Nice things can happen on rainy days

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

A nice thing happened this evening. . .
It’s been a bit miserable these past several days—wet, rain, fog, too warm for this time of year, one of the cats is terribly sick, our son is sick, the holiday madness is setting in upon my husband and his business. . .and on top of all of the “life” that is currently happening, there is the issue of my little pet project, this little blog of mine. There is a great deal of time and effort that goes into a blog, but for what exactly you may ask. Many folks think a blog is a waste of time. It’s not like it pays you, it’s not like it’s a job job, it’s not like it soars off the charts, it’s kind of like you’re just writing a journal or a diary for really no one but your self. What’s the point you often wonder, just as those around you also wonder, often a bit loudly.

Then out of the blue, a fellow blogger, pops in for a visit bestowing a nice little surprise. It is a star. A star you ask? It is a star for the 2013 Blog of the Year. It seems a blog site may earn up to 6 stars. It seems my little cookiecrumbstoliveby has just earned a star. I certainly would not have imagined such almost a year ago when I first started this adventure. Maybe people do read it, maybe the blog does make a positive difference. It’s always what an educator wants to do, no matter how old they get or how long they’ve been out of the classroom, they want to make a positive difference.

I do want to thank Sharla Shults at for her kindness, as well as for the support and encouragement her small gift has provided. From one former educator to another, I send tremendous thanks and gratitude. And as I prefer to eschew such things as recognition or spotlight. . . because after all, the blog is meant to be an individual adventure of self intended to be shared, not for accolades, prestige, glory, fame, or fortune but for the mere sake of reaching out to other people–offering kindness, hope, insight, laughs, tears and the shared experiences of one human being to another..
May we all reach for the stars that wait to shine upon each of our lives. . .

7 comments on “Nice things can happen on rainy days

  1. Val says:

    I concur with her assessment. I read a lot of amazing blogs, but because you post thoughtfully basically every single day you’d win.

    It’s 40° F in LOS ANGELES today. That’s just straight up WRONG!!!!!!

    • Thank you Val, that’s high praise coming from someone who I hold in high esteem. But let’s hope the star is not for mere perseverance but for a bit of the meat and potatoes as well 🙂
      and as for this sticky wicket of yours….hummm…like I alway told the kids—if you’ve screwed up and gotten into a bit of a “tight”,aka trouble,— rectify it, fix it, right it, own up to it, learn from it—if you can walk away from it wiser, smarter, kinder, more humbled, stronger, than all is not in vain. I like what you said about the Holy Spirit swooping in prior to the crux of the crisis—you are never alone!!!!

      • Val says:

        But you cook dinner every day, that’s the thing. I envy that.

        I had to read what you wrote twice to figure out what you were talking about. We may not be alone, but sometimes it feels that way.

  2. catnipoflife says:

    Julie, thank you for your inspiring words as you so often present. If we but inspire one along our blogging journey, then our words have not been in vain. It was 86° F in South Georgia today with an expected high of 68° F tomorrow. I am not fond at all of this weather!

  3. Congratulations Julie! Very well deserved award. I look forward to your posts every morning.

    W. Ockham

    • Thank you William for your kind words. It is from you who I depend on each morning–I have noticed however that perhaps you’re actually “resting” a bit here and there—or so I hope–
      Happy Weekend my friend

  4. Sweet!! Congratulations, you do such a great job with your blog!!

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