Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another Award Winning Sunday!

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.

20 comments:

Melanie said...

Congratulations Aims.

I've just been catching up with your blog week. I keep hoping for Cid.

Lehners in France said...

Well done Aims, you deserve all of the awards you get! Debs x

Mima said...

Congrats on the awards, they are much deserved!

softinthehead said...

Congratulations - a much deserving winner :)

Daryl said...

Try and keep me away .. ha ... so well deserved ..

:-Daryl

Tina said...

It really was deserved my lovely. Well done.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Congratulations you wonderful woman. Well deserved and you take it all with such humility. X

Mean Mom said...

Congratulations, once more, on your award!

It's good to read that you now feel content with your life, but I was sorry to read your previous post, about Cid. It doesn't sound very hopeful.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, well done aims.

Amy said...

That award looks pretty shiny over there! Congratulations.

dawn said...

Way to go Aims. This was a lovely post and the reason you won the award; because of your inspiration and positive outlook on life. I count it an honour to be among those who have had the opportunity to sit and have tea with you and hear your words in your voice.

bichonpawz said...

Sending my congratulations your way, Aims!! Nobody deserves this award more than you do!! Now.....go celebrate!!

Maggie May said...

Aims, I am so happy for you! Well done, you deserve it.
You have also given me great hope that you can change, no matter what life throws at you. In my worst moments I need to hold on to that!

rosiero said...

After what you have been through you truly deserve it and your writing is up there with the best.

Stinking Billy said...

aims, baby, you say you are now happy with who you are, and I think I can speak for many, if not all, of us when I say "We are all happy with who you are!" Well done!

Potty Mummy said...

Well done Aims - you deserve it.

San said...

Congratulations on being awarded Best Inspirational Blog and on the award presented by Debs.

But most of all, congratulations on your hard-won ability to enjoy life and live it deeply! THAT is an inspiration.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Very well deserved. You have come through thick and thin.

CJ xx

CrazyCath said...

The recognition of your writing is well deserved and rightly so. You know I come by once in a while and catch up.... this is because I so enjoy your writing. I want to come, I want to read, you inspire me.

Try keeping me away.
(I'm off to trail back to where I left off and read and catch up again now...)

Carolyn said...

Much deserved!!