Feeling lucky?


I snapped this as I was leaving the school parking lot this morning. I’m lucky this is my view every weekday as I drive away from the school.  The others waiting to pull out of the lot behind me are not so lucky.

I’m feeling lucky.  Lucky, that is, that I discovered WordPress and to be part of the WordPress family.  (As well as to have stolen this shot of the sun peeking out of the clouds this morning.)

As I’ve told many, I feel truly grateful to have such a wonderful group of bloggers out there who are so very supportive and kind.  It really is like having another family out there.  Fellow bloggers who don’t judge or compete, instead offering kind words of encouragement and support.  I truly thank you.

I’ve been nominated for the WordPress Family Award by Sonel, writer of  Sonel’s Corner (I get to experience Hartbeespoortdam, South Africa and wonderful photos through her blog), and Kira, writer of Wrestling Life, who writes some terrific poems and is also part of the Rome Construction Crew organized by Green Embers, and Let’s Talk About Family who is a wise and caring fellow soldier in this parental Alzheimer’s battle.


Thank you so much for nominating me. I am honored to be considered part of your WordPress Family.

The founder of the The WordPress Family Award established the award because they felt that the WordPress family had taken them in and showed them love and care like a family, always there for them.  Even though we may never meet in person. I’m continuously impressed by how cool of a concept this blogging thing is.

Here are the rules to accept the WordPress Family Award:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 bloggers who’ve had an impact on your WordPress experience
4. Let them know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 bloggers that have taken you in, and spread the love.

This is the part I don’t like – having to narrow down just ten bloggers who have enriched my blogging experience in these short nine months.  There are so many! Please know that ALL of my readers and fellow bloggers enrich my blogging experience in a positive way each day, and for that I am grateful to each of you.

So here are ten of you who I feel like I could easily hang out at Starbucks with even though I’ve never met you (hoping that doesn’t creep you out).  Some of you have been with me since the early days last fall, and some just over these last few months.  All of you provide perspectives on life that make me breathe more deeply, or smile, or laugh, cry or think.

Free Penny Press

Nature Restores Me

Transformed by the Journey

Diane Gray

Lame Adventures

Sonel’s Corner

Wrestling Life

Let’s Talk About Family

Angie Inspired

Ambling and Rambling 

There are so many more that this list could go on and on.  Thank you all!

What do you feel lucky about today?

14 thoughts on “Feeling lucky?

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  3. I love hearing all the voices of our collective community! Let’s let out a chorus of “thank you,” to Life on Wry. Throughout the thick and thin, her voice hasn’t cracked, though she has cracked me up;)

  4. Congratulations, you are very deserving. I also feel very fortunate (actually, “blessed” is the correct word) to have connected with so many wonderful people around the world through blogging. I admire people who project an attitude of gratitude. Kudos to you.

  5. Congratulations on your nomination! And from 2 different bloggers, that’s really an honor. I am touched that you included me in your list, as I am such a new blogger, and I don’t blog very often! I agree, it does feel like being part of a family, being here on wordpress, and it has been such a blessing. I am starting to share more than just my photography which was the aim. And it feels good. As I see others sharing so freely about their lives and their struggles, it has opened me up. Thank you for that! I don’t know that many people on wordpress yet, but your list has given 9 new people to check out! Many blessings to you.

  6. Thank you again and I shall proudly (the only one you will notice) display this badge on the old FPP page.. a proper post to follow 🙂

  7. Congratulations and thank you for the nomination 🙂 I’m blessed to have you as part of my WordPress family xoxo

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