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zendictive’s 600th post


1 As usual a big thank you and a link back to the person who nominated you.

thank you willowdot

2 Mention 5 you would like to do with your life, no matter how mad or tame.

What would I like to do with my life:

finish restoring my classic old truck

travel to Japan

get another Labrador Retriever one day

get a scooter (I’ve always wanted one) I ve had motorcycles but a scooter intrigues me.

write an inspirational novel


3 Nominate 6 bloggers and say why they have left their mark on you. Hence the name “The Thank You Award”

Darren Poke (his blog is filled with inspirational writes

Sue Dreamwalker inspires to awaken our souls

Anne Croft Dearle author and photographer

linda vernon humorist that makes me giggle

an evil nymph’s blog


4 let them know.



thank you willowdot



thank you



One Lovely Blog Award

by FourBlueHills

bows (~_~) humble

….I am truly honored….


wow… I am honored that so many have nominated zendictive blog for these awards. I started this blog to simply place stories of wisdom and enlightenment and to find more (my hunt for zen) and have become overwhelmed with such honors, thank you.

Now to nominate others…

1) Linda Vernon Humor

2) PocketPerspectives (Kathy)

3) A Hearts Whisper (Jackie)

4) Cat Forsely

5) Granbee

One thing I have learned from blogging is the passion of others who write, and share. Sharing is what it is all about.



After Bankei had passed away, a blind man who lived near the master’s temple told a friend:

“Since I am blind, I cannot watch a person’s face, so I must judge his character by the sound of his voice. Ordinarily when I hear someone congratulate another upon his happiness or success, I also hear a secret tone of envy. When condolence is expressed for the misfortune of another, I hear pleasure and satisfaction, as if the one condoling was really glad there was something left to gain in his own world.

“In all my experience, however, Bankei’s voice was always sincere. Whenever he expressed happiness, I heard nothing but happiness, and whenever he expressed sorrow, sorrow was all I heard.”

 (the same is true with the internet, it is as tough we are blind, but we can sense the sincerity of others by the way they write. What they say and how they say it.)

have a zendictive day

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~Heraclitus



the one in one hundred warrior award

…by Miro Warrior Poet Wisdom, an icon for being a peaceful warrior

(please click the link above and read Miro’s post of what a warrior is … for I have never heard it said any better, For Miro is truly a one in one hundred warrior)

Bows (~_~) Humble

~I am truly honored~

excerpt from Miro~ …Courage. Honesty. Fearlessness. Grace. Peace. Service to others. No complaints. Nothing thought of as a blessing or a curse; everything simply accepted as another challenge to be conquered.


Miro~ You have no idea how moved I am. I have had a very trying week. I have had to pull together some of my own advice in order to endure physical and mental challenges this week. I came home this week (one night) with one arm covered in orange (COP) and the other covered in blood. My wife freaked out till I told her, “It was not my blood!”

My work has its challenges to say the least. The next day at work, I had celebrity status, every one making comments of how I was a hero, Bruce Lee, or Jackie Chan, I simply couldn’t take credit and stated, “It was nothing… really!” Which is the truth. The truth is you hone your self for years so that when the one day comes you can put your training into effect. A warrior may stand a post for weeks and wait… till the one day when action is called for and you place your life on the line because it is the right thing to do. The truth is you re-act rather than act. thank you Miro~ this came at a time when I truly felt like a warrior and continued to contemplate that peace was what was needed and stepped in to obtain that peace by saving another.

Way of the peaceful warrior.

bows (~_~) humble


Once an author is given the award, they may continue nominating one new blog author once a week, month, year… or whatever seems appropriate. It’s like a knight’s ability to bestow knighthood onto another whenever they choose. But only one at a time. The patience of a warrior is required.

Guidelines for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Warriors are not motivated by awards or fame. They see awards not as an opportunity for the ego to rejoice, but rather an opportunity to honor other warrior brothers and sisters. To acknowledge and honor the rarity of the warrior, it is recommended that the recipient passes this award on to only *one* other blogger that they feel goes above and beyond to serve and inspire others, and who maintains their grace and positivity even in the face of difficult challenges, such as health issues, tragedy, injustice or loss.

My nomination for the One in One Hundred award is…

Sensei White

of…Rocky Mountain Shito-Ryu Karate-Do

Sensei White teaches others how to defend them self. Teaching Karate is a part of his life but being a part of the community and country is where his heart is. If you were to read his blog that offers insightful information on self-defense and what to watch for in order to keep yourself safe. I encourage readers to take some time and read this man’s words. His blog is heart-felt and enlightening to what a great instructor of Karate is and should be. I had a Karate studio for years… (Inner Spirit Martial Arts… Jefferson, Texas) and I know what dedication it takes to take on such an endeavor. He opens his heart and studio to others because he cares, not for profit. But because it is what true martial arts is all about.

Bows (~_~) Humble to Sensei White,

a one in one hundred warrior.

With Great Strength A Kind Heart Is Forged.


Zendictive, was awarded the Liebster Blog award

by Sensei White

(excerpt)  ….   My nominees in no particular order:

1. zendictive Very much wisdom and entertaining reads because Zen IS addictive.

bows (~_~) humble

thank you!

The guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

nominating five bloggers

1) Cat Foresly (wisdom commons)

2) glutenvygirl

3) artjen1971

4) annedearle

5) ntexas99

I encourage readers to check out these blogs and absorb the wonders of their words and whole hearted blogs.

have a zen filled day


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