Well, my parents would be proud!
I was just given a "Thinking Blogger Award" by Kelly at Don Mills Diva. Me. An award. A THINKING award. WOW! It is not a soccer trophy, or a volleyball medal, or a nearest-to-the-hole golf prize. It has nothing to do with rugby, swimming or any other sport that had dominated my life since, well, since forever! A THINKING AWARD! That is like almost academic-like! Way cool! I did good!
On a serious note - thank you Kelly. I am honoured that you included me in the list - know that I would include you in my list of nominations for sure!
I write my blog mainly for me and my own sanity, but, at the same time I love that other people read my posts and perhaps can relate in some way. To think that my little musings got someone thinking makes me feel like a job well done. I love to blog as a release, as an outlet - but I am also very attracted to the world of blogging as an arena to share, learn, empathize and grow. I have "met" some wonderful blogging friends and have, read stories that have made me laugh, cry, wonder and think. I am addicted to this new form of therapy!
This award is also a meme and it works like this:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote
So, I would like to pass this award onto a few other special bloggers who are surely more deserving than I to receive a "Thinking Blogger Award":
Slouchy Mom over at Slouching Past 40 - Her posts are true, exquisitely written and I cannot wait each morning to see her most recent post. Kelly has already tagged Slouching Mom so I just second that nomination!
Andrea at No More Decorators uses wit, sarcasm and honesty when writing about her life as a independent songwriter and signer, while moonlighting during the day in a government cubical. Her blog makes me think about the crap I eat each and every day, about how independent artists are stretched financially and their commitment to their media propels them when funds are tight, and how every day life can be comical and fulfilling when filled with people and things (a banjo, for example) that we love.
Mrs. Incredible at That's Life v2.0 also deserves this award. I have been reading her blog for awhile now and it helped me finally decide to grab an address of my own and start blogging. I LOVE that for the NoBloPoMo challenge she is running through each letter of the alphabet. her entries for A through G have been great - I cannot wait for X,Y and Z!
Another blog I have been reading since before I started "The Fringe" is Plain Jane Mom. Erika is hilarious and fun to read. I can SOOOOOOOOO relate to her posts. She rocks!
The final blog I would like to nominate is a very special blog. Every post at Life with Hannah and Lily makes me stop and cherish my three wee ones. Rachd is simply a very strong, wonderful woman whose world was totally turned up-side-down earlier this summer when her precious daughter was called to be an angel. her blog is filled with love, devotion and each day her readers/friends see her struggle to come to terms with her situation.
Oh boy! I could have nominted so many great bloggers! My list of daily reads is growing every day! I am really enjoying this social network of bloggers. We all come from different backgrounds, situations and even moral stands, but we all share a single passion to share, explore and perhaps, once in awhile, we all want to make people stop and think.