Best Moment!

Best Moment AwardI am happy to announce that I’ve been nominated for the Best Moment Award by Psychologistmimi! That actually happened last month but I was so amazed that I did nothing about it. I didn’t forget; I was just surprised!

My acceptance speech sounds like this:

Anything that is written about and shared is special, it is cataloged for posterity. It becomes a part of the dialog, a common bond between the reader and the writer.

Anything that is photographed is automatically elevated in status. It starts its life already framed, in a viewfinder, on a page. To share an image is to share a visual experience.

Sometimes I set out to take a particular picture and come away with something different. Last week, for example, I drove out to the beach  for the Conejo Blanco Photo Challenge, but that idea didn’t work out. The images were feh. I did get a picture of beach repairs for the weekly Daily Post Photo Challenge though. Totally unexpected.

(Did someone start the music? Stop the orchestra, I’m not done yet!)

I’ve read blogs from around the world. Kindness and encouragement know no physical boundaries, since we are all citizens of Bloglandia. Age not an issue either; one of my followers is just thirteen and she’s a delightful writer.

Thank you, Mimi, for this honor and opportunity. And thank you, readers, for joining me.

(This is the part where I attempt to step down from the stage without falling off my sparkly high heels or tripping on my ball gown)

Now the fun stuff: I get to nominate the next slew of winners!

Single Gal Starting Over http://singlegalstartingover.wordpress.com/about

InkBlots and IceBergs http://inkblotsandicebergs.wordpress.com/about/

Kelly Barnhill http://kellybarnhill.wordpress.com/about/

You’re Just A Dumbass http://yourejustadumbass.com/about/

The Bippity Boppity Beautiful Blog http://thebippityboppitybeautifulblog.wordpress.com/about/

An American In Norway, A Citizen of the World http://cindi-keller.com/about/

The Bookshelf of Emily J.http://emilyjanuary.wordpress.com/about/

East of Málaga http://eastofmalaga.net/about-2/

These are Award-Free blogs that I enjoy and hope you like too:

Life In The Boomer Lane http://lifeintheboomerlane.com/2014/05/09/the-dating-cesspool/

Lita Doolan http://litadoolan.net/about/

Margaret-Rose Stringer http://margaretrosestringer.com/re-awards/

Here are the rules:

  • Winners re-post this completely 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.

RESOURCES:

  • 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

“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.”

first-best-moment-award-winnerThanks again, Mimi, made my day!

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