Thunderbolts And Lightning!!!


Woah there! A new one on my shelf!!!

Well, first off, I have to give HUGE thanks to the gorgeously cute Rob, of The V-Pub blog, for this generous nomination!

The Rules:

Post it on your blog.  

Grant other bloggers the award. 

What you cannot do:

Abuse or misuse the logo.

Claim that it is your own handmade logo. 

What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award:

Enjoy the award! 

At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from.

Mention your purpose in blogging .
Who to pass Thunder onto…….?

I truly love certain blogs and there are a few which stick out in my mind, as they have been there since my humble beginnings, through to my humble-still, now!

Cats At The Bar
The Happy Lifeaholic
10 Years A Single Mom
Chris, The Story Reading Ape

My Purpose In Blogging
What is my purpose in blogging?
Well, I love words, for a start. Reading them, writing them, and learning about them. It was an ambition for me to write a book … Any book. I started a novel, I’ve written some poetry based children’s stories… But it hasn’t gone any further, and in my life, there was not much place for my literary dreams to go anywhere.
Then I discovered blogging, quite by accident!
A friend started a blog to air some issues in her past, and clear her mind, and in order for me to comment, it tempted me to sign in, or sign up…. And so I did!
All of a sudden this blog was born. What I wanted it for I had no idea!
Slowly, I wrote different things, from my life, to creative, to opinions, humour, and not forgetting Sonu Singh!
The encouragement I received over the last 6 months, from the blogs above, and so many others, made my pen (read fingers!) flow, and so But I Smile Any way was born.
My blog has allowed me to reminisce, make you laugh, think, go ‘Awww!’ and given me the opportunity to meet and build relationships with fellow blog-pals around the world!
I thank you all for giving me the inspiration to continue to write, and maybe that lifelong dream of mine, to be published… Might even come true too!

But I Smile Anyway...

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Opinionated Man
    May 13, 2015 @ 06:25:22

    Well I already pushed the button. What else can I push here? lol

    Liked by 1 person


  2. michaelphelps1
    May 09, 2015 @ 16:46:12


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  3. DotedOn
    May 09, 2015 @ 15:07:31

    Congratulations Ritu πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Raymond
    May 09, 2015 @ 04:17:46

    May the Encouraging Thunder grant you the wishes!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 08, 2015 @ 23:09:03

    C.o.n.g.r.a.t.u.l.a.t.i.o.n.s. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  6. A Muslim Latina
    May 08, 2015 @ 20:24:32


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  7. Erika Kind
    May 08, 2015 @ 19:32:01

    Congratulations again, Ritu! You definitely have an encouraging personality. Very well deserved! Big hugs to you!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. The V-Pub
    May 08, 2015 @ 19:26:27

    OMG, I’m blushing, Ritu! Thank you so much for your kind words!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Cats at the and Back Home in
    May 08, 2015 @ 19:25:24

    Congratulations and thank you so much!!!
    In keeping with the rules I shall comment here; why do I Blog?
    I was sitting in my lounge one day and looked over at the bar. There were six cats sleeping comfortably across the top. I picked up my camera and took a photo and thought, “I wonder if other people live with 18 cats” Through adoption, rescue and fostering, I had amassed what is called the Cast and Crew of Cats at the Bar.
    Blogging was a whim at first, but people seemed to like it and for me it has become an addiction. The cats have just too much to say.
    And here I am a year and a half later with a bonus that I never expected, friends. I have met so many wonderful people like Ritu! People who have become a part of my life. I enjoy what they have to say. I love their comments and enjoy conversations that creep quietly into a post and all of a sudden you’re hosting a party (but without the mess).
    Thank you again dear Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. edwinasepisodes
    May 08, 2015 @ 19:20:58

    Well done Ritu. I am sure it is only a matter of time before you get that book published!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. walkerkaty0
    May 08, 2015 @ 18:44:21

    Congrats! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  12. The Story Reading Ape
    May 08, 2015 @ 17:29:07

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

    AND CONGRATULATIONS on being presented by the award from Rob…
    This is an award I’ve not seen before; and to be included with the four other great blogs nominated is an honour for me πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person


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