I received an email the other day from Anna at http://anasacredgrove.blogspot.com/ letting me know that she has bestowed upon me a wonderful blog award. I feel very privileged to be given The Dardos Stamp which is "bestowed for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."
For me this brings so many emotions, especially thankfulness. Due to many health issues, I was forced to quit working about a year and a half ago in an effort to gain my health back. It has been a struggle for us financially, but I can say that I am doing better in the health arena and have started looking for part time work again. Not in my field that I worked in prior to this, as it is just too stressful, but something in the retail area where I have more flexibility and low stress. Sorry, I kind of got off of the subject; I am most thankful for blogging, the many art and creative groups I've become a part of and Facebook. If I did not have these avenues of socialization, I think I would have gone crazy. They've opened up so many outlets for me, I truly believe that this is what helped me to gain some of my health back.
So, without further adieu, by the rules:
First, accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and link to her blog.
Second, pass the award to another 10, 15 or 30 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.
I am honored to award with this Dardos Stamp to:
Angela Kennedy at http://pennystamper.blogspot.com/
Anna at http://www.frostedpetunias.blogspot.com/
Anglique at http://fortheloveofcreativity.blogspot.com/
Justina at http://www.labohememagique.blogspot.com/
Itkupilli at http://bohemianitkupilli.blogspot.com/
Wendy at http://blissangels.blogspot.com/
Little Messy Missy at http://reveau.blogspot.com/
Celina at http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/
Mother Moon at http://mothermoonsmessage.blogspot.com/
Karen Valentine at http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/
You are equally special to me and it was so hard to choose from among the many blogs I follow.