Here are the rules:
1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.This award was created by Mere at THE BABBLINGS OF MERE. She did terrific job on this award!
All the blogs I visit share these characteristics; I think that each and every one of you display generosity and love, your blogs are positive in nature, you are all willing to jump in and help whenever asked. You all love life and kids; both fur and human!
The reason I read your blogs is because you all give me a chance to have friends all over the world; you give me recipes to try, both craft and edible. You give me hope when I have lost it, you show me light when it is dark, you give me faith when I have none. You make me laugh and cry. You share your joy and your pain. You share your homes and your talents with me. You are generous; the things you give away are wonderful, and speak of time,effort and thought on your parts.
Through you all I see the good in people, a view I had lost sight of. I can't give this award to just five of you; I hereby give it to you all; please take it and share it with those that make your world a little brighter; that is what I am doing right now.
Thank you all for visiting with me; thank you for sharing your world with me. The world is brighter with you in it; and even if you are not on my list of favorites take the award and use it; I have so many on my reader too; and I have to get you all listed on my favorites.Keep up the good work; ALL of you!! You are fantastic!!