Thursday, June 26, 2008
I'd like to thank the Academy....Part Deux
This is the second award I received yesterday and it came from Sandy at IBeati (http://spiritifelici.blogspot.com/ . Her awards are her own creation and she has a friend, Mary, who helps with design. The Special Scribe Award is for writing and to say I was pleased to receive it would be an understatement. I once made the statement that I was a wordsmith. I love words, putting them together, dressing them up and throwing them down. I learned long ago that poetry doesn't have to rhyme to be lyrical and prose doesn't have to be succinct to be meaningful. I began to read further back than memory allows and was encouraged to do so by my family. I in turn encouraged my own children to read and to put their thoughts to paper when they could. I feel that blogging is perhaps the most spectacular tool for people to reach out to others with their talents, their concern , their very humanity. Through this medium I believe we can teach, learn and grow and become better people for having done so. So I thank you Sandy for this dear award and the privilege you give me of passing it on. I have three in mind who delight me with their words and comedy...I know that if I ever need a good laugh, the "bringing tears to my eyes" kind of laugh these three ladies will guarantee it.
The first of my Awardees is Sarah at http://britgalusa.com/ or Brit Gal in the USA who never fails to cheer me up and remind me how difficult it can be sometimes to be in a foreign country, even though you love it...she'll teach you how to keep your pecker up...no, really...
The second of my Awardees is Deb at http://lehnersinfrance.blogspot.com/ or The Lehners in France. I once read something that Deb had written that was so funny I was wishing I had on some depends...this lovely English family living in France is nothing short of hysterical.
The third Awardee is Kari at Just Living Large or http://grannyskywalker.blogspot.com/ and her take on life will spin you out of control and completely out of orbit. She can throw a rant like no one else I know. And I know this little missy quite well. She doesn't call me Aunt Sandi for nothing.
So, these are the three that I would like to honor. I will say as Sandy said, please display it if you like, and pass it on if you will...an honor shared is an honor expanded...