inspiring blog?? Me??

I burble, i admit it.

I have a head full of inane drivel that climbs out of my ears and walks all over the page and half of the time i read my waffle and wonder if someone else wrote it. I had no idea i could write you see, im ordinary, I’m boring! I’m not famous nor do i live some fantastically intrepid lifestyle worthy of admiration and accolade but a very dear friend became my one man fan club and nudged and encouraged until i gave in and started a blog.  And initially this was what it was, i figured after a few entries he would admit i talk rubbish and let me take it down but i found i love doing it and more amazingly people wanted to read it! So this award i dedicate to my best friend Jay and the monster he created.

So today was pretty amazing, receiving a message from a fellow blogger  http://mammadee.wordpress.com/ (please all go follow her for she has a really awesome blog and a great writing style) saying i had been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award

All i can say is thankyou…both for sticking with and reading my brain burble and for nominating me!! As per the rules i..

1)Have to tell you some things about myself so here goes…..

I guess i’m a bit of a hippy at heart and as a younger mini me i wanted my parents to change my name to moonbeam

I had to watch the movie Gladiator 10 times before i saw the ending because i cried so hard i missed it

I have an 18 year old son with Aspergers Syndrome and i am a very firm advocate for the rights of special needs people particularly those with autism

When nobody is around i very badly wail along to my favourite songs whilst dancing around the room with a pillow

I love thunder storms and will happily sit outside watching a storm

I am afraid of dying alone

My favourite food is fresh pineapple

2) Thank and link back to the lovely person who nominated me and i hope i have done this correctly above, if not i could be here all night working it out

3) Nominate other bloggers whom i myself find inspiring and although i do not yet have 15 i shall nominate those i do and add as i find more….@cancerkillingrecipe  , http://brigittepeck.wordpress.comhttp://jennyexiled.wordpress.com,

 http://aspergerarmor.wordpress.com

http://outrunningthestorm.wordpress.com/,

 http://jasonperry00.wordpress.com/

(i have no idea how to write just the name links so apologies)



These blogs are all very different but all oh so worthy so please check them out and spread the word. And now dear readers i shall go and announce my nominations to those above and again a HUGE thankyou for putting up with my burble

                                                                 Amanda

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Rowing a small boat in a big ocean

Crisis, breakdown, issues, problems….

Call them what you will but we all have them at some point in our lives often when we least expect them. We may be merrily ambling along the path of life when suddenly we are knocked off our feet and left down in the dirt trying to find a foothold to get ourselves back upright again. For some of us this may be easy but for others even such a short ascent  may seem like facing the tallest mountain when they know they are no mountaineer.

Ultimately there is just no tried and tested way to deal with all these things, we are all so very different and what may be an effective coping mechanism for one may leave another floundering.Good advice whilst kindly meant may often result in an adverse effect to the one intended, for none of us can say how another may react to any given situation.But does this mean we should not offer for fear of doing the wrong thing? Encountering a rebuff whilst hard to accept is inevitably better than failing to act at all then regretting the fact you did not.

Call me whimsical if you will but i rather like to picture life itself as a small boat on an ocean.

We start our voyage of existence sailing solo but along the way we may invite people to share the journey with us and at various ports along the way we will pick up and drop them off, sometimes just one or sometimes a few. Fate will bring along its share of both calms and storms but struggle begins when you choose to either ask someone to row along with you or whether you choose to weather the onslaught and battle along alone.

After much practise i find i have become rather adept at rowing my boat, rather skillfully weathering the storms and if at times i get a little seasick, well at least i know it will pass. Even so there are times when rowing this boat alone gets a little lonely and then sometimes you wish that you had someone else along to share the ride. This is when i wish i had not put into port so often and cast ashore my shipmates. Hindsight most truly is a wonderful thing.

Perhaps there was something to be said for press ganging after all!

So as we cruise along on our various odysseys perhaps we should all keep an eye for those boats adrift or battling the storm and as we pass by hold out a hand and offer to help row. For when life’s tempest rears its ugly head we should like to hope someone will sail by our side and battle us into calmer seas. 

And since i can profess no claim to being any kind of mariner I know i would.


For JayJay……keep on rowing my friend xx