Good Wednesday morning. Two missions today: sharing inspiring posts of the week from several of my favorite bloggers and blogger award nominations.
In the category of just so-very-good, is a post from Thomas Ross @ “Only Here Only Now”with his post titled: Affliction.“The worst thing, the most terrible thing, was to see the reflection of my critical gaze in the people I love the most- to understand how I had fed their self doubt all those years. How I had harmed those I loved so deeply…”
In the bucket of yanking on my heart strings, Ray Visotski @ Simple, Village Undertaker with his post “Butterfly Kisses”: I remember Kelliann playing it for me for the first time when the song was a hit. We decided that it would be the song we danced to at her wedding…It may or may not be the first song, as I cannot listen to it without sobbing…) Me too Ray. Me too…
In the bucket of growth and re-birth, Brenna Gee @ Space2Live with her post title Steven Tyler and an Introvert: Expanding Through Music, Stillness and the Inner Garden:(Steven Tyler) Just recently my dad came over to the house – he’s ninety-three now! And I sat down next to him at the piano and he played Debussy’s Clair de Lune… It was so deep and invoked so much of that early emotion laid on top of my adult emotions that I wept like a baby…(and then Brenna)…As for me, I went through a withdrawal process that started with caring for my body…”
Thank you Michael Hurley @ We Move Together, Cristi Moise @ Simple, Interesting and VC @ Feel Positive for nominating me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”, the “Addictive Blog Award” and the “Reader Appreciation Award” respectively. I appreciate your kind words and I’m humbled by the recognition.
I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”:
- Ray Visotski @ Simple, Village Undertaker (For Family)
- Brenna Gee @ Space2Live (For Candor)
- Tina Del Buono @ Practical Practice Management (For Solid Day-to-Day Execution)
- Michael Brown @ Real Learning, For A Change (For Management Advice That Works)
- John Childress @ Rethinking Leadership (For Exceptional thought leadership)
- Sorin Furcoi @ SorinPhotography (For his view of the world from the lens)
To accept the award, the rules are:
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- Post the award image to your page. (Here’s the Link)
- Tell seven facts about yourself
- Nominate 10 other blogs
- Let them know they are nominated
Disclosure: As some of you know, I have been a reluctant participant in the awards process. And I need to explain why. (So, I can sleep at night.) I’m conflicted as I have certainly benefited personally with heartwarming recognition and acquiring additional followers and so many good friends. Yet, I’m finding it challenging (impossible?) to find the time to read, post and fulfill award obligations – - including finding, naming, notifying, and posting the names of 15 new blogger nominations per award – - and to do so on a timely basis and in an honorable way. This is becoming difficult. I’d like to reciprocate with award nominations over time when I have adequate time to meet the spirit of process. If this works for you terrific. If not, I hope you are understanding of my position. Thank you.
And the Hump Day Image of the Week: BE LIKE SEAL. BE HAPPY!