What a lovely way to start the day. I discovered I had been nominated for my first ever blog award. It’s amazing how something really nice which comes as a surprise makes us even happier than nice surprises we were expecting.
I think the unforeseeable nature of a pleasant surprise is so sweet because of the feeling of having no hand in making it happen. It’s as though the universe has decided to rain some good fortune on me for no apparent reason. The lack of anticipation and waiting for the thing to unfold brings an immediacy and fullness to the pleasure. Its instant gratification and a very plump juicy joy.
Just for being me, someone is saying ‘Well done, I like that’. In fact the feeling is so sweet its been making me smile all morning. The lovely someone who made me smile is Food and other Stuff
Her blog is definitely sweet and well worth checking out. She asked me to nominate some blogs myself, and it feels like a really nice way to spread a little more awareness of blogs you might not have come across yet. A little publicity for blogs which have yet to reach the giddy heights of the traffic generated by freshly pressed! Every little bit helps I think 🙂
I love following these blogs….and you might too:
http://fostrickson.wordpress.com/ for the love of dogs and cats
http://lifeasiseeitwpblog.com/ for beautifully inspiring photos and thoughts from Nova Scotia
http://ladyfi.wordpress.com/ for gorgeous photos and quotes from a Brit living in Sweden
http://fortheloveofclouds.wordpress.com/ for everyday photos of clouds and nature
http://lijiun.wordpress.com/ lovely mindfulness site with lots of insights
http://icelandpenny.wordpress.com/ for walking stories
http://sagehaven.wordpress.com/ for inspiration and mindfully living
http://tamingtheinvisibledragon.com/ for mindful inspiration