Every Heart Beats as One


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 

Are Mandatory” 

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

21 thoughts on “Every Heart Beats as One

  1. Pingback: Unity and Relationship | Embracing Forever

  2. Oh, this is exactly the kind of awards that are so meaningful to those in the community!

    You and I discussed all back during my little “Free Fantabulous Award’ stint – 🙂

    Even though you’ve already gotten ‘gifted’ the sacred drum, know that I think you should display it twice, cuz I’d nominate you too!

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    1. Yes there is something special about awards made and given with heart. I still have your awards prominently displayed at the 111 Global Party ( which never stops) and on my Awards page. While most folks I know don’t do awards anymore, I enjoy connecting folks and learning new things about bloggers ( via the Q and A requirements).

      Thanks for the nod 😉

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      1. As with most things that started off with pureness of intent and spirit (sharing our found treasures with others, giving a shout-out to those in our community that have made such a difference for us)

        the system was polluted by those with different takes on the matter –

        I took one stab at an early release deal for my bloggy friends, after following the advice touted in several ‘marketing’ advice books and we both know how that turned out! 🙂

        Never again – here, I connect and share – If I want to sell something, I’ll build a durn website for it, so folks now what they’re getting into! LOL –

        Only time will tell if I’m right about the long-term benefits or not – but you know me – I’m always happy to experiment with my own life – 🙂

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  3. A beautiful honour you have gifted me to share my Drumbeat award on May 1st especially.. 🙂 a double gift on my special day.. 🙂 I congratulate all whom receives this award ..

    Many thanks again Linda.. special hugs your way.. I had a fabulous day yesterday.. 🙂
    Love and Blessings and I hope you are feeling much brighter..
    Love Sue xxx ❤

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  4. I also wanted to tell you how much I love the tulips in your current header image. I’m commenting from my phone..been a busy buzzing bee. I saw your post pop up in my reader. Have a beautiful rest of the day… one beat…

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    1. Hi Mike, this is a post where I pass on an award that I was nominated for receiving. I do not use my phone for blogging, but figure that many or most people do. i would need better eyesight ( hehe) to blog this way and a much better phone!


  5. I think more people will be interested in an award with no to-do list; it was the hours and hours it took to fulfill all the requirements that made me stop accepting and I know a few others who’ve said the same.

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    1. You are singing to the choir. It does get real tedious, but I have yet to turn anyone down. I just adjust the requirements to my liking.

      BTW, you are my first nominee, Congrats on this no to-do list award! You have a big heart and I appreciate you more every day 🙂 love, Linda

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