Thank you to the four wonderful people who presented me with this award. I really am greatly touched to be thought of and enjoy each of your blogs, and you, so much. You are all special and deserve the award back again:
Ok, there is no way to choose people for these awards. I would make a lousy judge on American Idol. I’d pick everyone. How can you decide who makes you smile? Well, the truth is, you all do. And many times with these awards I have just given it back to everyone because everyone deserves it.
This time, since I was honored to receive this award four times, I am taking advantage of how many people I can nominate and I decided to make a list. And while there are DOZENS more that make me smile, I had to think of a way to stop at 40! That was really tough, so I decided that at the moment I started this post on Sunday, I would look back at the 40 previous commenters on my blog. Sure enough, each of them had made me smile! Perfect!
I took just that list of 40, minus the four ladies who gave me the award, and used that for my list. The people on the list made me smile because not only did they take time out of of their day to say nice things (and we all like nice comments!) but I have visited their blogs and been touched or inspired by what they do. Yes, they all made me smile. Those 40 and so many more.
Commenters are special and when you do leave a note, you not only brighten someone’s day but you show your caring heart and allow the blogger to know you are out there hearing them. You are all commended today for being people who do that!
I want to honor these 40 here, for each of them has something special and unique to offer. And in turn, I hope you will visit them and encourage them. And I hope they will pass on the award to 10 others.
If you have just received this award, as many of you have, you can just let people know in your post that you received another one (you still deserve to mention it, it is still an award no matter how many times you receive it!), but don’t feel an obligation to pass it on again unless you want to.
Lastly, I am also touched by people who left comments but did not share a blog address. They are not included in my list but they have not gone without notice. I appreciate each one.