Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The People's Choice Awards

I have been writing “Daily Thoughts” for approximately eight years. They began soon after the birth of my granddaughter. She was my original inspiration and I imagine she always will be. Every day I publish these daily thoughts on my employer's internal website called “Buzz”. Yesterday I was pleased to learned that I have won two awards for doing it. The awards were for “Most Creative” and “Buzzer of the Year”. I consider these awards as “People’s Choice Awards” since my nomination and winning were the result of fellow co-workers. I must admit that it made me very happy to win these awards. It is a joyful thing to be recognized for something that you love to do. It also made me realize how much we all need validation and affirmation in our lives. When one does something like writing you do not always get immediate feedback. More often than not you don’t get any at all. There are days you wonder why you even do it. I have received some very nice compliments and touching emails over the years but one never knows when they will be received. However, I do get them on a regular basis and these awards are icing on the cake. I feel validated and affirmed. I feel a sense of purpose. Admittedly, winning these awards also puts a little heat on me. Now I feel some pressure to live up to these awards. However, I will do what I have always done. I will continue to write honestly about my life experiences and what I believe in. Hopefully, whatever I write will continue to resonate with my readers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning the awards!! I read your blog ocassionally and its very uplifting.