Monday, December 8, 2008

Blog Award

A few weeks ago I was very honored to receive a blog award from a friend, Carrie McKean from Signs of Hope. I've only had the pleasure of seeing her a couple of times since she currently lives on the other side of the globe. It was a fun surprise, and now it's time for me to pass it on.

The qualifications to receive the award are:
A. Display a cheerful attitude
B. Love one another
C. Make mistakes
D. Learn from others
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world
F. Love life
G. Love kids

The Rules:
1. Must link it back to the creator
2. Post the rules
3. Choose 5 people to give it to
4. Recipients must fill the characteristics above
5. Create a post to share this
6. You must thank the winner

I'm going to follow Carrie's lead and only choose 1 person. (Hey, if she can cheat, so can I. Right?) So, I choose Bryan Hackett at Simple Thoughts.

Why did I choose Bryan?

A. Display a cheerful attitude - if his current post, It's Only Stuff, doesn't display this attitude, I don't know what does.

B. Love one another - although a self-proclaimed introvert, it's impossible to come into contact with Bryan and not know that you are really loved.

C. Make mistakes - and he actually admits to them, from the pulpit. It's difficult enough for most of us to reveal our imperfections, but doing so in front of others can be even harder.

D. Learn from others - he's hungry for knowledge and it's encouraging to see that he is willing to acknowledge the value of ideas from unconventional sources.

E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world - his blog is very thought provoking.

F. Love life - yes, he'd rather be in heaven, but he's enjoying every minute while he's here and working to take as many people with him as possible.

G. Love kids - let's just say that if he does go to China some day, they'd better check his bags to make sure he doesn't bring back a few. Just kidding. He would bring at least one back, but I know he'd do it legitimately. :)

Anyways, thanks again to Carrie for the award and thanks to Bryan for everything you are and for everything you do. You're a blessing!