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1-in-100 Warrior Award:Samantha Craft

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
Miro nominated me for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award a few days back. Nominations and recognitions like these give more strength to my will ,keep me grounded and inspire me to keep moving,learning and sharing the warmth and knowledge.
Miro has always been inspiring &encouraging others to keep doing the good work. He is a warrior poet with warm, loving,positive and brave spirit.
If you haven’t been in his sphere( something which I highly doubt) then today is the day. The beautiful world of warrior wisdom awaits all those who seek knowledge and meaning of life.
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~Heraclitus

What exactly is a warrior? Someone who wears a suit of armor and swings a sword around? A participant in a war? Nothing more than a soldier?

If these are the thoughts that spring to mind, think deeper.

A warrior is more than weapons and armor. It is a way of life. It is the belief that the greatest purpose in life is service to others. It is grace amid frustration, peace amid turmoil, and strength amid weakness and misery. We most often use this word to describe the brave men and women who risk their lives in the military and law enforcement to ensure our freedom and safety, but warriors are actually all around us. They’re in factories. They’re in offices. They’re in schools. They’re in hospitals, both as doctors and nurses, and as patients.

Courage. Honesty. Fearlessness. Grace. Peace. Service to others. No complaints. Nothing thought of as a blessing or a curse; everything simply accepted as another challenge to be conquered.

They’re not perfect, and don’t try to be, because they know such aspirations are futile. But they do the absolute best they can with what they’ve been given. Warriors no longer have potential. They are potent! They understand that knowledge is knowing, but wisdom is doing. And they are a very rare breed: as Heraclitus once said, only one out of every one hundred is a true warrior. This award is named in honor of those words and that truth. The symbol of the sword is used to represent their courage and strength, and the symbol of the feather quill pen represents their grace, beauty and creativity.

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. –Theodore Roosevelt”

One such Fellow blogger who fits the bill perfectly is Samantha Craft( http://aspergersgirls.wordpress.com/) and I nominate her for the 1-in-100 warrior award. Samantha or Sam is determination,will and courage personified. I am posting the link of her “About Me” section so that all of you who choose to know more about her can surf in those warm loving waves and understand why I am so in love with this beautiful witty positive soul.

In her roars ,in her whispers
in her songs,in her screams
in the morning,in  the night
in the should and should nots
in the can and can nots
in the ups and the downs
in the smiles and the frowns
A heart that beats,a soul that cares
she never forgets to share
love,laughter and spring
a beautiful soul
a woman of substance
Sam is…

Guidelines for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Warriors are not motivated by awards or fame. They see awards not as an opportunity for the ego to rejoice, but rather an opportunity to honor other warrior brothers and sisters. To acknowledge and honor the rarity of the warrior, it is recommended that the recipient passes this award on to only *one* other blogger that they feel goes above and beyond to serve and inspire others, and who maintains their grace and positivity even in the face of difficult challenges, such as health issues, tragedy, injustice or loss.

Once an author is given the award, they may continue nominating one new blog author once a week, month, year… or whatever seems appropriate. It’s like a knight’s ability to bestow knighthood onto another whenever they choose. But only one at a time. The patience of a warrior is required.

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About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Soma,
    I was just browsing through your blog posts to catch up and read this one. You know, Sam is great; she truly is, but I choose for you to know that she is one lucky lady to have you as both a friend and a supporter; you, my dear, are a wonderful soul and it is a true pleasure to know you at all.
    Namaste,
    Scott

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  2. Congratulations, Soma, you are such a beautiful Warrior and so deserving. Miro is wonderful himself, but choosing you, was the best decision! Congratulations also to Samantha and your poem is lovely. I look forward to visiting her~Hugs and love

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  3. Congratulations on your well deserved award Soma. I have tagged you in the Lucky 7 MEME Challenge 🙂 If you choose to participate here is the link: http://maryannepale.com/2012/03/30/lucky-7-meme-challenge/ 😉

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  4. Miro is such a love, isn’t he! So wonderful of him honor you so highly with this award. And I am so very pleased to find out about Samantha!

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  5. Many congratulations, my friend! You are well deserving of all the awards available! 🙂

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  6. Moje gratulacje dla zdobywcy nagrody i wojownika……..pięknego wiosennego dnia….spring Soma….very nice day
    😉

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  7. Congrats and great job, fellow warrior. Keep up the great work you are doing here!

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  8. You are so right about being a Warrior, Soma, my dear. Allow me to recount your words and how they ring bells for me:

    Courage – suffering is superior to inflicting
    Honesty – to be truthful without hurting
    Fearlessness – to show love
    Grace – to forgive when abused
    Peace – upon those who will do us harm
    To Serve selflessly…To accept

    All attributes we aspire to attain.

    Congratulations to you both, Giver and Recipient of this wonderful award.

    Peace, Eric

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    • Thanks Eric actually those words about warrior are taken from Miro he is the one who created the award..
      loved what you wrote about life and attributes which make us a better person
      thanks 🙂

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  9. Congratulations on your Award Soma, you know
    I rather like this award as it is given in the sense of
    knowing, and in such a noble and deserving manner…

    Have a truly enjoyable start
    to your week my great friend 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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  10. Congratulations! You are really worth the honour! 1-in-100 Warrior! I’ll check out your nominated blog right away! Keep up the good work!

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  11. Congratulations, another well deserved award!

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  12. Your posts are beutiful. You deserve those awards.

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  13. Another feather in your cap!
    And another yet another inspiring post from you!
    Thanks for this lovely write-up. 🙂
    Well I’ve started my Hindi blog finally, and would love to hear from you.
    Here is the link- http://lopalikhekavita.wordpress.com/
    Right now there are only two posts. More coming up. 🙂

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  14. LOVELY TO MEET YOU !!!!!!
    LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOUR WORK
    MUCH LOVE XO CAT

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  15. First off, now that I am clear headed, I wanted to say: Congratulations to you! You so deserve this award. And secondly, I am highly honored and humbled for your thoughts of me! What a beautiful surprise. I was distracted last night, and just now also read the poem! Wow. Beautiful. Thank you for being a part of my life. Hugs 😉

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  16. Wonderful choice, Soma. Thanks for passing it on.
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

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  17. Congratulations on this award Soma, you deserve it so very much! 🙂

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  18. Well done, Soma – try to take it easy…!

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  19. Hi,
    Congrats on your award well done. 😀

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