Thursday, June 4, 2009
Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award
A week or so back I shared my creation Mental Duck to Mental Swan. It was suggested that it might make a nice award. I think so too. I would like to share with you how this little piece came to be.
When I was young, I had to repeat 2nd grade – it seemed to be a permanent label as my parents viewed me as the ”not so smart one” in the family. Even when I graduated from high school with honors – they still didn’t get it. It was never overt thing just lots of little things that made their opinion clear. It was not until my 40’s that I began to get a clue – I wasn’t the stupid one in the family, I had gifts and talents and a few brains to share!!!! I guess it came as a surprise to me!!
Renee has been a constant supporter of me and has a keen eye for truth in people’s gifts and talents – even when we do not see them in ourselves. So…if Renee tells you something LISTEN!!! Renee gave me direction and encouragement to try things I had only dreamed about doing – like writing and putting it out there. She gave me the courage to go from as she put it….Mental Duck to Mental Swan. I was so struck by this image, it had a huge impact on me!! I was becoming a mental swan – I felt empowered and strong!! I am a Mental Swan!! Thank you Renee, you really have changed my life!!
So… to the award…hee hee I’m excited. Ces suggested that I might do it like her Ninja award – one I give out at certain times, not one that is passed from person to person. I like this idea, but would like to give it out more often than once a year! So I will surprise a few special folks every now and again!
The Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award is given to two amazing groups of bloggers;
1. To Bloggers who encourage and nurture others bloggers to explore and grow in their creative, spiritual or mental lives.
2. To Bloggers who are blooming and growing creatively, spiritually or mentally in their lives & sharing it on their blogs .
So..... I would like to offer the very first awards to folks who have encouraged me and some time very soon I will offer it to a few folks who are blooming. There are so many I could list here but I am going to limit it to seven at a time..
I have watched these women consistently offer not only amazing support to me but many others across the blogs - yup I have been watching.
Renee of coarse will be given my very first award!! She has been a guiding light in so many ways and I adore her.
Audrey, who never fails to amaze me with her spirit and support of me. She is my cheer leader and I adore her too!!
Sherry, a dear friend, amazing artist and she says "My biggest fan"! Thank you Sherry for blessing me with your friendship!
Holly, a newer friend, but so amazing. If you have not visited Holly's blog you are missing one of the most delicious blogs on the block! I have been blessed with Holly's friendship,support and advice - she's good folks!!
Sonia, Hey my ducky partner - you really are a swan ya know!! Another person who has made my time here on the blogs a joy, full of her encouragement and support!
Gail, She is not only an amazing artist & dear Friend but she has been an unending source of support and encouragement to me long before I started blogging and has continued to be that graceful woman here too!
Tabitha, of I choose bliss - no list like this would be complete with out her & her amazing spirit of giving! Girl you are a shining light!!