Thank you so much for this nomination. It means a lot to be included in this meaningful award. I really am so grateful.
I believe, though stand to be corrected that this award was started by Coach Muller, who has the Good Time Stories
Here are his words as to why he started this award, words that make me smile for sure;
I decided to make an award to recognize the people who have created beautiful, heart-warming, and inspirational blogs. Their blogs bring us happiness, enlighten our hearts, and bring a little joy to our lives when we visit their pages. The work that these people have done has truly given us rays of light in a gloomy world.
Here are the Rules for participation…
1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
I have a soft spot for helping the homeless, while I am not always able to give money I ask my family and friends to give me their unwanted hats, scarves, gloves, umbrellas, etc. I take a bag full every time I go into the city and hand them out to whoever I cross paths with. I have never had anyone refuse my gifts.. I keep hearing stories of the scam artists on the street, begging while really living in luxury. They may be out there but I don’t believe I have ever met one! I was lucky that I was offered a place to stay in a young persons sheltered building by a local council when I HAD to leave home. If not for that I would have been on the streets myself. It’s an easy life to fall into but a difficult one to climb back out of.
I have met some good friends through playing The Sims. Many became friends through shared ill health. We support each other, sharing our knowledge and advice and often just being there to listen to each other. We are scattered all over the world and with fibrofog we aren’t all that great at working out what time the time zone differences are but if a friend is in need of a shoulder to cry on then time is irrelevant. If the phone rings at 4am and it’s a friend in pain and upset over something I’d happily stay up the rest of the night attempting to cheer them up!
Now it’s trickier.. I’m not around a lot of people so I don’t get many other chances to help out. I support my children through their health difficulties; I support my local animal shelter. I hope that by blogging about sensitive subjects that I can help people who have been through similar experiences and now I can’t think of any other ways to blow my own trumpet! That’s it, I don’t do anything life changing, I’m no doctor that can go work in the third world, no scientist working to cure our ailments, no fireman pulling people (and animals) from burning buildings and no soldier saving lives and fighting for freedoms but I believe I am a decent human being who would help wherever I could.
I am nominating these four bloggers because their life stories have all touched me on a very personal level.