Life can be tough, everyone knows that. The pain and anguish of living through difficult times knows no prejudice, and no one is exempt from hardships. As I type this millions of people are suffering all over the world. One lady in Australia said on the news last week that even though she's going through horrendous times, she knows that many people have it worse.
So, how does one retain hope when the world is going to hell in a hand basket?
There are several names for it. Some call it faith. Some say it's simply stubbornness. Some call it courage. I think it's a combination of all three, and the strength to care. Because even in today's turbulent times, when technology is jetting us into the next decade faster than we can say cyberspace, something wonderful and unique and mind-boggling is growing. It's called: Community of Cyberpals.
I'm honoured to accept the Life is Good Award from my dear friend Grandpa, (Ai Wai) Life on The Farm. Grandpa's blog is a celebration of all parts of life. The good and the bad. Please do yourself a favour and stop by and say hello. Grandpa's photographs of his beautiful grandchild, his gardens, and his home are breathtaking.
Now, onto the requirements for the Life is Good Award:
1. First, thank and link back to the person who gave the award. (Thank you, Grandpa!)
2. Share some things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you have chosen to let know about the award.
I'm tweaking the rest a tiny bit. Here's 5 things about me that I hope help to explain who I am and why I think "Life is Good."
1. In the winter, yes most days the temperatures reaches a bone-chilling twenty degrees below zero before dinner; yet, I am blessed with the most spectacular sunsets on the planet.
2. Once every two weeks, I travel the 68 km to the city for a day of shopping with three of the most hilarious, fun-loving ladies SNL could ever imagine.
3. I have a best-friend 700 km south that I can call any hour of the day or night, and she'll listen to my problems, my joys, and my sorrows.
4. We have four strays cats and one beautiful Siberian husky who are more entertaining that any awarding winning series on television.
5. It doesn't matter how cold it is; minus 39, bring it on. We have 8 cords of wood in the wood shed. LIFE IS GOOD!
Now I'd like to pass this award on to:
1. Kathryn Neff Perry, Katt's Komments. Katt's just about one of the sweetest, gentlest people I know. Katt's prayer request circuit is renown.
2. Carol J. Garvin, Careann's Musings. Visiting Carol's blog is like stopping for coffee with a dear friend and coming away feeling like a million dollars.
3. Karen Lange, Write Now. Karen is trying to make the writing community a better place for all of us. Her generosity knows no bounds.
4. Carole Anne Carr, a common place where a children's author and friends can share, is all about sharing and caring, and making a difference for children. How wonderful is that!
5. Wendy, aka Quillfeather, W.M.Morell's Musings From Down Under. Wendy has the ability to make the child in you smile. I love when that happens.
Thanks, ladies. You are fantastic!