08 September, 2011

And The Award Goes To ...

Somebody loves me. Well, that may be hyperbole, but Muriel, my French Londoner bogging friend at 40blogSpot gave me an award - the Liebster, to be precise.

Who doesn't loved an award or the recognition it connotes. Large or small - it doesn't matter. Awards immediately remind you of camera-popping walks down the red carpet, unbridled fame, and all the little people who made it possible.

Whoa - got a little carried away there. It is nice though, and I thank Muriel for passing it on to me with a kind comment. She did note, however, that I can't have it unless I follow The Rules, and The Rules are:

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections.

        1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award
            by linking back to them.
        2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a
            comment on their blog.
        3. Post the award on your blog.
        4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on
            the Internet—other writers.
        5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

Whom have I chosen to receive this most special recognition, you ask. Well, here we go but in no particular order.

1. DAY TO DAY WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE Claire writes with beauty and power as she describes her journey caring for her husband who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease in 1994. All who stop here are moved.

2. BLissed-Out Grandma Nancy paints wonderful vignettes of everyday life - life’s little moments, moments she says her grandchildren taught her to savor.

3. A Novel Review: My Writings and Military Life and Diet Daze and other unimportant musings Christina describes herself as a writer, proud war bride, and military "dependent." She says learning the ropes is tough but she has help. She writes about all manner of things, mostly non-military.

4. Altered Sensorium Amy is an amazing writer with fabulous experiences to share, but she needs encouragement to write. Maybe this will do it. Check back every so often to see if she has begun.

5. Strained Consciousness Megan is an architect who has gone back to school. Her observations of everyday life always bring a smile.

So there you have it. Five blogs - each of which deserves wider readership. As Lalia says, "Enjoy, read, comment and write."