Appreciation is always Appreciated

Appreciation is Encouraging.
Appreciation  is Satisfying.
Appreciation is Happiness.
Appreciation is Building-bonds.
Appreciation is Love.
Appreciation is Art.

Isn't it good to be surrounded by people who master the art of Appreciation. Sadly, there aren't many. Thankfully, the few there are, possess the magic to make you feel blessed. 


William Arthur's words-
Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

describe the person I am. I handle criticism better than being ignored. I would rather have people telling me  (kindly and gently, of course) how I could change certain things to make something look better than 'no words' at all. A reaction is much needed.  A positive reaction... even better :) A small 'hmmmm' when I serve a meal makes me happy. 

For bloggers, appreciation comes best in the form of comments. We, the bloggers see several hits in a day but the comments-to-hits ratio is depressing. When we write 'I love to hear from you' or 'Tell me what you think' right above the comment box, we neither expect to be flattered nor do we need a 100-word comment. A simple 'nice' or 'good job' counts as appreciation. Can't we give a few seconds for praising other's endeavors? I have decided to leave a little note of love on the blogs I visit, especially the newbies. Hope you'll join me in. Call it spreading happiness or making friends :) I like it!

Blogsphere or any other world, a few words of kindness can bring a smile on any face! Appreciate if you expect appreciation - it's a cycle!

Appreciation comes in several packages : Part 1

Several giveaways are hosted by various bloggers across the Blogsphere, everyday. I enter quite a few with the hope of winning. I see the topic of the post 'The Winner is...' and with a secret wish of winning the giveaway I read the post, only to find somebody else's name. This went on and on until last night, I found out that I had won the Satin Hands Giveaway at Keeping it Simple :D :D Waiting for my package now... yaayyy!! I hope this leads to several other wins **greedy greedy**. There are some other giveaways going on at Keeping it Simple. You can head over and check. 

This is what I am expecting :)


Appreciation comes in several packages : Part 2

Appreciation and awards go hand-in-hand. I am super-excited to share the news here. I received Four Blogger Awards in the last one month... yaayyy!! :D Here they are:

from Nisha of Lifestyle

from Nisha of Lifestyle

from Peggy of {Re} Pear Tree Design

from Christy of Christy's Cuties, Priscilla of Thrify Crafty Girl and Creative Mama of Adithis Amma Sews

Thanks a ton girls. It feels good to get a pat on the back :)

As the rules go, I need to pass on these awards. I choose the following wonderful blogs for the above awards.

1. Angela & Debbie of Tres Chere
2. Autumn & Yvette of Aqua Seventy6
3. Sonam of Designing Life
4. Anne of Hello Newman's
5. Kaysi of Keeping It Simple
6. Rebecca of My Girlish Whims
7. Sisters of The Letter 4
8. Heather of {Twenty} Something
10. Liz of Bon Temps Beignet

Congratulations to all the winners :)

Rules to receive the award
  • answer a few questions,
  • give the award to 10 other bloggers,
  • contact the winners to let them know that they have been given this award
  • also, link back to the person who gave you the award
(Related to Butterfly Award)

Q1) Name your favorite colour?
 Black, though I have started noticing other colors as well
Q2) Name your favorite song?
At the moment, I Love You from the movie Bodyguard
Q3) Name your favorite dessert?
Ice Cream - ANY flavor
Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
The uncertainties in life
Q5) Your favorite pet?
Fishes, wish they never died :(
Q6) Black or White?
Black - any day!
Q7) Your biggest fear?
Q8) Best Feature?
Probably my hair
Q9) Everyday attitude? 
You get what you give
Q10) What is perfection?
Love and beauty
Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
Sweets :)
Q12) When you're upset you?

(Relate to Versatile Blogger Award)
Share Seven Things About Yourself
1. I am a big time last-minute person.
2. I am trying hard to add colors other than 'black' to my wardrobe.
3. I will be meeting my family next month after a long, long time. Yoohoo!!
4. I recently discovered that I can cook ;)
5. My husband has turned me into a Food-aholic
6. I check my blog stats every now and then ;)
7. I appreciate appreciation!


  1. Thanks so much! You're very sweet to think of us!

  2. Aw thank you so much! You absolutely deserve the award and we feel so special you would think of us! Thank you so so much!

  3. thankuuu so much!
    really honored!

    Designing Life:

    Jab We Ghoooom! :

  4. very well written. congratulations on win and awards..yay!

  5. I totally love this post! I try to comment on everything I click on to read. I know how "giddy" I get with comments, and I want to make someone else's day! Congrats on all the awards!

  6. tanya i wish i cud also give an award so here's d list of awards
    1)awesum painter
    2)magnificent in home deccor
    3)excellency in creativity
    ...good job gr8 wrk..:)

  7. Wow! You just made our week! We honestly had to reread your post to make sure we comprehended what you were awarding us with. LOL We are newbies and this is the first award we have received! So thank you thank you thank you! You are wonderful! :-)

  8. I totally agree Tanya! A simple 3 word comment is always welcome too :) And hey what happened to the thursday party? I cam along to see and link in :(

  9. Thanks so much for the award Tanya!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  10. nicely written post...lovely reading!

  11. That is so sweet of you to comment what you did on my giveaway site. I hope it comes true! Sounds like she could use it.

  12. thx 4r accepting and passing my award tanya...

  13. Thanks for accepting and passing it on! Your blog truly deserves it!


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