And let me tell you why.....
You can be having a bad day at work, home, or just out in the big old world but then you log onto your computer and head over to your blog to discover that you have received not 1 but 2 awards from fellow blogger friends. A smile creeps onto your face and you feel just a little bit like Sally Fields..."You like me, you really really like me." I love this blogging community so much. A few of us are lucky and actually know each other IRL but for the most part we've been brought together by similar hobbies, passions, or by chance. Whatever the case is, I've found a great group of people who take time out of their busy lives to visit my blog and then to leave me a comment. Comments are the greatest thing in the world. They are a big highlight of my day when I go to my email and see that I've had someone drop in during the night and then decided to let me know they were there....I love them and treasure each one. I always email the person back if they have an email attached to their message and if not, then I travel to their blog to let them know I appreciated their time and that I'm interested in what they have to say. What almost always happens is that I start following their blog and/or listing it in my ever-expanding blog roll!!! So I want to take this moment right now and say THANK YOU to each and every person who has ever taken a precious moment out of their lives to stop in and help brighten my day!!!
Earlier this week I opened one of my emails to find that Bonnie from Redlady's Reading Room had bestowed this award to my blog.
Prémio Dardos Award:
“The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing”. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web“.
Thanks for thinking of me when you had to pass this award along. I've said it before but I must say it again...I love Bonnie's Blog! Like I said above, this blogging community is truly wonderful and she is a prime example of that!! Now, I must pass this on to 5 bloggers who've made a difference in my life.
Where do I start? This is the hard part because there are so many great people who continue to come back daily to my blog and leave me a comments, are supportive, give me suggestions for books to read, and sometimes things to think about....so in no particular order.
Later in the week I received a note from Kristi at booksandneedlepoint that she had given me an award.........
Blog Friends Award
"These blogs 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."
My main goal from my blog is to share my love of reading with others, to interact with others, and to help support and encourage everyone I meet along the way with their dreams, cry with them when something bad happens, cheer with them when they're on top of the world...basically just to share this rollercoaster ride called LIFE!!
**Kristi and I both like to cross stitch and her header is absolutely breath-taking. The amount of time she devoted to finishing that project is unreal...she's a great person!! Thanks again Kristi!!
And last but not least...THIS IS WHY I LOVE BLOGGING!!
I read an email sent by Karen from Nouvelle Blogger who was commenting on my Teasers Tuesdays post. I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice and this was her initial comment.
So I sent her an email back:
Thanks for stopping by my blog...please make sure that you return my t-shirt as there can only be one Mrs. Darcy and it is me!! (something along the lines of this because I can't find my sent email)
Today I received this:
I had the biggest laugh ever!!! Only fellow book geeks would get this....and it made my day!!! Guess I will have to settle for somebody else now that Darcy is off the market!!
Thanks for stopping by and reading this extremely long post!! The blogging community and especially that of book bloggers are some of the best people ever!!!!!