I was flipping through emails after lunch today when I came across an email from a fellow blogger, Alex Jones @ The Liberated Way. Alex is from Colchester, 60 miles Northeast of London in the UK. Not unlike most other blogger relationships, I’ve never met Alex. I’ve never spoken to him. We have traded comments and links over the past month or so. I’ve come to appreciate his posts and his frequent and insightful comments on mine. And the wheels on the blogger bus keep turning. So, when I read Alex’ post this afternoon, I was moved. I was grateful. I was touched. I was humbled. What a wonderful, thoughtful and unexpected gift on Father’s Day. Thank you Alex. You made my day.
Alex’s post reminded me of the great bloggers who had recognized me for various awards. I’ve been a non-participant in the awards process (grist for another future post) – - so, we have Alex to thank for pushing me over the tipping point.
I have added an Awards tab on the Menu bar to thank all of you. And I would like to do so here again in alpha order in this post. I would also encourage all of my readers to check out these excellent bloggers when you have a moment:
- Thank you Sandy @ Another Lovely Day
- Thank you Dr. James Stratford @ BeyondTheCall
- Thank you Bipolarmuse
- Thank you Shantelle @ CandidConcourse
- Thank you DogDaz
- Thank you Fay Moore @ Fay Moore: I Want To Be A Writer
- Thank you Francine @ Francineinretirement
- Thank you Genie @ Genie Speaks
- Thank you Influence Versus Control
- Thank you Hermelynda @ Inspired Thought ~ Inspired Action
- Thank you Jenny Bichara @ Jenny’s Serendipity
- Thank you Kristin Barton Cuthriell @ LetLifeInPractices
- Thank you Troy @ LifeAisle
- Thank you Joyce Fields @ Line of Serenity
- Thank you Liz Blackmore @ Little Box of Books
- Thank you Living4Bliss
- Thank you In Blue @ MakeBelieveBoutique
- Thank you OnelifeThisLife
- Thank you Mona @ Ramblings~Exploring the Ordinary
- Thank you Rediscovering A Stolen Life
- Thank you Richard Boyson
- Thank you Sarah Potter @ Sarahpotterwrites
- Thank you Steph @ Shephyness
- Thank you Sweatlikemambo
- Thank you Kiwi Annison @ TheKiwiBlogBus
- Thank you Alex Jones @ The Liberated Way
- Thank you The Truth Warrior
- Thank you George W Mahn III @ Vertical Leap
- Thank you Mimi @ Waiting For The Karma Truck
- Thank you Anneli Purchase @ wordsfromanneli
Stephen Edwards @ Life Revelation stated in a recent post on Caring (Virtue #8- Caring)– “Caring is an essential part of us. No doubt it is important to those on the receiving end…because often it comes out of nowhere…(but) I suspect it is more important to the giver. Maybe it makes us different inside.”
I’m with Stephen on his point of view. It made me reflect on how much I have personally benefited from this blogging journey. The extension of the connections – in sheer numbers, in diversity and in geography (global). And I’ve benefited from the personal learning and growth…a void being filled as the clock ticks away to an empty nest in September.
Finally, Alex and all of my blogger friends have inspired me to quote Dalai Lama in closing:
“Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.”
~ Dalai Lama
- Warm. Soft. Rain.
- Something sacred about…(someone’s blog)
- What touches you is what you touch…
- 2011 Closing…Happy New Year!
- Seth Godin: What makes him so productive? Why does he Blog?