Mother Theresa wrote that there was enough bread in the world but not enough love and appreciation. I just think this might be true. It makes me sad, for just as each bird has its own song, each one of us has our own talents and gifts to share.
I would like to shout out that I just received an award and I do so appreciate being appreciated:
~ One Lovely Blog Award ~
Joanna wrote on her Mid Life Journal about the 10 blogs for the artist in each of us and I was one lucky recipient. Her words are gracious and lovely and I have visited each of the 9 other recipients and rejoiced in the connections and the lovely sharing I found there. A feast indeed.
Joanna received the award from Karen at Words for Hire who is the creative and talented blogger who helped me get my resume into this century and actually usable for applications. Karen received the award from a lovely writer and introduced me to 15 new blogs with great ideas.
I have been busy reading all these new blogs. It is time for me to pass along this lovely award.
The criteria for accepting the award are as follows:
• Post it with the name of the person who granted you the award along with a link to her/his Web site.
• Pass the award on to 15 blogs that you have newly discovered (if possible).
• Contact the bloggers to notify them they have received the award.
I wanted to share some of Joanna’s lovely words from her awards post because they express so well my thoughts:
One of the things I have always enjoyed most about blogging is spotting connections, seeing how we learn from each other, how one story inspires another, how the pieces of our disparate lives seem somehow to connect, to fit together and create something new.
Spreading the word about other people’s work is one way of doing that – plus you never know quite what kind of connections or conversations this might lead to…
Here are my first 5 One Lovely Blog Award winners – yes there are only 5 because these are not new bloggers to me – that award ceremony will come soon – these are 5 bloggers who have just been strong supporters to me and I want to appreciate their words and efforts first.
SHADES OF CRIMSON – Rendering the Write Impact with Coaching & Proofreading. Shades of Crimson blogs about process. The start. The blocks. The exploration and discovery. The finish. And Davina has a “wicked” sense of humor. Her current writing challenge is bringing out the best words in so many good writers.
TALON - Poetry, short stories and photograph all created by Talon and shared with warmth and beauty for other to enjoy. Besides being a gifted artist this blogger writes absolutely the most encouraging comments and lifts one up for their efforts.
MOM GRIND OR BLOGGER FOR HIRE – Although this blogger writes on many blogs as a paid contributor, her own blog is a wealth of information about looking at the world and truly seeing. Her efforts to teach others about photo-shopped ads that are deceptive and articles about body image reflect her conscious parenting style and her hopes for new generations. Her lovely words help us all sort our own stories and find our own beauty.
ABUNDANCE LIFE – MARELISA ONLINE – This is the fourth blog I posted into my e-reader and I have hardly missed a post in two and a half years. I go to this blogger to learn how to write an e-book and expand my creativity. I have her e-book on how to publish an e-book on my desktop. Unless there is a street fair or celebration going on, Marelisa is there and is great about answering your questions.
SILVER AND GRACE – A gracious and lovely blog which shares the wisdom of aging – moving into the days of silver and grace. Written by a lovely writer and jewelry maker, who also reads up a storm and works by day in a government office! I just love wandering over and seeing what is the new exploration of the day!
I hope you enjoy exploring each of these blogs and reading the words as much as I do. I have 10 more awards to give out in future posts; I will be picking on some new-to-me blogs.
This post was created with the assistance of my new software, iMindMapping – I have highlighted this program in my side bar and highly recommend it. It is a very visual and colorful tool for assisting the writer and I am so thrilled with it I am now going to study the children’s program to assist me in my tutoring work. Give it a try! I think you will like it.
Just say Happy Birthday Patricia – a wee party favor for you