How did this blog get started? Click here to read the first post.
Who the heck am I? Click here to learn a bit about me.
Another blog I write: Three Daily Delights
My blogs that are now retired: Savory Sundays; Yoga Yearbook; Meditation Mania
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Hi Stef. I like the style of your About page, with the picture in the background. I heard that it’s also a good idea to add a photograph of yourself to your blog. I was very sceptical when I first heard this because I wanted to remain anonymous, but I now think it’s good idea.
Oye, thanks for stopping to read and to comment; I really appreciate it! I have also heard that personal photos are a good idea; but at this point in time, I’m choosing to omit images of people I know (myself included). I want to respect their anonymity, and protect mine a little bit. 🙂 But thanks for the feedback; I really do appreciate it.
Love this and look forward to reading more!
Thank you! I appreciate you reading, and commenting; and I’d love to see you back here, and to hear from you often. 🙂
Hi Stef, I am Grandpa – not your grandpa, just Grandpa. I too was a corporate trainer for many years and I can honestly say I learned more and had more great experiences through that part of my career than at any other time. Another thing that experience has done is to help me with my writing ability as one gets a lot of practice as a training specialist. It looks as though it has contributed to your writing as well. At any rate – good to see a common career factor with you.
Hi Grandpa, thank you for stopping by, for digging in, and for commenting! It’s lovely to meet you. What industry did you train in/for? Developing training and curriculum has most definitely improved my writing skills, among other ones (confidence in front of strangers, public speaking, ability to think more quickly on my feet…) – I consider myself ridiculously to have such an amazing career. Are you now a retired Grandpa, or have you moved on to another industry/profession? I’ll need to check out your blog. 🙂
I was a Personnel Manager with about 75% of my responsibility to training in the service and in a Municipal Government. You might say I am a retired grandpa but a very active one, probably more active than when I worked. Currently among my many undertakings has been private consulting and curriculm design. Yes, I would like you to check out my blog and I would be interested in any improvement feedback you may have.
You do seem to be quite active; it looks like you are living as full a life as possible – which is beautiful. 🙂
wow! Steph!!!!! you read 2000+ books! You’re some over achiever I say! 🙂 Good work though….. Since I started my literary week this Monday, I’ve read 5 hours in 3 days, 1 hour short of 6, but that’s okay 🙂 I am glad I am back into reading. Have a great day
Thank you for the comment! Yeah, I was a pretty determined student all throughout school. It served me well. 🙂
What are you reading right now?
I love your ‘About me’! and your whole message about smiling!
Aw, thank you so much for your kind comments! I really appreciate them. I look forward to checking out your blog; and I hope you stop by here again. 🙂
three pages later on your blog, i decided to add you on my personal blog’s blogroll. :))
Aw, thank you so much! I’m flattered, and truly honored. 🙂
For your topic suggestion, I decided to add you to my blogrol. 🙂
Wow, thank you! I’m honored! (Truly.) And thank you for subscribing to my blog; I genuinely appreciate that as well!
Koopa, thank you so much! I’m honored that you think so highly of me, and am truly touched by your kindness. I’m spreading the good mojo: https://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/accepting-accolades/ 🙂
I just found your blog and I have immediately fallen in love with it, so much so that I just really had to subscribe. I love your attitude, your wonderful sense of humor, your lovely, engaging, and entertaining writing style, your uplifting posts, and the amazing sense of love that seems to come through each and every post that you write. I truly truly love your blog, and I am really looking forward to reading more from you! Thank you so much for having such a wonderful blog! Keep up the excellent work here! 😀
Oh wow, you completely made my morning! I am truly flattered by your incredibly kind words – thank you!!
You inspired my 101 in 1001 so THANK YOU! Because of that, and your amazing posts, I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award, but I’d be surprised if it was your first!
Thanks Sarah! I have received a few different awards in the past, but I think the Sunshine one might be new to me. So I appreciate you thinking of me, and sharing that positive energy! 🙂
Hey Stef! This is truly incredible! Love your posts and the ‘About Me’ is really good! I have no choice but to follow you now! 🙂
Aw, thank you! I’m glad that you like my approach to “About Me” – and am flattered that you chose to follow me. I really appreciate it. 🙂
I have nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you choose to accept the rules are on my post: http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/one-lovely-blog-award-3/. If you do not want to accept this award, that is okay. I just want you to know that I enjoy your blog.
Genie, thank you so much! I have shared my thoughts on the award here: https://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/appreciative-of-approbation/ 🙂
🙂 Lovely thoughts!
Aw, thanks! 🙂
Love your blog, I’d like to nominate you for the versatile blogger award! It’s all yours! Check it out: http://smilesandhappiness.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/i-won-i-won/
Thank you very much for sharing this award with me! I have shared my thoughts on it here: https://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/appreciative-of-approbation/ 🙂
I just love your outlook and your blog – and you share a name with one of my daughters!
Thank you for pausing, reading, and commenting – I really appreciate it! (And your kind words, of course.) Does your daughter’s name have the same spelling as mine? I really like my unique (but not crazy wild) name. 🙂
Yep – she’s actually Stefanie – but everyone calls her Stef. My hubby suggested the spelling and we all like it!
I love it! I’m also Stefanie with everyone (except my dad) calling me Stef. (He still prefers Stefanie – and I love the way he says it.) 🙂
Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! To see more about the award and this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-xl.
I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. All the best!
Thank you so much for nominating me for this award – I’m honored and flattered!
I have completed a similar award in the past; you can read my responses here: https://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/appreciative-of-approbation/.
Once again, many thanks! 🙂
Must say, I loved stopping by your blog! & reading some of your awesome stories. Absolutely loved the 101 in 1001 idea! You definitely inspired me 🙂
Following you, to stay updated about your amazing stories 🙂
Hi Sarin, thank you so much for your very kind words, and for choosing to follow this blog – I appreciate them both!
Awh, no problem at all! 🙂
Pay a visit to my blog as well sometimes, if you wish! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my pics. I appreciate it, it makes me feel that they can be interesting to someone. Thanks for being that someone!
Also, and very important, for taking the time. It is so hard for me to set aside some time for some tasks.. so many things to do and not that much of it ! So this is a 2nd thank you for making some time. 🙂
Also, (gratitude comes in sets of three..) thank you too, for not just looking at one post but several. You are my hero! I will work harder to keep you hooked looking at my pictures. I hope you will like them!
Cedric, you are most welcome. I think blogging is very enjoyable in its own right; but I do think it’s even more ‘fun’ when other people read and interact with the space. 🙂 I’m happy to be part of that crowd for you! You are very talented in your photography; it’s a pleasure for me to take the time to look at your works, and offer an encouraging word.
Thank *you* for sharing kind words with me; I genuinely appreciate it. Cheers to you, too! 🙂
three thank yous, did you catch that? three!
Joss – indeed, I did! It’s the ol’ Rule of 3, at work once again… 🙂
Stef I have nominated you and your blog for the “Blog of the Year 2012 Award” to except please follow this link: http://savorthefood.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/two-stars-are-not-enough/
Chef Randall, thank you so much for this award! I am genuinely, truly honored. Wow.
It’s a joy to read and see your side of the world.
Aw, thank you! It’s an honor for me to be able to share it.
very nice blog, thank you for sharing 🙂
You are most welcome. Thank you for stopping by, and for commenting – I really appreciate it!
I love that smiley face! Very professorish and Punchyish, you know?
Thanks for your kind comment, and for choosing to follow this blog! I really appreciate it. The second I saw this smiley, I knew she was the one for this space. 🙂
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I am pleased to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules are here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/ Congratulations! — Jen
Thank you so much Jen! I have added this award to my “Awards & Thanks” page – and have included a link to your blog as well. 🙂
I enjoyed learning more about you, Stef. I really love the name of your blog. Smiles are SO important! 🙂 🙂
Laura, thank you so much for visiting this space, for being interested in me, and for leaving a kind comment! I appreciate your sweet words and positive energy. And I agree, smiles are very important! 🙂
Merry Christmas 2014! And thank you for your visits!
Merry Christmas to you as well! And thanks to you for your visits and comments, too. Here’s to a wonderful 2015 for the both of us. 🙂
Hello, Stef! You don’t update this blog anymore? 😦
I don’t. 😦 I moved to a gratitude-style blog for over a year (threedailydelights.wordpress.com); but last spring I discovered I was pregnant, and everything took a backseat to that. I hope to get back into blogging once my baby is older; I actually hope to co-author a blog with him once he can articulate some of his ideas and begin to read and type. But that’s a few years off yet…
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