Awards – The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I want to thank Richard A. Cross from Energize your thoughts ( http://richardacross.com/ ) for nominating for me the Dragon Loyalty Award.

Richard does a great job of keeping us away from self-contempt and on the push with a smile 🙂

However, for this award there are some rules to be followed.

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website. 

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  1. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award. 
  2. Present 15 or so awards to deserving bloggers
  3. Send the nominees a comment to let them know of thier nomination.
  4. Post seven interesting things about yourself

Seven Interesting Things About Me:

1. I make it a point to smile at every small miracle I come across every day. Sometimes I even make it!

2. One of my favourite moments: when people forget they are talking to somebody and simply get carried away with a topic they are passionate about…that spark in their eyes!

3. For years I said I’d never get a blog nor a twitter, because I didn’t think I’d have anything to lecture the world about (still don’t think so…but maybe I can share 🙂 )

4. I got tired of waiting for the perfect moment for MANY things and just decided to get going…and have learned to enjoy the ride

5. By age 33, I’ve lived in 20+ houses

6. Burnt wood is my favourite smell

7. The sea is my favourite colour (with its changes and all).

Thanks to all who have visited my blog. I appreciate you all!

Now for the nominees for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

  1. http://pollockoflight.wordpress.com/ – stunning pics
  2. http://alterthecourse.com – humor
  3. http://totallyinspiredpc.wordpress.com/ – inspirational
  4. http://giftfromtheheartshareandcare.wordpress.com/ – caring and sharing
  5. http://kindnessblog.com/ – touching stories
  6. http://traveltipsandpictures.wordpress.com/ – pictures and travel guides
  7. http://thisdaythissong.wordpress.com/ – discovering a song every day
  8. http://thebettermanprojects.com/ – the process of becoming a better man
  9. http://bookhubinc.wordpress.com/ – future movers and shakers
  10. http://ivebecomemyparents.com/ – identification with your parents
  11. http://arthiker.wordpress.com/ – healing with art
  12. http://wildersoul.wordpress.com/ – drawings and shapes to colour
  13. http://craigkimbrough1.wordpress.com/ – meditation and positive thinking
  14. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ – WordPress blogging tips tools & tutorials
  15. http://dhammafootsteps.wordpress.com/ – Reflections from a Buddhist

Remember the rules and also remember to visit Richard!

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Sharing water

Since the last post was about finding a house it makes sense that this one is about neighbours.

Nowadays, most of us don’t spend that much time at home: between work, activities and trying to have a social life, its easy to simply have a place to sleep monday to friday so to say.

That being said, having a good neighbour is a treasure.

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Not because you’re going to need anything specific from him/her but because having a healthy community is something positive, which we all enjoy and keeps the growth spiral going up and up and up!

Social media is fine…but lets face it: nothing beats the real stuff.

When I moved into the new house, I made a point of introducing myself to the most direct neighbours. Most of us had just moved to the block (it seemed like there had been a regeneration of kind) and were basically finding our way around.

But there was a particular person who I had a bad start with.

Doing some DIY at home, I was missing a tool and thought to go and ask a for it…only to find this particular neighbout coming across as quite harsh and dismissive saying he couldn’t help. Fine…his problem, I guess!

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Some days went by and somebody rings at my door: the “harsh” neighbour had plumbing problems and was asking for a bucket of water.

Why why why…look who’s here…right?

Wrong!

I didn’t even think about that situation and of course helped him out…actually invited him to a tea, we sat and chatted and it happened we had a lot of things in common (he is a Reiki therapist and I’ve been learning many techniques for some time).

And here is where the attitude and positive thinking became powerfull: I told him that when I asked him for a tool, he came across as harsh when I asked him for help.

His answer was surprising: he hadn’t even realized I had asked him for help! He was busy with his own DIY and having problems with his stuff.

Thats it…did you just see what happened? By sharing my thoughts (feelings, emotions, call it what you like) without fear I stop focusing on what I need…and simply share.

With that attitude, the other person doesn’t feel confronted…so its easier that they share THEIR thoughts!

Sounds stupid simple…I know.

But stop and think: how many times has it happened that since YOU’RE right and YOUR feelings are hurt…the other person has to know what YOU feel and how HE was WRONG…

Sound familiar?

Now you have a new tool to use the next time you don’t know how to handle a situation: listen, try to understand what the other person is feeling and find a common ground where nobody is particularly right and the only goal is to share.

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