Semper Fidelis Award


This is a very special award that I received from my guardian-angel in the blogosphere Ajay. Ajay is a truly amazing blogger, who created a marvellous online palace of treasures with the most beautiful images and throught-provoking quotes. Check out his collection at if you have not done that already.

Ajay, it is a great honor for me to be part of your ‘pack’. May we never howl alone in life.

The Rules:

  • Add the Semper Fidelis Award logo somewhere on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers who’s loyalty and friendship you value and you consider being part of your ‘pack of wolves’ on WordPress.
  • Post something special for each one of your nominees  and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything you think that would fit that person.
  • Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them.

You might be surprised to see such a wolfish award. In traditional stories passed from generation to generation wolves were always depicted as stupid and evil. Is there anything good about them? The most remarkable about wolves is their social cooperation. Wolves live and hunt in packs of around six to ten animals. All of a pack’s adults help to care for young pups by bringing them food and watching them while others hunt. This social cooperation and very strong ties within the pack makes them so special and so human-like in a sense.

From Pack of Wolves

This award has been created by Patty. Below are a few words from Patty about this award:

“Semper Fidelis is Latin and means Always Loyal. Loyalty means the world to me. I am very loyal myself, but I’ve got major trust issues as well. And I think trust is very important if you are sharing so much of yourself with people you meet through the internet. So I am working on that! :)

Why the wolves? Because wolves have very strong ties with their pack. Like a family or a great group of friends. And I just love them!

This award stands for the loyalty and love between friends.”

My ‘Pack’:

Ajay is my guardian-angel in the blogosphere, who watches my blog closely, provides very insightful comments and encouragement. His kind words and thoughts inspire my posts and warm up my soul.


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Advocatemmmohan does not accept awards. However I still would like to include him in my pack as he was one of the first bloggers who followed my blog and provided lots of encouragement with his ‘Likes’. When I think about Advocatemmmohan, the following words come to my mind: Justice, Wisdom, Love and Peace.

Love%20Peace%20Justice%20logoFrom Justice of the Peace

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Cristi is one of my loyal followers who has been following my blog almost from the start. You can find the most beautful pictures from all corners of the world on his blog Simple & Interesting. When I think about Cristi, the wanderer comes to my mind – the person who is always looking beyond. I wish you lots of happy wanderings in your life, Cristi.

From Wikimedia

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Ivonprefontaine – one of the most amazing teachers I’ve met in my life. A real transformer of human souls. Check out his inspirational and empowering posts at .

From 50 Teacher Appreciation Quotes

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Eddie Two Hawks completes my pack with his blog about all life and Mother Earth that contains pictures, philosophies and perceptions born in the minds and hearts of many through the ages. Visit his blog for inspiration and self-discovery.

From A Better Tomorrow Starts Today – Save Mother Earth!


13 thoughts on “Semper Fidelis Award

  1. Thank you so much for the ping back and your beautiful words for your pack. I love the way you exactly described the meaning of the award. That’s how I meant it to be.
    It’s a honor to see the award on your blog!
    Lots of love

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Patty. Glad that you liked my award post and lots of thanks to you for creating this award – the most loyal award in the blogosphere 🙂

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Oh dear you are really really a beautiful soul it is you who guards
    truth without fear, and with resolve as strong as a rock, in a fragile world of beliefs and fears, you are an burning fire and an true and firm rebel
    who very eloquently puts forth a point you believe in.

    Dear I am just a candle lit by the fire of your radical thought

    You are a true guardian angel for me not only on this blogosphere but
    you reflect in my life also

    Thank you very much for being so

  3. Thank you very much for this most kind gesture. Ajaytao, you and others have graced me with public recognition and awards in the past. I am sincerely honored by this. Please do not be insulted if I do not accept. You are all truly remarkable and in no way am suggesting that any award is insignificant. As my “About” page reads: “I suggest instead that you honor life within and around you”.

    • Otrazhenie says:

      For that reason I did not call it ‘nomination’. I simply made you part of my pack with no obligations. You don’t need to accept anything – just continue being yourself. Let’s honor life within and around us together 🙂

  4. Thank you for following me. Looking forward to reading more from you

  5. Melissa T. says:

    Beautiful pics & blog!

  6. Cristi M. says:

    Wow ! I don’t know what to say….thank you so much for your kind words! As for your blog : keep delivering good posts !
    All the best, Cristi.

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