Saturday, September 22, 2007
Finally I made it over to Salina's blog today to thank her for nominating me for a Nice Matters Award. I appreciate nominations so much, it's just that they, well, uh (can I be honest?)...they make me feel kinda awkward and embarrassed and unworthy. Because, well, on most of my blogging days it's more like I'm taking dictation from God instead of writing from my own foggy head...though I hesitate to even say that lest it sound weird, too. (Insert Twilight Zone music here.) I mean, I know darn well how my writing comes out when I write without His help..... Can you say, "So pathetic that no one would want to read it, ever!"?
Anyway, thank-you, again, Salina.
And now I am going to break one of my own rules. I'm going to name three blogs which I love because of what they don't do. And there are others of you who don't do these same things. You know who you are, (and I know who you are) so please, please don't feel left out.
I love Salina's blog and Clarice's blog and Kim's blog because I go there and I know they won't be throwing temper tantrums...
...they won't be gossiping or screaming and bashing politicians, nor giving-up on our Country...
... and they won't be moaning about the weather, criticizing churches or tv evangelists or other Christians who are trying the best they can...
... nor will they be wringing their hands or crying hopeless tears because of the state of our economy or the decay of our society... nor feeling sick all the time because of hot-on-fire nerves.
No, instead, they will be celebrating Life and what's still good and marvelous about it.
You can count on them to be busy in their homes, raising their children to be hopeful, helpful and creative ... or decorating a new corner a sweet, bright and cheerful way. They'll be singing the praises of a new recipe or the discovery of a new quaint and cute antique shop or tea room, sharing photos so the rest of us can come along, too...
...they'll be spreading helpful hints and ideas like confetti for the rest of us who bog down and so need to be inspired...
... and we'll come away from their blogs longing to be better, more creative bloggers, homekeepers and friends.
Now, am I saying all blogs should be like those? Nah. My own blog isn't even like those, due to my own tendency to complain like a baby, to go all controversial at times and to not be nearly as creative as I know it's within me to be. (And on and on.)
No, I'm just saying Salina, Clarice and Kim are but three of many awesome, amazing bloggers who inspire me each time I visit them.... and I'm giving each a Peaceful Award. They are creators of places where I can go for some peace and rest, inspiration and cheer. And oh, many times I have needed such places.
And so I thank them.... and all the rest of you with peaceful blogs, also.