More blog awards. I’m crap at accepting these, so if I’ve missed yours, please do forgive me. Here we go.
My lovely friend, the wonderful woman who is the voice at strugglingwithbipolar, gave me a quasi-nomination for the Liebster Blog Award. That is, she commented after I did my last awards post (w-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-y back in March) that she had wanted to nominate me for it, but someone already had. I’m posting it here because I think it was very sweet of her, and I wanted an excuse to say so to all of you.
Shortly after that, Kevin honored me twice over on Reson8 Freedom with the Versatile Blogger Award. Kevin is an amazing man, a kind friend, and a tireless voice in the mental health community. I’m truly humbled that he thought of me for this.
Next, by the dear, sweet, lovely Quiet Borderline, I’ve been given the Reader Appreciation Award. This is one I haven’t before received, and she’s made me feel so special. The Quiet Borderline has had such an enormously difficult time lately, and in spite of that – or perhaps because of it – her strength and beauty shine out so brightly. I am so very grateful to know her. She has taught me a great deal.
And then, not two days later, the wonderful Cate of Infinite Sadness… or hope? also bestowed the Reader Appreciation Award upon me! What are the odds? I’m actually very glad that it took over three months to get to this one, because recently I have gotten to know Cate so much better, so I can tell you more about why she is wonderful. She is kind, she is gentle, she’s very strong, and she has a passion that catches you off guard. I’m so lucky to count her among my friends. And, because this image is just slightly different, I’m adding it here. :)
Later that very same day, The Mirth of Despair‘s Angel also gave me a Reader Appreciation Award! I know, right? Angel and I share a love of old movies, good books, and writing. She really challenges me to look at the world in a different way, and I don’t believe I’ve ever properly thanked her. Thank you, Angel! And while this logo is already in this post, an extra sunflower is always very pretty.
I’m looking at these with no memory or pre-planning, but clearly sunflowers were in season in the first few days of June. Dear Shelly, the sweet woman behind onbeingmindful, graciously added to my Reader Appreciation Award bouquet. Shelly truly is “a kindred spirit” (her words, and so true); she is kind and loving and she helps me to remember the things that matter in this life when I forget. And yes. Another flower, because why not!
When it rains, it pours (maybe that’s why there are so many flowers here). But I’ve been more than six months negligent, so keep reading, I have to catch up. Next. . .
Two bloggers I’ve already mentioned, both lovely friends of mine, wonderful women, and members of my Canvas family, to boot, gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. Read the Quiet Borderline’s post here, and Angel’s post here.
Cate was kind to me again by giving me the Sunshine Award. Thanks so very much, Cate (look, another flower)!
Angel graced me with a third award, the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You are so very sweet to me, Angel! And another wonderful lady blogger, who writes Seasons Change, and so have I, also shared this award with me. Thank you Miss Many Names, you are kind and thoughtful and fun and funny, and I’m lucky to have you as a friend!
Sweet Cate gave me a third as well, the Seven Plus Seven Award. Thanks (fourteen more times) Cate! Though I’m actually not sharing any random facts for any of these awards. ;P
This next one, from the dear Quiet Borderline, is a little different, and very special, because she came up with it herself. It’s the Strong Person Award. She writes:
“You heard me right! You are not weak, you are strong. You are not a failure, you are a fighter! This goes out to all mentalists. And it’s a gift from me (The Quiet Borderline) to you all – Please spread the love. Mental health is not something to be sneered at and it deserves much more respect. Stop the stigmatising.”
I’m supposed to add a picture of myself and my diagnoses. Well, there are plenty of pictures around, easy to find, and as for my diagnoses, they don’t matter to me. ;)
Angel passed this one on too me, too. Angel, you are so blowing everyone – especially me – away with your spreading of award love.
My very dear friend Lulu (who used to share her words via As the Pendulum Swings, but has recently found a new home, Sunny With a Chance Of Armageddon) gets to finish this long list of awards (officially). She has given me one that, for me at least, is brand spankin’ new. It’s the I Love Your Blog Award, and I couldn’t have been happier with anyone else giving it to me.
Thank you, pretty lady. All the love in this world right back to you!
I did it! Now let this be a lesson to me to thank people in a timely fashion. Doing it this way is not just exhausting, but it really is bad manners. Thank you all so very, very much for loving me anyway.
Oh, but wait. I had to save this to close out. It’s the first award I failed to collect properly, and it comes from the world of my wonderful friend PAZ, the Melancholically Manic Mouse. Ladies and gents, The Golden Shatner:
(If you’ve made it this far, you deserve this one. I officially award it to you.)
© Ruby Tuesday and I Was Just Thinking. . . 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ruby Tuesday and I Was Just Thinking. . . with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. This work is protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.