Friday, September 4, 2009

A perfect blend

Vanilla has given me the "Perfect Blend of Friendship" award. Since I can't quite read what's written on the second cup from the left, I'm glad someone else could: TRUST, KINDNESS, HONESTY, CARING. Ah, these are some of the things I've learned from blogging.

One cup of tea is nice, especially when I need a pick-me-up. It sits there smiling, with a cloud of warmth hanging over it. But having four cups side by side says friendship, and that's what blogging means to me. I like sharing, for instance, my love of books with *bookie* friends. Care for a sip of tea, anyone? I'll pour. And while we drink to friendship, I'll expound on these four words with my *wordy* friends.
TRUST is always essential to friendship, especially when we share things about ourselves that make us feel vulnerable.

KINDNESS from friends allows us to open our lives to each other and share not only good things happening, but painful things as well.

HONESTY is what your kindness elicits from me; I want to merit your trust by sharing what I have learned, even if I fear you may disagree.

CARING is what I've felt as we share good times and bad; it's so great to have bloggy friends.
I'm passing along this award to these bloggers:
Beth of Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl
June of Spatter
Nancy of Bookfoolery and Babble
Colleen of Loose Leaf Notes
Susan of Patchwork Reflections
Jenn of Finding My Way


Bookfool said...

Thank you, Bonnie!!! I have a backlog of posts, so I may not be able to find the time to pass this one. I hope you don't mind. I appreciate you!!

Bookfool said...

BTW, I see you're reading Prayers for Sale. That's been on my wish list for a while. I love Sandra Dallas and am anxious to get my mitts on a copy. Can't wait to read your review!

Beth said...

Thank you so much for passing this award on to me, Bonnie. I am particularly grateful to be honored with an award that includes the words Trust, Kindness, Honesty, and Caring. I liked the way you expounded on those words. I've found some of my blogging friends to be the kindest, most caring and honest folks I've met---the kind of people who restore your faith in humanity and help you to trust again. And, by the way, I think you are very deserving of this award, too.

Thanks again for thinking of me.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Bookfool, when you have time to look at Absolute Vanilla's post where she gave me this award, you'll see that it was given to me in September 2008. That's right, a year ago! Don't beat yourself up if you never get around to it. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you.

Beth, look down my sidebar until you find "My favorite blogs." If you compare my award list with my blog list, you'll see I gave the award to everyone on the list, except for two. One is Absolute Vanilla, who gave me the award, and the other is Dewey. I would award Dewey many times over, if only I could, but she died just before Thanksgiving last year. I cannot bring myself to remove her name from my list, even though her husband removed her blog from the blogosphere. I got sick just after hearing about her death, while still in shock and grief, and never have (yet) been able to write my goodbye to her on my blog.

So Nancy and Beth, know that I admire you so much that you are ALWAYS on the "front page" of my blog, always there for my readers to click over to your blogs to see what you are saying each day. The same goes for June, Colleen, Susan, and Jenn. Thanks to each of you for being you.

Bookfool said...

Hahaha! 2008, eh? Well, then, I'm not going to fret! You're so sweet. :)

colleen said...

Bonnie, Thanks for the shout out. It's an honor to be on your awards list and to be thought of. Thanks for staying in touch and for reading Looseleaf.

June said...

Thanks so much Bonnie! You made my day :-)

Susan Tidwell said...

Thanks Bonnie! I have so many friends through blogging, all of them 'virtual' - you are the only one I have met in person! So good to see you blogging again, I hope all is well with you!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Susan. I'm doing well, though the breastbone apparently takes up to a year to knit back together completely. Tomorrow I go to my cardiologist for an echocardiogram to find out how much the surgery accomplished and how I'm doing overall.

Anonymous said...

You are so kind, Bonnie! I can't express loudly enough just how great it is to know you! So, I shall whisper it quietly: I adore you, I adore you, I adore you...
Thanks for the lovely award. Looking forward to sharing a cuppa with you one day soon!