Dear Laurie at Don’t Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award. I was so surprised that I nearly fell off my chair. I do think, now and then, and sometimes deeply, too. Rambling is what I do best on the keyboard, then I think about it later.
Laurie doesn’t think she thinks, either, but she does. You just can’t come up with the variety of emotions she shares if you don’t think. She’s a combination of seriousness and slaphappiness. If you don’t know Laurie, visit. Her blog is a treat.
Receiving a Thinking Blogger award creates more thinking. I need to choose five other bloggers who I think is deserving of the same award and let me tell you, that’s hard to do. There is a special person behind each blog you see listed on my sidebar and there are others that I haven’t even had the time to add yet. Each one offers a different personality, insight, and style. Some have already received the award! How can I possibly narrow my list to five? I love them all. So I had to narrow it down to ones who wake up my brain and cause all sorts off commotion inside my head…
Donna at KGMom Mumblings is an exceptional thinker. She’s a teacher of language and literature and shares her gift. Animals and nature are close to her heart and the words she attaches to her photos are exquisite. Donna experienced culture and lifestyles that are foreign to most of us as she lived her first fifteen years in Africa. I love hearing about her life and times in a country I’ll probably never visit. Check out her “Saturday Soups” for some delicious recipes, too! She’s a remarkable woman.
Julie Zickefoose’s blog is the first one I read and visited last fall. It was our love of Boston Terriers that first drew me to her. She’s all about loving nature and science and is a great wife, Mom, artist, published author, photographer, and NPR commentator, all rolled into one incredible lady. Julie graciously offers her talent for us to savor and enjoy in our own homes. I never miss her posts that usually make me laugh and cry… And, even though she is so accomplished and admired, she is real! She makes my day.
Ruth at Body, Soul, and Spirit must lie awake at night thinking about her next ten posts. She loves historical subjects and has an attachment to Mexico. I learn something new from her every day. Ruth is a nature lover and environmentalist and nothing stops her from discovering. Her expertise lies in health care, particularly for seniors, and her heart will always remain with them. Ruth has a strong desire for photography, learning, and researching, but now and then, she gets a bit whimsical, too! Ruth graces us with "Friday Flowers" every week. Glorious color!
Sherry at Q’s Corner is a bit of heaven. She posts throughout the day and I find great pleasure and relaxation to see what she’s been doing during my workday at the office. Sherry calms me when I need it. Her heart oozes caring, “Walking in Beauty”, and love. Her relationship with birds “Please Indulge Me” , flowers, insects and all nature has to offer is so refreshing. I imagine her with a camera lens the length of a baseball bat to capture everything beautiful at any time of the year. Her words are few but carry much weight.
Vicki at A Mark on My Wall - after reading one of her posts, I’m usually left speechless for commenting. This lady has pizzazz! Vicki’s a Zoo Guru and a woman full of life and adventure who lives between Illinois and Florida, alternately throughout the year. Her humor keeps me gasping for air between hee-haws! She finds humor in the most serious and sensitive days of our lives. Isn’t that how we can get through it all? She’s a real thinker, no doubt, and her photography skills are out of this world.
So, please accept my commendations? You can pick up your award here. If you don’t care to name your “thinking five” and participate, that’s OK with me. We are all very busy now. It was my pleasure to honor you today, that’s all.
Thanks again, Laurie, and to those of you who remove the cobwebs from my brain!
festival of Lights
2 weeks ago