Brotherhood of the World Award

brotherhood-award[1]It is always such a huge honor to receive kind recognition from fellow bloggers, like MiddleMe, who is an excellent writer with such good, sound advice for both employees and managers in the business/corporate world. Thank you, Kally! It is also humbling, of course, and inevitably raises the level of challenge to provide good quality substance in my own blog. This makes me realize just how much room I have for continued improvement! And this, too, is good, of course.

Now, part of accepting this particular award is answering questions posed by the one who nominated you, and this can be challenging for me, as well. This sort of exercise kind of sends me back into myself to … hmmm, think a bit more about who and what I am; my thoughts and feelings, likes and dislikes, dreams and visions, and whatnot. Kally has offered eight excellent questions for this, as follows:

1. What do you see yourself in 10 years time?

This is difficult; I tend not to look ‘down the road’ too far. I used to think about years ahead and where I’d like to be and what I’d like to be doing. I don’t anymore, and perhaps this is due to my 45 years; however, I do know that I’d like to be somewhere kind of/sort of close to my children ~ or at least one or the other! ~ and I would love to still be writing, except far better than today. Maybe, just maybe, this could be something I’m doing ‘for a living,’ as they say (and wrongly apply LOL).

2. If you could time travel, which era do you want to go and why?

I think travelling to late fifth (5th) century BCE Greece, around Athens, would be extremely intriguing; I would love to meet Socrates and Plato, see the Parthenon and so much more… Very exciting, in my humble opinion. Of course, there are many other time periods in so many cultures of the world: first century Palestine, the first Golden Era of the Sasanian Empire in the early fourth century, etc.

3. What makes you want to follow someone’s website?

Oh my … different reasons for different sites, I think. What tends to grab me the most, personally, is content. Quality of presentation is great and important, of course, but I’m a bit old fashioned, I guess; I am either intrigued and captivated by what is actually offered ~ poetry, prose, photography, etc. ~ or not. And I tend to be somewhat eclectic in what I follow.

4. What makes your toes tingle with excitement?

Ah … right now, honestly, my children! Well, okay, when I get the chance to go to the movie theatre to see a really good movie; this still excites me, believe it or not. Just something about the big screen and surround sound and, yeah, with really buttery popcorn ~ lots of it! ~ and a large, ice-cold Coke! Doing this WITH my kids is even better! LOL

5. Who is or are your role model(s)?

Even though I certainly fall very, very short: Jesus of Nazareth … Mother Teresa, Mohandas Gandhi, St. Francis of Assisi, Khalil Gibran, Dr. Martin Luther King, Joan of Arc, and I could go on and on, but I won’t!

6. Name five things in your bucket list.

To be strictly honest, I have no bucket list. Maybe that’s something that should change? I probably need to think about one!

7. What did you want to do when you grew up and what are you doing now?

{Embarrassment} I actually wanted to be the President when I grew up! (Now I’m thinking I could do as well if not better than anyone running, but that’s another story… LOL) Now I am writing and working at the United Way 2-1-1 office.

8. If you can change one thing in your workplace, what would it be?

Honestly, nothing; not really. I suppose we can all look around and find something everywhere we’d like to change this or that, BUT I really enjoy what I do, where I do the work, and especially those with whom I work!

Now I’m supposed to ask some questions, then nominate others for the Brotherhood of the World Award. (May I, perhaps, suggest a combo-name, though? Maybe, ‘Brother/Sisterhood of the World Award?’ Okay, it’s not up to me, I know!) Well, I’m going to unashamedly steal my questions, but at least I’m admitting it! Here goes, then:

1. If you had the power to make one change to our world, what would you change?

2. What do you consider the most meaningful social change to come out of the 1960’s?

3. If you could time travel, which era do you want to go and why?

4. Who is or are your role model(s)?

5. What did you want to do when you grew up and what are you doing now?

6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time, and what will you be doing?

7. Why do you use social media?

8. How has social media changed your life?

And for my nominees for the Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) of the World Award:

  1. BeeHappee
  2. Unbolt
  3. Ēva PōeteX
  4. Cuppajoeandthou
  5. Amina Berg
  6. Forevershannon

And finally the rules!

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.

  • List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World Award logo to your post and/or blog.
  • Answer the questions sent to you.
  • Nominate (around ten) bloggers.
  • Create your set of questions for your nominees.

Journey On!




10 thoughts on “Brotherhood of the World Award

  1. Congratulations, Jonathan, and thank you so much for the acknowledgement. Hope you do not mind that I do not follow the rules and answer the questions. 🙂 but I will continue writing and sharing whatever comes to my mind. Thank you for thoughtful articles and beautiful poetry.

    1. Yes, quite alright, of course. You’re greatest gift is certainly to continue sharing your wonderful stories and poetry with the world! 🙂 All the best to you, once more, and many blessings!

    1. Congratulations Jonathan. I find your language so great. Your usage of adjectives, adverbs displays a mastery that comes from deep thinking. I wish all this would culminate in your publishing a novel.
      I like how kind you are with your comments.

      This award is well earned, you deserve this and the other Blogger award.
      Even though my topics are in the area of computer engineering and medical research, you take the time to read. This ability to jump into all areas is what impresses me.

      In one year, I expect you to have a manuscript.
      See my tweets!
      Thank you so much for everything.

      1. Oh my … you continue to honor and humble me beyond what I deserve. Still, thank you very, very much! And who knows, there may very well be some novel hidden in the depths of my soul! LOL 🙂

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