Recently Sue O’Kieffe of Sacred Circle Mandalas surprised me by honoring me with this very special award. You Make My Day.
What a nice thing to say to anybody. The question is, how often do we do it?
A special kindness , a smile, a laugh, an unexpected compliment, a hug…all these gestures come and go. Do we tell those who add an extra lightness the joy it brought? I do not mean to be preachy here. It’s just, well, I hope you do. We need to let those people know, even if it is just a passing acquaintance in a line at the store, the extra ease they bring to us, if and when they do. Light and love gets passed this way. Moments of the day are brighter for everyone involved. (These ways of making people’s day are copied from Sue’s blog … I thought it was part of the award … I think she has done a wonderful job elaborating on how to share joy!!! And why try to improve on perfection.)
Midnight Purple, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
So here are the rules: â€œGive the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland! Beware! You may get the award several times!â€
Sue’s blog, Sacred Circle Mandalas, is a wonderful blog! It is one of the first art blogs in the blogosphere that I could find – it was sure a relief to find someone who valued art. Now, of course, I know many people – but she was the first. Se has gorgeous mandalas that just make my heart sing. Day after day she puts out beautiful, spiritual images. Lately she has expanded her repertoire … but still uplifting!! We are also both artists who are working at marketing our art and have had a great time supporting each other on many levels. Sue also commented almost every day back when almost no one else knew about this blog!! Sue, You Make My Day!
Tomorrow you will get to find out who I am passing this award on to. There are so many deserving people and today I need to rest … so thank you for witnessing my award and tomorrow I hope you will check back – after I have chosen among all you wonderful readers! No easy feat!
~ Diane Clancy