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Thanks, Eliz! April 15, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Writing & Writers.

Elizabeth, an inspired and inspiring writer, features  other bloggers on Mirth and Motivation each week.

Today’s featured blogger is . . . ME!

Reading through her overly-generous introduction made my day.

Here’s why:

* At different points in our lives, we come across people who make us sit up, listen and then applaud because they bring an incisive wit and brilliance to every conversation; and they do it without compunction. If you’ve read  Nancy’s blog, Spirit Lights The Way, you will understand what I mean.

* From the first day I connected with Nancy in the blogosphere, I knew I was connecting with a woman of great substance, an indomitable spirit, and a golden heart.

* As Nancy’s many blogging buddies would attest to, when Nancy is on your side, she’ll climb Mount Everest to support you, comment on your blog, rib you and even challenge you to push through the BS.

* If you’re a blog buddy, you are blessed; she never misses a post and she always leaves a comment . . . She’s fun and funny; that’s our Nancy.

* Freedom, in all its permutations, matters to Nancy and when she took up the personal challenge to become a freelance writer, move to Florida and live her best life, she put her heart and soul into it and it shows in her writings and her commitment to her craft.

* Nancy is a prolific published writer/blogger, has lived a rich and varied life, and, I am convinced, she rarely sleeps.   The other night, I was editing a post, it was close to 1:00am and I see a ping from Nancy’s blog and then a comment.  While this might not seem like much, just take a look at her blog buddy blogroll list, she does this regularly for us all.

The best thing about blogging is being exposed to ideas from around the world, instead of just “around the corner.” 

It’s been great meeting Eliz and following her blog.

If you’d like to be a featured blogger on Mirth and Motivation (and who wouldn’t?!), visit Eliz today, subscribe to her blog, join her weekly blog hop, and let her know that being featured would make YOUR day, as it has mine. 

Thanks, Eliz!  You rock!

No rules.  Just write! 


1. Stacey - April 15, 2011

She did a great write up of you Nancy

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

Describing her intro as “overly generous” is probably the understatement of the year. 😀

She’s a terrific blogger and friend. So glad that I joined her Blog Hop a few months back.

2. Cindy - April 15, 2011

I agree on all your points, Elizabeth, Nancy has been one of the best discoveries in my year at WordPress. #gratitude!

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

Right back atcha, Cindy. I don’t remember where or how we met ~ that’s water over the dam in any event. Just glad we did!

Now, one of us needs to cross that pond so we can visit over a bottle of fine wine. 😀

3. Maggie - April 15, 2011

All so true! 😀

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

Aww . . . thanks, Maggie. It’s a delight visiting your blog. You always sound happy.

I shall have to keep a close eye on Ego today, to make sure he doesn’t get an over-rated sense of his own importance. 😀

4. suzicate - April 15, 2011

This is fabulous and all so true! So glad we’ve crossed paths as you are both a delight and an inspiration, and always put a smile on my face.

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

Thanks, Suzi. I feel the same ~ the intersecting web of the world wide web has expanded my lifesphere exponentially.

Reading your posts always reminds me of the healing powers of nature that can be found right here, right now . . . in the present.

5. Paula Tohline Calhoun - April 15, 2011

All those wonderful words about you, and she barely scratched the surface! Your wonderful encouragement and support of us less able bloggers means the world, and I for one – of many – will always be grateful!

Here’s to Nancy! Long may she reign. . .

Love and peace enough. . .

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

On the one hand, I wanted your birthday to be center stage on SLTW today. On the other, it’s cool to share the limelight with you! 😎

Here’s to special days and having . . . ENOUGH!

6. barb19 - April 15, 2011

As always, Eliz did a great job of interviewing you Nancy, and I would imagine (as Paula said above), she only just scratched the surface!
I love not only your wit but the inspiration and encouragement you share with us. I am so happy to have found you here.

nrhatch - April 15, 2011

Thanks, Barb. I feel the same about your blog ~ I love reading about the Kookaburra and the Kilts! 😀

7. Jackie Paulson 1966 - April 16, 2011

Hey Nancy, Elizabeth always makes a great post each day. What I like is that you use to work in law and now you get the pleasure of working at home. Your blog is so organized and well written. The laughs are the best part. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Thanks, Jackie. I agree . . . Eliz’s blog is a delight AND laughter is the best part of life. 🙂

8. jannatwrites - April 16, 2011

I think the write up sounds accurate. But don’t let your ego get too big and **POP** 😉

(referring, of course, your post on ego)

Congratulations to you on the feature!

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Thanks, Janna. That’s exactly what I thought yesterday . . . don’t over-inflate or *POP* goes the Ego. 🙂

9. Tilly Bud - April 16, 2011

How lovely for you!

This, in particular struck me as absolutely true:

she never misses a post and she always leaves a comment . . .

I hope you know I appreciate that about you.

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Thanks, Tilly. It’s a delight reading the blogs that I follow, including yours. Your laughter is contagious. 😀

10. eof737 - April 16, 2011

We all appreciate you Nancy and ego be darned! It’s been a delightful blessing getting to know you as a blogger, and while you might shrug your shoulders at our compliments, it takes a lot to stay committed to our blog buddies. You’re the Best! 🙂

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Thank you, Eliz. It’s been fun meeting some new faces today as a result of your post. 😀

It is lovely to know that my blog buddies appreciate my posts and comments. One more reason to enjoy my daily trips through the blogosphere.

11. flyinggma - April 16, 2011

Wow! After meeting you in person I couldn’t agree with Eliz more. Not that I didn’t know those things about you from your writing. The face to face only confirmed what I already knew. Blessings to you dear friend! Jeanne

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Thanks, Jeanne. You’re the first blogging buddy that I met face to face. BFF and I hope to have a chance to spend more time with you and Dean in the future. 😀

BTW: We thought of you this morning. We went to DeSoto park for a reinactment of the landing of Hernando De Soto. For sale . . . Gumbo Limbo bowls.

When I saw the sign, I rushed over, thinking they would be bowls carved from the wood of the Gumbo Limbo tree. Not so. Pottery bowls with a stencil of the Gumbo Limbo tree . . . and not too attractive. But it made us think of you . . . and that was nice.

12. oldancestor - April 16, 2011

Eh, I guess you’re all right.


nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Hey! I’m “fun and funny.” And, also, funny looking, sounding, and smelling. 😉

13. viviankirkfield - April 16, 2011

When a great writer/person writes about another great writer/person…the result is what we read in Eliz’ featured blogger post. Hurray for both of you!!! You both inspire me to keep blogging, even when I run out of time. 🙂

nrhatch - April 16, 2011

Your posts are such an asset to parents with young children, Vivian ~ such terrific ideas for spending quality time together . . . to raise kids with good qualities. 😀

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