I have generously given several awards last year by fellow bloggers and more recently I was offered another.
My delayed response to the one given most recently has caused me to stop and think – why the delay?
I have read on some blogs a preference not to receive awards. The reason is usually that writing and publishing a blog post: having others “like” it and sometimes comment on it, is recognition enough. I now realise that this is the camp I fall in to.
Awards are an additional kindness – I know, however the requirement to respond publicly in a set way, does not resonate with me.
As what I write and publish is driven by me, this redirection of my energy away from my essence is I feel, a distraction.
I choose to read fellow blogs because I choose to. I enjoy them, they give me pleasure and sometimes they inspire me. They can make me smile.they can cause me to think more deeply and I will continue to do this.
For every blog that I read and “like” I am recognising your words, your pictures and your vision.
I am grateful for these and I thank you all.
I am being honest which is important to me.