today I choose happiness

And I would love to sing this song for you all that visit, comment and likes my world here – but today would I sing it a little higher especially for you; Ann-Christine, Jo, Terry and Patricia – you have all awarded me with  the “I am part of the WordPress Family” – thank you so much …. but I can’t sing, girls. Promise you don’t want to hear me sing. Donny Hathaway does a far better job.

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Ann-Christine@Leya– a Swedish blogging friend that I meet a couple of months ago and she only lives 1 hr drive from me and we are having our first “date” next week. She are coming to Landskrona for a cup of coffee by our beautiful castle, Citadellet. Can’t wait. She have two beautiful dogs that I hope will come along too – she are a teacher and she loves her orchids.

Terry@terry1954  – we started blogging at nearly the same time last year and have had contact since then. She was the first blogging friend I talked to, with help of Skype. She over in US and I over here in Sweden, and it was like we had known each other for years. Terry cares and fights for her brother Al, that has Parkinson’s.

Jo@restlessjo –  a new friend I that I knew for only for couple of months too – we met when she wrote about buying her dress for her daughter’s wedding – she share so openly about her family, her travel and her roots and we both have Polish roots.

Patricia@Design Notes: A Day in the Life of a Professional Designer – Patricia is also a new friendship, from Texas. She is the owner “deCamville Design” and commercial interior designer. We talk about colors and design, we don’t agree on everything. A very talent young lady … and if I’m ever will be able to buy my sea view apartment in Biarritz, France – she has the job.

Award Description by it’s creator: Shaun

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.”

So will I pass this fantastic award on to: starts with boys this time and I have extended my nominees number to 17 – don’t be mad at me *smile

Carl@Milners Blog

Bob@Photographic Journey

Frank@A Frank Angle


Leo@Doggy’s Style

Andy@My story to you


Megan@Make Something Mondays!

Beb@Taking a Deep Breath

Suzanne@the travelbunny


Susie@Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride




Laura@Laura’s Mess

This list could be endless really, but I have decide to pass on the award to some of my “family members” that haven’t received it already and some of you don’t want to be nominated.

And now we come to the rules and regulations:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

Thank you! to everybody – for taking me for what I’m – all over the place most of the times .. for enjoying and hating my music clouds – for understanding my Swenglish – for supporting me when I don’t have so good days and for sharing my laughter. You’re all my family – all wired and wonderful!


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44 thoughts on “today I choose happiness

      • Linda, that’s okay … with me – I’m very bad to bad to passing them on … too – but I decided to do it with the last ones. Because I got them from quite new bloggers and they did to get their name out there.

  1. Viveka, that’s so sweet of you. I hadn’t heard of this award, but it’s definitely a great idea… I do think of so many of my blogging friends as family too… you included! xx

  2. Thank you Viveka. You are teaching us a lot. I love your positive attitude, your generosity and resilience. You are one super person and I wish you the best everyday!

    • Thank you so much … your kind words landed straight into my software. *smile – the pleasure is all mine. What would I be without you, guys ????

    • Yes, one day … is enough of self-pity – and I got it of my system, through writing about it. Now there will be nothing like that for a 6 months, I hope. *smile Thanks a million for your support.

  3. Thanks for the nomination.. but I have avoided awards from the beginning… but I do thank you for the nomination and will cherish the nomination in a special file I keep for them…

    • Bob, it’s totally up to you …. if you pass it on or not … I’m not the best on passing on, but because we have such great weather *smile .. and it’ a good way to spread the words about new bloggers that needs some roots. *smile

  4. I’m looking forward to the “date” too – this will be a great experience, I’m sure. Admire you immensely. Your for ever warm heart and strong and agile mind. See you soon! (I saw a hint of strong winds but hopefully no rain that day…)

    • On my way to my mum now … will be back in Landskrona on Tuesday evening. Strong winds, what’s new????? Today is a stunning day – so lovely in sun and not one cloud on the sky .. on this side of the county. Yes, I’m all for this date coming up. *smile

  5. Congratulations to you, Viveka. I’m so envious of you meeting up with Ann-Christine. Please give her a hug from me. 🙂 Love the song you have chosen today. Have a great weekend.

    • Yes, I will give her a hug … you can join us .. next time. We are only around the corner. *smile
      Thank you so much – yes, it’s a lovely tune .. it’s a Stevie Wonder song.

  6. Excellent choices, Viveka 🙂 Especially Colleen!

    Love the music too, really enjoyed that.

  7. Love the quote. Never heard the song, but very nice. What does it mean to be a WordPress Family? Previously a-z and now it’s May

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