Accepting the Liebster! Drumroll please! Congrats to the nominees!


It’s been a couple of weeks since I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Ariffa Bevins who has a wonderful blog rightly named Hope, Honor and Happiness. Arrifa is the author of Kingdom of the Sun. Thank you Arrifa. This nomination is an honor coming from you. I apologize for the delay in my formal follow-through. I hope I do the award justice. Thanks Again!

Liebster Award Acceptance Guidelines: 1. You must link back the person who nominated you. 2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the person who nominated you.3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers.4. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer. 5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees. β€œ

Arrifa’s Questions for Me: ( Whew, you’re going make me work for the award, are you? Smiles )

1) Why did you feel the need to start a blog?

Short Answer … All But Homeless was created out of genuine need. However, I have been journaling for many years, and have filled box up upon box, house upon house with my ramblings. At first, blogging, offered a ‘safe’, effective medium for self-expression. It was only later that I discovered that I may just have something interesting to say! πŸ˜‰

2) Sunsets or Sunrises? Sunrises

3) What is the last good movie that you have seen? The World’s Oldest Indian with Anthony Hopkins

4) How would you describe compassion?

Awareness of ones suffering and a desire not only to empathize but to act on it if it is within the realm of possibility.

5) What is your favorite animal and why?

This is hard, as I am a humaniac by nature but I do seem to relate well with cats (I think) because of the similarities of our respective personalities.

6) What is your favorite movie quote?

Well… I love quotes and there are many but the following comes to mind again and again when I am dealing with someone (particularly, someone near and dear to me) who I perceive to be acting out in a self- destructive manner. I may not VOICE it but I damned sure think it. 😦 My ex happened to be one of those.

” It’s so easy for you to die dramatically! It’s a hell of a lot tougher for those of us who have to keep on trying!’ ( Jean played by Deloris Taylor, Billy Jack, 1971)

7) What is your ideal vacation?

A long weekend at the Beach.

8) What was your childhood dream?

To be a published author.

9) If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

I’d love to be a genie because how awesome it would be to go around granting heartfelt wishes.

10) Do you enjoying dancing, even if you think you don’t know how? Absolutely! Cha Cha Cha!


My Nominations : ( Please note, this is truly the most challenging part . By all accounts, the Liebster is one of those awards, meant to feature newer or newish blogging talent???? There are many awesome blogs ( and talented bloggers out there, so many relatively new or those with less followers than they deserve. Some don’t list the number of followers though. With that said, I will do my best to make qualifying choices. πŸ™‚

1) My Life Experiences by Melissa

2) Bitter Sweet to the Point

3) Once Upon A Time

4) Musings of a Random Mind

5) Gaijen Life

6) Dr. L’s Beyond this Classroom

7) Human Understanding Group

8) Things U Find Unfair and Unjust

9) Insight -Seeing from Within

10) Eat Pray Live

Questions for my Nominees

1 – What is your pet peeve?

2 – Who is your favorite author ?

3 – Favorite place on earth, having been there?

4 – What is your favorite past time?

5 – In your mind, What is your greatest accomplishment in life?

6 – Concerning your Life … Rewind, Play or Fast-forward?

7- Are you comfortable in your own skin?

8 – Indoors or Out?

9 – React or Respond?

10 – Who was the one person in life, who has inspired you the most and why?( This can be a teacher, family member , friend or celebrity )

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