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Happy Thanksgiving!


Hoping yours is filled with good times and creating memories with the ones you love. I’m thankful for the wonderful people in my life today and for all of the people I’ve had the privilege to meet and get to know throughout the years. You’re all blessings.

A special Thanksgiving greeting to all of my fellow bloggers out there. I enjoy reading what you write and am appreciative of you taking the time to read this blog and for our conversations here in online world.

Have a great day everyone!

The Illuminating Blogger Award

A big ‘thank you’ to Mark Shields for nominating me for this award. Please take a few moments and visit his blog: http://thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com/

You’ll find plenty of inspiration and encouragement there…it’s a great blog and I enjoy reading Mark’s posts.

The award comes with these guidelines:

1. Leave a comment on the original award site http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ and mention who nominated you.

2. Choose a random fact about yourself to share.

3.  Choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to.

So, a random fact about me. Hmm.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this on here before, but I was a contestant in the National Spelling Bee as an 8th grader. It was a lot of fun and it gave my family a chance to enjoy a week in Washington D.C. together. Good times.

Here are my five nominees:

1. http://waltbrite.wordpress.com/

2. http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

3. http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com/

3. http://godthang.wordpress.com/

5. http://servehiminthewaiting.wordpress.com/

Thank you for continuing to stop by this blog and for the comments you leave. I always enjoy reading them.

I’m also thankful for all of you bloggers out there – the words I have read in your posts have helped me in more ways than I can count. You are appreciated.

Have a great day everyone.

The Reader Appreciation Award

I experienced a humbling moment the other day. I received a message from Faith, who writes the Faithrises blog, saying my blog had been nominated for the Reader Appreciation Award.

How cool. Thank you very much for nominating me, Faith! Be sure to check out Faithrises: http://faithrises.com/

I started this blog about a year-and-a-half ago as an outlet for my random thoughts and a place to get my writing fix. Whether in broadcasting or public relations, I’ve always written in some form for a living and blogging seemed like a natural fit. Turns out, that was true. I really enjoy writing stuff here.

That being said, I honestly never expected to have anyone follow my blog, much less comment on it, and certainly not enjoy it enough to nominate it for anything. Thank you to those of you who read what I write here and for your continued visits.

To my fellow bloggers: I enjoy reading what you write, too and it’s a real blessing to have such great friends out there – even though (with the exception of just a couple of you) I’ve never met any of you in person 🙂 I am encouraged daily by what I read on your blogs. Keep up the good work!

I learned that part of the tradition of this award is to include links to six other blogs, and I couldn’t be happier to do so! Here are six of the blogs that I follow and enjoy. Hope you’ll enjoy them, too.