Friday, September 7, 2007

This Site Makes The Planet Better Award

Marilyn, of Marilyn's Non-Violent Planet, has seen fit to give LifePrints this award. She loves to surf the Internet looking for websites she feels are maintained by kindred spirits. She spreads love and appreciation by offering her own award to those she feels are making the world a better place.

I am so honored that she thought of me. I started this blog to make me feel better, to force myself to focus on the good in the world. Someone, I wish I could remember who, said that to argue about how to stop warfare and to carry signs that say "no more war" is not the way to bring about peace. The only way is to exalt all that is good and to speak only of peace and understand that peace, compassion, and compromise are our true nature, not violence.

I don't know if I am succeeding in shining a light on all that is good. I want to remind everyone that there are more loving and concerned people in the world than there are warmongers and abusers. It's really true but we'd never know it because we are spoonfed the scintillating and the sensational..that's what sells magazines, airtime, and drives a great portion of our economy. I needed to be reminded that there is more to us than sex scandals, war, and cruelty.

Doing the research for LifePrints is like therapy for me. It makes me happy. The people I write about are blazing the path ahead of us, showing the way, all we have to do is follow. Or better yet, use their inspiration to cut a new road into the wilderness, one only you could have dreamed of.

I appreciate and am humbled by any praise that comes to me through this blog. LifePrints is a blessing in my life and I don't take it for granted.

Thanks Marilyn for reinforcing what I knew in my heart...humanity thrives on love not hate.


Scruffyhippo said...

Well done Lisa, it's great to see you getting the recognition you deserve :)

Lisa McGlaun said...


I'm ready to fade into the background, I think..:)


thewishfulwriter said...

I can think of NO ONE better deserving than you for this award!

You're amazing and I love reading your blog!

NeoAuteur said...

I must say you totally deserve this.

zunnur said...

"I want to remind everyone that there are more loving and concerned people in the world than there are warmongers and abusers", unfortunately, the small bunch of warmongers and abusers stand out and get better coverage, they're more popular, and sometimes reflected as heroes. This is a good reminder from you.
And, congratulation for receiving the award!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Heather and Neo,

Thanks for saying those nice things. Sometimes these awards are strange for me. I like to stay in the background as much as possible.


Lisa McGlaun said...


In my own small way I'm trying to change that. To give one more outlet for the peacemakers and the givers in the world.

Maybe it will work.


Priscilla Palmer said...

You have been tagged for The Personal Development List. (See my site for details), I would love for you to participate.

Keli said...

Anything that promotes peace and happiness ranks high in my book. Nice job!

Lisa McGlaun said...


Thanks. It does mine, too!


La delirante said...

"Doing the research for LifePrints is like therapy for me. It makes me happy". Your blog is really inspiring! andt he above shows perfectly that ;)Well done Lisa! :) Congratulations!

Lisa McGlaun said...


It does make me happy. Sometimes it brings up strong emotions to do the research on the posts but in the end I'm glad that I learned something from them. It makes me happy to have learned it and to share with whoever is willing to read.


Rudi said...

congratulations Lisa :-)

Lisa McGlaun said...

Thank you Rudi. It was a special award to receive.

Todd McGlaun said...

Hey Honey,
Congratulations. You inspire me everyday. It's so amazing to see you inspiring others the same way. You deserve every congratulations and the world needs more people like you. I'm lucky to get to spend my days with you.

I think the person you may be thinking of who said its better not to argue about war is Mother Teresa. She was once asked to participate in an anti-war rally. She flatly refused, saying she would not give her energies to a war rally of any kind, for or against. She then told the organizers that as soon as they wanted to hold a peace rally she would be happy to attend.

Thanks for your continuing inspiration.

Lisa McGlaun said...

I think you are right, it was Mother Teresa. You're memory is much better than mine.

Sweetie, it makes me feel so good when you comment on my posts. Today of all must have known how much it would mean to me.

I love you,

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I always knew my daughter-in-law was an award winner and definitly a keeper! Love, Mom

Lisa McGlaun said...


I love you!