to leave your mark on the world! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    I’m excited to be a new follower!

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      1. We want to see lots of pics!!
        Donยดt forget wine and cheese for the trip, haha ๐Ÿ˜€
        Iยดm glad weยดve met, youยดre welcome ๐Ÿ™‚
        Big hug, David ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Congratulations dear Minaxi! So very well-deserved! Wow! You rebelled against arrange marriage. Yayy you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I gotta laugh at this: ” Whoever said money cannot buy happiness simply did not know where to go shopping”
    I’ll be sending you one of my cats for some cuddly experience. ;p and may all your 3 wishes come true! x.

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