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The Inspiring Blog Award

June 8, 2012

It was Vincent Lombardi that said, “You can be as great as you want to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competivitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile. It can be done.”

When I first heard this motivational speech, it was an elixir for an anemic who has a blood deficiency entitled, ‘I Can’t.’ You see, it was my dream to be a writer, but I did not know the how or the way to get there.

Today, I am a writer, and although I have not yet reached the pinnacle that I want to reach, the fulfillment that I get from putting words on paper that flow from my heart and my beliefs is enormous and can only be compared to how I feel when I am on stage singing.

I have been nominated for the Inspiring Blog Award by Mary Ann Blickhorn and I would like to acknowledge and thank her for her loyalty as a reader of my blogs and everyone else who faithfully reads and make comments. Because of loyal readers like you, I am able to excel in something that I love deeply and has my complete devotion.

In compliance with the award nomination, here are seven things about myself:

  1. I usually rise every morning between 4:30 and 5:30 AM.
  2. I love to sing.
  3. I prefer writing late at night or the early morning, so I usually start at 9 PM and write until one AM and from 7 AM to 4 PM.
  4. My favourite song at the moment is Yes, a Praise song by Shekinah Glory, and I listen to it especially while I am writing.
  5. I love cats and beagles.
  6. I don’t like cooking.
  7. I love reading fiction and non-fiction.

I nominate the following 15 blogs:


Pat Garcia


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  1. Wow, you get up really early! I get up at 6.30 which I find early enough (yawn!). Looks of bookish people like cats, I wonder why. I do too, although we don’t have one as a pet.

    Thanks for the nomination. I’m really chuffed that you thought of me.


    • Hi Judith,
      I have a subscription to your blog and enjoy it everytime I read it. It comes directly to me in the post since some time last year. Keep up the good work and keep writing. By the way, I had a cat for 22 years and had to put him asleep in 2008. He was always an early getter upper.
      Have a great day.


      • 22 years! That is a very long time. He must have had a great life with you.


      • Judith,

        He did and I had a great life having him around. He was the king in the house. I never had children. Ths beautiful black stray cat that had wallowed on the ground before me followed me home. I tried to find his owner, no luck. My husband took him to the police station to give him up, no luck and my lovely cat looked at him with those faithful emerald green eyes that said, are you really going to give me up? I was working in Munich at the time, for two week, which is about 440 kilometers from my home. When we got ready to leave, no one had claimed him and so we took him home with us. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship that lasted until the end. I was there with him as he went to sleep and I stayed there until he was no more. He was a darling of a cat.


      • What a wonderful story!


  2. What a well deserved award! You are an inspiration to many. THank you also for some new blogs to check out! Congratulations Pat!


    • Hi Liz,

      Thank you so much. There are many people who inspire me. Some of these people are in writer’s gateway and you are one of them.
      Here’s wishing you a great day.


  3. Congratulations on your award Patricia. You certainly deserve it. ~ Peggy


    • Hello Peggy,

      Thanks once again for your words of praise. Anything I write is a reflection of my daily meditation in the Bible and my faith in God. I will pass this praise on to the one who lives in me.
      Thank you.


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