If you missed Sunday’s warning post, please read about it here. And I am checking out this new site here, launched today by two fellow healthy living bloggers, filled with blog technical tips and news, including an article entitled “WordPress Blog Disasters…”.
Today is my “catch up on blog awards” day. Here goes…
Thank you to Danielle for the cherry on top of my blogging sundae:)
This award comes with three rules.
1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
Once upon a time I used to think of all the little things I would do differently if I could. Like not turn down the invitation to my first boy/girl party. (Which was probably the moment my life as a wallflower began.) And go to a different college. And not eating that candy bar the other day. I am usually quite pragmatic and not very philosophical but I suspect that, other than the candy bar, any do-overs would have potentially greatly altered the course of my life. And despite the fact that I can, sadly, always find something to complain about, life is good. And everything that I have done led me to this place. And if I went to a different college I may not have gone to grad school and then I would not have met my husband and had my sons. You get the idea.
That said, the honest truth is if I could go back and start feeding said sons right from the get go, I would do that! More veggies, more real fruit instead of the “fruit” snacks that actually have very little fruit in them, less processed and junk food. Yep, I would change that. And I often think, as I am sitting here debating what to write, that I wish I had not told certain people in my life about my blog. Because now and then there are some things I would say if no on who knows the real me would read it.
2. Nominate 6 people of this award and let them know they got it. Wait for it:) Two more awards to get to then I will pass this on below.
3. Thank the person who gave the the award. Thank you Danielle!
And thank you also to Mandy and Polar’s Mom and Lesia for bestowing the Happy 101 Award on me. Coincidentally, this is the very same award that I was first given, a month after I started blogging. I still get a little thrill with each award:)
The rules for this one are:
1. Post who gave you this award. Done.
2. State 10 things you like. If you want to see what 10 things I listed way back in February, click here. Today I would add just a few more to that list that are on my mind at the moment: riding bikes outside with my husband, how I feel when I eat healthy, a beautiful day, the start of the new TV season, blog awards and blog friends.
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment. Hang on… it’s coming.
And, phew, one more. Thanks to Cesca and Leslie and Beerab who so sweetly bestowed this award on me. The rules are to sum up my blogging philosophy, motivation and experience in five words and to pass this on to 10 other amazing blogs. Last time I got this award I said: fortuitous, community, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, gratifying, enlightening. Today I will add: More satisfying than any food!
Just in case you missed it and are interested, you can check out my award page here, tucked away to help minimize my blog clutter. Because as much as I love awards, I really hate clutter. (More on that another day!)
So now I get to pass on three awards to some amazing bloggers. I know that many of them have gotten at least one of these awards already, so rather than try to figure out who has what and who doesn’t, I am going to let the bloggers choose one of the three awards for themselves. And I will ramble on just a bit longer as I explain to you briefly why I chose these amazing women.
Cammy – has been one of my greatest cheerleaders on this journey. She is a constant source of wisdom and support and has the most wonderful writing style that often has me laughing out loud. She is the epitome of a weight loss/maintenance success story and if you are ever in need of inspiration, look no further.
Jody – impresses me as one of the most inspiring and supportive bloggers out there. She writes posts full of motivating ideas and uplifting messages. She thoughtfully comments on blogs and shares of herself in a way that lets me know she “gets it” even though she has long been living the healthy lifestyle that so many of us are striving to emulate. I appreciate every word she writes.
Marsial – asked me, not too long ago, to hold her hand. I was very touched by those words and want her to know how much I appreciate her company on this journey. I can identify with several things she has written lately and am confident that we will both accomplish great things for ourselves going forward.
Sharon – inspires me with her dedication. And I can not say enough good things about this amazing woman who, with all she has going on in her life, still thinks of others and how she can support them in their own struggles. Her blog is beautifully written – she shares much of herself and her life, illustrated with personal photos. And while our stories are different, I feel very connected to her in just the short time I have been reading.
Tami – makes the whole healthy lifestyle thing seem so effortless and so possible. She is a great role model and when I read her blog I feel optimistic that I can someday lead a similar healthy life. Her blog sounds as balanced as her life: she writes about a mix of healthy living, recipes, and personal anecdotes. I appreciate her support because, not only does it make me smile, but it makes me optimistic that I can follow her example.
And, with my heartfelt thanks for making my recent days just a little bit brighter, I also bestow awards back upon: Beerab, Cesca, Danielle, Lesia, Leslie, Mandy, and Polar’s Mom. Pick one that you don’t already have, ladies:)
Today, I am thankful for all life’s little rewards.