Thursday, January 15, 2009

Warmth on a REALLY cold day

The thermometer by our kitchen window currently reads -14 fahrenheit. No matter. My friend Diane did a sweet thing, and it warmed me up. She sent me this blogging friends award.

It's funny--I hear about how we're all getting sucked into the vortex of the internet, cutting off our social circles and developing eyestrain. But what I've found is a really lovely circle of people. They take an interest in each other's lives across a lot of miles, and reach out to one another in real friendship.

I've been fortunate enough to meet Diane, as well as Magdalene and Rachel. I also feel like I've got to know Fran, Ruth, Songbird, Catherine and Jan. I know I'm supposed to stop at eight, but Peg got me into this whole blogging business, and I'd love to have a beer with Shalom some time. All of them fit this description well:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Thanks, friends.

8 comments:

Shalom said...

Thanks! Now I must come up with eight...

Songbird said...

Aren't you sweet! I hope we will have a chance to meet in person!!

Karen said...

Yes indeedy, it is true: your blogs are exceedingly charming! Well written, insightful and thought provoking they bring this world we share into a new and gentle light. Thank you for sharing your illuminations, Friend.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thank you! I'm grinning.

I'll post this today.

aka The Swandive said...

awwww...
You are so lovely. Thank you friend.

Jan said...

Thank you, dear one. Between blogging and FB, we are getting to be better and better friends. I needed a smile today, so thanks a lot.

FranIAm said...

Thank you so much. I really do feel like I have met you - something I would love to actually do.

You are a real treasure Choral Girl, thank you!!!

I am in such esteemed company here.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I so relate to your comment of getting sucked into the vortex of the internet and cutting off social circles. In joining Facebook I've made it even worse. I say how wonderful to be in touch with old friends - but we haven't actually SEEN each other or HEARD each other yet.