Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Award!

Thank you to Jumping in Puddles at Life Spacings who has given me The LOVE YA award:“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Jumping in Puddles was kind enough to say:

April from http://thriverstoolbox.blogspot.com/ often we visit april because she is so clever at enveloping stories of herself into lessons she has learnt and then goes from there to questions for the readers. The journey she takes us on by doing this is a journey of self discovery and growth. Sometimes we have spent days pondering one of Aprils blogs thus reminding ourselves on how much we can still learn.

So now it's my turn. There are people I might have chosen if I didn't know they'd already been tagged. Since the idea is to spread the sense of community and introduce each other to perhaps bloggers our regular readers don't know this is actually probably a good thing. So I'm choosing:

Gypsy-Heart for her joyful approach to life and beautiful artwork.

Grace for her profound sense of faith and her gratitude posts.

Karma for her honesty about the challenges she faces.

Mile 191 for her faith and her thoughtful posts.

Leah for her awareness and sharing about abuse and how other survivors have coped.

Just Be Real for her determination to be true to herself and for her deep faith.

Metamorphosis/Peppermint Patty for the tools she offers bloggers on her website.

State of Grace for her reminder that we can be survivors and blog about lots of things not even remotely related to healing, having been abused, etc.

I love that the internet lets us all connect with each other and discover so many different ways that one can cope with, survive and triumph over abuse.

Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs)))))))),

PS If you haven't seen this already, I hope you'll go take a look. It's a reminder that dreams can come true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY


Colleen said...

April, I hit the publish button on my i-touch with my big thumb and it hit the reject button and rejected your comment on my blog!! And here you were giving me an award!!! Ugh! Sorry! I did not mean to do that!! And I cant get it back!

Colleen said...

So here is my saner self wanting to thank you for my award!!! And the nice thing you said about me. Blessings to you!!

April_optimist said...

Colleen, LOL! Hey, I've been known to hit the wrong button on things myself. Have you seen, btw, the youtube video that I just added a link to on this post? It's a reminder that dreams can come true.

Just Be Real said...

April, I am totally, totally, honored! Thank you so much for even considering my blog! You are very sweet! Blessings.

peppermint patty said...

Thank you April! What a sweet treat!

As you saw I metamorphosized over at my place and took on a new screen name, in honor of my favorite candy. :)

I just started my blogroll and happily added your blog to it.

I too love the way the Web brings us all together to benefit from our different modes of healing.

jumpinginpuddles said...

yey we are glad you participated

Kahless said...

Congratulations and well deserved.

JIP said accurate words.

Leah said...

Thanks for the award & link :-)

peppermint patty said...

Thank you for the link to the video, it is awesome!! The triumph of the underdog moved me to tears!! What an amazing gift she has. Now I want to return the favor to you and your readers.


Another must see!!

Much appreciation to you, April, for all the insights and healing help you give and share on your blog.

Marj aka Thriver said...

I tried to highlight some newer-to-me blogger folks with my award. But, you would definitely go on my permanent list, April!

jumpinginpuddles said...

a well deserved award !!!!!!!!

April_optimist said...

Thanks everyone!

Marj aka Thriver said...

Congrats on your well-deserved award and thanks for making a great list yourself. I got to look at some new-to-me blogs. Thanks!