Have you heard there is a newly created Award called the ABC award. I received it from Debbie at http://twominutesofgrace.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/singing-the-abcs/. It stands for Awesome Blog Content. I thank you so much for that Debbie. What an interesting award! Part of its purpose is for the recipient to share things about him/herself so people can know him/her better.
It originated at this site: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/abc-award/. She created it as a lovely gesture to reach out to bloggers and build community. Please go to her link to read all about it. It stands for the Awesome Blog Content Award. I thank her for creating such a lovely award. Here are the pictures. The badge with the URL is in my sidebar (for the small badge). The URL for the big badge is at the site where the award was created.
The task of letting people get to know me better is accomplished by coming up with a word for each letter of the alphabet about yourself. So here goes :-)
A= artistic (to a certain extent); B= believer (I believe in God, people, love, joy, and fresh beginnings); C= companionable and caring; D= dedicated. I am a dedicated hard worker. I work tirelessly for causes I believe in. E= espresso (like espresso coffee and i like to work and write in the ‘express lane’…sometimes with disastrous results; F= family oriented, friend, and faith; G= God—the center of my life, and goodness and gentleness; H=humble heart—I have a deep and humble heart that tries to look out for the hearts of others.; I = insert foot [as in open mouth insert foot]—yeah, despite my best efforts I sometimes speak or write first and fully think later; J-jokes; sometimes i like to break the tension with a joke or two; K- Kate–that’s me!; L-ladylike. I am not one to enjoy racy jokes,photos, sites, movies or the like; M-musical I like to sing (not on stage), I like musicals [plays and movies]. They make me happy. N- numismatics was the first vocabulary word I learned in school that I fell in love with because I liked the sound of it. O-Ostriches. Every spring in a neighboring town they have an ostrich festival. At that festival they have a race track. Jockeys actually ride on the race track while the ostriches run around the track. They run about 65 miles an hour and they look absolutely hilarious running around that track. P-pencil-girl could be a nickname. I enjoy working algebraic equations just for fun. Q-quilter. I love making quilts. But I assemble the top by machine, and then pin it together (basting it with pins) with the filler and the back. I sew it together around the perimeter– then I hand tie it. R-Reason. I prefer that people reason together and find a middle ground rather than stand shouting from opposite corners. S-Sensitive. I am sensitive and try to be sensative to other people’s feelings. Sometimes I end up saying something stupid, though. T-Taylor (as in James Taylor). My husband and went to the James Taylor concert for our very first date. U-Umbrella–I think there is room for many under the ‘umbrella’ in life. It is only those who demean and divide who cannot fit. V-vigorous and vote: I vigorously defend the system and devote time to ensure that the quest for good leaders and the involvement of citizens in the process. W- wishful. I wish for brighter tomorrows, kinder people, forgiveness for faults, and enveloping love. X-Hmm either X-ray for I cannot see through people, since I haven’t got x-ray vision—or X as in (e)xcellence. I have always believed there are no shortcuts to excellence. Y-York peppermint patties – I Love them. and Z-Zenith. The Zenith of effort and trying is when in turn, more people believe in and are committed to the process. When we do that, joy and renewal cannot be far behind.
After all my award distributing mania of the past two weeks, I am passing the ABC award on to these 2 blogs: http://hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com and http://sarsm.wordpress.com/. Both worthy of the Awesome Blog Content Award.
if i am allowed to give it out to more blogs later, i will. for now, the blizzard of award reporting and giving will rest. Now I can shovel the walkway ;-)
I am adding Jackie Paulson at http://postadaychallenge2011.com/. She is always a leader, tremendously gifted writer/blogger, and has a loving, giving heart of gold. If you haven’t visited her blog, do yourself a favor and head over there!