the promise of your dawn

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton, novelist, playwright, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature .

What an amazing quote. I never thought when I began my blogging journey, over five years ago, that I’d be referred to in this light. My friend, poet extraordinarie and incurable romantic at heart Andrew, aka, The Lonely Author, has begun a new series of posts honouring some Inspiring Women of WordPress and I feel incredibly humbled to be chosen as the first.

We’re all inspiring. Each and every one of us shines our light, every time we publish a post that exposes our talents and travels, our hardships and triumphs and our heart and vulnerability.

I feel immensely grateful to be where I am, sharing my words in the company of so many talented bloggers from all around the world. Thank you again Drew. You honour all women every time you publish one of your beautiful poems.

To all the amazing women out there, never forget how fierce and strong and awesome you all are. Here’s to all of us raising each other up.

Head across to his blog and allow yourself to be swept up in a world of warmth, love and passion.

The Lonely Author

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”– Edith Wharton, novelist, playwright, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature .

I always thought of my friend Miriam of Out an’ About as an inspiring ray of light. She takes you on adventures highlighting stunning Australian landcapes while sharing a piece of her caring soul. Her journeys of gratitude, love, and family, leave you cherishing every moment. I’ll never forget how just a few years ago, during sad moments of family loss, her warmth, wisdom, and love still shined through all the darkness. She inspires people to be the best they can be. Visit Out an’ About. Bask in the glow of one of the Inspiring Women of WordPress.


We now return to our regularly scheduled programming…..love.

the promise of your dawn

we made love on a beach

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70 thoughts on “the promise of your dawn

  1. You deserve this recognition, Miriam! You are indeed a light for many of us in the blogging world, setting an example for new bloggers and offering your friendship to your regular readers. Plus, I’ve never set foot in Australia, and yet I feel as if I know some of it so well simply from your posts about your travels and camping trips. I still don’t remember how I first stumbled across your blog, but I do know that I’m so very glad I did!

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      1. All good here Miriam except for the cold and wet weather. Winter is truly on it’s way now and we’re having to wrap up extremely well for our daily dog-walks but loving it nonetheless.

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        1. That doesn’t sound great but good on you for still getting out and about Jonno. I’ve just been hit by a humdinger of a cold but thankfully starting to feel human again now. Enjoy those walks and keep warm. xx

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        2. We don’t mind the weather, it’s all good as long as you are wrapped up and dry. You need to rest up and get over that cold Miriam. A box-set on TV may help ……

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  2. Miriam, as you know I wrote on his post last week but wow! What an honour and his warmth and description of you captures you perfectly – your light, spirit for life and adventure has touched so many of us. Glow in his words – this is the best of blogging! Friendship, kinship, community & care! Hugs, my friend! ❤️

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    1. Thank you Annika, both for your beautiful words on Drew’s blog and now here on mine. Much appreciated and you’re right, this is the best of blogging. We’re all so blessed and I feel incredible grateful, not just for this honour but for all my connections including yours. Hugs back xx ❤️

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  3. Miriam this is so well deserved, you so inspire and encourage all of us who land upon your blog to not only explore the outback but to explore their inner being as well..
    Each of your posts invite us to take a deeper look into ourselves and you always find a positive to reflect upon..
    Sending you so much love my friend..
    And at last this morning I get back to my computer to return and catch back up..
    Enjoy your new week. And much love your way.. ❤

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  4. Congrats Miriam. It is an honour you well-merited. I echo Andrew’s words and all the lovely comments above —apart from being talented and generous, your love for life is so inspiring. You’ve got stardust in you my friend that give warmth to everything around you. Please continue to give your light to the world.

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