Today I want to draw your attention to the lovely award The Man has placed on my sidebar from The Best Of Blogs.
I received this award because of all of you and I would like to thank you once more for taking the time to vote for me and for your generous support and comments.
I never thought that my blogging would turn into such a thing as the Best Inspirational Blog. When I received this award in my email the other day, I stopped and looked back over my past. I thought of my life and how I have lived it - of the incredibly poor cards I've been dealt and how I played them.
Perhaps I kept getting a losing hand, but over the years I have learned the value of rotten cards and hopefully I've become a better person because of them. I don't think I've always been one to see the glass as half full but I do know that my mantra was always "Where there's a will there's a way".
Now - every single day is one more for me to enjoy and to live to its fullest. I can sit here at my desk and look out at the trees and the sky and I'm thankful for that. Once you've been to the edge of hell and back - even once - you appreciate all that life has to offer. You learn to choose the better offerings over the easy ones and it becomes easier to say 'No'.
I am happy with who I am now and what I have to offer and what I choose to take. Life is precious and beautiful and my tendency to laugh these days over crying is such sweet joy and sorrow all rolled into one.
I am grateful for all of these things and for simply being alive. Walking that tightrope for that length of time was more than enough for me.
And as they say - last but not at all least - I would like to thank Debs over at The Lehners in France for giving me another lovely award. It also is proudly displayed along with the rest on my sidebar.
Thank you once more for reading my blog in the first place - and for your votes. I will always look at that award with amazement - believe me.