Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kindness Matters, Too

I've been somewhat out of the loop here lately, and have had to delete many alerts and miss out on some wonderful journal entries.  Once you reach the 100 mark, it's harder to get caught up and easier to just let them go and try again later, as much as you'd like to enjoy each and every one to it's fullest capacity.  

So how surprised and humbled I was, to check in on my very first alert of the day, to find that my dear friend Jimmy had not only received the Everyday Kindness award, but had passed it along to me as well!


Thank you, Jimmy...  For all the kindnesses you have shown me and so many others ~ especially those closest and dearest to you. 

And I do suppose at this point,  that I should not take the easy (but honest) way out and give this away to all of my readers/friends rather than choosing just four.  I might get in trouble for doing that two times in a row....  So I hereby grant the Everyday Kindness award to the follow:

Nancy What can I possibly say about you, my dear friend...  Your kindness reaches far beyond the boundaries of this screen.  You never fail to make a grey day brighter ~ and in countless ways.  Thank you, for all the ways you reach out to me.  Skype will never be the same!

Indigo has lifted my spirits with her kindness.  She puts such thought and wisdom and heart into her comments and there has never been a time when I was not deeply touched by her generous and loving nature.

LisaJo  No matter what this lady is facing in her life, she never, EVER hesitates to reach out to others who are in need of anything ~ whether it be a smile, a hug, a warm thought or a friend to turn to.  She is loyal to those who stand by her, even as she struggles to overcome jland trolls who seem to invade her personal space on a regular basis. 

RebeccaAnne  Perhaps the oldest (now, don't take that the wrong way, silly) of all my jland friends and readers, and her journal is still one of my top five favorite reads.  She's not a "look at me, dammit"  type of person at ALL, and I only hope she will view this award as a quiet showing of my appreciationfor not only her kindness towards myself and others, but for her heart, her wisdom and her friendship as well. 

Whew!  That was hard to do.  Almost as hard as judging the Beginner's photo challenge entries (I said ALMOST... ;o) )!  I still wish I could name you all....

I must say, in the time that I have spent here in Jland, I have yet to meet someone who ISN'T kind.  We all have our less than flattering moments, right?  It's nice to know you have someone who cares about you in spite of them. 

Enjoy your Sunday!



Thank you Donna, for the beautiful tag (will it EVER stop snowing??).


ma24179 said...

Congrats to you on your award!!!! -Missy

nhd106 said...

Congrats to you, chelle...and er, thanks for mine?  Hmmmm...

; )

Love you lots,

elainey2465 said...

Hi Michelle - awwww I've been out of the loop too - just cant keep up with alerts! they stress me out they do! So now and then I try visit like im doing today. The kindness award is really good - can you only award it if you get it? I know loads of kind people on journals. Love Laine xxx

gdireneoe said...

Now now...modesty aside, M'lady...just let it's happening for a reason. ;)  C.

lifes2odd said...

I know what you mean about getting caught up on journals. I try to go to all my journals over the weekends but don't think I'm going to make it this time. I'm constantly turning my alerts on and off -- off I don't feel so guilty but I like them on when I'm able to pop right over to comment. Oh well, we can only do what we can do. Hope you have a great week and congrats on your award!
Martha :-)

radar446 said...

Congratulations on your honor.  I think it is very fitting for you, and I'm glad that you had this to brighten your day.  I am familiar with two of your nominees, and I couldn't agree with you more with their selection.  I am sure the other two are equally deserving.


justaname4me2 said...

You took me by surprise there at the end <grin>
Now, about that oldie moldie part........maybe because journals, for the most part, have such a short life span, we should count them like dog if we look at it like that, then yes.....I'm an oldie, grannie around these parts :o)
Your mention humbles me, gives me a smile a mile wide and warms my heart. Thank you my friend, it is very much appreciated.
I'm glad you received the award as well. You are a treasure in a sea of sand we call the blog world, always have been, always will be (and soon an old dog like me)
Rebecca Anne
P.S. don't worry about the piling up alerts...delete...move along. I've had to do that hundreds of times. No one should harbor expectations, or obligations to anyone in the journal community. Understanding is what binds us all together~

helmswondermom said...

Congratulations.  Kindness is an underrated trait these days.

queeniemart said...

you are beyond kind. You are Gold and Love. There are few in life that are made of what you are made of. I feel lucky and blessed to know YOU.

geminiwilder said...

that is a lovely award. good for you!


brendaspears97 said...

thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. as far as the loop goes, i think we all trip in & out of it. and mucho congrats on your award!

ciao blondie bella....brenda

rdautumnsage said...

You my dear friend are the kindest of them all....You have no idea how beautiful your spirit is, perhaps that's what makes it even more so. I treasure your freindship. Your one of the best things that ever came out of me having a journal. It brought me to yours. Thank you so much for this, it warms my heart you feel that way. You touch "me" rather deeply on a daily basis. (Hugs) Indigo