An Award, My First!

Friday, August 13, 2010

As I woke this morning and cringed from the weather forecast, another 100+ heat index day, I was not happy. Pulling myself to the laptop already sweating from just hearing the prediction, I powered up. Check your comments. “What, No way!” I then proceeded to do a scantly clad happy dance.

Yes, another first! My friend Yvonne over at Welcome To My World of Poetry has awarded me my very first blogging award. To put it mildly I am ecstatic, and now have a new sidebar placeholder for my prize. I am honored, I am proud and ever so thankful she even considered me worthy. Well, my warped thinking process lead right to this thought.

Though Yvonne does not mention as to whether we are to pass this along or not, I am choosing to do so. Now, because I like to think out side the box I am awarding this to just one recipient.

I’m passing this award to those who go the extra mile on an empty tank of gas. Those everyday people who are not professional trained but are Caregivers.
  • Those who are bone tired from working yet still play and interact with their kids.
  • Those regardless of being overwhelmed will extend a helping hand.
  • The child who now tends to what is the shell of what use to be a parent and does so with loving, respectful eyes.
  • The spouse who without thought tends to a needy in-law and asks nothing in return.
  • The spouse who tends to a spouse and whose heart are full of memories.
  • The educator who reaches out to the child in the back of the class and sees hope.
  • The neighbors who watch out for neighbors and do so with sense of community.
  • The stranger you have come to count on for your morning smile and don’t even know their name.
Yes, caregivers are whom I want to award. We all know them but I fear we do not acknowledge them enough. This is a small token of me recognizing you. Yvonne, I hope you do mind, after all, you were my care giver for the day.

Everyone have a safe, cool, fun, music filled weekend.




14 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I take it you were pleased with the award. I hope it'ss the first of many.

I don't mind you awarding it to the selfless list you wrote.
You are the salt of the earth.
I didn't read your comment until I found it in the SPAM outlet on the comment moderation page.

Have a good week-end;
Yvonne.

August 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Congrats, Jules! You are so deserving!!!
I love the post to! What a great tribute to all those 'caregivers'!!

I hope you have a Wonderful week!!
Hugs & Blessings,
Coreen

August 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Congrats on the award and yes, caregivers really do deserve the award.

CD

August 13, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Isn't Yvonne awesome? Congratulations!

August 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Corine said, 

Congratulations! :D

August 13, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Journaling Woman said, 

Yeah for YOU. Your blog is awesome.

August 13, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Jules said, 

Yvonne, YES I was, thank you so much for the award and the compliments.

Alex, yes she is!But you are equally deserving. :D

Coreen and Clarissa, thank you. I'm surrounded by beautiful caregivers.

Lynda, Welcome and thank you.

Corine and Ms. Woman, thank you ladies so much.

I really do appreciate all of you! :D

August 13, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
kobico said, 

Congratulations, Jules *big smile* and what a wonderful and thoughtful rededication of your award!

August 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Very cool. I have yet to get an award. I liked your idea of giving to a caregiver and wondered while I read it how you would pick from the blogging world. Nice, to reciprocate to Yvonne.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

August 13, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Tabitha Bird said, 

Congrats on your award. :)

Thank you for visiting my blog. It was lovely to find you over here.

August 14, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
arlee bird said, 

According to your list, we are all or one day will be a caregiver. If we aren't then we must be incapable of giving to another and perhaps are under the care of a caregiver.

Lee
Tossing It Out

August 14, 2010 at 2:08 AM  
Tammy said, 

You deserve it and so do the people you named. Congratulations!

August 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Elliot Grace said, 

...congrats Jules!

A well earned accomplishment:)

August 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
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