My best moment of last month came
when I was given The Best Moment Blog Award
“Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered…
Savoring the experience of quality time.”
- Winners re-post rules and resource and link back to the award source with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.
- Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news.
- What makes a good acceptance speech?
- Gratitude – Thank the people who helped you along the way
- Humor – Keep us entertained and smiling
- Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives
- Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
- Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award
My nominees for Best Moment Blog are:
My (long-delayed) acceptance speech
I was given this blog award by Eric from The Hunt FOR Truth blog.
Thank you for this award, Eric. On the day it came, I was struggling. I’d been trying to decide whether to continue this blog or relegate it to the long list of Hobbies That Didn’t Make It. I’ll be honest. I was about to hit the export button and call it a day. I didn’t think I had anything all that relevant or even semi-interesting to say in this great big world of blogging. Not when I read so many other blogs, see the talent so clearly on display and wish a bit forlornly, that I had a smidge of it. Little fish/big pond scenario.
I’m an ADHD mom, you see. My world isn’t well-traveled nor is it full of exciting thrills, like…bungee jumping off tall buildings, that I can then pass on to my readers. Nope. Not me. My world consists of fighting a daily fight with a worn out laptop that wants to die and can’t (yet), homework battles with a recalcitrant Duck, figuring out how not to text my contacts at random on a new cell, grouching over my hyper-focus that caused me to run behind schedule for the fourth day in a row, wondering if I forgot the car key in the laundry-again. None of these things are new or different. They’re what we all go through every day. I thought that I sucked at blogging. That I sucked in general. And it went downhill from there.
The award came. And it stopped me from hitting export. I’m not sure where this blog is going to go or what may happen, but it’s here and I’m here and thankful. Because if I had given up on this blog and my writing about the world I live in, small and mundane as it may be, I know I would’ve regretted it every day. My biggest dream always has been to become a writer. From as early as I can remember all the way up til now, that dream has never left me. Thank you Eric. You not only made my day, but you gave me hope that maybe, just maybe, I might have something of value here for others to read. And that’s worth a whole bunch of smiles from me.