This time of year we often hear, “It’s better to give than to receive.” Giving always feels good, but receiving, especially an award, feels pretty good too. Kirsten of 30 Years of Growing Pain (s) and Carly of That’s Just Ridiculous both presented me with the coveted Liebster Award on the same day! Being able to proudly display the badge on my home page is exciting, but the true reward is the exceedingly kind words these ladies used to describe me and I didn’t even have to bribe them to do it.
For those of you interested in learning new vocabulary, Liebster can be used as a noun to mean a sweetheart or beloved person. When used as an adjective it means dear, beloved, affectionate, favorite, preferred above others.
It is now my responsibility to pass this virtual admiration badge to five blogs I enjoy who have less than 200 followers. I’m not good at counting. My fourth grade teacher told me so. I shun all things mathematical hence I don’t know how many followers these blogs have. Thanks to WordPress’ new follower counting system, I’m confused about how many followers I really have.
The blogs I look forward to reading are listed on the right side of the screen with convenient links to whisk you off to each of them. Don’t go yet. Finish reading this first. There are more than 5 listed, so that should cover me with the official rules of the award. Since I suggested those blogs to you when I was graciously presented with the Versatile Blogger Award and the Tell Me About Yourself Award earlier this month, I am going to share the names of blogs I have recently discovered.
Childhood Relived – As a child of the 70’s and 80’s, reading this blog is like taking a quick trip back to childhood without the nuisance of an early bedtime, pimples and adolescent awkwardness.
Morristown Memos – I’ve been enjoying Ronnie’s brand of humor and variety of topics. She even managed to make an encounter with a screaming toddler in a supermarket funny.
Life in the Boomer Lane– I am a few lanes away from being a baby boomer, but I’m still enjoying this blog. It’s a potpourri of humor, information and, for good measure, the occasional story about an ordinary person dealing with an extraordinary situation.
Now that I’m done, I can say that giving definitely feels pretty good too.