You know, sometimes we just don't know how blessed we are. Sometimes we need to stop and remember the people in our lives who are special to us and thank them for being there. And for the gifts they bring us.
Jen Forbus - I not only thank you for this award, but for being in my life, sweetie.
So here's a HUGE thank you, and a hug.
Now, y'all - I know these awards that we bloggers are sharing recently aren't the big deal that receiving an Oscar, or an Emmy, or an Anthony or an Edgar would be, but - they're given with kindness and respect amongst peers, which, in my opinion, makes them awfully special. Don't you think? I mean - how many bloggers are ever going to win an Oscar or an Emmy?! And - not many will win an Anthony or an Edgar - not as many as deserve them, in my mind. BUT. That's another topic for another day . . .
I've come to learn that the world of blogging is an awfully special place to be, and I am just lovin' it.
Here's what Jen has graced me with -
Isn't it pretty?! And cool?! And here's a little bit of its history.
"The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."
I find this to be quite humbling.
In the tradition of these types of awards, I share it with the following blogs who I think add tremendous value, and ask that they pay it forward in order to increase the visibility and audiences of worthy blogs out there:
1. BiblioBuffet - Writing Worth Reading, Reading Worth Writing About
2. Book Chase
4. What Fresh Hell is This?
5. Lesa's Book Critiques
So. Those of you who enjoy blogs, if there are some in this list you're not familiar with, I hope you'll check them out. And don't forget all the others in my list to the left - you'll discover some gems, I promise.