Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Remember that great song by Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine? Click the link to listen.

Today I was nominated for an award by fellow blogger, Genie Speaks. Her writing reminds me to express gratitude for the smallest steps as well as the greatest milestones in our lives. Thank you Genie!

In this age of media overload, I consciously limit my news intake, and before the age of the internet longed for a “good news” channel. I choose to spend a lot more time reading inspirational books and blogs than ingesting sensational media. For a long time I’ve asked my yoga students to discern for themselves “Is this ____ bringing you closer to health or further away?” Fill in the blank with thought, book, TV show, relationship, food, activity, etc.

I’m thrilled to see folks positively reinforcing one another’s healthy writings. This particular award had a list of requirements including answering ten easy questions like “What’s your favorite color?” and keeping the chain going by promoting other bloggers. It got me thinking . . . why not come up with my own blog award with a few probing questions I really want to know the answers to?

So I’ve designed the Overtly Simple Award. The term “Overtly Simple” is sometimes misread as “Overly Simple”. Au contraire! To me, being overtly simple means being simple on purpose, in public as well as privately. The people chosen for this award have moved me with their wisdom, humor and concrete suggestions for making our world a healthier home. Thanks for the idea, Genie. And, you’re the first award winner!

Genie Speaks

Genie, please let us know:

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What has been your greatest life lesson?
  3. What is the one sentence you wish to broadcast throughout the universe?


Think:  Who inspires you on a daily basis? How do you use your life lessons to inspire others?

Say:  Tell those inspirational folks how much you appreciate their words of wisdom or actions.

Do:  Come up with your own form of award/reward system. Something tangible. Positive feedback promotes more of the same.

Comments on: "Walking on Sunshine" (9)

  1. Thank you, I am honored! I accept and will ponder these questions carefully. Blessings, Genie

    • You’re most welcome. I love how strangers connect through the blogsphere & can impact one another in such positive ways. Looking forward to your answers…


  2. Lisa, you deserve the Sunshine Award, for sure! You are a ray for the rest of us! Hope you are well.

  3. Lisa, I finally came up with the words for your questions. It will not be posted until the 28th of May, here is the link: http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/overtly-simple-award
    Thank you gain for this honor.

    • Hi Genie,

      I love your thoughtul answers! Especially the one sentence you wish to broadcast “Anything that you need or want to achieve should be broken down into bite size steps that are extremely easy to manage; before you realize it you will have met your goal.” I really needed to hear that one today. So glad you have found joy & are sharing it with all of us.


  4. this is so touching 🙂

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