I have seen many blogging nominations and awards and been offered them. And while I appreciate the thought and kindness and appreciation behind them they come with rules and the need to thank this person and refer back to this person and I often feel like these awards are not as much a “Thank you for being you.” But more of a ” hey will you link to my blog and thank me” so I have never done one. I know that is not the intention. The intention is pure and it is meant to show appreciation and that has never gone unnoticed by me. I just have never participated in them. Maybe it is just me, a hang up I have. I think it is because it feels CONDITIONAL. Accept this under these conditions.
So I am offering something new. With this photo if anyone wants to use it I offer it out to the world as a THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU AWARD. It comes with no conditions or rules. It is just a thank you from one blogger to another for always being there, for comments that sometimes turn a bad day into a hopeful one, a thank you for making me smile when I thought that would be impossible, a thank you for sharing you and inspiring me, a thank you for giving me hope when I thought there was none.
This is my THANK YOU AWARD that can be shared to all of blogging world but especially to all of my followers who have made me feel, in the last few years, finally, not alone in what I have gone through. Thank you