AWARDS and Now Award Free Blog

I have been getting so many awards of late, I just am not able to reciprocate the way I would LOVE to. So, instead, I will list the awards here and who gave them to me. That way, anyone can view this page and know what wonderful blogger friends I have.

I am truly honored that some glorious people truly think Petals Unfolding is deserving of awards. I am moved to tears. And I am so grateful. So very grateful. Without any of you, this Dream of mine would not be happening.

Bless ALL of you for BEing here at Petals Unfolding. This is my Dream, this is my Creation, and this is my Way of touching Hearts with Love, Compassion, Humor, Peace, Truth, and Honor.

I Love you so much. You have enriched my Life beyond what I can put into words. You are SO amazing!

Just know that my reward is through you being here, enjoying my work, and being a part of my life. That is reward enough for me. Before you came into my life, I experienced such loneliness of spirit, but now, because of you, I am rich beyond measure. Thank you so much!



I received the Most Influential Blogger Award from Tonya, who can be found at Lost in Expressions…..Her to inspire & be inspired….thru creativity, spirituality and all of life’s blessings…..Namaste. Tonya’s blog is:


I received the Sunshine Award from Morgan at booknvolume …… For the Love of Words, Laughter, Inspiration (and the odd sexy split infinitive.) Morgan can be found at:


I received two other awards from Tonya. (Please see above at Most Influential Blogger) for Tonya’s stats. The two awards are:  Beautiful Blogger Award and Very Inspiring Blogger Award.



Another Award I received is the Blog of 2013 The Year Award from Morris at Paws for Thought. His blog can be found at:


I received Family and Friends Award from Roxy & Tigerlino’s Blog called Purrfect Kitties found at


I received the Sunshine Award twice, once from Morris The Cat, Paws For Thought at:

and the second time from Migotka, In My Hands at:

I received the Inner Peace Award from Morris The Cat, Paws for Thought at:


I received the WordPress Family Award


from Shrimp, a way Kool Kat, who can be found at:

The Most Influential Blogger Award

A Day Late but Thankful…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Liebster Award

The “Why Blog?” Party

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger award

Article #4: Giving and Receiving – Inspiring Blogger Award


Sunshine Blogging Award Challenge


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  by Gwenice Gwee


From Emma. Thank you, my friend.


From my dear friend, Darrel, who designed this gorgeous LOGO.  Thank you!

Given to me by Kemdirim Okezie on 11-25-15.
Nominated by Daniela Apostol.  Thank you!!

Nominated by Brenda.  Thank you!!
Nominated by Sparklingpoems. Thank you!!!

The Mystery Blogger Award

From Erika


Blogger Recognition Award

From Ipuna


One Lovely Blog Award

From LeeAnn


Liester Award from Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie


66 thoughts on “AWARDS and Now Award Free Blog

    1. Philip, truth be told, you just caught me shedding a tear or two. I’ve had changes this year and in those changes, “new” has been found. But not without a cost.

      Thank you for your encouragement. I needed it today. I always get sad around this time of year, (truth again) because no longer are family and friends around. L O N G story. Too long to be told. I try to make others’ hearts happy instead. Which makes me happy.

      I hope you get this reply. I hope you checked the reply button.

      Love and JOY to you, Philip! May you and your family have a JOYous Holiday!

      Love, Amy


  1. I did get the reply Amy! So glad that a simple act of encouragement has been beneficial at ‘just the right moment.’ Isn’t it amazing how that kind of thing happens.

    To have received so many awards is surely a sign that you are sharing something special from within you. Much love, Philip 🙂


    1. Bless you, Philip! Petals Unfolding is keeping me so busy, I no longer am able to be at the Pond. I miss the friendship and the bonds that I had. That is the double edged sword I was speaking of.

      At times we must let go of things in order to make room for the new. I am glad you are able to fit the Pond in, in your life.

      Yes, Philip, seems my “light” is touching the world, as I had Intended. My followers are growing steadily and spirit keeps whispering words to me to pass along.

      Again Bless you, Philip, for I find myself in the encouraging seat. To be honest, my head is swimming with all these awards, and in fact, I received another one today. That is why I came back on here to write a beautiful post to thank the person who gave it to me. I am humbled beyond words, so grateful that GOD is using me in ways I never thought of.

      This is why I follow my Heart. My Heart knows more then I do. Thank you for “seeing” what I am doing here. I wish you all the best in what you do as well. Perhaps one day we shall meet.

      Love and much JOY, Amy


  2. The heart indeed works in mysterious ways at times doesn’t it! Though always wise to follow it.

    I know you value the Pond so much and have put so much into it! It seems like it has helped you in ‘discovering’ this current calling.

    I know it would be easy in one way for me to spend more time there but then I would not be following my calling with Spheres Of Light so striking a balance has been important for me too in the last few months. I feel and observe this has happened to quite a few.

    So, for me, you are absolutely following what you feel called to be/do/share and that is more than enough. It will bring you much joy I feel in magical ways… as it is already doing!

    Much love, joy and light be with you and your heart’s expression. Philip 🙂


  3. Hello Amy.
    Hey Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the support. I just love the look of your blog with the Beautiful Rose Photo’s. I really enjoy my time reading your posts. I like your style of writing 🙂
    As I’m an author and writer too, I think I’m going to do the same with Blog Awards as you have. My time is precious these days as I finish my next two books. It’s a lovely honor, but like you, I can not keep up with giving my Readers & Sweet friends the justice they deserve to honor and share the awards with others, so great idea!

    Hope you have a blessed week!
    Hugs & Blessings 🙂
    *Catherine Lyon* 🙂


    1. Blessings in return, Catherine. Sometimes we must make difficult decisions. And not accepting awards was one of them. It was just too much pressure and when I am focused for the day with my blog and all I do, to get pulled into doing an award was just too much for me to handle. I wish you all the very best with your book!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy


  4. Congratulations on the awards Amy. I know exactly what you mean about appreciating them but not being able to do them justice. I think you had an excellent idea to do what you’ve done here. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Jill!! It was another one of those “hard decisions” because I really am honored when others think highly enough of me to want to nominate me for an award. Even though I have this page, so many still come forth to nominate me, and every one, I have had to turn down. I don’t like doing it, no. But, in order to maintain near as can be Balance in my Life, I have to know what to cut off and what stays. IF you knew the hours I put in, like now for instance, where I am in conversation with others on their blogs or mine, it would blow your mind. I love my friends, and I really work at establishing relationships. I think that shows at the number of comments I do get, even when I ask to hold them because I am SO busy with my gardens. I love to talk, they love to talk to me, and so I talk. Hehehehehe It’s funny actually to see me put down what I am doing in my gardens, rush inside to get here for few moments, and then return to my gardens. Some of my friends do realize how huge my life is, and they honestly don’t know how I do what I do. Hmmmmm……And here I have talked your ear off. LOL You have a great day!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy


      1. Hey Amy, I can only imagine. 😉
        I don’t have that many followers yet and so not many comments, but I do try my best to answer every one. It does take a lot of time and sometimes I just can’t come close to keeping up with it. I’ve also been given awards and I just haven’t had the time to respond to them, but they ARE on my list of things to do. I’ll get around to them eventually. 🙂
        I love my plants too, but I finally had to realize that I just can’t have anything that needs my care. I’ve had to limit my garden to self tending plants (weeds) mostly. I do have a lime tree (with orange limes) that just went crazy and is putting out more limes then I could use in a lifetime, I offer them to the whole neighborhood but how many limes can you use? I also have roses, but just the mini ones. I get them on sale at the grocery store and hope for the best. I’ve had a few of them survive (so far). I also have some grape vines I’m hoping will someday have some grapes for me and some pineapples (every time I eat one I plant the top) that might bear fruit this year since they made it through the winter. 🙂
        Thanks for the hugs! Have a great night!!


      2. Has anyone told you lately how special you are? Well I am right now. Keep living LOVE, and stay in attitude in the Light. I have put a LOT of effort into the growth of my blog …. It just didn’t happen, as one person told me it would. I believe in myself, and I believe in my work. Where all this is taking me, I still don’t know. It just seems though, that “something” is leading me, and I am on that rocket going for the ride. You have a great night!!! It is morning here, so you must live on the other side of the world. (((HUGS))) Amy


  5. Dear Amy, you are on my thought as the person to get WordPress family award that I just received it recently. Just to let you know that you are in my thought to receive the award (which is you already had ;)). I respect your decision to have a free award blog now.. Hugs and have a great day..


    1. Irvin, apologies for the late reply but I just found you in my spam folder. I really do thank you for taking the time to look around Petals. I am honored. Love, Amy


  6. I know you are now an award free blog Amy, but you deserve this, and It made me smile yesterday when you used the term Earth Angel and I was in the process of putting this award together over several days.. So my dear one

    Thank you for being such a wonderful Earth Angel.. There is an Angel Award awaiting you here at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    May you continue to spread your inspiration, Love and Light around the world.. Love and Blessings.. Sue xx


  7. I nominated you for a very inspiring blogger award, but I’ve just seen you are award free so don’t worry about it, I hope you just take the nomination as the compliment it is to your writing and pictures, which you use to uplift people in such a lovely and loving way. Bless you 🙂


    1. Sweetheart, I will make sure I go to your blog and get the link for this nomination and put it on my Awards Page. I am truly honored you nominated. Bless you!! Love, Amy

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      1. Oh please don’t stress or hurry Amy, it took me this long to reply to you!! Thanks again for all the work you do on your uplifting blog 🙂


      2. It’s done, Luv. I just did it. Usually when I say I do something, I do it right away. But better now then never. I am really grateful to you. Sending you my Love! (((HUGS)) amy


  8. Thank you, dear, for following me! I took a look at your blog yesterday and while reading your about page I found myself with my mouth wide open. You are an impressive person to me and I am happy I found you hear in order to read your stories and messages. I also took a look at your award page. Like you I feel honored for getting awards but from the first nomination on I didn’t feel comfortable at the same time. I too feel gifted to write about the wonderful things I experienced and get the chance to share it with others in order to maybe bring something in motion. Also to me it is the greatest reward to have people like you reading my posts, liking and even commenting them I hope you don’t mind it, but I would love to take over your idea of posting the awards I got by now and make my blog award free. I wish you a merry Christmas and I am looking forward to starting into the new year with you as my follower and also following you!

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    1. Dearest Erika, I am deeply humbled by your words when you spoke of my About page. Yes I have a very full Life, and how I even blog, or much less participate in the very complex and involved art called digital photography, is beyond me. I’ve developed excellent time management skills. (smile) I LOVE to give and to share, so what you see on Petals is a representation of my Life, what I have learned, (am learning), my dry sense of humor, the wisdom gained again from my Life (one of my WP friends said once, “Amy, you are like a little Buddha” … smile), and the Love and Beauty expressed here through both word and photo. I am honored you are now following me, and my HOPE is that Petals enriches your Life as you walk upon your Life Journey.

      Regarding awards: I am truly honored when I do receive them, yet I no longer fulfill the many requirements. They are too time consuming, and I just do not have more time to give. What you don’t see is me working behind the scenes, communicating to a LOT of people, lifting them up, encouraging them, developing real friendships, a continual flow of conversation that sees me at my keyboard many hours in one day. So yes, awards are just not feasible for me, and so I have developed a system to acknowledge the person who gave me an award through my award page.

      I welcome you with a huge embrace of Love, and say, “Thank you!” for becoming a part of my Life through Petals. Sending Much Love, Amy

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      1. Thank you so much Amy! Yes, the time problem is another big point in my decision to not participate in awards anymore. The interaction with the people is wonderful and deserves that time. Also social media is only one part of my life (which truly takes several hours a day), next to my practice, writing and of course my family. I also will post all the awares onto a certain designed page. Have a blessed day and thank you for your lovely and so detailesd words. I am happy I found you. Erika


  9. Happy New Year, dear Amy.
    I wish you ever more happy whiles in the 2015.
    I can’t find your email, so I come here.
    Don’t be sad, this is a time to open yourself to love…but you know that.
    Love to you.


    1. Happy New Year, Maria. It is SO good to see you! I walk in Love, not sadness and do so ever so strongly with each new day. Rejoice for LOVE truly has come! All the very best to you in 2015. Love, Amy


    1. Sue, I KNEW you were going to ask me when I saw your post. Let me think about this, OK? I am taking a few days off from blogging, and maybe in that time, I would be able to do this. The rules are not all that much and yes it would be a great honor to accept this award. I can do a lot of copying and pasting with my laptop … I know the exact person who I would pass it on to …. a doctor whose blog I follow. She is really, and I mean really, making a difference in this world. OK!!! I will see what I can do!!! Thank YOU! Love, Amy

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    1. Nicole, I do not do awards anymore, sorry, Hun. I really appreciate your nomination and I will make sure the link is up on my Awards Page at the top of Petals. Thank you so much for your kind gesture. Love, Amy ❤

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  10. I didn’t notice that you became an award-free blog until I nominated you in my post for the Creative Blogger Award and saw this page… ^^’ You don’t have to accept the award but I just wanted you to know that you deserve it. 😀

    -Gwenice ❤

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    1. Oh Sweet Gwenice, I will come over when I get to my laptop, read your post, and I promise to both comment and put a link of your post on my Awards Page at the top of Petals. No I don’t accept awards anymore. If you take a peek at my Awards Page (and that is not all of them believe me) you will understand. SO MANY were awarding me that my head was spinning and I could not do my usual posting. I am SO very honored by your thought to nomimate me, and know how truly touched I am. I’ll be over later, I promise. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  11. I like the last award! Whoever did that logo, must be some kind or genius or idiot savant! Where do you find such rare talent? would be a good place to look… LOL! Just looking at this impressive array of awards here, and it makes me feel so tiny! Thank you from the bottom of my small intestines for including me in this mose prestigious list! Kiss and Hugs: Darrell oXo

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    1. YOU are the genius, my friend, a zany kid who understands how to laugh and to be free in a world that loves to take prisoners. My impressive list of awards … well, just say that a lot of peeps over the years have appreciated what I do here at Petals. It is my great pleasure to add your name and logo on to that list, Darrell. A thought arose today like a balloon filled with helium and as it floated up I caught it and it had your name on it! Imagine that! Inside that balloon I found a message and you will see what that message said, I do promise! (smile) I LOVE surprises so no amount of torture will get this out of me! Ah ah. Sorry. As for thanks, I thank YOU from the bottom of my Heart and the soles of my feet for thinking of me for this prestigious award. This week watch out for that helium balloon coming your way!!! LOL Have a wonderful day!!!! Love and Kisses and (((HUGS))) Amy ❤


      1. No! Please! I wanna be the stupid one! I’m so glad you like the award, but it was meant to spotlight you! I represents what I think of you, and you’re being nicer than me :O(

        Genius huh? Question: ‘What’s 1+1 = ?’ Answer: (Stamps foot twice!) I get a bite of banana!! (Whooo! Whooo!)

        Prizes really get to me cuz I have to know what it is ahead of time. I celebrate Christmas in July, just to get there early!

        So I have my own monogramed balloon? I’d only suck all the helium out, and give my acceptance speach in native chipmunk…

        Is there a way I can save this for persperity? This is just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read… (Sniff…) Just a sec. I have to blow my nose… (SNARK!!!) I don’t know what to say! I’m really touched in the head!

        Thank you so much for this beautiful Testimonial ‘Darling One’! So, I’ll be peeking and snooping all over your blog for the next week! Who’s the genius? TTFN Buttercup: Love and Kisses, and Hugs, and Pets, and Licks.. (tail wagging!) Woof! OxO

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      2. Now you buttering me up still will not get me to say what the surprise is, but this I WILL say! I will tell you when it is on Petals just to relieve your mind. Deal? As for the stupid thing, you are the furthest from that word in my book! You are SO funny, Darrell. Every time we talk you make me laugh. That helium balloon coming to an attraction very soon yes with YOUR name on it! Why? Cause you are the genius. Yep, true. And about tail waggin’, well, can I do a cat version of one and say meow as I give you head bumps in my way of saying, “You are coolest dude alive!” You are super special and what you did for me I will never never forget. It is now branded on my forehead, “Darrell has named me Super Hero.” Cool huh? You bet!!! Hugs and kisses, Amy ❤


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