I want everyone to humor me and keep reading. Listen carefully as the drum circle commences. So many of my fellow bloggers have decided to be no – award zones. I really do understand. But here is the thing: I like to grow community and one way to do that is to introduce people to more people. This works really well, by the way.
How do I know it works? Well, the last time a well established blogger reblogged one of my posts, my stats were off the charts and I inherited many new followers. I also have noticed that many of my long time readers have went on to follow many of my award nominees. It is so heart warming to see new connections forged.
Thank you dearest Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary for gifting me with your custom-made Drum Beat Award. This award reminds me of the sacred drum circle, where each and every beat is synchronized with the heart, which becomes Earth when you move the h to the end! This comes with zero rules, other than to pass it on to those who share these values:
“Within their posts whether if be through Poem or Word
Caring for others is a must for this Award
Be it through laughter or Humour
Photograph or Story, Love and Compassion
Here is the process: I will display the award on my award page and ask all those who accept to display the award wherever they choose.
In addition I will be shortly announcing my initial list of nominees. Eventually more will be added to the list. Please check these blogs out whether they accept the award or not. Know that these individuals have given some of their unique spark to the collective flame. I will also inform folks that they are on the list. I do not mind being a nudge if it is for the greater good. I have been called much worse I can assure you!
Scroll down below for the first group of drummers. Can you hear the soulful rhythms and powerful stirrings begin to build? All five have huge hearts that combine ideas with action. Life here is simply elevated because they are part of the human experience.
While many of us follow the beat of a different drum, the cacophony is only superficial. In the larger scheme of things, we all produce harmonizing vibrations that ultimately beat as one.
header image courtesy of By Аркадий Зарубин (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons