Yesterday morning I found two wonderful things on line. The first one was a random tweet from Just Wanna Say It :
“Morning time: a cup of hot hello, a plate of crispy wishes, a spoon of sweet smiles, & a slice of great success especially 4 u.”
The second (and best): An email from a blogger I found recently and greatly admire, “36×37,” saying she’d given me the “Versatile Blogger Award“! How nice is that? My first blogging award, unless you count “Freshly Pressed.” Immediately, I was beset with angst and feelings of unworthiness because I’m just an amateur photographer who writes occasionally. Not a serious writer like 36×37. But then I remembered to kick my constant companion named Self-Doubt to the curb and say “Thank you!”
I came across 36×37 by sheer happenstance. I decided on a whim to see which blogs made “Freshly Pressed” that day and was struck by the image and title on her blog. The post was about fate and random happenings and contained this gem:
“So I’m thinking: If we’re driven to do something, then we really just need to do it. Even if that means clawing at something raw, announcing our imperfections and emabarrassing ourselves in a very public way. Even if that means sticking with it until we fail miserably. Because at least then we can say we tried.”
I think of that whenever Self-Doubt comes back to life just like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
I also can’t get over how on my worst days, I find something like a truly inspirational post or quote that changes everything. I heart that.
So, part of winning the Versatile Blogger Award is listing seven surprising things about yourself, but I think I prefer to let those emerge gradually, through the blog. Instead I’ll list seven places I’ve been to and what I loved about them.
2) Turkey–the ruins, the food, the Mediterranean, Istanbul, Ephesus, etc. etc.
3) France–everything, but mostly Provence and Paris
4) England–London and the Cotswolds; Bath and Oxford; the people
5) Czech Republic–Prague, one of the most photogenic cities in the world
6) Bavaria–the people, the food, the Alps
7) Lebanon–the ruins, the Mediterranean, the food
Now I’ll pass the award on to seven bloggers I think are stellar (in no particular order):
Enjoy….and don’t forget to check out 36×37!