Sunday, December 6, 2009

On the Winning of Awards and Prizes

I once showed a photograph of our little daughter standing sweetly by the wicker bed of our baby daughter to my husband's Grandma Bessie and Aunt Dorothy. Grandma said the picture could win a prize. Aunt Dorothy said, "Oh, they already have the prize."

That's a little bit how I felt when my friend, Gretchen at Gladsome Lights gave me the Superior Scribbler Award. Writing is its own reward.

And furthermore Gretchen is my friend, and that too is award enough. Our friendship preceded blogging, but blogging has been an extension of our sharing when my moving for a job put us in different parts of the state. And blogging had been a logical extension for me as I have been writing since, as a naughty child, my mother made me painstakingly copy and recopy an apology letter she helped me compose until the script was quite legible. I suppose I could have hated writing thereafter, but that has never been the case. So the graphics of this award seem rather appropriate too, don't they? You know you have to hold your tongue in just the right place to scribble properly, don't you?

The reason I have been a little slow to respond to this award is because I have been enjoying the other four blogs that Gretchen linked to, but now I am here to gladly accept the SSA and I thank her kindly for including me in the fun.


Awards have rules and so here are the five Superior Scribbler Rules for those five bloggers to whom ( listed below) I, obeying the rules, pass this award :
lEach Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
lEach Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
l Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
lEach Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor![ And you can go there and check out the many winning blogs that are linked thus far. You might find a new favorite.]
lEach Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
My Awards

*Alaska Steve in Unalaska, Alaska. "Just a middle aged guy trying to challenge myself daily and earn the respect of my dog." His blog is aptly named A Sense of Place. He's been traveling lately, and doing a wonderful job of sharing that, but be sure and see and read about life in Unalaska in earlier posts.

*David has lived and worked in the Yosemite Valley since 2003. He is a true scribbler. He is jotting down his joys of observation and photographing on his lunch and before work and it is a lovely visit to the valley for me every time he posts at Tree in the Door's Fauna and Flora

*Aimee of South Carolina calls her journal Living, Learning and Loving Simply. She has a very vulnerable gentle writing voice and yet could be the feature writer of a slick magazine.

*I enjoy reading Debbie at Artful Aspirations Her blog is multifaceted; she has her pen poised and her heart on the line.

* And then there is Susan Liles who does some, okay much, all right most, of her scribbling with a paint brush...but not all...she does write to teach others, to vent and to express gratitude. Her blog is a wonderful example of sharing in the blogosphere.
And if that isn't enough new blogs for you, you might visit my other blog Write Purpose. That is actually where some of my slightly more serious scribbling hangs out.
BIG POST SCRIPT....this is a rather busy time of if you can't take up this award offer right away I will certainly understand. The whole point is for you to feel appreciated, so please just know you have been read and enjoyed and that you are a Superior Scribbler!


debbie bailey said...

Wow! Thanks, Jeannette. My first blogging award. I'm very thankful and glad you like my attempt at blogging.

Susan Liles said...

Thanks Jeannette for the award, glad you enjoy the blog and want to share it with others!

Aimee said...

Awwwww, thanks Jeannette!! You are so kind! I count this as a fun early Christmas gift :)