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Monday, 21 November 2011

Virtual Hugs (aka Blog Awards!)

I was given a Liebster lovely!
From 'Simply Beautiful Now' who's blog I
love for the beautiful images and messages.
I am reposting her words as they convey exactly
how I feel about blog awards and the spirit of
helping one another! 

This past summer, as they watched a few beautiful swans
swimming along the shoreline, the kids learned about how
in nature, animals naturally support each other. One of the
swans was hurt, so an on-looker tried to help pull it out of the
water. In an instant, the other swans came to fend off, what
they thought was a perpetrator. 
The hurt swan was whisked away.

In German, the word "liebster" is derived from "liebe"
which means love, friend or dearest. I was recently
awarded the Liebster award, which spotlights
up-and-coming blogs who are still in their early stages
(less than 200 followers), ready to blossom
into beautiful swans. (reposted from Simply Beautiful Now)

Thank you for the lovely image of the swans
and for your thoughtful honour!

I also want to write briefly about what
I find to be the only (so far anyway) difficult or
uncomfortable part of blogging:
  either you love them or you don't.  (I 
love them because it affirms someone
is reading what I am posting and thinks
it's worthy!) So what I would ask of anyone
who I pay it forward to and "award" is
that you accept it in the
spirit it is intended - read: 
 "I think you and your blog are special!" 
There is not one ioda (is that a word?) of
expectation from me that you will do
anything with it - unless you want to!
It's just me (and others) giving you a shout-out that
"hey, we think you're pretty cool......"
and who wouldn't like that.....?
Some of the bloggers I have sent an
award along to might not even know how
much I enjoy reading their blogs (sometimes
we do forget to comment!) 
Sort of a virtual Hug!!!
So consider yourself "hugged"! 

The goal of this award is to spotlight
up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers

The official rules for this award are:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog

2. Thank the giver and link back to the
blogger who gave it to you

3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them
know by leaving a comment on their blog

4. Hope that your followers will
spread the love to other bloggers


Cindy said...

Thank you, Peggy! How sweet of you to give me the award. It makes me very happy that you enjoy my blog! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Oops! I just remembered you're in Canada! I believe you celebrate your Thanksgiving in October, right? I hope it was a good holiday for you!

Ashley said...

Wow!! Thank you! that was so nice for you to mention made my bad day much better :)
Ashley @creating love & Joy

Toni said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me. Have a great rest of the week.

Zaa said...

How very lovely to have received this award ... I'm moving on to read more of your posts...Please do visit me at "The Grand Lady "for a cup of tea sometime... Hugs