Yes. You. I'm looking at you. Yes, you with the coffee/tea/cereal/chocolate in your hands. Yes you reading this blog right now. I'm talking to you. You've won an award. Um, yeah, let's try that again. YOU'VE WON AN AWARD!!
"What?" you say. "Is she crazy? There's 77 of us."
Yep. I know. And yeah, I know I'm breaking the rules. So what if I'm really only supposed to give the award to five of my closest friends? I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a trendsetter and I like breaking the rules.
Besides, when I tried to think of five recipients, my brain went into adult ADHD mode.
Here's a sample of my neurotic thinking:
Karen Krueger - she's the one that gave me the award (thanks Karen! *waves), and I'd like to give it back to her. But that would be cheesy like one of those chain emails that says, "forward this to 10 friends and send it back to me." So, I better not do that.
Katie Borst - she's my sister-in-law and she's been so enthusiatstic about my writing. Friends and family are our supporters, right? So she deserves this award...oh but wait...she doesn't have a blog. Hmmm, that's a problem.
Rose Cooper - she's so awesome. I've only known her a short time, but she's become my instant friend. Mi Amigo. Mein freund. Srsly, I swear we're like writer soul mates. But I just gave her an award and I might start to look like a stalker...
Terry Tiffany - she's like the first one to comment on a post. How cool is that? She definately deserves an award for that.
Then, after a while, all I could see were each of your faces, names and blogs and realized that you've all offered me so much that I couldn't possibly narrow my choice down to only five of you.
That's when I decided ALL of you deserve the award! Because you've all given me something different and unique that only YOU can give. And I value each of you for it. YOUR strength, YOUR hope and YOUR encouragement.
Afterall, that's what friendship is all about, right?
So, this award is for you! To thank you for your kind words, for being there, for supporting me. I hope that I can return that support to you, too. And above all else, I hope you know that I care!
So, I'm sending my sincerest thanks with this award. I hope you'll share it with your closest friends. But don't worry about sending it back to me ;)