I can’t even begin to explain this… but I’m doing it anyway.
The other day I wrote in an email to a friend – Shine on you crazy diamond. She wrote back and said the same words to me.
Yesterday evening I noticed that a wonderful blogging soul – What Better Reason – Just Because – had nominated me for a Shine On award. I followed the link to their post – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Serendipitous synchronicity!
To be perfectly honest, last night, I thought – I can’t deal with this right now. I couldn’t. I couldn’t deal with anything positive at the time because I was happily drowning in negativity. Then I had my epiphany. And being nominated for the Shine On award was a crucial element in that, it was the sparkling cherry on top of a massive cake, it was the final piece of the puzzle, it was a guardian angel guiding me with a gentle shove, it was… a challenge to win when all I wanted to do was fail. I am immensely grateful for the nomination, and for the absolutely perfect timing of it! Thank you infinitely from all of me!
The rules of the Shine On award nomination are:
“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.
3. Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.
I’m going to skip the facts about me bit because I never shut up about myself in my posts, that really is mostly what my blog is all about. Me talking to myself about me, myself, and I, about my life, past and present, and everything to do with me, me, me… It is very self indulgent, liberating, and eye-opening. That’s why I am doing it. But sometimes I get very bored of hearing myself blah blah blah about me me me.
Okay, one tidbit which is relevant – I have a bizarre quirk. I don’t press the ‘Like’ button as often as I like things. I developed a phobia of ‘Like’ buttons when I had a Facebook account. Oh… quirks like that show me up for what I am… I’m a bit of an ass.
And I enjoy immensely exploring other people who are sharing their lives and worlds via a blog creation.
Here are my nominations for the Shine On award:
9. HarsH ReaLiTy | My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.
And now for the notifying my victims of my deeds bit… I mean… nope, that’s exactly what I mean. Most of you are following me, maybe you’ll see this on your reader and I won’t have to terrify you with my awkwardness… then again, that’s kind of fun.
Thank you all for sharing your worlds and yourselves with me… I feel honoured, and deeply grateful. You’re an inspiration!