"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sharing the love

I came back from a wonderful weekend to find another sweet award from Diane. If y'all have never checked out her blog, move it to the top of your to-do list. She is AMAZING. Funny, thoughtful and as real as they come.

This one is the Proximidade Award, meant to signify bloggy friendship. I have to pass it along to eight bloggers that I consider friends. As I'm still kind of new to the blogging community, I don't know if I have eight people to pass it on to, so forgive me if I don't follow the rules. I think it has to be given to people I don't know in real life, so that narrows it down even more. So here's who I'm sharing with...

  1. Jessica — I think we were separated at birth. Seriously.

  2. Mel — I'm so jealous that you and Diane actually get to hang out. I bet being around the two of you is hysterical.
  3. Hebba — I admire your take on life SO much.

  4. Breean — You haven't posted in FOREVER, but I love your stuff when you do!

  5. Diane — I'm breaking the rules. I know you gave me this award, but I'm giving it right back. You are one of the best blog friends ANYONE could ask for. How could I not give you this award?
  6. Jen — Again, breaking the rules. Yes, we're technically cousins, BUT, I followed your blog for a long time while you were in New York, so at that particular time, we were just blog friends, right? We didn't actually get to hang out. Justification enough for me.
Okay, so that's only six, and I cheated on two of them, but that's all I have for now. I haven't built up a huge network of blog friends, but the ones I have are amazing. I never imagined I could care so much about people I have never met. Thank you all for sharing your stories and making me smile.


Diane said...

Awww... thanks, darlin'. I'll happily take it back. You're like the little sister I never had (and believe me, after last week, I'd gladly trade in a current sibling for you!) Do you think your mom would adopt me? I mean, I know she would have been, like, 5 or 6 when I was born, but I'm willing to overlook that fact if she is. And I'm incredibly immature, so I think it would all come out in the wash ;)

Jen L. said...

Thanks! I'm so excited that we are scandalous rule-breakers! That was sweet o' you.
I LOVED our girl day this weekend. I could have spent all day in ULTA! Next time, we'll go back to the accessory store and make friends with the sales guy.
Love ya, cuz! Roll Tide!

Mel said...

Aw! Thank you, Miss Heather! I think I can speak for Diane when I say that you can come and hang out with us any time you want. Although a convenient Alabama, North Carolina, Virgina meeting place might be hard to find. Just bring your Depends because it tends to end with us dissolved into giggles so bad they might be necessary!

Jessica said...

Aww thank you so much Heather. That was very sweet :) I know we don't know each other in "real life" but I wish we did. I've really come to value our friendship! I very much look forward to seeing your comments and reading your posts!