Saturday, January 7, 2012

Inspirational Blog Award.

  Sometimes it really is just about being there.  I hope the picture above helps to explain why I love the drive in on most mornings.

  I want to say a BIG Thank You! to my friend over on the Blog Amelia's De-ssert.  She has real love for life and is very appreciative of the many blessings that come in the form of simple things.  Her blog is something I try to read regularly and recommend it to all who love good food and good times with family and friends.

   She has given me and award called the "Inspirational Blog Award".
   Along with this award I need to answer some questions about myself.

1.  What makes you laugh, smile or giggle?

I have a funny sense of humor.  I like life a bit raw and not to filtered.  I enjoy seeing how we will try and make life something that it is not just to fit our sensibilities.  For me, there is great grace and joy in life just as it is and having appreciation for it makes me smile!

2.  What are your dreams for the future?

I really want to find a way to focus on my life purpose, helping others find the inherent value in their own lives so that they might find purpose in creating value for others.  I want to do this and still be able to provide for my family.  In a perfect world, I would get out of the auto industry so that I can attend more to things that have greater meaning and purpose according to my perspective.

3.  If you were going on a cruise where would it be and why?

I would love to take a cruise to Greece and Turkey with my wife and kids.  There are some great resorts there where we can enjoy sailing and I can show off some the "Olde World" to them. Besides, I have never been to that part of Europe and would love to!  ;D

4.  Who would you spend your vacation with and why?

My family, of course.  See above.

5.  If given a life, what life would you chose and why?  Past or future?

I really have no misgivings about the life I have.  I would love the opportunity to do a couple of things differently, however I did not discover my life purpose until later in life so it would be hard to make changes based on that.  Funny how it works that way.  I love the life God has granted me.  I have the best possible companion that I could ever imagine.  She is wonderful and I adore our children.  I would not take from them anything that they are.  I hope that when it is all said and done, I have lived the life I have well.

If I had to chose a different one to live, I would love to be a builder of beautiful wooden sailboats having the opportunity to sail the world some and enjoy the many cultures and such that there are in this marvelous world.

   I enjoy the blogs I find online.  There are so many great people out there with so much to share that can enrich our lives that it is hard to chose between them for making recommendations.

I cannot say enough good things about Josh and his Blog on how to Diagnose Your Characters.  He puts a lot of thought into helping writers understand the characters they create and I believe this can be very helpful in everyday life as it allows them to better understand their own motivations and characters. ;D

Ellen over at In Retrospect - A Journey has some real insights into what brings quality of life.

Skipping Stone Memories is one that I also visit regularly for the message of joy, family and hope.  She does so with grace and beauty.  Truly a beautiful blog.

Em Dashes and Ice Cream is another one of worth, check it out!

Far Away Eyes is another one of note!

This is another one for the writers.  I Take the Pen.  She is always sharing good details and ideas on how to improve your writing skills and have fun doing it

Lastly,  Just because she is such and inspiration. Ramblings of a Peacock by Michelle My Belle is one that everyone should at least check out.

Thank you everyone!  I hope that life is everything that you can find to appreciate and love!  Peace and marvelous adventure to you and those around you.

Billy B


  1. Thank you for the award, WilyBCool. I know I've been slacking on my blog, but hopefully I'll get back into the swing.

    Life has been overwhelming lately, so I wanted to thank you now.

    Keep on smiling and spreading your beautiful words.

  2. Wonderful honor and delight! Thank you, Billy. It says more about you though .. :-) ... cos only a kind heart and gentle spirit can be so giving to others in such manner that you do.

    Wishing more blessings for you as you continue to bring God's light and love to the world.

    Have a blessed day! :-)

  3. Thank you so much Billy! What a wonderful message to wake up to :) I had to "SHARE" YOU on the last blog I just did! Much Love & Peace dear friend *hugs*

  4. Hi WillyBcool, my dear friend, you absolutely deserve this inspiration award. I like your no #5 thought.
    You had been so kind and thoughtful to share all your beautiful thoughts. I love to read all the thoughts that you had share and it does help to lift up my spirit in my daily life and my work as well.
    Thank you for your kind words and compliments on me and thanks for dropping by my blog and leave a nice comments.
    Have a nice day and warm regards to you and family.

  5. Hi Billy,
    Found you over at Michelle's blog.
    Congrats to all those who received awards. Can't wait to check out your blogs.
    Lovely thoughts and words, Billy.
    Valentina x

  6. Thank you for the kind words! I look forward to reading your blog Valentina. Each one of you have great blogs and I enjoy you posts. They inspire me to not let the minutia of life keep me from writing. ;D