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The Sunshine Award, Part I

sunshineSo, here are the rules.  Always some rules apply, right>


  1. Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog site.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Award logo on your site,

So, this new Amma wants to say a heartfelt “thank you” to Avni with congratulations to her on winning this two times in a few days for her site, Avni.  That is the only link that comes up for her name, and it always gets me there.

Avni’s questions are as follows:

  1. What will you choose between ice cream and coffee?  Easy, ice cream please.
  2. Who would you want to meet, a long lost dear friend or family member, or God? I just can’t wait to meet God.
  3. Do you want a thousand good friends or just one equally good friend?  Well, I think the more the merrier here, but I do want them to be trustworthy friends.
  4. Do you want a world tour or just travel across every place of your own country?  I’m afraid at this point I’ll have to settle for the memories I have of the places I have already been, since travel today would be too difficult for me.  I’ve been to Germany, to my roots there, and I’ve been many places in my own country,  and for now I’m happy with my memories.  And I also wouldn’t trade those memories for all the traveling left in the world.  I love my home and am very content and happy here reading about the travels of my friends and family.
  5. If you have to choose between your parents or your children, which will it be?  What a difficult decision that would be!  Since my parents are now deceased it is my children, but I do wonder about what my answer would have been while my parents were living.  I would lay down my life for my kids, same for my grandkids.  And I was always there for my parents as long as they lived, so I’m very glad I don’t have to make that decision now.
  6. If you could change anything what would it be?  Okay, I would take this world back to a kinder time when children were taught manners, respect for their parents, their country, and each other.  Back before school shootings, when prayer was still allowed in schools and God was not outlawed by legislation just because a few people objected and the majority didn’t think silence was the best policy there.  Back when people actually got off their duffs and went out and exercised their privilege of voting for public officials, and those officials won honestly.  I would have a slower pace of living, families sitting down together for dinner, thanking God under whatever name they call Him, be it God, Jesu, Buddha, Mohammad, or the great I Am, and no one would leave that table hungry unless it was by his or her choice (dieter’s, ya know), a time when we heard more laughter than sobs, when homelessness was a minority, when children used imagination as a playmate rather than something electronic, when we could eat what we grew and there was plenty to share with the neighbors, when neighbors actually had time to speak to each other and visit on long evenings spent mainly at home — or visiting family or friends.
  7. What is your favorite thing about India?  Avni, Daman, and oh, my goodness, the food!  Niv cooked for me while she lived here and it was the best I have ever eaten!
  8. Do you honestly read the posts you like?  I sure do.
  9. If you could rewind your past and pause any moment or phase, what would it be?  A long time ago, back in the summer while I was growing up, our family reunions.
  10. Most embarrassing moment on WordPress?  I no longer embarrass easily, but when I first began blogging I commented on a post and hit the button before actually reading what I had written.  My fingers were all on the wrong keys so it was a bunch of gibberish.
  11. Suggestions or reviews about my blogs?  You write from your experiences each day, which is a good thing.  Stay true to yourself and you and your blog will grow and mature together.  And continue to write about everything you see and do, and do it all with the love and humor you show now.

Okay, tomorrow I’ll finish this with my own questions for the people this award will go to on my end.  Right now my sciatica is acting up and it’s time for me to move around before I freeze in this position.  Avni, I hope you enjoyed my answers.  Amma.