Sunday, May 3, 2009

Inspirational Monday: You Inspire Me...

I have been blessed to be surrounded by real, heartical, genuine friendships in my life. Throughout challenging times, I am reminded just how true my friendships are. To my circle, love you to infinity (and beyond).

When I was uncertain about the blogging thing, you gave the support I needed to rise above. You are always there, encouraging me...no matter how downright crazy some of my ideas are. Nah move an inch! Together, without even knowing it, you've all made a dream become reality.

Opening up the doors to my Necessary Room to others was definitely uneasy at first. But those who dare to open those doors, reason for a moment and then return again, I applaud you.

I just received this "Premio Dardos" award from one of my favourite blogs, Sunnydaytodaymama.

This award is for "bloggers who distinguish themselves for showing cultural values, ethics, great and fun writing skills, as well as individual values, through their creative writing."

Not only am I honoured to receive this prestigious award, but I am going to award a few other bloggers with this award. I've been planning to acknowledge seven of my favourite bloggers so this is as opportune a moment as any to do so. Why 7? It's my favourite number. For sure, I have more favourites than listed below but thought I'd acknowledge a selected few in this first award ceremony. So, without further ado, I hereby bestow a "Premio Dardos" Award on the following blogs:

Operation You: My angel, you are my dose of positive. You bring calm and peace wherever you trod. Your neverending, everflowing love and support means more to me than you'll ever know. Just when I think you can't be any nicer, you go and do something nicer. Insulin shot! Love you Sis!

Soul Aperture: When I *felt* your spirit, you reminded me that friendship can be formed through penmanship. You are wonderfully talented in all aspects and a genuine soul. You've given me support, advice and shared your very tasty recipes. Give thanks my Soul Sistah!

Souers Du Jour: Jew got soul...you two sisters have stolen my heart. I keep going to your blog to search for it and simply keep losing it there again. One Love.

Gabrielle Kai Photography: You know I think your work is divine. You have inspired me beyond words. Thanks so much for answering all my questions and giving me all the advice without hesistation.

sunny day today mama: I know you gave me this but you are equally deserving. Your freedom of spirit is intoxicating. Thank you for your kindness. I appreciate you.

red or gray depends on the day: You've got beautiful words that flow from your being and they've touch my heart. Your photographic talent is also amazing. Thanks for your continued presence.

tangobaby: When you posted the K.'s story, you became indelibly imprinted in my consciousness. Remember when I said, "Always look to the bright side of life because every once in a while, you will cross paths with one of His angels." Well, you are one of them.

Likkle more...

*Inspirational Monday is the brainchild of vchelle over at Operation You. All are invited to participate by leaving a link/comment of what inspires you.

16 comments:

sunnymama said...

Thank you Se'Lah for awarding this back to me again! The words you wrote are so lovely and I appreciate them so much. I am inspired by your freedom of spirit too, and your unorthodox ways ;) Thank you for including me in your seven :)

Anali said...

Congratulations on your award and have a wonderful Monday! ; )

vchelle said...

My second award! Yeah!! After this morning's meltdown, I have joy in my heart and a tear in the corner of my eye because I'm so elated that you've accepted me in your "holy" circle. What more could a girl ask for?

Love you for all that you are!

lisaschaos said...

So beautifully written, very well said. :) Congrats!

Gabrielle Kai Photography said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful award!

Your words moved me, thank you so much for acknowledging my work!

Wanda said...

Thanks for bringing a dose of inspiration to my Mondays. You awarded some of my favorite people, too. Glad you are keeping on with the blogging.

margie said...

the best thing about this award is the company we are keeping. we look forward to seeing what our blog friends bring us each day not only because they interest us but because we like them!! thank you.

Christina said...

You and me, me and you... it's the real deal. : )

I love you.
I thank you.

One love, sis.

tangobaby said...

Dear Se'Lah,

Thank you for this lovely honor and recognition. I cannot tell you how critical the blogosphere has been to keeping K and her children in a warm, safe room with food and necessities.

I see this as an honor to K, and the bravery she has shown in trying to give her children a better life. That my blog plays a part in that is beside the point.

You have been so generous and gracious about sharing this story with the world. It's not over yet... but you have played an instrumental part and I treasure your kindness.

Thank you.

Gayle said...

This is a very inspirational bunch of people that you have chosen! Congratulations on your award!

Samosas for One said...

I feel dumb asking this, but what is JAH?

Samosas for One said...

Nevermind! I was interested in the history and origins behind JAH and I googled it and now I know! Very interesting.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Lovely post, Se'lah. Congrats on your award. You seem to have surrounded yourself with a wonderful community here in blogland, which is really what it is all about, isn't it?

-Francesca

elk said...

well after 3 days of no internet what a humbling way to come back ..an award for me?! i am so happy to visit your space~ thank you for your constant encouragement my friend
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elk

Relyn said...

I've heard it said that you could tell a lot about a woman by her friends. Looking at this list of friends, I'd say you are a woman blessed.

hellosweetworld said...

Great inspirations! I love Gabrielle Kai Photography and Souers Du Jour!