Walking on Sunshine

I am “Walking on Sunshine” thanks to Pat O’Dea Rosen. Pat honored me with the Sunshine Blog Award. The Sunshine Blog Award is passed from bloggers to bloggers who ‘positively and creatively’ inspire others. Thank you so much Pat!

Let me tell you about Pat.  Pat writes women’s fiction and a wonderful blog called Writing, Reading, and Rambling on which she discusses, yup, you guessed it Writing and Reading and food and travel and other interesting things she ‘rambles’ about in a fascinating way. Gateway Purse is one of my recent favorites from her. I can’t list all my favorites here, there are far too many. If you haven’t visited Pat’s site, I encourage you to do so. (And not just ’cause she honors me with this award – I am certain you will find delightful posts all over her blog.)

Here’s the award:Lynette M Burrows, science fiction author; Lynette M. Burrows action-suspense science fiction; Lynette M. Burrows, author

Here are the rules:

  • Include the award’s logo (and rules) in a post on your blog. Simply cut and paste the photo at the top left into your own blog post. (*check*)
  • Link to the person who nominated you. (*check*)
  • Answer the ten questions below with your answers instead of mine. (*check*)
  • Pass the award on to a bunch of “Sunshine Inspiring” bloggers. (*check*)

Here are the questions:

Favorite Color:  Purple – I wear it, clothing and eyeshadow, even my house is a shade of purple

Favorite Animal: depends, are we talking two-legged or four-legged? Hmm, I think I’ll stick to the four-legged variety: Yorkshire terriers, miniature schnauzers, and horses are the top three.

Favorite Number: 2 (2 is better than 1, you know)

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: coffee

Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Tumbleweed (vanilla ice cream, Kahlua, Vodka, crème de Cacao and half & half) yummy!

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

Passions: Writing, Reading, Dogs, Family, friends, music, stained glass, art, puzzles (crossword, soduku, jigsaw, etc), and whatever else new and different I can learn.

Prefer Getting or Giving Gifts: Giving

Favorite City: the next city I visit in my travels – really, I don’t think I’ve visited a city that I don’t like to visit.  

Favorite TV Show: This was harder than I expected. I watch a fair number of TV shows but very few are on the I-can’t-miss list. When I asked hubby which ones he thought was my favorite he listed these two, and he’s not wrong: Charmed (I know, I know) and Sherlock.

My Nominations

And now, for the best part of getting this award: I get to pass it on!  Here are my nominations for the Sunshine Award:

Karen Huber Karen swears a beagle taught her zen. She is a poet who writes beautiful inspirations teaching us to appreciate each moment. One of my many favorites was titled “Like Water Through Rock.”

Pauline Baird  In her bio, Pauline says she has had a hard time with reality from the get-go. I’d say today, Pauline has one foot solidly placed in reality and the other in the fascinating science fiction, romantic suspense, and steampunk worlds of her stories. Not a bad place to be. Her blog, Taking the Scenic Route, is entertaining, thought-provoking, and fun. She talks about everything from strange trees to the moon. Stop by and say hello to Pauline.

Children’s fiction author Lynn Kelley calls herself a goofball. I don’t know about that, but I do know she has a blog that is always fun. Her parenting plights and delights are oh so familiar to every parent. She’s warm, funny, fun, and a little unpredictable. You’ll like Lynn.

Coleen Patrick  writes teen fiction and has a blog that inspires me with nearly every post. She’s into crafts, what she calls doodling that’s more like art, and she’s an amazing photographer. Her photo essays are beautiful and touching. You won’t regret visiting her site.

You need to read Diana Beebe’s blog just because of its title: Mermaids Don’t Do Windows.  Diana’s blog relates her adventures with technology from a misbehaving dishwasher, to her love of a certain vehicle, to vacations, blogging, and writing. There’s always something interesting to read.

Happy Sunshine Awards

Thank you for all the wonderful posts you’ve written.

There’s one more thing I’d like to leave with you today. A bit of inspirational video shared with me by Larry Brooks at storyfix.com. Now, this video was written for athletes, but Larry shared it because he thought it was apropos for writers. I LOVED it.

What about you? Do you think the video relates to writing or creativity? Or do you think it’s sports and only sports?

Your comments make me walk on sunshine. Thank you!


  1. First up, thank you so much for nominating me! Wow! So very kind and in such great company! Second, wow again for the video. Holy cow! Yeah, it can be about writing, though I’m not sure I want to see it as that hard. LOL Blank page vs pool full of rivals and stadium full of people? But yeah, our “stadium” comes later, after we put it all out there. Great share and concept. (Now I need a nap! LOL)

    1. You are so welcome, Pauline. You deserve it. 🙂 Yeah, the video really does make it seem hard, but it’s more about the commitment — making that decision each and every day that you’re going to work toward that goal and if you have the right attitude and put in the work, you will make it. That last part, that’s what I like. LOL. But you know what? I’m with you, might need a nap first! (especially since I just got home from a 13+ hour day at work!)

  2. Thank you so much for including me in your sunshine post, Lynette! 🙂 You made my day.
    “All you have to do is pick up your feet.” That’s the line that stands out in the video–and i think it applies to every single day! No matter what I’m up to.
    That tumbleweed drink sounds super yum, and btw I think I’ve seen every episode of Charmed. 😉

    1. It was my pleasure, Coleen. Yes. Picking up your feet, keep moving forward. I keep reminding myself of that, too.

      The tumbleweed was my first alcoholic drink. It’s like a milkshake with a punch. 🙂

      Another Charmed fan?! Thanks for sharing that, I’ve gotten lots of flack for liking that show. It’s nice to not be alone. LOL

  3. Thanks a million, Lynette! You sure made my day with your kind words and rays of sunshine! I can definitely relate to that video, even the swimming part. Right now I’m in over my head, drowning with writers stuff. Promos, drafting blog posts, tweeting, formatting issues and decisions to make for new paperback. Not even the creative part of writing. Gulp! Gulp! Treading water. Looking forward to walking on that sunshine! I agree with Coleen, that Tumbleweed drink does sound mighty delicious!

    1. Lynn, I’m happy that you’re happy. I did say I loved giving, didn’t I? Oh, I’m sorry you’re feeling so overwhelmed right now. Keep swimming! You’ll make it to the other side. 🙂 And maybe fix yourself a tumbleweed as a reward!

  4. Congratulations Lynette on the award! That speaks loudly coming from Pat O’Dea Rosen, one of I think, our personal favs. And a big congrats to those on the receiving end from your post. Great peeps that definitely deserve it because they shine, giving us a ray of hope and joy! And may I just say that I too love the color of purple. Thank you for shedding some sunshine our way Lynette! 🙂

    1. Aw, Karen, your words are making me smile and feel the sunshine (which is hard to do before dawn!). Thank you.

  5. Congrats, Lynette! I got this award awhile back, and it was so much fun to answer the questions and then pass the award on to others. Love both your answers and your picks for the next round of sunshine! And I too am quite fond of purple.

    1. Thanks, Kassandra! I remember when you got your well-deserved award. 🙂 All I can do is smile.

  6. Thanks, Lynnette! I love sunshine. I’m honored that you included me!

    That video is perfect for anyone–athletes, writers, anyone with a dream. Can’t get it (whatever “it” is) without waking up and getting started. It’s a reminder to me not to hit that snooze button! LOL–yeah, I hit that button too many times sometimes. 🙂

    1. Diana, you are welcome.

      Yes, I thought the video could appeal to anyone pursuing a dream that requires a daily commitment. So you’re a snooze button repeater, huh? I don’t leave myself enough time to hit the snooze – on purpose. LOL

    1. I’ve been smiling since you spread sunshine to me. You are most welcome and again, thanked for the award.

  7. You know, I had this feeling that I had not been to this post to thank you for the award and the kinds words regarding my blog. Unfortunately, I was right this time, a rare occurrence for me.

    As you know, I so enjoy your blog, especially the going to Mars posts. Hope all is well with you and yours. Once again, I am honored by the award.

    1. Karen, you are welcome. I wasn’t concerned, I know you’ve had life challenges. And I didn’t say a word I didn’t believe. I don’t always have the time to comment, but I really enjoy your blog.

      The Going to Mars posts will resume in another couple of months.

      We are getting by, thanks so much for asking.

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