We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Heroes I Have Never Met

It is amazing to sit and think who may have influences your lives without even having to met them in person.  I have been encouraged by many authors whom I admire like Maya Angelou, Emily Dickerson, Walt Whitman and many others.

Here is others I admire and respect:

Oprah Winfrey (she got the world reading again),

Queen Latifah (so multi-talented and spunky),

Ellen Degeneres been following her career since the 90s,

Prince (his amazing range and talent as a musician,

Hiliary Clinton
     (I named a goat after her and would now vote for her as President of the US.  Simply because she has learned how to be more diplomatic by being Secretary of State.)

Etta James, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Melissa Ethridge

Shartey my adopted eBay blog mother

Grumpy Gramps gives so much of himself and inspires our boys

Kelley the amazing cat rescue woman

Jan raising awareness for MND,

Julia Childs, I remember watching her cooking shows (in black and white) as a child thus sparking my love of cooking.

Kat for reasons that are personal and dear as she is begining her life again.

Judy for her ability to bounce back after being tossed about.

Then again I have taken inspiration and hope from all the bloggers I read.  I  also thoroughly enjoy my Facebook account thanks Mr. Zuckerman.  Just think of all the folks who touch your lives silently everyday. Perhaps if we all took time out to think of more positive thoughts and send those thoughts up --our world would not be as angry....?


Jabacue said...

So true Mal! We don't have to look very far for the negative nowadays. So easy to get caught up in it.
For the opposite we literally have to stop, or at least I do at times, and block out all the negative and rejoice at what is so special in my life.

Sharon said...

We all have heroes both great and unknown, some we have met and some we shall never meet. These heroes make us better than we would be without them and for that we can be very thankful.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

mal......I would love to meet queen latifia too! sounds like a real fun lady...and pretty too!!!

hey ho

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

oh my, talk about influences, I just made your Buttermilk Pie. Turned out very good and so easy. Mike just kept saying, "excellent, excellent", as he was eating it. I'll blog about in the next day or two. Thx!

Nekkid Chicken said...

I know what you mean, Jim. :O)

Hey Sharon, I share your thoughts.

John, I think she would be a hoot to hang out with and I think she would make an amazing girlfriend.

Aaah, Thanks Joanna, I think I got most of the idea off of Cooks.com; I have a habit of tweaking recipes til I find one truly easy. Glad it turned out for you. Thanks for the kind words.