Sylvia From Over the Hill honored Happily Retired Gal with this wonderful new Award that she received from Peggy of Musings of Meggie.

According to Sylvia:
“This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s away to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

Selecting just 15 other bloggers for their contribution to the Blogosphere, then letting them know that they have been chosen is a challenge because I’d prefer to pass it to all of the many ‘virtual friends’ who have made a difference over the last 16 months … all those who have made me think, learn, laugh, celebrate, feel a myriad of emotions over the moving things they’ve shared … so the hard part remains …  but here goes.

I received it from Aline & Akelamalu for Small Reflections and shared it with the following bloggers there …

Claudia of On a Limb with Claudia
Dianne at Forks off the Moment
Ivanhoe – From Ohio With Love
Karen of Journey to Authenticity
Kay of Musings in Hawaii
Jo of Teacher Says
Joyce of Mom’s Musings
Mary of Work of the Poet
Robin at Around the Island
Roger of Idaho Photo
Sandee of Comedy Plus
Sylvia of From over the Hill

Because I enjoy introducing my bloggy friends to one another, I’ve decided to pass it along specifically to …

1. Dianne at Do You See What I See?

2.  Sandy of Garden Path

3.  Akelamalu of Everything and Nothing

4.  Forgetfulone

5.  Gemma’s Greyscale Territory

6.  Mary’s Writing Nook

7.  Ellen of the Happy Wonderer

8.  George at Senior Moments

9.   BJ Roan at Rubbish by Roan

10.  Mama Zen at the Zen of Motherhood

11.  Carletta at Round the Bend

12.  AppleDebbie of Planet Ollie-wood

13.  TishBlack at Crazy Working Mom

14.  Christine at Quiet Paths

15.  Geraldine at My Poetic Paths

and to all my other regulars … please feel free to ‘snag the award’ if you wish and pass it along too … following the rules (or not).  I appreciate you all very much and believe in sharing the joy! Methinks you’ll enjoy the brief video below too ;–)

Lost Generation

A Video Worth Watching … You’ll be glad you did!
It’s quite cleverly conceived & created ;–)

Thought for Today
“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent!” Norman Augustine