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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

my turn to be brave

image is avatar for sheria at an examined life

this is not an exercise in humility. unfortunately. but it is an exercise in appreciation and gratitude. i have been blogging for a couple of years now, and i realize that much of the mechanics of this are directly tied to any sanity and lightness of being i have.

the process has given me the grace to work through some very tense and tragic and tumultuous happenstances on my journey, without having the pressure of anyone's reactions. now, once in awhile, there will be comments that shake me, well even quake me, and set me on a tizzy of uncomfortability. but these are few and far between. mostly, i get to think and feel through my life's situations with a steady hand and the faith that i will be posting again the next day.

kickin tina has become my comforter. it keeps me warm when i'm cold and it covers me up when i am naked- or even feeling that way. click here for a good example

so when someone out there takes the time to recognize my efforts and gives me a nod, it's a big deal for me. it is flattering. and it feels good.

firstly, thank you sheria. sheria (an examined life) is a steadfast and insightful blogger. she shoots from the hip at times, but i can always feel her steady hand and her natural talent for making another feel good come through. she has given me an blogland award and i will acknowledge and pass along- mostly because i have deep admiration for several bloggers out there and i welcome the opportunity to pay it forward. these bloggers all give me great support. most of them share about their lives and their thoughts in ways that can not be falsified. their life situations are a good part of their inspiration and they feed me hope time and time again.

thank you to my online blogbuds... you definitely inspire me... thank you for putting yourselves out there ... and for being brave and being true.

here are the marie antoinette: a real person- a real award recipient rules:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award (sheria)
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

I nominate the following bloggers for this award, and encourage you to visit them.

1) richard kearns
2) willie
3) brian
4) northwest
5) bigg
6) java
7) chris

today's sound choice is a fave - idina menzel singing "brave"



Chris said...

LOVE Idina

Love her, love her, love her. THANK YOU.

Marc said...

This is OUR song! In your car, driving to the museum!
And I'm so glad I introduced Sheria to your blog, because it makes up for the occasional comment that leaves you in a tizzy! I was too much of a curmudgeon to participate, not understanding what the hell Marie Antoinette has to do with being a "real" blogger, not to mention what a "real" blogger even means.

Sheria said...

I've learned a lot about myself from reading your blog. Your introspective analyses have guided me in taking a closer look at my life. I am grateful. In addition, you also have a sense of humor that seeps through on occasion.

Like the song by Idina Menzel.

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