Friday, January 16, 2009

How Kind You Were...

"How kind you were to open the Gate of Heaven
and give me that little glimpse of Paradise."
(from an 18th century letter)

That's seems to say it perfectly when I think about all my lovely blogging friends. And the neat part is that I keep meeting brand new friends every week! Each time I visit someone, old or new, I feel like I'm catching little glimpses of Paradise -- captured in a little world called a blog. The beauty, creativity and gracious hospitality, all as individually portrayed as the people behind them. So special happy thanks to you all for adding such fun and joy to my life.

A few short days ago, I was honoured, once again, to be the recipient of another blogging award. Talk about enjoying the blessing of overflowing grace from a very generous and kindly blogger!

For a second time, I am the happy receiver of the Lemonade Award, this time from Rebekah at Beautiful Days. Rebekah, you made my day! Thanks so much!

As you may know, this award is given for 'blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude'. It's an award that recipients get to share with other bloggers. Here are the rules: Put the logo on your blog or post. Nominate (up to) 10 blogs which show great attitude and /or gratitude! Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. Share the love and link to this post, and to the person from whom you received your award.

I'm excited to pass along the Lemonade Award to the following bloggers:

1. Nancy at Nana's House - who can receive bad news, then turn around and make chicken and dumplings -- now that's a positive mindset!

2. Anna Maria at Anna Maria Horner - whose colourful and joyful blog always leaves me feeling grateful that I have eyes to see!

3. Nathalie at Avignon in Photos - who gives me glimpses, through her photos, of a place I want to visit someday.

4. Melanie at ME Melanie - who shares not only fun stuff, but thoughts that inspire and lift up.

5. Beverly at Dancing with the Daffodils - I ask, how can anyone who dances with the daffodils not exude a positive and grateful attitude!

Happy Friday... joy to you all!


  1. Thank you so much!!! I am honored!

    oh...I did do a post on awards and I did give you one. I forgot to let you know!! Please..come by and pick it up!! :)))

  2. How very kind of you Brenda, that's so nice of you. I really appreciate it. I DO hope that you get to visit Avignon in the not too distant future. In the meantime let's enjoy the wonderful blogging community.

    I hope you succeed in your goad of doing 100 posts in 100 days. It's a great challenge. I'm sure you'll get there. One step at a time and lots of smiles along the way...

  3. Fun! Lemonade from lemons... yes it's a handy talent. (Especially these days!) Thanks so much for my first ever blog award! YAY!

  4. Taking lemons and making lemonade is a handy talent. Especially in this day and time. Thank you so much for my first ever blog award. Fun!

  5. I love this award, My daughter passed it on to me awhile back!!
    I agree, it's wonderful to meet such wonderful friends through the Land Of Blog!!
    Praying you are richly blessed, My Friend.

  6. Melanie -- I did get the award. Was waiting for a 'slow' moment to post it -- THANK YOU HEAPS!!!

    Nathalie -- So good to hear from you. And yes, I did success that challenge of 100 posts in 100 days! That whole exercise opened the door from for me to look forward to attempting all sorts of new challenges in 2009! And I do hope to visit someday that beautiful place you are privileged to call 'home!

    Beverly -- Happy to share the fun with you! As you say, making lemonade is a handy talent in these days we live!

    Sharon -- Lovely to hear back from you. I receive your blessing!

  7. Mmmm... maybe from that last comment, I should add proof-reading to my challenge list!


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xox

PS. I do not always comment here, but I do look forward to coming and visiting you....