I am truly flattered.

Seriously. I am. Lei nominated me for this award. The "Nice Matters Award." I am in awe that she thinks that highly of me. She is a blogger that I have looked up to since I stumbled upon her bloggy about 18 months ago. I feel privilged to call her my friend and I swear SOMEDAY I will meet her. I missed my chance this last December and I have wanted to cry about it ever since!!!

The funny thing is that I don't feel like I am worthy of this award. I will write posts about a pet peeve of mine or things that bother me or weigh on my mind. I gritch and moan to my husband about things. I obsess over things that get to me. I guess on the upside that if I put something on my blog that I deem too negative or that could hurt another, I delete it. I have learned from personal experience that gossip and mean-speaking hurt others. I have tried to change how I think about people and now I am of the frame of mind that we are all out there doing our best. I try really hard to tell myself that I get to obsess over things for only a few minutes of the day. Those minutes are precious and I hate to waste them. I make DH tell me that I am being too negative. So I guess that although I am far from the kind of nice person I am want to be, the fact is that I am trying.

More about this award: It is for "those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends & those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.

Well, that's the EASY part. I don't know how to stop at just seven!

Capturing Life...One of my real life friends. I stop by her blog every day just to get a glimpse of her warm and postive and sunshiney personality.

Itybtyfrog Ideas…I am one of the luckiest women in the world that I can claim her as my real life friends! She is talented and brilliant and amazing. I could go on and on.

Happiness is Everything...One of my favorite reads. She loves her family so much and she is someone that is TRULY happy!

SmartMama...Okay, to be truthfully honest, she used to intimidate the pants off me! She has magic in her hands and makes everything she touches beautiful! She is a great mom and a great person.

ABC Momma...She has taken a small hiatus from blogging. I think this happens to all of us. The ebbs and flows of bloggyville. I have had the chance to meet her in person and she is one of the kindest people I have ever met! She was even brave enough to trust that I wasn't a hairy, scary old man!

EmLouisa...Everyone should have a friend like Em. She is loyal and she stands up for what she believes in. She is HILARIOUS to boot! I felt like I was in the presence of royalty the day I met her. And then she HUGGED ME! I almost never showered again...almost! I love how this chic looks at life!

The Big Red ep...She is a beautiful, beautiful person. I wish she lived next door to me and that she was my big sister. I don't have a big sister, but if I did, I would want her to be just like EP. She makes me want to be like her.


Swoopref said...

When writing "ep"...she prefers lower case. It's one of those things that make her who she is.

(I 2nd her nomination)

Blackeyedsue said...

Thanks swoopref! I changed it!

smart mama said...

thanks- that was really nice now i better get blogging

ellen said...

That's funny that swoopref wrote that...anyway, email me at patton_ellen@hotmail.com when you have a sec. I'm very flattered...Thanks!

CHEL said...

Awe... I'm totally flattered. Especially coming from YOU (and UTMommy)! And I mean that! I think the world of both of you and you both nominated me! Thanks!

Lei said...

Oh Steph,you are so modest.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nomination....I haven't been feeling very nice lately. Thanks for reminding me that I really am!

Tee said...

Congrats :) Enjoy your award and keep being nice :)

(Doesn't my comment look like something random a 6th grader would write in your year book? LOL.)

Dawnyel said...

GOOD choices!! :) (And I know why you were nominated....sheesh, girlie!! You are SO nice...even if you don't feel like it!)