This week was month end closeout at work. So I am incredibly behind on all things journal and J-land related. But I found that dear Jeannette has blessed me with a sweet award! The Nice Matters Award. Here's her kind words:
"Lastly comes Barbara who writes Life & Faith in Caneyhead. Barbara also started the Sisters in Christ journal where we can all add inspirational postings such as a poem or a graphic or anything uplifting. Barbara also sends out a daily bulletin for those in need of prayer for whatever trouble they might be experiencing. That way we can all remember each other when we talk to the Lord. Always encouraging, always helpful. She is an inspiration to many and a very worthy person to receive this award."
I know that I am not nice at all times and in all matters. I can hear my family saying "you can say that again!" lol But I don't set out to be mean or unkind to anyone. So, if some nice manages to radiate from me or something I do or say, I give the glory to God. It must be His love shining through. The fun part is that now I get to pass this along!
This award will be given to those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings. Those that care about others, that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence on our blogging world.
I really don't think I have met an unkind person in all of J-land. But after sifting through my way too long list of alerts, I have chosen 7 that have touched me personally with their kindness. They are nice because they brighten my days and lift my spirits.
My first award goes to two ladies, teamed up to journal together for His glory. They share the journal FAITH. Their writings uplift me. And they are both as sweet as can be. Kind and supportive in Christ. Don't know if they want their names brandied about, but they post under rEcj and LJG.
Second, is Kellen of Faith in Roman Catholicism.
That may be his title, but it shines through all he does and says that his faith lies in Christ Jesus. So grounded for such a young man. Busy as he is with his life and studies, he finds the time to even befriend my little Bug. He's a joy to know.
Then there is my precious friend Ginger at I Believe. She demonstrates courage and faith on a daily basis. And in all she faces she still takes the time to reach out to others with a kind or encouraging word.
Ora of Ora's Odd Oddessy is so open and easy to know. She's warm and immediately your friend. Leaves the loveliest comments and offers her help where she can.
Many folks are familiar with Paula's easy way of spinning a country tale. Pauline's Country Tales and Other Thangs. Going to see Paula is like visiting a friend. She has a way of making the ordinary seem exciting. And she is often doing nice things behind the scenes.
SazzyKreationz's creator is anything but a smartazz. She shares her talents with us and their beauty brightens our days. And she goes the extra mile without any prodding.
Lynne has snuck into my heart as a friend and a sister in Christ. Although her journal is called TNT , she's anything but explosive. And she certainly is an encourager among her sisters.
So ladies, here's your Nice Matters Award:
And for Kellen, my only male recipient:
Please don't be put off if you aren't on my list. Know there is none among you I can think of that hasn't displayed kindness and were nice, at least sometimes. ;o) But time and the rules constrains me to keep this to seven.
Now it is up to the seven of you to pass the baton along to others. Pick some journals that you would like to see recognized in this way and make some people happy. The maximum is seven people but you can do one or two, whatever feels right for you.