Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Invisible Awards Are Fun, Too

Many Many thanks to Jules for the above blog award! At least I THINK that’s the award! Some time ago, I quit being able to see some pictures on blogs—whether my own or those of others. (I also can’t seem to join other people’s sites as a follower. Help!) Anyway, I can’t tell if there was a picture attached to the award, but I suspect that there is because there’s a blank spot on the page. So I got this one from Yvonne of Welcome to My World of Poetry, who originally gave the award to Jules and looks like another great blog to check out.

Jules has a knack for deep, inspirational stories…with endings that are anything but expected.

I think this award is a great thing to pass along to my newest follower, Lynn of Present Letters. Lynn’s letters to her mother are touching, inspiring, and sometimes simply fun.

Also to Sioux of Sioux’s Page. Sioux once used the phrase, “fierce spirit” on one of my blog comments, and that’s become one of my favorite phrases ever. Sioux is herself a fierce spirit who never fails to make me laugh, cry, think or nod in agreement.

And finally, to Becky, great friend and writer, who inspires me as both...even though my stupid computer won't even show me most of her blog page.  SIGH....

Jules coincidentally posted something last week that really inspired me, but I’ve decided to save it for another post since this one is already so long. But I will end with a quote of hers that I just loved, and I hope she will tell me right away if she doesn’t want me quoting her!  (And P.S.  We are having yet another snow day here.  You know you've had too many when even your kid acts disappointed.)

"The truth is I write when the voices in my head tell me to and no, they do not have indoor voices." ~Jules


  1. Tammy, first of all congrats to you for receiving the award from Jules! It is well deserved! And I think you made great choices of Lynn and Sioux, too. I love reading both of their blogs. And gosh, thank you for also choosing me! What an exciting surprise!! (One of these days we gotta get your computer fixed so you can see all The Right Stuff and be a Follower, too!) Thanks again...and ditto right back at ya!

  2. LOL, if say anything worthy of quoting please, by all means. I'll do some checking on the picture thing and see if I can help. You should have told me, I could have made this easier but Yvonne is great.

    Now I'm curious as to how I inspired a post? :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. That's so sweet of you. I love the award - You Inspire Me Award. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there, I'm feeling quite... uh... special?

  4. Congratulations to you on your award and to those upon whom you bestowed it. Worthy recipients all! And I love Jules' quote. Well put. :)


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