The WordPress Family Award

My Family is Awesome!
My Family is Awesome!

Some while back, Melanie over at MotherofNine generously gifted me with my pick from a bouquet of awards – of course, I picked the WordPress Family award.

A message from Shaun, the creator of this award:

This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award. Thank you, Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

The guidelines are as follows:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

So here are the most cherished members of my WordPress Family – I’ve got it all – the brothers who know what’s what and are prepared for everything, the artistic aunts that cheer me up and inspire me, the grandma that always gives me words of wisdom, the cousins who share my interests and make me laugh, the creative sisters who look out for me & let me borrow their clothes – and last, but not least, the knowledgeable uncles that promise not to snitch when I had one beer too many!

Enjoy!

GrandmaSays

newbloggycat

Jade’s Jungle

JulianneVictoria

SandySue

rmactsc

Maurice A. Barry

Julian Froment

Russell Deasley

Looking Out the Window

Linda G Hill

DataDrivenViewpoints

IPledgeAFallagience

Thank you all, for being part of my WordPress Family.

Always Here If you Need Me Award

AlwaysThereQuite surprised to find the Always Here If you Need Me award waiting in  my inbox this a.m., compliments of a fellow voracious reader and writer, Julian Froment.   As I have been remiss in doing my duty in the awards arena, I vow to get caught up on all of them, today!  So get ready for a slew of wonderful blogs to visit!

The rules for this award are:

  • Post a picture of the award somewhere on your blog.
  • List 5 things that make you happy.
  • Choose 3 people to nominate who have been a virtual shoulder to cry on, checked in on you when they knew things were rough, or have always been there for you.
  • Comment on their blogs and let them know of the nomination.

5 Things that make me happy

Sitting in the quiet of a summer night, or that magical moment just before sunrise – when the calm of the world enters my soul.

Finding out that something I said or wrote helped someone else through a rough patch.

Having a whole day to write without having to do any pesky chores, like cooking, cleaning the bathroom, laundry…

Going to sleep on fresh, dried-by-wind-and-sunshine bed sheets.

When one of my cockamamie inventions actually works, perfectly, the first time around.

Nominate 3 people who are there for me

Aw…c’mon…only 3?!?   This is why I get behind on awards – the nominees portion of the drill always trips me up!   Anyone mind if I break with precedent and nominate more?  Great,  let’s get started then…

Here are the folks that inspire, motivate and check in on me.   They share the joy of triumphs, appear with hugs & hankies when heartbreak appears and never, ever,  fail to truly make me Laugh Out Loud:

Shamanic Tracking

Poet4Justice

MotherofNine

Daily Echo

LindaLiteBeing