Equal to my desire to become a famous writer (move over, JK), is my desire for others to enjoy my work. While my first desire is right up there with winning the lottery and swimming in the Mediterranean, the second actually seems possible.
The other day I stopped into the Goddess Hood and found I had been nominated for the Sunshine Award on WordPress. I don’t know exactly what that is or where you go to find out about it, but just knowing that someone actually READ my blog and thought enough about it to submit my name really made my sun shine.
I was nominated by seventhvoice.wordpress.com, who is, among other talents, a very good, sensitive poet. I thank her – and you – for letting me know my posts make a difference in your lives. I think I’m supposed to nominate other blogs for other awards, but there are so many floating around out there I don’t know where to start. The Inspiring Blog Award, the Beautiful Blogger Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, the Sunshine Award ― all are accolades that reward the determined writer with a bit of recognition…and appreciation.
I feel bad because I don’t have as much time to follow blogs and enter contests and write stories like I used to. It seems the older I get the busier I get. How did that happen? I subscribe to a handful of blogs and really want to subscribe to a few more. But even today I opened my mailbox and found 523 emails waiting for me. Where have I been?
I realized that asking you to read my blog or get my email blog puts you in the same situation that I’m in. We all are trying to put 10 pounds of sugar in a 5 pound bag. And I thought ― how can I pick out one or five blogs that catch my soul so much that I nominate them for all the awards floating around out there? What makes a blog about spirituality any more enjoyable than one about divorce? How do I know if your blog is an Inspiring Blog Award or a Beautiful Blogger Award?
So what I have done is nutty and escapist…something those of you who know me have no problem believing. I’m creating my own award:
Who is to receive this precious honor?
All of you.
All of you who take time to listen to my babble, all of you who send your thoughts and comments my way, all of you who strive to be more than you are today. It is for those of you who peek in once a month or wait impatiently for my next ditty. It’s for those of you who like me but never have time to read anything. And it’s for those who don’t care for my style but put up with me anyway.
And you know the best thing about this award? YOU can pass it on! Pass it on to anyone who makes you smile, anyone who makes you feel. Take my dancing diamond and send it to your best friend and the chick you barely know. Let them know you’re thinking about them and that you think they sparkle like a diamond.
You’ll feel better for it. I know I do.