Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well~ Surprise ME!

"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises." ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open."
~ Francis Bacon

"A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. " ~ Charles de Gaulle

Today I was pleasantly surprised to be given the Loyalty award By the great folks over at West Virginia Backroads..

Loyalty is something that is rare these days.. I have a few loyal friends.. I am loyal to more people than I feel are loyal to me.. I am not complaining; I just face the facts about how life really is.. People are too busy and too caught up in their own dramatic lives to really give more than a passing thought of the lives of other people.. They don't mean to discard our lives and problems.. it's just that they have so many of their own.. If you have a loyal friend you should count yourself very lucky...

“An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.”~ Elbert Hubbard

“When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I'll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.”~ Colin Powell

“Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life” ~ Napoleon Hill

Looking for Loyalty quotes I found a great many of them.. It seems that almost everyone worth quoting has at least one loyalty quote.. From Anne Landers to Winston Churchill to Stephen King.. each has said something quotable about loyalty..

The dictionary describes Loyalty as follows~

1. the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.
2. faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, etc.
3. an example or instance of faithfulness, adherence, or the like: .

Following these guidelines I do know a few people who I would consider loyal.. I know or know the families of a few soldiers fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan right now.. to me that is one of the ultimate forms or loyalty to this country.. Actually I think any military personnel has to have that same loyalty as they could be called on to die for the rest of us at any time.. I know people who are loyal to their jobs and to their clubs or organizations.. I do my best to be loyal to my family and friends.. and to my Poetry group.. I thank everyone who is loyal to reading this blog and sharing my wild ideas and laughter! With that said I now pass tthis award to the following people~

1~) The wonderful folks over at Split rock- I love their Llamas

2~) To the great folks over at the Curly Cats - I love the cat tales!

3~) To A Lil enchanted- I love your outlook on life and things that go bump in the night!

4~) To Pj's Prose- I think we must be twins.. I thank you for you loyalty!

5~)I Love the recipes anf great food at Cinnamon and Spice!

I could think of another hundred blogs who each and all deserve this award.. I know I'm only allowed five but at least I know that each of these will choose five more and so on and so on.. eventually all of my choices will have been covered! Please visit these sights.. I am sure you will become loyal fans of them just as I have! Have a wonderful day!


Split Rock Ranch said...


Thank you so much for this award! I know I don't leave comments very often but I visit daily or as often as I can given our hectic summer ranch schedule. I'm so glad that you enjoy visiting our blog and seeing our llamas and life here on the ranch.

Happy Summer!
Split Rock Ranch

A Lil Enchanted said...

Congratulations Patsy... on getting this much deserved award!!! You truely have an amazing blog... I always enjoy reading what you write.... you are very loyal to your readers in always having something really true to say in a very entertaining way. And thank you so much for considering me to be loyal.... maybe it's that southern thaaaang we've got

I left you two more awards over on my blog earlier tonight... it's just a great day for giving and receiving :)

A Lil Enchanted,

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your award! And thank you so much for thinking of me, too. I am smiling real big!

Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on your award! You are so very sweet to pass it on to me! Thanks so much! Love all the loyalty quotes.

PJ said...

i do feel that we are connected in some way patsy, and i am so very happy that we have this wonderful technology to keep us connected. i thank you very much for this award, and am honored to accept it. congrats on this you are very deserving! much love...

MissBeckala said...

I gave you a J'Adore Tien Award! Check it out:
Make sure you pass it on!!