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The Liebster Award

In those days, I would have been choking tears but now, I smile at my self-worth
In those days, I would have been choking tears but now, I smile at my self-worth

I think I have received the cream of creams now. When I started blogging, I remember visiting a blog on blogger where this Award was displayed with a dozen or so others. I just admired and wondered to myself if I would ever get one of those. Maybe I admired the Liebster Award most because of it’s ‘Germanness’? (Emm, whatever that means). So imagine my stupor when on reading my dear Phoenix the rebirth’s blog and seeing my humble and modest blog as her first nominee for this prestigious award!

The Liebster Award recognizes new, up and coming  bloggers who have a certain number of followers, ranges from 200 to 3,000.  (I am not even there yet but already this noticeable? Wow) Liebster is German meaning “beloved” “sweetest” “dearest”.  Essentially, I like to view this award as acknowledging some of the “sweetest” bloggers who connect their blogs to their viewers in a welcoming and hearty fashion.

If you wish to accept this award, the following guidelines are below. There is no pressure to accept the award. I find your blog genuine and would like you to know that I value your honesty and content.

The steps for The Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award! A warm, hearty, & standing ovation thank you to Tempest Rose for recognizing the good in my blog!
  • Add The Liebster Award logo to your post and blog.
  • Answer 10 questions provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  • Provide 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers for the award and notify them.

**These are the general guidelines. With that being said, you do not have to do the full amount to accept the award. You can answer and/or ask only one question,nominate one person, whatever you feel comfortable doing. ** (This I love most because I know many don’t have time to do them awards ‘school’).

And so dearest Phoenix, I am most grateful, humbled and fortified in my journey. One of my dearest venture being Mental Health Advocacy. My story says it all and I stigmatize all those who out of lack of ignorance and empathy, degrade themselves or humanity further.

These are Phoenix’s questions and I choose to  answer all of them:

Questions for my Nominees to pick and choose to answer:

  1. If you were stranded on an island and only had 3 things, what would they be? Faith, Hope and Love
  2. If you could change one thing about your country, what would it be? Stewardship
  3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My Depressions
  4. If you could try something new today, what would it be? Water Surfing
  5. What is your life mantra? Honesty henceforth until death do me part
  6. What is your biggest fear in life? Dying too soon before laying a strong foundation for the work I’ve embarked on
  7. If you could have dinner with one person (alive or deceased) who would it be and why? Ellen Johnson because she is my idol
  8. What is one thing you are proud of? My book
  9. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen? No place external like my Soul
  10. Name a song that describes your life in a nutshell. My Way by Frank Sinatra

And my two nominees are:

 Theresa Reed at, she was there on one of those dreary nights when I couldn’t sleep and my tears and anguish were threatening to ruin my vacation (and yes, this is trumpeting a post).  

and my friend over at Pieces of Bipolar:, She describes herself as a unique girl in a unique world and am glad she sees herself so. There is so much positive in pampering and upholding one’s self albeit in all honesty.

So my dear nominees, if you accept my nomination, I leave the same questions above for you to choose from or answer all!

Dear gentle readers and followers, to me it is always all about gratitude. This blog’s life has been sustained not only by my three D’s, but above all by your direct and indirect support. Really, I want to say thank and wish each of you could accept this Liebster Award too.



Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

7 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Hey! Thanks for nominating me again! I am so honored and flattered that you thought of me! I am done with the post and its published to my blog now. I still have to notify 5 sites that I chose them, but I’m going to wait for that until the morning. It is 4am and I’ve been battling falling asleep because I took an antihistamine earlier tonight against allergic hives and the one I took really makes me drowsy. I’m surprised I lasted this long, but I wanted to get the post up!

    thanks again!!!!!!

    1. Oh T,

      What a night shift? 🙂

      Please, do sleep in till your head asks for a hot chocolate. It was mu honour nominating you. You an all my virtual friends and semi-friends, have helped me get here.
      Light and Love, Marie 🙂

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