An Epiphany – Part 3 – Shine On You Crazy Diamond

I can’t even begin to explain this… but I’m doing it anyway.

The other day I wrote in an email to a friend – Shine on you crazy diamond. She wrote back and said the same words to me.

Yesterday evening I noticed that a wonderful blogging soul – What Better Reason – Just Because – had nominated me for a Shine On award. I followed the link to their post – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Serendipitous synchronicity!

To be perfectly honest, last night, I thought – I can’t deal with this right now. I couldn’t. I couldn’t deal with anything positive at the time because I was happily drowning in negativity. Then I had my epiphany. And being nominated for the Shine On award was a crucial element in that, it was the sparkling cherry on top of a massive cake, it was the final piece of the puzzle, it was a guardian angel guiding me with a gentle shove, it was… a challenge to win when all I wanted to do was fail. I am immensely grateful for the nomination, and for the absolutely perfect timing of it! Thank you infinitely from all of me!

The rules of the Shine On award nomination are:

“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”

1.  Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2.  Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.

3.  Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.

I’m going to skip the facts about me bit because I never shut up about myself in my posts, that really is mostly what my blog is all about. Me talking to myself about me, myself, and I, about my life, past and present, and everything to do with me, me, me… It is very self indulgent, liberating, and eye-opening. That’s why I am doing it. But sometimes I get very bored of hearing myself blah blah blah about me me me.

Okay, one tidbit which is relevant – I have a bizarre quirk. I don’t press the ‘Like’ button as often as I like things. I developed a phobia of ‘Like’ buttons when I had a Facebook account. Oh… quirks like that show me up for what I am… I’m a bit of an ass.

And I enjoy immensely exploring other people who are sharing their lives and worlds via a blog creation.

Here are my nominations for the Shine On award:

1. 1001 Scribbles | Random and Abstract Lines

2. bottledworder | easy reading is damn hard writing


4. Grumpy Comments

5. Grandma Says | Observations and views from a different set of eyes

6. Coco J. Ginger Says | Ich Liebe Dich

7. Cosmos Wonderland | My hub collection of digital art cameos, photography cameos, metaphysical spiritual storytelling excerpts and personal creative writing expressions, messages, and quotes.

8. valeriu dg barbu blog | writing, poetry, poems, lyrics, remedy of soul,

9. HarsH ReaLiTy | My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.

10. writingsofamrs | Follow my journey to writing, Blogging and publishing my musings..

11. Iamforchange’s Bog | Positive growth and change in our world

12. JerkBusters |  “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ~ William Gibson

13. My Journey After 50 | Thoughts and Pictures

14. You Don’t Know Me, But You Will… | …and other dreams

15. Girly Dreams | The world through my eyes…

And now for the notifying my victims of my deeds bit… I mean… nope, that’s exactly what I mean. Most of you are following me, maybe you’ll see this on your reader and I won’t have to terrify you with my awkwardness… then again, that’s kind of fun.

Thank you all for sharing your worlds and yourselves with me… I feel honoured, and deeply grateful. You’re an inspiration!


  1. I enjoyed reading your Epiphany writings because it was a quest that you revealed. I resonate and I do understand about failure and success… that is appearing to be what I am learning about myself as well. Parallel tracks and synchronicity. 🙂 Thank you for the Shine On award. Shine on you crazy diamond, Ursula!


    • Thank you Anna, you know how important your friendship is to me, you have given me so much, and I am very grateful. Shine on you crazy diamond, your light is stunning! 😀


  2. Congratulations, in many ways! Keep on the up swing and win my beautiful friend. Thank you as well for the nomination and your continued friendship and support.. Nothing to be sorry for when you are doing good and sharing good! Thank you again! 🙂


  3. Thanks for the nomination…I found it very “non-creepy”…I am honored, in fact. I will investigate further how to pay it forward. If not tonight, for sure in the next few days. Yours was my first, most favorite and most comment-worthy blog on WordPress. Thanks for being a kindred spirit! ❤


    • How lovely! Thank you 😀 Enjoy the Shine On, it’s a fun part of blogging, it’s a way of saying hi, love what you do, keep doing it because it has an impact. What you do with it is a creative expression of you, like your blog. The rules aren’t really rules, they’re just there because otherwise people think wtf is this and what am I supposed to do with it 😉 Truth is, you don’t have to do anything with it, unless you want to, that’s the joy of it! ❤


  4. Thank you for the nomination, that was very kind. I do enjoy reading your posts. I like to see how you challenge yourself, and I enjoy your style of writing. I enjoy it when you ask a question at the end, I like the conversation back and forth. 🙂


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