Awards for writing.
Awards for being Charming.
Honestly, people, how do you expect me to stay humble?
Most recently, Little Miss Sunshine State gave me an award. It looks like this:
And means this:
"This award is given to the writers of blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Pfft! Certainly have her fooled, don't I?
But all kidding aside, the award did give me a warm-fuzzy. I was really touched. I love to laugh and, in turn, I really enjoy making other people laugh. Laughter truly is the best medicine. I know that no matter how bad a day I've had, if I can have a good laugh with a friend, all is well in the world. Not just a giggle. I'm talking about out-loud, belly-jiggling, sides-hurting, tears-streaming laughter. The kind where you can't catch your breath and your ribs ache.
So I now pass the torch on to eight fellow bloggers who make me laugh, make me think, make me cry and make me feel good. To all the Award Winners, if you wish, pass on the award. To one blogger or eight or somewhere in between. Whatever inspires you. Nothing makes a blogger feel better than to see the number of followers increase. Also, post this award on your blog. And add the text noted above.
Thank you all for your inspiration, kindness and words of wisdom.
Big kisses to everyone.
And now, for the award ceremony:
It goes without saying that Little Miss Sunshine State gets an award from me. But the other winners are ... may I have the envelope please ... and remember that the music will start playing if your thank-you speech goes on too long ... drum roll ... oh, look, is that what's-her-face? OMG, what is she wearing??! ...
- Lyndsay at I used to be witty.
I don't know why she thinks she "used to be", cuz she really is quite witty. Still.
- Domestic Goddess (In Training) at Love, Laughs and Lice ... stories from my life.
Somehow, DGIT manages to laugh at the craziness in her life. And always takes the time to drop me a note.
- Busy Bee Suz at Day by Day ... My Life as a Busy Bee.
Other than the fact that she makes me laugh, I'm not really sure why Suz is on my list. Her house is spotless, she's organized beyond belief ... honestly, I don't know why I'm friends with her!
- Lady Fairchilde at eat-ALL-ogy.
I know Lady Fairchild in real life and I don't know anyone else who loves food as much as she does. Eating is truly a spiritual experience for her.
- Evil Twin's Wife at The Glamorous Life of a Hausefrau.
ETW is honest, seldom apologizes and makes me laugh. Gosh I love her! I know that if we actually met in real life, we'd get along like smack on crack.
- Clippy Mat at Tales from Clippy Mat.
Clippy Mat was one of the first people to follow me. Oddly enough, she's one of the few fellow Canadians who follows me. She also happened to find me on Facebook, so we're FB buddies now too.
- Laura Jayne at Pictures, Poetry and Prose.
I find this blog to be truly inspirational. It challenges me to be a better writer. It also showcases some exceptional talent.
- Mojito at Wasting Time.
Her name is Mojito. Come on ... how can you not follow someone who is named after a drink? As I've mentioned to her, I'm pretty sure our husbands were separated at birth. She sent her sympathies.