Reality Award

Thanks The Blazing Trail

Over a month ago The Blazing Trail honored me with the Reality Award.  I have to be real now.  I apologize for somehow overlooking this honor.  I love awards, so I have no good reason for neglecting this one!  Thank you Blazing Trail!

Everyone who gives and receives awards takes the time to review people’s blogs and refer their own readers to new blogs.  It is a great way to promote blog readership and appreciation.  It is the breeding ground for making friends.

1) If you could change something what would you change?

I would change myself.  I would not forget things:  facts, dates, people’s names, places.   I would never be unkind, but I would still be able to present my opinions persuasively with passion and emotion.  I would be efficient, yet be conscious of the needs of others and as I bend my time to their needs, I would still get things done.  That ought to do it for now.

2) If you could relive one day, when would that be?

A redo, a chance to correct mistakes, or a chance to relive pleasure.  Both are compelling.   One would possibly change the course of my life, and the other a chance to relive happiness, and maybe mess it up.  I think I would choose one of the many days I messed up, and go for making it better.

3) What one thing really scares you?

One thing???  That limits it, not that I’m overly timid or fearful, but I feat the final stages of the aging process. 

4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?

Writing and publishing one or more amazing novels motivates me right now.  I’m goal driven, so I expect to accomplish it.

5) If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be?

To put myself in someone else’s shoes…  What a responsibility!  I would assume that I would still have my brain, my abilities, and that person’s obligations, schedule, etc.   It would be easy if I could just step into their brain, their abilities, but the choice only gives me the chance to step into their shoes, which are the means of going and doing what that person is doing.  If I wasn’t me while I was in those shoes it, would I remember that I’d been that person?  On the other hand, without access to that person’s thoughts and insights, the task would be too difficult.  I haven’t prepared all my life to be anyone else but me.  So I would have to have access to the Vulcan mind meld or something similar.  

Given all of that, would I want to influence the world, or experience extreme success, fame, and fortune?  And in what time zone?  Choices, and none of them real possibilities!!!

I think I’d be John C. Calhoun, and while wearing his shoes try to convince him to change his viewpoint about slavery, and succession of South Carolina from the United States.  I think it would take more than a day to convince a person to change. (Be it them or me.)  To change Calhoun – Would that have been a powerful enough change to have prevented the Civil War?  

These are hard, thought-provoking questions.  They take me out of my reality, thus negating the award.  OK the YIPEE is still there!!

Nominations to receive this award:  I am going to limit myself to newer friends here, so give me a minute to review websites.

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant. Read more about me here.

27 thoughts on “Reality Award”

  1. Thanks for the nomination.. you deserved this one as well. I’m terrible about following through with these.. but will try. I’m about to lose my computer for a few weeks after this weekend and will only have an IPAD which is terrible for doing anything on.. so we shall see. Thanks again.


        1. You are very deserving. Looking over your website inspired me. You have overcome many obstacles, and still maintain a positive , constructive attitude. Maybe the Very Inspiring Award would have been more appropriate. At any rate, I appreciate what you are doing!


    1. Thanks, too bad the post didn’t have a title!!! I kept seeing it in my comments, and thought it was one I had reblogged, but NO, I forgot to put on the title – or the title disappeared. That has happened to me before, too! How are you Miss Meme?


    1. Thanks. I could not believe how hard they till I started to think them through. Then my husband needed the computer, and I published it too quickly. I must have been still in a thoughtful daze!!!


  2. Yes, congratulations! I can already tell how deserving you are of this award – you have really been a little ray of internet sunshine for me – and I am sure others. There should be an award for that too (I am sure there is…LOL)!

    I am just learning now about awards & nominations – how encouraging! Fun!


      1. LOL – I still don’t entirely get it! Am I right that the nomination in itself is the win in this case? That is my current assumption – but really all I figured out is that I am supposed to write some stuff down & nominate others :P. Hopefully I am not missing anything – too funny!!


        1. You ARE the winner, and YOU have it figured out. That’s what took me so long, too. Now you are the mistress of ceremonies and you can award the award to the blogs of your choice. You figured it out MUCH faster than I did. By the time I had it figured out I had two more! They are lots of fun, but they do take a lot of time. It’s one way to say, I like you, and your blog’s nice too. And some people don’t respond, but that’s ok too because you are just giving them a nice compliment. Many bloggers then go ahead and make up their own rules, and that’s ok too. Enjoy, and congratulations!


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