Walk On

The Champions Who Walked Among Us

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

blogawardHello everyone,

A shout goes out to Raani York, http://raaniyork.wordpress.com, for nominating my blog series, The Champions Who Walked Among Us on my Walk On Blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

My Walk On series has turned out to be a big faith builder not only for myself, but for others as well. Examining the lives of women who have been forgotten or never recognized  has awaken power and strength within me I did not know existed.  The  courage, persistence, endurance, faith, struggles,humility, gentleness, compassion and kindness  exhibited in the characters of the Walk On women are rare jewels, which I hide in my treasure trove.

Thus, the Very Inspiring Blogger Award nomination from Raani York is very precious to me.  Once again, I thank you Raani for this nomination and on behalf of all those women who rose above the ‘I can’t do,’ to the ‘I can do’ and opened doors that allows women today to move forward, I accept it.

Women like Sophie Germain, Sojourner Truth, Clara Barton, Madam C.J. Walker, Golda Meier, Marion Andersen, and all the other women I have covered so far did not have an easy life. They came up against incredible odds, but they kept going and  changed the world.

So the rules are to post seven things about myself. Here goes,

  • I love cats and had two of them, but I don’t have one at the moment.
  • I am a fanatic when it comes to music and my tastes are universal.
  • I drink at least four to five glasses of Lactose free milk per day.
  • I read voraciously from all genres, both fiction and non-fiction and find it easy to lose myself in any book that I enjoy reading.
  • I get a kick out of dancing, from waltzing to hip hop, I love it.
  • I play chess, love bridge, bid whiz and spades.
  • A good night with four hours of sleep makes me happy.

Raani’s idea of putting the links to the blogs was a great idea, and I decided to follow in her footsteps and do the same.  Below are my nominees with their blog links, and please note I have not picked any of the blogs that Raani  and I both  follow. If I have not chosen your blog, it doesn’t mean that I don’t read your blog. It only means I have a limited number of blogs I can choose, and with sixteen I have already exceeded  my limit.

1.  Ellen Roberts Young – http://freethoughtandmetaphor.com

2.  Tangie Bell – http://talktangie.com

3. Susan Scott – http://www.gardenofedenblog.com

4.  Deirdre Tolhurst – http://www.deirdretolhurst.blogspot.de

5.  Tracee Ford – http://traceeford.wordpress.com

6.  Gwynn Rogers – http://gwynnsgritandgrin.com

7.  Carol Child – http://salmonsaladandmozart.com

8. Louise Malbon-Reddix – http://healingintheheart.blogspot.de

9.  Mary Helen Ferris – http://greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com

10. Selasie Bulumo – http://selasiebulmuo.wordpress.com

11. Hodge Podge for  the Soul –http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com

12. Cristian Mihai –http://cristianmihai.net

13.  Linda Yeazak – http://lindayezak.com

14.  Elaine Couglar –http://elainecougler.wordpress.com

15.  Marta Merajver Kurlat – http://www.martamerajver.com.ar/marta/index.php/hometop

16. Joy at 60 – http://joyat60.wordpress.com

Walk On, People, Walk On!

Photo on 2011-03-31 at 13.42










Pat Garcia



  1. Awesome!


    • Hi,

      Thank you. Whenever I research one of my articles for The Champions Who Walked Among Us, I come out with that same feeling. That woman was awesome!
      So, thank you and I hope you continue to read the series and invite others to read it also.


  2. Raani York

    You’re so great, Patti!! Enjoy the Award!!


    • My Dear Raani,

      Thank you. I am enjoying it. It makes me feel good to see that series being honored. Actually, I am being honored for women,who never got their praise, and I am humbled because they laid down a foundation that many of us do not recognize.
      Love you, Lady.


  3. Many blogs get this award – your blog deservres it!
    I look forward to the next post!


  4. HOW gracious of you to nominate me for this wondrous award. When I catch my breath from surprise I will acknowledge it and share. Blessings to you and all your nominees. Thank you


  5. deirdret

    Dear Pat, I thank you for this award. I have been so lax in my blogging this year, and I know I need to get on it again. I will do my best to live up to it. Thank you again, it is most appreciated.


    • My Dear Deirdre,

      You have a very inspiring blog and you will never know how much your words of encouragement written on your blog affect my life. So hang in there and write whenever you have a message to bring. That is what is important. Your words are always timely.

      So, I thank you.




  1. OVER DUE GRATITUDE… « khrystleraineduste
Poetic Words

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Debs Despatches

Writer & Life Coach, Book Reviewer & Random Scribbler


painted in ink.


art. popular since 10,000 BC

A Stairway To Fashion

contact: ralucastoica23@gmail.com

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

S.E. White Author

Fall in love with the unexpected

Will Athletic

Unleash Your Inner Athlete

Liz Leighton Writing Adventures

Writing, Reading and Blogging

A writer & her sentimental muse

(Formerly A writer & her adolescent muse)

The Godly Chic Diaries

Smiling • Writing • Dreaming


Poetry, story and real life.

snowflakes on water

Janet Bayliss (Penn) - poetry, writing, and contemporary art

Cloud Nine Girl

Young Adult Fantasy That Feels Real

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

Beth Hardinger

telling our stories one word at a time

Sharon E. Cathcart

Award-winning Author of Fiction Featuring Atypical Characters

Maggie Rivers' Blog

Writing that's hot, sexy and sizzling!

Romance Writers Chat

Join #RWchat every Sunday at 4pm PST | 7pmEST

Catherine Chant Crochet

crochet, knitting and more!


Fresh, Fun, Fast-Paced Fantasy Fiction

sisterhood of suspense

Authors supporting authors

Mystery and Romance

MYSTERY and ROMANCE .... what more could a woman want when she curls up with a good book? How about a beach, a sunset, a couple of horses, a crazy cat, an old dog, and of course ... TROUBLE.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Writer, Editor, Fan Girl

Pat Garcia

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

{The Print Posse}

Four fab ladies sharing fab ideas...

Gwynn's Grit and Grin

Hazy and crazy days of Gwynn's life

MC Book Tours

Let us help promote your book today!

Peggy Wirgau


Chaotic Shapes

Art and Lifestyle by Brandon Knoll

David H. Safford

Author & Story Coach

This Writer's Life

Tips and Advice About Writing and Self-Publishing

Paving My Author's Road

...one writing step at a time


SavvyAuthors: Writers helping writers.


Blog and Poetry. A Story in the Making.

What Inspires Your Writing?

A blog dedicated to writers...and the people, places, and things that spark their creativity

Angela Wooldridge

Life is an adventure...

Shannon Donnelly's Fresh Ink

writing and reading, the staples of life

Journey To Ambeth

by Helen Jones

Teagan's Books

Now available: "Murder at the Bijou - Three Ingredients I"

%d bloggers like this: