Lynda from Cockatoo Dreaming bestowed upon me this award. I thought it was very cute and yes, I felt quite chuffed and humbled that she would pick me.
As I was reading the rules that inevitably come with these things I wondered what exactly a Sisterhood Award really meant. So I did some googling (because everything worth knowing is found via google, is it not?!) and found the person who created this award. And then I looked closely and found Diana's blog in very small print at the top of the award.
This is what Diana writes about the purpose for this award:
This is a special award that should be given to your best bloggy girlfriend(s). Give them the award to thank them for their special friendship. No need to list favorites, addictions or what-not.
Look at that. No rules. Just a genuine desire to bless someone you really appreciate. As much as I love receiving awards from people who think I deserve them, the rules are a bit of a stumbling block to my passing them on. So I am going to go with the original intent on this one ~ I am going to thank some blogging friends for their friendship:
- I must start with Rel and Relz Reviewz. Rel is one of three girlfriends (in real life) that I cherish in the most profound way. I have other friends I love and cherish too....but I have three favourites and Rel is one of them. Our friendship extends online, partly because we both have blogs, but also because I help her with the volume of books she needs to get reviewed. Her blog is filled with all kinds of great book 'stuff' and very generous give-aways.
- Frances from Left-Handed Housewife is the one who springs to mind next. I can't remember how I found her blog, but her witty and humorous way of looking at life appealed to me from the outset. As I've gotten to know Frances, I have discovered that if I knew her in real life, she'd become one of my favourite people too.
- Kate from Our Red House comes next. Kate is a fellow Aussie Mum, who lived in Melbourne until about a year ago. I felt and immediate bond with her too. Her love of baking amazes me and her desire to live a simple life even in a very suburban situation is inspiring. We walk a very similar path, having gone from being SAHM's to both working 4 days a week at quite similar times. Things like that cement the kindred spirit.
- Tina from Red Wellies, Rainbows and Cinnamon Whirls is going to be my final pick for today. Tina has a beautiful, positive view of life and truly takes pleasure in the simple things that I am inclined to ignore. Tina has a very generous spirit and similar taste to me. I have been blessed to have been the recipient of her beautiful generosity and I value her perspective.
I'm not going to add rules that tell you what to do with this award. But I would encourage you to consider blessing those whose online friendships you truly appreciate and enjoy.