I have to give credit where credit is due. And come clean, at the same time. Way back in the winter one of my first blogging friends, Kim, gave me a special friendship award: and at the time, though honored, I didn't write a post about it. I was trying to keep my blog 'personal' and fill it with posts of personal photos and writings, only. Well then, I received a lovely gift from Karrita, as part of a pay-it-forward activity I chose to participate in:
I didn't post about that, either. I felt that it was a nice gesture to give and receive, and I didn't need to discuss it in public. Then, you guessed it, Jenny gave me an award!
How honored I was, and still am. But did I write a post about it, nope. It wasn't that I didn't feel appreciative. I certainly did...but I was feeling funny about the whole thing and didn't want to make a big deal of it on a post. Instead, I put the awards in my sidebar. Can you guess where I'm going with this? You guessed it! I just received another award. This time it's from Janet :
I decided it was about time to just come clean and tell you all about how special these people are and how thankful I am for the actual friends I've made through blogging. This has become not just a 'garden journal', it has become a 'journal of my friends'. Anyone who visits and comes back again is a friend already-but those who stick with me and still haven't removed themselves from my followers list is indeed a friend!
Many people choose not to participate in nor accept awards. It's become very obvious to me that blogging is more than just 'journaling', it's sharing-and that includes making friends. I've enjoyed making friends! At the same time, I've had a horribly difficult time deciding who I would give these awards to. I have chosen to accept them but I truly believe all of my blogging friends deserve these awards and I'm not here to pick favorites. I hope no one is offended by this, I just can't do it. I hope you'll all remain my blogging friends and followers, as I will yours! So with that thought in mind, I want all of you to look at these and pick up whichever award suits your fancy. I've decided to devote a separate page for these, that can be accessed from my profile page on Blogger. You are my friends and I look forward to reading your blogs and viewing your wonderful garden photos.
Thank you all;-)
--Today I am thankful for garden blogging friends.
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