I have been honored with several blog awards both at: My Poetic Path and previously when I blogged on a regular basis at my craft/cooking blog: Veggies, Crafts and Tails.
I must admit that I haven’t kept track along the way as some bloggers do (with a list of their awards included on their blogs, what a great idea). I can say though that every single time, I was touched and so pleased to be acknowledged for the creative work that I love to share with my readers.
I thought this time it would be nice to “pass it along” and acknowledge just a few of the blogs I regularly read and why I admire the blog friends that host them. My latest award comes from Lissa at: Just Writing Words (one of her many blogs!) and she writes this about my work:
“she writes with a keen eye, revealing the beauty of every day”
Thank you Lissa. You have made my day week. I am so honored by this award, your kind words, comments and continued support. I am such a fan of your amazing work. If you haven’t stopped by Lissa’ s writing blog yet, it is definitely worth the visit. Her readership appears to be growing by leaps and bounds and it’s not hard to understand why.
So, here’s my own list of 7 favorite things in no particular order and 7 Kreative Bloggers to recognize too. Let me tell you, it was tough to chose just 7 of my favorite blogs; there are so many more than that!
JUST 7 of my Favorite Things:
♥ Spending a day at the beach with no watch to watch, no “to do” list and nothing to worry about but what to take along to read. Watching the world go by in slow motion. What bliss!!!
♥ The smell of lilacs and other fragrant flowers, the morning after a good rain. So fresh, so energizing. The world alive with the promise of a new day.
♥ Spending a day in the kitchen. Fridge and cupboards well stocked and several new recipes to try or new ones to create. I am truly a domestic diva at heart!
♥ To enjoy the special pleasure of spending time with a newborn baby. To revel in the beauty of their tiny hands and feet. To see the wonder on their faces, the light in their shining eyes. The soft down of their silky, fine hair. To be reminded again of this miracle and that life indeed does renew, again and again.
♥ Spending a leisurely day at home with my Joe and “the kids” with nothing planned but “r and r” time. We have been through so much together…a lot of hardships and dark days. But Joe and I have always come through, stronger and wiser, not “torn apart” as so many couples are, due to the stresses of what life can deliver. I know the kind of love that we share is precious and hard to find.
Believe me, I kissed a lot of frogs before I found Joe!
Thanks Joe for being there for me, every day and in every way that truly counts.
♥ Finishing a creative project and being really happy with the results. I am a harsh critic of my own work (aren’t we all!) and to “nail it” to really be satisfied that this is the best that I could do, whether it’s a new poem, a photo haiku, a sewing project, a new recipe…it’s all good.
♥ Being inspired and renewed by reading or seeing first-hand a true act of kindness. We often get bogged down by all the bad news, the ugly truths of our world that can be overwhelming. The good people are out there. The acts of selfless kindness and bravery happen every single day. When I dwell on these, I am a happier more hopeful person.
And now on to my list of:
7 Wonders: Blogs and Bloggers …
that I want to pass the Kreativ Blogger award along to.
Again, in no particular order:
♦ Selma in the City. You are an inspiration and a true friend Sel. I love to stop by and to read your latest post. To share what’s new in your world. You are not only a talented writer, you are also one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I’m only sorry you are so far way. Sel lives “down under” in Australia!
♦ Four Wind’s Haiga hosted by Sandy Lawrence. Sandy’s beautiful poetry and stunning photography continue to inspire me and spur me on in my own work writing haiku poems and taking nature photos. I love to stop by Sandy’s cyberplace to share some of the beauty from her world. Many of her photos feature Maine, where Sandy resides. And what a beautiful state it is!
♦ Writing in Faith hosted by Sandy Carlson (just one of her many blogs!) is an inspiration and shining star for so many of us. Sandy is also the co-blogger- host of OSI another very popular prompt/meme blog with many talented writers stopping by to participate each week (new prompts each Sunday) and a wonderful, supportive group of writers who stop by. Thanks Sandy for all that you do!
What a treat it is to stop by Vesper’s place to see what’s new. Vesper’s latest post tells of her recent visit to Paris, France (we do have one in Canada too LOL). Seen through her eyes, the magic is captured for all her readers to enjoy and to share! Vesper’s talent, combined with her warm, loving spirit makes a visit to her blog always a delight.
♦ Jeque’s Web Nook hosted by Jeques Jamora a talented poet and painter. Jeques has been a long-time blog friend of mine. His gentle soul and the beauty of his spirit, shines through all of his work. I love to stop by to see Jeque’ s latest creations. I always leave feeling calm and renewed. Thanks Jeques for your work and your support of mine!
♦ The Daily Warrior hosted by my dear blog bud Tammy. Where do I begin. Tammy (from California) is a woman who inspires so many of us. She is truly a wonder and I am so happy to have found my way to her beautiful blog. Her attitude and fortitude is summed up in this quote from her blog: ” I have Lou Gehrig’s disease but it doesn’t have me.” Keep up the good fight Tammy and keep sharing your thoughts and dreams. Hugs!!!
♦ Sweetest in the Gale (formerly Fledgling Poet). A relatively “new” blog to me. We’ve been commenting on each other’s blogs, via OSI. A beautifully presented blog with evocative, thought-provoking poetry to enjoy. I’m so glad we met! (I’m sorry to say I can’t find your first name mentioned, I did look! I would have included it if I had)
This is by no means the complete list of my favorite blogs; I could go on and on and on!
I do hope that the blogger’s on my list will pass along this award and also share some of their favorite things too. It’s always nice to be recognized for what we love to do, isn’t it? I look forward to your choices.
It’s also nice to find another great (recommended) blog to visit along the way!