A Hot Friendly Award for Midsummer

I woke up at 5:00am to celebrate the Sun God. I did what I’ve done for the last few years: drank sweet French vanilla coffee, ate an orange, got dressed and drove to the nearest running trail. I sat on cool ground and faced east. I kept my eyes closed for a while, praying that the renewing flames of the Sun God cleansed my soul. 

I opened my eyes when a change in light told me the King had awakened. I ran east with all the might I could muster, telling myself that every step was going to bring new wonderful things to my life. I stopped 4 miles later, said a silent prayer and ran back to my car feeling renewed.


I got home and fired up my laptop to read my emails as I cooled down. A HUGE smile formed on my face as I read the “Happy Midsummer” subject lines from Pagan and non-Pagan friends. Then my smile got even bigger when I clicked on Marcia Colette’s blog. She has honored me and 7 other bloggers with a Friends award. Thanks so much Marcia, you are such a darling.

I pass this award to 8 very special blogger friends:

- Cogent Ascending: who has taken the art of speaking his mind to exciting new levels.
- Discovering Paganism: I love this girl’s nonsense approach to live and to Pagan spirituality.
- Following the Willowisp: for sounding like the professor I’ve always wished I had.
- Monsieur le Roi: for being so ‘real’ and for telling me all about the good food and good fun he gets to have around my old neighborhood—I’m green with good old envy!
- Pixie's World of Wonder: she is super sweet and her warmth is contagious ;)
- Quaker Pagan Reflections: I’m just learning so much from reading your writing.
- The Dark Whisper: for struggling on the path to publication with yours truly.
- Written In Earth: thanks for enriching my Eclectic Pagan Vault.


Today, I celebrated Midsummer by letting the Sun God feed my body and mind with his rejuvenating rays. I also celebrated new friends. How do you celebrate this wonderful day?

20 comments:

  1. Congrats to you. I know how you can celebrate your good fortune: Don't forget to swing by and celebrate Sx3 with me today. A Tar-Jay Gift Card is at stake!

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  2. Thanks so much! And I'm on my way to your blog! WooHoo!

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  3. Gracias. I love El Barrio but it is too filled with temptations. All those hot papis walking about :)

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  4. Ha! Dominick, you are too funny!

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  5. Hope you have a great day!

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  6. You are so sweet. Thanks for struggling right along with me. We'll make it!

    I celebrated today by giving thanks for my health, my family's health and I give thanks for all my wonderful friends. (Like you:)

    Melissa C.

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  7. Yes, I'm sweet! lol

    I join your celebration and yes "We'll make it!" In Obama's words "Yes We Can!"

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  8. Thank you sweetie you are such a darling xx I celebrated by rising early (way before anyone else in my house) made myself a cuppa coffe and sat out on the decking in my back garden letting the sun shine down on me listening to the birds signing their song. Then the boys were awake, I made breakfast we visited the new foal in the feilds near our home and the came back and cleaned the whole house. Productive yet relaxing day but typically me I kicked a full bucket of water over the carpet in the hall way all over the carpet!!!!! Typical lol wasn't concentrating on what I should've been!

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  9. Solstice Blessings x
    Sounds like you've been having a good day

    I spent my day with my family, said a blessing or two in the garden and finished off this evening with a chalice of sweet mead and some painting :)

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  10. Pixie, you are always spicing things up. I'm glad you and the boys had such a great time. And birds? And horses? Mmmmmmm, I'm so jealous!

    Michel, your day sounds amazing. How nice, blessings by the garden with all of nature as your witness--awesome! "A chalice of sweet mead" huh? That's a great idea. I think I'm going to grab a glass of wine and finish my day with some writing. I'm revising an article for the Witches' Voice.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It must have been fate. I have been reading about paganism for years now. I am not a religious person by any means, but I am very spiritual.

    I am adding you to my blog list so that I can continue to learn more. Your site is awesome.

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  12. I do believe in Fate, hey, I'm Pagan! I hope you find what you are looking for in Pagan Culture. I'll do my best to keep the information coming ;)

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  13. I celebrated by adopting a kitten abandoned by some weirdo with a snake and not enough mice to feed it.
    I've named him General Meow.
    Thanks once again for the generous mention of my blog in your blog.
    A blessing in kind to you.

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  14. I love your blog! I swear I'm going to make time to read all your posts to date. Every time I receive one of your entries in my inbox I think about it for the rest of the day. So much food for thought...a virtual feast. (now i'm off to explore the links you've posted...methinks this will take all day... :) )

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  15. Hi Magalay!

    Thank you so much for visiting Casa Hice and leaving such a nice comment. I followed you back to Pagan Culture. Wow, what an interesting blog. I am going to subscribe immediately and put you on my blog roll, so I don't miss a post!

    PS: You are absolutely gorgeous! Lucky.

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  16. Cogent Ascending, General Meow is gurrrrrrrrrrgeous! I think you had the best Summer Solstices ever—both of you. Now, you take care of that baby or I’ll find you and… oooooh, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. I don’t turn green, but I can be pretty mean. I’m happy for both of you ;)

    Susanne, you are so sweet! I emailed Lee the other day and told her how I can stare at your art forever. You have a charming touch, I swear it. I love the life you transmit with lines and colors and then the voice you attached to it with your writing. I’m glad you like my blog; it means the world to me.

    Alix, you made me giggle ;) But I warn you, my head is already huge from my dad telling me that I’m perfect (and me playing dumb and believing him). Thanks so much for comment about Pagan Culture and about me, I needed that today ;) And I went to your blog and must say that you my dear amazing! Great job!

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  17. Ty for passing the shout out and award my way-I am glad that my blog enriches others as it has done to my own path-

    Thank you!!!!

    Happy Belated Solstice

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  18. Written In Earth, It "enriches" indeed ;) Isn't it the greatest feeling? To see something you created grow and get better and better everyday?

    I hope you had an amazing Solstice!

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  19. Written In Earth, It "enriches" indeed ;) Isn't it the greatest feeling? To see something you created grow and get better and better everyday?

    I hope you had an amazing Solstice!

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  20. Cogent Ascending, General Meow is gurrrrrrrrrrgeous! I think you had the best Summer Solstices ever—both of you. Now, you take care of that baby or I’ll find you and… oooooh, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. I don’t turn green, but I can be pretty mean. I’m happy for both of you ;)

    Susanne, you are so sweet! I emailed Lee the other day and told her how I can stare at your art forever. You have a charming touch, I swear it. I love the life you transmit with lines and colors and then the voice you attached to it with your writing. I’m glad you like my blog; it means the world to me.

    Alix, you made me giggle ;) But I warn you, my head is already huge from my dad telling me that I’m perfect (and me playing dumb and believing him). Thanks so much for comment about Pagan Culture and about me, I needed that today ;) And I went to your blog and must say that you my dear amazing! Great job!

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