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AULD LANG SYNE: The Good Old Times

on December 31, 2012

NOTE: Don’t leave without watching the video below! In the meantime, let’s start with a slideshow!

Click the little caboose…


As we soon will say goodbye to 2012, it is very important for me to thank all of catnip’s visitors and followers for some good old times throughout the year! You made (and continue to make) my day with your visits and especially when you left comments. By entering my world, you let a part of me inspire a part of you which in turn inspires others. Writing is a gift but only worthwhile if it tugs at the heart of its readers. One can write, write, write but if that written word is not read, nor acted upon, then its message is lost and becomes mere dust on a shelf, ashes in the wind.

Catnip is definitely graced with many wonderful followers. My goal in the new year is to visit each of you with the same gratitude you have shared with me. I’ve got a lot of visiting to do so I had better get started! I will not give up until each one has been visited, Liked and catnip added as your latest follower!

catnipoflife has been honored by Len with being one of her Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Thank you, Len, but it is YOU who truly inspires me!

The Most Influential Blogs of 2012 Received from Len

The Most Influential Blogs of 2012 Received from Len

I never know on any given day who might be the most influential. Today it is Arlen Shahverdyan  from whom I would like to share a video he featured on his site today. In addition, catnipoflife would like to recognize Arlen as one of her Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Arlen is Armenian, fond of writing and is an eloquent speaker. He has already published 3 books (from 2008 to 2012).

Read more about Arlen, his writing, his poetry, his blog, his goals HERE! While visiting be sure to leave him a comment to let him know you stopped by and of course, he would love for you to become a Follower.

As with any award, the next step is to examine the rules.


The Rules…SURPRISE! There are NO RULES except you MUST pay it forward, and that means, sometime in the next six (6) months you “should” choose the blogs you deem worthy of your label of The Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Those that have influenced you the most!

That’s it, no exception, no ands, ors, ifs or buts! There is ONE added notation:

EVERY blog I follow inspires me in some way so this award is quite difficult in choosing those that have had the most impact on my life this year. So, understand Arlen is just the beginning. He is the first to be followed with recognition of others within the six (6) month time frame. That means stay tuned, visit often for your name may be the next Most Influential Blog of 2012!


All aboard! If you missed the ride in the beginning, Take the Train Along with Me now! Click on the caboose and enjoy the scenery! It may take a minute to load but well worth the wait!

Do you remember Floyd Cramer? Click HERE for more @Awakenings. . .



14 responses to “AULD LANG SYNE: The Good Old Times

  1. patgarcia says:

    Sharla, you are one in a million and I love you, Lady. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and even though I don’t always leave comments, they are an encouragement to me and they sometimes even make me laugh. So, thank you.

    It is 9:45 PM here in good old Germany and I will be crossing over into the New Year before you so I gladly say to you, Happy New Year and may you continue to be successful in all that you undertake to do.
    God bless you.

  2. What can say a man who is so much and so nicely honored by this lovely post?! 🙂 Only sincere and boundless THANK YOU!
    Dear Sharla, I deeply appreciate all what you wrote here about me and my blog. I am one of your permanent followers and it is my honor as your are very kind, polite and unique person! Always be so kind and talented. You have a very unique blog. During whole 2012 you did a great job! Continue it in 2013! Thank you again for this marvelous post! I’ll add this very special award to my award’s list.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Soon I’ll reblog this nice post! Thank you again!

  4. cjanasdreams says:

    A beautiful blog as always. Thank you for being there to share your inspiration with all of us. We all take away something from each other and I am blessed to have met you online and consider you an author friend. May the New Year Bless you and may your blog continue to inspire us all throughout 2013. Happy New Year

  5. Teepee12 says:

    Enjoy whatever can this evening and let’s pray for a better year to come! Hugs from snowy New England!

  6. utesmile says:

    Sharla I love this train ride, it is wonderful. Your words are so touching and make me all emotional. You have a great blog and I will enjoy visiting you again in 2013. I do follow Arlen already adn know why you given him this award. Congratulations to you getting this award. Well done and well deserved. All the best for 2013. Love Ute x

  7. Dear Sharla thank you for your beautiful blog, I’m always awed by the amount of thought and imagination you put into your blogs, and just love your enthusiasm and generosity to us all.
    You deserve all the awards, and many blessings – with love, valerie

  8. My friend Sharla you are the encourager and inspiration to so many, thank you for your kind and generous heart. Have a beautiful blessed blogging 2013 …see you next year 😉

  9. pennycoho says:

    An excellent post Sharla. Loved it. I’ve made some great new friends in the blogging community and a few are very special to me. You are one of them. Thank you for … well … being you, so perfectly wonderful. Happy New Year dear friend of mine! with love, Penny xx

  10. Micki Peluso says:

    Wonderfulpost as always–just loved it and perfect for the year’s end!!

  11. Aditya says:

    It’s was always and will always be great to read your writing, such classy and lucid lines you write. I’ll check out Arlen’s blog now and thank you so much for sharing it with us. You were indeed a great inspiration to me and I’ll cherish our friendship very much.

    A very happy new year to you too 🙂


  12. lgyslaine says:

    With the few words I speak your language, I say that I am delighted that you have received this new appointment. I follow you, for some months now, and I love what you do. I think in 2013, I have always the same pleasure 🙂

  13. Reblogged this on Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք and commented:
    Ես ուզում եմ շնորհակալություն հայտնել Շառլային` բլոգիս հասցեին ջերմ ու բարի խոսքերի համար / I want to thank Sharla for Her warm and kind words addressed to my blog.

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