I’m thankful for this award from Jen with the Courage Coach. One of the inspiring blogs that I follow that is such encouraging blog. I am gracefully accepting and know how important this is in the blogging world. It took me a little while. This award inspired me venture out and find some new awesome blogs to follow.

I had research what this award was all about and thought the did a great job explaining what it is:

  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend (really?) (read more at

THE RULES:  (you can copy and paste these)               

– Insert the Liebster award logo in your post
– Thank and link those who nominated you
– (After reading the official rules) You also have to reveal 11 interesting facts about yourself!
– Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you
– Nominate up to 11 other new bloggers with less than 100 followers (or new blogs you started to follow-added by me)
– Ask 11 questions of your own to your nominees that they have to answer
– Notify your nominees about The Liebster Award
– Include instructions of the process in your post

11 Interesting Facts About Me!

  1. Today is my 7 year anniversary with WordPress so it’s nice to celebrate with this award.
  2. I started blogging after my diagnosis with kidney failure in 2005.
  3. My sister & I set up a foundation, website & my advocacy began.
  4. I found my voice in sharing what it was like to have chronic illness/ESRD & on the waiting list in my 20’s & now 30’s raising kids, being a wife & in pursuit to full fill my purpose with whatever time I was given. All of the ups & downs & how my faith has carried me(us-my family) through.
  5. I’m thankful that my blog has documented everything. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of posts when my old hosting services expired. It was during a difficult time in my health & as that expired everything went with it. I switched to WP & put whatever I had saved. Its been a great choice. I love the WP community & the creative freedom it gives me. So a little a bit about my beginning. Come support our new bloggers!
  6. I have tried almost all ethnic foods at least once and loved it all.
  7. I take recipes and tailor it to my renal diet.
  8. I try to start the day with a devotion and scripture.
  9. I believe everything happens for a reason and there are no coincidences in life, only miracles. (had to steal that one from Jen)
  10. I love music and it often inspires me.
  11. I also love dancing and zumba but haven’t been able to much dealing with my chronic illnesses/pain. I do hope to get back at it.

Questions Courage Coach asked me and my replies::

  1. Name two things/people that inspire you? My two sons inspire me everyday!
  2. What is your current goal in life? To keep living the best I can with what I have. Living with chronic illnesses can make goals hard but doesn’t mean I don’t have them. I strive to be the best person I can be. Some days harder than others. Right now my personal goal is to stay active on my blog, write a book and starting another blog that will correspond with this blog.
  3. Why is that goal important to you? “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”Ecclesiastes 9:10 My words, my fight for life is what is in my hands.
  4. Imagine the word LOVE written in giant letters on a movie screen, when you see this word up there, what do you feel or think of? I think of agape love, a love so big, that is unconditional and brings healing.
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world and money was not an issue, where would you go and why? Europe
  6. What is your favorite food(s)? Shrimp scampi
  7. How do you use your creativity? Writing, blogging, graphic stuff (marketing materials, programs, invitations and favors), and photography.
  8. What languages do you speak? English but think it’s time to learn tagalog, I understand it but can’t speak.
  9. What is your favorite thing to do on your day off? Rest and relax (my off days is when I’m off, literally not feeling well)
  10. What do you try to avoid doing? Eat bad and return to bad habits.
  11. Do you have any pets? If yes which kind and if no, what kind would you like to have? Yes, 3 chihuahua pups, 2 turtles, and lots of fish.

I would like to further nominate:

  1. Dan’s Perspective
  2. The feel good days
  3. Beauty for Ashes
  5. LitterThoughts
  6. chronically beautifying
  7. My Words
  8. Sugar and Spice and Boogers
  9. Finding my miracle
  10. J M Lysun
  11. The Daily Spoonie

*Answer the same 11 questions I did.

2 thoughts on “LIEBSTER AWARD

  1. Wow Maribel you are amazing!!! ❤ I love your answers to my questions and it's so cute to see you having so many different pets! 🙂 I hope you are feeling good these days and know that you are well supported here on WP. I didn't know you have been on WP for 7 years, that's worth an award right there. Keep blogging and inspiring us all! 🙂 Thanks for participating in the Liebster Award ❤

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  2. Again thanks for the nomination. Sorry it took a while but I do appreciate it. It’s been 7 years on & off. I have learned alot during the process. Started mainly for friends&family but has evolved to a community that I’m grateful for. I believe life is about learning from one another and what a great way to do it. So thank you again for an opportunity to pay it fwd & continue to learn & grow in the power of sharing. Much love ♡


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