One of our blogging family, Jingle, has presented some very gifted colleagues and me a few awards. Out of the grouping she offered, we are to accept ones of our choosing and then pass them on. What a delight to “pay them up”.
Without readers, a blog would simply be a journal. What a joyful discovery to find, after building Soul Dipper, that people actually read my posts and were willing to leave comments. Readership numbers are confirming, comments remove the sting of loneliness and now awards appear. Awards encourage new and seasoned writers alike.
Dear Friend Jingle, as I commented before, thank you for being Master Weaver of our crew and for keeping the thread of unity vital and fresh.
The YOU ROCK! Award is passed on to :
Athena Grace who writes with raw authenticity as she shares her life’s goal to grasp that indelible and customized buddyship with God – whomever God may be. One thing for certain, I’m following her blog because if anyone finds God, it’s going to be my beloved, adorable and Love-filled friend at http://athenagrace.wordpress.com/
Granny1947 who overcomes the bombshells that land on her life with humour, wit and a streak of quiet dignity. (Bet you thought I didn’t see that, Granny!) In the few months that I have been following Granny, she has overcome almost every problem that a person could face in life: at work, in traffic, on the beach, on the Internet, with family and with one determined canine named Jasmine. She’s teaching me some South African sayings that I’m not sure I am supposed to repeat: http://granny1947.wordpress.com/
Michael J. who swung by my blog on one of its earliest posts. I was able to see that Michael J., once a courtroom lawyer as well as a journalist, not only has a brilliance with phraseology, he has the heart of a Lover. He champions new people and encouraged me with a blogger’s sweetness that could make a flame blush. Michael J., I know you are practicing silence right now, but I know that we are going to be richer for the growth that is brewing in your spiritual path right now. You are my love and I know you know: http://contoveros.wordpress.com/
Nancy who can pull off more posts in a week than I do in a month. This woman relocated to Florida after putting the legal profession to bed in other climes. (Good grief, I’m talking about a lawyer. I better watch what expressions I use.) We commiserated over stress in the workplace and agreed it is great being a LightWorker. Nancy also encouraged with words and consistency – pure inclusivity. (Look that one up, Nance.) She is a word puzzle fanatic and I don’t even want to hear how fast she could complete a Challenger Sudoku: http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/
I pass on the Friendship Award:
My Spirit Guides are reminding me that I could hand out Awards to all those with whom I engage.
I would have a valid reason for each blog, each style, each unique person.
And now, my Writing Purpose is calling.