Ligo Circle of Appreciation

Last week, Mimi at included me in the Ligo Circle of Appreciation. Somewhat different than a blog award, the Ligo Circle is a way of including and acknowledging those bloggers who have touched our lives through their blogs in a special way.

Had I received this honor from someone else, Mimi would have been on the top of my own list for inclusion. Her blog is always a favorite and when I thanked her, she said: “I was so happy to be able to give your talents some attention, Cathy. You are someone who I am sure I would befriend in the real world, and as such value you with the same tenderness that one saves for those they love.” That’s Mimi.

Mimi shares inspiration, humor, a love of family, ethics and her favorite music. When she was Freshly Pressed recently for a hilarious post about stink bugs, she was somewhat dismayed that the tag under the FP announcement for her post said “More Entomology.” But true to form, she laughed it off, accepted her reputation as a “bug” person and included a picture of a praying mantis in the follow-up post.

The only rules for the Ligo Circle of Appreciation are to invite two more bloggers into the circle and to complete the sentence: “A blog is…”

There are so many bloggers who I do include in my circle of appreciation – people who I now consider friends – people I care about and miss when they take a break from blogging. But I will choose only two for the purposes of this post and hopefully in the next few weeks, I plan to finally put together my blogroll.

I invite Julie Hansen Intuitive. I met Julie within the first month of my blogging experience here on WordPress. She shares her amazing insights and gentle wisdom on her blog and I always look forward to her posts. We have made a commitment to get together in person to share a hug and a cup of coffee at the earliest opportunity. (And if I’m not mistaken, Julie was the first person to present me with a blog award.)

And I invite Madame Weebles. Lord knows she doesn’t need the additional press. This week, she offered to throw a virtual tea party on the blogosphere and got 80 RSVPs! She’s my blogging heroine – and I’ve told her that many times. Weebs is funny, irreverent, kind (a word she uses for me but it also fits for her), a great writer and a historian. She’s also a Reiki practitioner and my friend. As busy as she has to be answering all of the comments that she gets on her blog, she always seems to be able to make the time to come over to my site and comment whenever I put up a post. And I always appreciate it.

To Julie and Weebs, I simply want you to know how much I appreciate you. Please don’t feel that you need to do anything further than to know this, but if you choose to participate, it is an honor to include you in the circle and to see who you would invite.

Finally, in my humble opinion, a blog is a place to express one’s unique world view in a way that enriches the blogger and those who come to visit.

May your blogging experiences lead you to new paths of appreciation and your circle.



6 comments on “Ligo Circle of Appreciation

  1. mimijk says:

    Thank you for your generosity Cathy…it is so a part of your spirit, and I think that spirit is very, very special..


  2. Dearest Cathy–I am so touched by your thoughtful words. Blogging is so beautiful and has it’s own unique energy–but I feel our relationship has transcended blogging. Or rather blogging has become a vehicle for a spiritual connection between us. I have had many “higher self” conversations with you as well! Thank you for all the beauty and light you bring to the world and especially for being so grounded. I can tell you do a lot of self-care–this energy benefits and inspires the rest of us. Much love and many blessings-Julie
    p.s. Not to toot my own Weebs horn–but I think I introduced you two in that blog award!


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I so agree. And I am so grateful to have the honor of knowing you through the blogosphere! Thank you for your kind words and for the connection that we share. It continues to grow and just get richer. And, yes, I think you did introduce me to Weebs! How did you meet her? Hugs and love, Cathy


  3. I’m finally catching up on my blog backlog and yours was one of the first, Cathy. This made me cry. Thank you so much. You know you’re my heroine, someone I admire and respect tremendously. And you make such a difference. Even through the Interweb, your energy is so strong. And yep, you’re right, I know you because of Julie, who was one of the first people I met on the blogosphere as well! You are both truly excellent women.


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      It is truly my pleasure. And no, you’re MY heroine! 🙂 Isn’t it great to be able to make such great friendships through this medium? And I’m glad you’re okay and back. It touches me that you made the time to come by today.
      Namaste, dear friend,


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