Monday, May 17, 2010
Months before Jehara volunteered to become my Blog Buddy, she doled out this One Lovely Blog award to me in a Thursday 13 post. It is meant for bloggers whom you feel are - drumroll please......lovely! And it is supposed to be passed along to 15 new bloggers whom you enjoy.
Confession time. I have been lax with my blog hopping lately. It is something I am going to make a better effort with in the coming weeks. So perhaps I will soon be discovering and connecting with some new-to-me bloggers that would be deserving of this award. But since I have been sitting on it for 2 months now, I decided not to wait any longer. And to make up for my belated acknowledgement, I am just going to show my thanks by highlighting Jehara instead.
Jehara is a lovely person. I enjoy what she has to say because I can tell from her writing that she takes great care with her thoughts and how to convey them. She writes about food, books and marriage - among other topics. Things most any blogger can relate to. Here are a selection of her posts which I found to be particularly lovely:
Thoughts On Marriage - Six Months - "Eventually, I learned how to, and I gained confidence in my ability to sustain and nurture a relationship. I also figured out what a lifetime commitment meant to me. What did I want out of it? How did I want to share my life with another and in what ways would I express this? And most importantly, I learned it is possible to be a Strong, Independent Woman while also holding title of Married Woman."
Part I: A Map of the Good Girl World (review of "The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence" by Rachel Simmons) - "Conflict resolution skills are important and necessary to navigate life. It's a shame that young girls are being fed conflicting messages about what it means to be a girl. Be successful, but not too successful. Be nice. Don't show anger or pain or upset feelings. Take care of others before yourself. When will it end?"
It's A Slumber Party - "This past weekend, B and I had our first overnight with our three year-old niece. She is a feisty, rambunctious little girl...When it was almost nine she decided she was tired of being a kitty and wanted to be a princess. I washed off her nose and whiskers. We got her dressed and I brought out my box of tiaras and let her pick one to wear for the day. At one point she just stopped what she was doing, looked me in the eye and said, I love you, Auntie. So cute!"
Anyone who has a box of tiaras is slam-dunk Lovely in my book! If you want to see a truly lovely blog and an even lovlier blogger, go visit Jehara yourself. Who knows, maybe she'll even reach into that box of tiaras and award one to you too ;0)