All too often we dwell on the negative. Our families know what buttons to push. Teachers tell us we need to apply ourselves. The media tells us that we are too dumb to know what is best for us. Our writers groups slice our sacred words to ribbons. And sometimes we actually believe them!
Then we take a break and regroup. We come back and open up our site and find the gem that shines as a beacon. A glimmer of hope that says, someone liked a post, someone made a comment that gives us a new idea, or someone like Shannon Howell gives you a Versatile Blogger Award.
No, it’s not like winning the lottery or receiving a six figure advance for a three book deal. However, it is positive reinforcement that indicates that what I do has touched someone else in some small way.
As I step to the podium to accept this award, I am reminded to complete three tasks:
1) Thank you, Shannon for thinking me worthy. Though my site is only a few weeks old, I promise to live up to the letter of this award.
2) Seven things about myself not otherwise listed:
a. Master Gardener through the University of Minnesota Extension Office.
b. Ballroom dancing kept me busy until I decided to use the money spent on lessons to buy a house.
c. I have built and flown radio-controlled airplanes.
d. I am an omnivoure by genetic design.
e. The first book I read cover to cover was, “Where Eagles Dare” by Alistair MacLean.
f. I spent eight years working on advance life support ambulances.
g. I am not a touch typist.
3) Fifteen Blogs that deserve this award (Are you kidding me?):
Robotic Rhetoric – Because he was the first to hit my site and he has an interesting sense of humor as he attempts to destroy the english language.
It may take me a while to notify everyone they have been nominated. However, I will get it done as soon as possible.