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A Very Nice Award!

AwardbmpI have been awarded with the Nice Matters Award by two wonderful bloggers (and very nice women themselves), Mrs. Darling from Dishpan Dribble and Elizabeth of Real Learning. Thank you, my friends ~ I am honored!

Here is a description of the award:

"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award."

Just seven, you say? Hmmm. Well, I am blessed in this blogging community with many wise and wonderful women to choose from ...

First I nominate Jennifer at As Cozy as Spring. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jenn for some time now, and it's been a joy to realize how much we have in common. My one wish is that we lived a bit closer than oh, a couple of thousand miles or so!

Theresa at Treasure in Earthen Vessels is another friend I've made in the past year, someone who always has a helpful suggestion, or a kind word to say. She also has wonderful patience as it usually takes me eons to get back to her about something! (That history post is in the works, Theresa!)

I was so excited to meet Meredith of Sweetness and Light a few weeks ago (gosh, was it only a few weeks?) and I can assure you, she is just as nice (and beautiful!) as she is at her lovely blog. Here again, I wish we lived closer - but I know we will always be close in our hearts.

Angela at Three Plus Two (make that three!) is another "blogging neighbor" I had the privelage to meet in real life; last winter our families met up in Boston one day! Just a week ago, Angela's family was blessed with a new son ... but that child was blessed too, with a loving and gentle mother I'm honored to call my friend. 

I also nominate Mary Ellen of O Night Divine, a Christmas blog near and dear to my heart. Before I even met Mary Ellen I knew I'd love her - she is kind, funny, inspiring and a mentor for me - even though we do disagree in one "crucial" area. ;) I am thrilled to have met her at last.

Next I nominate my friend Jennifer of the S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen who recently, and very nicely, tagged me with the Blogger Reflection award. Jennifer is someone else with whom I am happy to say I have much in common - except for the part where I'm a serious landlubber, lol!

And I mustn't forget Ruth at Just Another Day in Paradise, who is such a dear, always with a prayer for those who need it, or a kind, encouraging thought. I got to meet Ruth at the conference too, and how I wish we had all afternoon to just sit and chat over a cup of tea. :)

Oh, goodness, I must add one more - my dear friend Cay at the lovely Cajun Cottage under the Oaks. I have never met Cay in real life, but I feel like I have. She is so genuine and generous with her time and talent. I've been thinking of her quite a bit this week, as I plan out our "Catholic Mosaic" year. Cay has blessed us with her book, and the wonderful news is, there is another one coming this fall!

Well, I could go on and on, but my children are no longer taking "just a minute" as an acceptable answer to "what's for breakfast, mum?" :) So I'm off ...

Have a NICE day, everyone. :)