I was awarded the Growing Self Blogger Award by one of my closest and dearest blogger friends, Mischenko@Read,Rant,RockandRoll. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful award, Jenn; you know how much I appreciate you and value your friendship both on the blogs and off! I’m so very touched deep to my heart by your nomination and the kind and generous words you said about me. Please know that I return your thoughts and feelings ten-fold, my dear friend! ❤ ❤ ❤
When I was nominated for this award, it was the first time that I ever saw it and when I read the meaning behind it and Jenn’s nomination reasons for me, I admit that I cried because I was so very touched. This is one of the most wonderful of all the blogging awards that I have seen, and I think it was very inspiring and so very meaningful for Roda@growingself to create such a thoughtful, generous, and inspiring award for the blogging community. I thank both of you!
What is the Growing Self Blogger Award?
“The Growing Self Blogger Award has been created to acknowledge and celebrate amazing individuals, in the blogging community, who are persevering through life’s challenges not only to GROW as individuals but to reach out and help others GROW as well.” ~Roda
How Does It Work:
- Put the award logo/image on your blog
- List the rules
- Thank the individual that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Describe the award and mention the creator: Roda @ Growingself.blog
- Nominate up to 5 blogs. Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.
- Give 1 reason why you nominated each individual.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
I am so honored to nominate the following bloggers:
Your gifts to me…
Jo-Ann, Where to begin? I feel like we are long-lost sisters and since I’m an only child, I’m just going to adopt you as my sister across the long, long miles (and another country!). You just “get” me all the time even when there are days that I don’t quite understand myself or feel like others do. You keep inspiring me to be a better me, whether it is a better blogger, writer, teacher, reviewer, or most importantly a better friend. Even when I know that you are going through rough patches of your own, you keep on persevering, growing, and pushing yourself to greatness just like you do all whose lives you touch in the blogging community with your sweet and caring comments and heartfelt friendship! You are truly an “inspiration” to everyone just like your blog says, and I want to thank you for being a friend to all of us in the blogging community. You are a true friend of my heart ❤ ❤ ❤
Your gifts to me…
Steph, I think you are one of the sweetest, kindest souls that I have ever met. I always look forward to reading your blog and commenting on your posts or you commenting on mine because you are so sincere, generous, honest, and heartfelt. Whether you are sharing your book reviews, poetry, or life experiences, you are inspiring others to do and be better. I admire you so much! When you shared with the blogging community about your job change and how you had persevered, I could not help but feel so much admiration at not only your courage for speaking out about your story but for being such an amazing woman! You are the epitome of the growing blogger and one who inspires all those in the blogging community to grow, learn, and become better people. I’m so glad to know you and your sweet, gentle soul 🙂 ❤
Your gifts to me…
Linda, oh, I just think the world of you! You make me laugh and laugh just when I need it the most, and they say that laughter is the best medicine, which you know is something that I always need more than most but since we are in sync, you can’t help but know that, right? Even when you are having your darkest days, and oh, how I wish that I could take all those away, you are the sincerest and most generous of friends thinking of other people and their needs all the time. Your soul is one of the kindest and most loving that I know, and you make the entire blogging community want to grow and aspire to be better and do better with your comments, both your hysterical and serious ones, your amazing blog posts, and just the comfort of your presence. I value our friendship so much! ❤ ❤ And don’t forget, we will always have our Starbucks 😉