Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The envelope please!
My heartfelt thanks to Theresa of Cottag Violets for presenting me with this sweet award! I have a confession to make...I'm not always the most conscientious person when it comes to what I say. I often open my mouth without thinking, speaking my foremost thoughts without considerating the consequences thereof. I have always had what Southerners call a 'sassy mouth'---and have often paid a high price because of it. Somehow I have always felt a need to assert myself brashly, as if I've been afraid of being insignificant, unimportant, unseen. I have learned that it isn't necessary to 'force' my presence so loudly, and although it is a daily lesson, I truly appreciate the ease of just being me. Sometimes I AM loud, boisterous, silly, passionate and brash. But I am also at times timid, reserved, subdued and calm.....and that's just fine with me! Theresa, I don't have the words to express my gratitude for 'bringing this home' for me.
Of course I'm returning this to Theresa. I would also like to present it to all the ladies on my link list. I know, it seems like sort of a cop out, but the fact is that each and every one of you have touched, inspired, encouraged, supported and otherwise made my day in so many ways! xoxoxo