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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Here it is lovelies!!! 

I was in sheer joy and disbelief when I learned my precious blog - The Cheerful Spirit was nominated for the Liebster Award. I was only hoping that one day it will be noticed and recognized but I never expected this so soon..Many many thanks to this sweet lady Maryanne Theodore for luckily choosing me.

In case you're wondering what the Liebster award is...

The Liebster (a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome) Award is an online recognition that started in 2011. It is being passed on by bloggers to fellow bloggers as a show of support and for enjoying or valuing their work. Once a blog is nominated, the blogger is asked to answer 11 questions provided by the nominating blogger. They are then expected to nominate up to 11 other favorite new bloggers and come up with a list of 11 new questions for those nominees.

The Rules

Okay so to begin with,  let me recognize and thank the blog who nominated me.


Maryanne Theodore is a personal and lifestyle blog about  personal stories and life experiences, lifestyle tips and treats, inspirational topics and because of her love for literary works, the blog happen to feature poems and fiction from other writers too. This blog is one which you can learn a lot from because the topics cut across many genres of life. Maryanne hopes you will have a wonderful time when you visit it.

Here are my answers to Maryanne’s questions 

Q. Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging primarily just to hone my writing skill since it faded into oblivion (lol). But when I gave birth to my second child, my whole life’s perspective changed. I now blog to share my thoughts, stories and learnings that would inspire and encourage women or moms like me in as much as I’d like to inspire myself. I would like moms to embrace this season they are in and find happiness and positivity in this crazy, beautiful thing called motherhood.

Related: It Started Like This: My First Step to Blogging

Q. What is the best movie/book you've seen or read?
That would be Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

Q.  Three things you can't live without
Chocolate, face powder and lipstick haha

4. Where was the first country you traveled to?
Singapore way back 2011 with my hubby.

Q. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
I was experimental with my hair color during my early 20s and there was one time I got bored with my dark brown locks so I dyed it with black only to find out how horrible it was! So I dyed it with dark brown again the next day. That's the reason why my hair started to get damaged.

Q. What is your favourite inspirational quote(s)?
This is my all time favorite from Zig Ziglar: You don’t have to be great to start. You have to start to be GREAT!

Q. What is the best travel moment you've had so far?
I’m not really good in traveling because of my motion sickness (I swear!) But I can say our latest trip to Quezon (my hometown) last June was the best since it’s the first time in 3 years that my hubby was free (from work) to join me and the kids.

Q. What advice would you give to new bloggers?
Just keep on writing what you love, be genuine and never ever compare yourself to other bloggers. Surely, we could look up to them as inspiration but that's just it. Comparing yourself will only discourage you from writing. Trust me I’ve been there.

Q. What do you enjoy writing about?
I enjoy writing about my own reflections, learnings and life lessons. I constantly have these random topics in my head that I just can’t put into words as I don't have much time in my hands.

Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself in a much better place, probably an accomplished writer or a book author.

Q. What are you expecting to accomplish through your blog?
First, I want to grow my blog’s readership and following and second, earn a passive income from it.

Random facts about me

1. I'm the 5th child in a brood of six.
2. I was raised solely by my mother since my father was promoted to heaven when I was six.
3. I became independent at the age of 17 when I moved to Manila to study in college.
4. Physics was my favorite subject in college.
5. I had a long time battle with my weight growing up and it made me so insecure.
6. I don't know how to swim.
7. I'm often mistaken by new acquaintances of having a Chinese or Japanese blood because of my chinky eyes and skin color. I'm 100% Filipina :)
8. I believe in the law of attraction.
9. I used to believe in the movie Serendipity haha
10. I only dance in front of my kids :)
11. I don't like the feel of sands on my feet.

And now for the most awaited part,  here are my nominees for the Liebster Award in no particular order:

Questions for my nominees
1. What motivates you to write?
2. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
3. One word that best describes you.
4. What’s your dream job?
5. Best place in earth.
6. What scares you? 
7. What do you remember most in high school?
8. If you would be given a chance, whose life of famous people would you like to have and why?
9. Black or white?
10. Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
11. What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?

Congratulations to all nominees! I hope you'll keep the love going.
 Can’t wait to read your answers. 

 Be sure to check out those awesome blogs lovely readers. Thank you just the same for always following The Cheerful Spirit!


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  1. I just saw this!!! Thank you so much for the nomination. I'll post mine tomorrow. LOVE THIS SO MUCH. xoxo.

    1. You're very much welcome Jillian! You deserved it 💕

  2. Congratulations! You deserve the recognition :)

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate it :)