My World Pulse Spirit Nomination (Because She Dearly Matters To Me)

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Posted December 29, 2020 from Philippines

A few days from now, the World Pulse Spirit nomination is about to end.  I want to write my nomination for a World Pulse sister who deserves the award.

World Pulse asks the following questions as prompts for World Pulse Spirit Awards  nominee:

  • What do you most appreciate about this member? 
  • How does she embody the World Pulse Spirit?
  • How does she encourage others, create an impact in her community, and/or use her voice to uplift others?
  • What impact has she made in your life? 

What I appreciate about this sister is that she shows up on the World Pulse platform. Despite the personal challenges she faces, she logs on to World Pulse, scrolls through stories, read them, and leave supportive messages. In her own way, in her own ability, in her own resources, she helps another sister feel seen and heard. She listens to storytellers the best way she knows how.

This sister could be spending her time elsewhere because TIME IS PRECIOUS, but she chooses to show up on World Pulse. She finds time out of her hectic schedule to create an impact on this online community. She uses her voice in comment sections to uplift another World Pulse sister, it may be one sentence or two paragraphs, it doesn't matter.

What matters most is her act of leaving a supportive and encouraging comment communicates, "I see you. I hear you. I'm here. I'm listening".

The impact she made in my life is she makes me feel I AM ENOUGH, even if society at large doesn't think so. As I write my stories and post these on World Pulse, she shows empathy, and I am empowered. Her presence in this space is a gift, not just to me, but to the rest of the World Pulse sisters who post their stories.

I bet by now you already have an idea of who this sister is, and you are also convinced that she deserves this nomination because she embodies the World Pulse Spirit despite this pandemic.

Before I tell you this sister's name,  I would like to give a shout out of appreciation to every World Pulse sister who reached out to me to ask if they can nominate me for the Spirit Awards, and another shout out of appreciation five times more to every World Pulse sister who took the time and effort to write a post to nominate me. You've touched my heart in many ways. Thank you for seeing me. 

Unfortunately, I am ineligible for the World Pulse Spirit Awards. Since I am part of the World Pulse team, I couldn't participate in the nomination process. But there is a sister that I really, really, really, really want to be nominated.

Can you please nominate her for me? *with blinking shiny cute eyes, pretty please* 

Who is "SHE"?

"She" is a World Pulse encourager.

As far as I'm concerned, every World Pulse encourager who shows up, reads stories, and uplifts women through encouraging words deserves a nomination. In short, every encourager embodies the World Pulse Spirit

With only a few days lefts, the World Pulse Spirit Awards will come to an end. Kindly check your posts, and "see" who else needs a nomination. Every encourager matters because it takes time to read stories, think about what message to say, and post them.

To all World Pulse encouragers, Thank you for helping women feel seen, heard, and valued this 2020. Thank you for showing up. I SEE YOU, I VALUE YOU, I CELEBRATE YOU, I APPRECIATE YOU! Thank you for your relentless effort in "listening" and caring! You are the sunflowers who bloom and make this community radiant! 

To the Featured Encouragers this 2020, thank you for the EXTRA love, care, empathy, and support you've given to make the World Pulse community thrive. It has been a challenging year, but your presence made us rise up. We survive 2020 because of you!

To every World Pulse sister, may your 2021 be filled with LOVE, JOY, PEACE, GRACE, and ABUNDANCE! Claim it, receive it!  

Happy New Year! 


This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Spirit Awards.

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Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Hi Dearie,
This is super duper! So beautifully written. The suspense is great! :) I had a guess, but my guess was surprisingly wrong. You're such a gifted writer and presenter. Of course, I watch your videos and they are really cool. Everyone started from somewhere and you have set a really high standard for yourself, radiant Sis.

Goodbye, 2020 and Happy 2021 to you and all yours, Darling Sis.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Nini Mappo
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Yaaay, our sister E.J she be back!!!( clap clap clapssss!!)

Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Ha! ha!!!
My sis Nini! You're such a bundle of joy! :)
I'm struggling, I must confess, but feel on top with all you do.
Thanks! Thanks!! Thanks!!!

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Happy New year, dear E.J.! Thank you for your uplifting words and for watching my videos. Those videos I post had a lot of editing, dear, so it looks like I do well.hehe. But I really try to leave my comfort zone. Sending you lots of hugs, dear.

Marie Abanga
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dear Kaye,

Thank you so much. I feel so encouraged each time I encourage and help others too.

Happy new year in advance

Happy New Year, dear Marie! I feel the same way about encouragement. Thank you, too!

Nini Mappo
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Karen dearie, you are hilarious!!! It's New year's eve as I write this, and this is an upbeat story to conclude the year with!
May the peace that is in the presence of our Immanuel-God with us, shelter you and your family through 2021, and always sister-girl!
Much love always :)

One of my themes for 2021 is contagious joy. We Filipinos love to laugh, and laughter has been our mode of survival. For too long a time, I have been holding back that side in me coz I thought World Pulse is such a serious platform, but then let's put some fun and laughter on this space this year.
Amen, dear. Happy New Year! Love love!

Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dearest Karen, your such a wonderful sister. Thank you! Thank You !! Thank You!!!
Wish you and everyone a prosperous New year in advance.
With Love.

Happy New Year, dear sis Chidimma. My pleasure. God bless you and your family!

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dear Karen,
You make me laugh in such fun. And with your "blinking shiny cute eyes, pretty please". I hope you know how special and cherished you are. You simply radiate such pure love. What a gift it is to be able to know you.
Big hugs,

Hahaha. I'm glad I made you laugh, Mama Tam. I'm glad you were able to imagine it that way. Awww. Thank you so much. I always feel humbled by your kind words. Happy New Year!
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dearest Karen,
It takes a very special person to encourage the encouragers. It's an anointing. You are blessed with the task. Translation..."tag're it!"
So glad to be a flower in your Radiant Field!

Awww.Thank you, dear JoMarie. I love that: anointing. Haha. Yes, like tag! Keep blossoming, dear lovely flower. Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020

That such a lovely thing to say

Happy new year x

Thank you, dear RoseGold! Happy New Year!

Carolyn Seaman
Jan 02
Jan 02

Oh my word! This is so beautifully written dear Karen! You Rock! This was such a beautiful and heartwarming read. I celebrate your World Pulse Spirit dear Sister.

Hello, dear sis Carolyn, so happy you dropped by to read this post. Thank you for appreciating. I commend you for all your tireless work for women and girls. I celebrate your World Pulse Spirit, too!