Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thank You for Your Encouraging Heart

     You have probably noticed that everyone seems to be on an award kick lately.  How wonderful is that!  I think it is great that we all have a mutual admiration for each other and once in awhile we need to affirm that respect and admiration by making sure others know how we feel about them.   Too often we take for granted that those around us know we care about them.  But do they really?  How can they if we don't tell them.  

      As you might have guessed by now, I love all these awards that are being passed around.  I would love to give one to every blogger I find just for having the nerve to put their innermost thoughts out there for all to see.  I'm never sure if we are all brave or just plain crazy; but one thing I do know is that we do have a lot of fun and meet some awfully nice people through these meetings of the minds.  I feel very blessed to be a part of this blogging phenomenon and I hope it continues for a very long time.

     Receiving one of these gracious awards is like receiving warm fuzzies over the internet.  It's like a hug from an old friend.  It's an affirmation that someone likes what you do.  So to whoever started the idea of blogger awards, thank you.  

      Now for the real point of my post.    I'm sure all of you remember back to the first few months when you first started your blog.  I can't speak for the rest of you but I was really green.  I knew absolutely nothing about blogging and didn't really expect anyone to read what I wrote.  To my surprise, a few people did start reading; and then a few more.  People started to leave comments on my blog.  Wow!  I was blown away.  People who's blogs I found fascinating and written very professionally actually left encouraging comments on mine.   I felt like Sally Field, "You like me;  you really like me!" 
    
      Thanks to the encouragement of these kind-hearted bloggers, I continued to blog and now have met some of the nicest people in the whole world right here in our little world of blogging.   With all of these awards going around it made me think that there should be a special award for those bloggers who care enough to encourage and mentor new bloggers.  I definitely have a few of these people on my list.  So I decided to share the love and encourage you to do the same if there are people who have helped you along the way.     It's never too late to let someone know they have been beneficial in your life.  

      Occasionally we are lucky enough to find those special people who have a heart of gold and an encouraging spirit.  They make you feel good about yourself and make you want to do better at whatever you attempt.  Those people have an Encouraging Heart.  And now there is an award just for them.



      Unlike many of the awards, this one comes with no strings attached.  You don't have to tell us anything about yourself or even pass it on to others.  It is simply a thank you to tell you that you have encouraged me and I appreciate it.  You took the time to care and it didn't go unnoticed.  The only thing I ask if you receive this award is give yourself credit for what you have done for me.  Then, and only then, if there is someone who helped you along the way when you started out, show them you care by passing it along to them.  But only if you want, remember, no strings attached.

      So, without further ado, I would like to present this special award to my encouragers and mentors who have been such a blessing in my life.  If  you don't see your name please know that I do appreciate every person who stops by my blog.  These are just the few who have gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcome in this world of blogging.

In no particular order:

Daphne -  my distant husband
Jo -http://jo-mywanderingmind.blogspot.com/
k~  Bloggit Write
Julie -  Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: NOT...but learning

     If you haven't already visited these wonderful ladies, please check out their blogs now.  It's because of them that I am still around today.  Thank you beautiful ladies, from the bottom of my heart.  I hope I can encourage someone at least half as much as you have encouraged me.

Until next time....that's my view.

Kat











22 comments:

  1. Heaven's woman is there no end to your sweetness? Now I HAVE to keep blogging even though I was at the cusp of letting it go.

    Thank you again! You made my day!

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    1. I am so glad I could do something to make you feel better. I know you have been stressed lately but it will get better!

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  2. You are most welcome and deserving. Please don't quit blogging! I'd miss you!

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    1. This was supposed to be a reply under your comment, Marlia! Sorry I messed up! :D)

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  3. This is a wonderful award. I think Iight just have a little eye leakage!
    We all have someone in our life who encourages. Someone exists who serves as a muse or who uses us as a muse.
    You are so special Kat. Thank you, sincerely
    Keep the good work cingular and we'll keep reading.

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    1. Thank you Jo. I just had to somehow express all the support I have felt from all of you. You all rock!

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  4. That's coming. Stupid auto correct Not cingular

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    1. I know, that auto-correct can be a pain sometimes. If it could only read our minds!

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  5. And it's I might not Iight !!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Kat, you've done it again. Given out kindness.... Just because.

    I am so glad you are having fun. I do remember when I first began reading your posts. There has always been a warmth about you. The way you express yourself.

    Thank you so much for thinking of me. I truly enjoy reading your blog post. Keep it up. You shine like the best of them.

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    1. You are most welcome and certainly deserving. I just had to let you all know how special you have been to me. You are all rock stars in my book!

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  7. Wow Kat, I'm humbled and I love the bloggers on your list, and like Daphne said, you shine.

    Watch out for Jo. Jo can't spell and she blames auto-corrector. Silly Jo.

    Oh and Marlia can run but she can't hide.

    Wow, just wow, your no strings approach added so much weight, so much heart to your gift. You rock!

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    1. If it got my point across that you are all super stars in my book then I accomplished my goal. I couldn't do what I do if I hadn't learned from the best! Thank you again for being there with me from the beginning Kelly.

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  8. How awesome to create a new award. I was pretty green too and the encouragement I've received has been tremendous. thanks for sharing.

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  9. You are welcome. Feel free to use the award for your supporters if you want. I'm glad to share!

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  10. Oh, where did my post telling you how wonderful you are go??? (sad face)...

    Well okay then, let me just say it again...

    •(♥).•*´¨`*•♥•(★) THANK YOU Kat (★)•♥•*´¨`*•.(♥)•

    (looks back and the comment and says... "stay there!")

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    1. That's okay. I'm just glad you found your award. You are most welcome and deserving.

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  11. Thank you so much Kat. That was so sweet of you.
    I love the story of your love story. That was so cool.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you have an awesome week. Thanks again Kat. Blessings!!

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    1. You are most welcome Julie. Thank you for all your support.

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  12. Thank you so much, Kat! You are one of the kindest and most genuine people I've met blogging, and your place is always a favorite stop. You make everyone feel so welcome--it's a bit like sitting at your table gabbing over coffee and pie.

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    1. You are so welcome Beth! You have always made me feel welcome around this blogging table and I am so grateful to you and the others. Maybe one of these days we will all get to meet and really set around gabbing over coffee and pie. Wouldn't that be wonderful!

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