A photo that "makes my day" via Lush Bella

Reading your well-wishes was a concrete reminder of why I enjoy blogging -- It's just lovely to be a part of this shared sense of encouragement that's swirling around out there. As we sometime slog, sometimes sail through our daily lives, I'm inspired by the notion that a whole slew of folks (most of whom you don't know personally but are linked to through shared experiences, interests, etc...) are in your corner, rooting you on.

Not to sound overly-sentimental, but it helps reinforce my belief in the innate goodness of people. So there you have it. Thanks.

And on the topic of thanks, the kind and supremely talented Pia Jane so sweetly awarded me with a "You Make My Day" award, which really, well... made my day. So now I am to pass this award onto 5 blogs that make me smile.

This really only presents a challenge in picking only five, but here goes:
  • Pia Jane for her infinite talent + the fact that she's one of the nicest bloggers ever
  • Ali at Ali Loves Curtis for her infinite optimism and mad photography skills
  • Karey at Mackin Ink for her lovely tales of life with three daughters
  • Melissa and Lynne at Sugar City Journal for inspiring me daily to be more creative
  • Michelle at Aramas Design for her incredible taste

And I know this is cheating a bit, but I'm also picking Jane, Erin, Ann, Kim and Jodi who "make my day" both inside and outside this little blog world...

Now here's how the award, started by the clever and kind Mary-Laure, works:

  1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
  2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
  3. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.


karey m. said...

how incredibly kind! my heart feels three sizes too big!

not-so-simply, you are lovely.

will gladly and gleefully spread the love...

thank you, joslyn.

Lacey Jane said...

What a kind idea!

Thanks for sharing...

Michelle said...

Oh how nice, you totally made my day! Thank you so very much, I will check out these other's you mentioned as well, they have to be killer if you like them :)

Unknown said...

Wow, that is so nice of you, Joslyn! Especially coming from someone as amazing as you. Yes, to echo Michelle, totally made my day! And I too can't wait to check out the other blogs. I love blogs.

ali said...

Woohoo! Me making your day has totally made my day. (Does that make any sense?)

Thank you for saying such nice things, and for clumping me with such a talented group. I am beaming, and sure to follow up soon. :)


Jill said...

I just discovered your blog! (Through PiaJane's blog) It looks like a lot of fun...I am bookmarking it and am looking forward to exploring it more when my house is quiet!

traphic signs said...

right back at ya lovely!

you made my list as well.. muah!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better. I think you're right about the power of the medium: it's definitely a social thing and it's definitely proof that there are beautiful, creative, inspiring, and kind people out in this world.

Kim said...

thank you!!! i feel honored to be listed among such company. :)

Unknown said...

beautiful post joslyn, your words brought a huge smile to my face and i instantly thought 'no, YOU are the nicest blogger ever!' i've thoroughly enjoyed your company in this new blog world.
i love your choice of images. I imagine all those little 'papillons' to be us, fluttering around the blogosphere - I totally agree with letter9 above.
have a wonderful weekend and rest up! i am feeling a little fluey myself.