Paying It Forward...

My friend, Lisa, over at The Preacher's Wife, has tagged me with the Thinking Blogger Award. Let me just say, first of all, thank you! And secondly, I would definitely have tagged her with this because she has such great insight and such nuggets of wisdom, but I will follow the rules and pay it forward!



Once tagged with this award, you are to write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think; link to the original post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme, and proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award logo.

It's hard to narrow it down to just 5, from all the wonderful blogger friends I have made, but here goes...

I stumbled on Beachkat's blog last year and have been a fan ever since. This woman is a cancer survivor and is the "poster child" for living in the moment! Her inner strength and positive attitude inspires me to not take life for granted. She has a heart of gold and is the kind of person that makes you feel like you've been friends for as long as you can remember. She's who I want to be when I "grow up"! Head on over and check her out...you won't be sorry!

A whirlwind of activity is how I would describe my next friend, Melody, over at Kids, Cakes, Dishes, Laundry! She amazes me with shuffling the schedules of her beautiful kids, baking the most gorgeous cakes and cookies you've ever seen, and doing her best to keep the house clean on top of it all! She has quite a fun sense of humor and I'm always intriqued to read about another way she's over-extended herself! Click on over and try to keep up! Bottle that energy and sell it, girl!

I welcomed Nspired by Faith on her first ever post, linked her, and have been a frequent visitor ever since! This girl is new to Bloggerville, but writes like an old pro! She'll surprise you with fun stories and then throw in a fastball of very thought-provoking wisdom that really makes you self-examine! Plus, one of her favorite movies is "Pay It Forward" (which is one of mine too!), so how could I not choose her for this award?! Stop on over and welcome her...I know she'll soon become one of your favorites!

Ohhh, the dilema between choosing MusicalJean and Tonja's Gatherings as my fourth nominee! I've always been a rule-breaker (much to my parents dismay), so I'm gonna choose them both. MusicalJean is usually up to her chin in a snowstorm, but the warmth that radiates from her heart is enough to melt the entire state of Pennsylvania! This woman gives and gives, and then gives some more. I am so touched by the way she love others, her students, her kids, her foster kids, her family---it's endless---it's never depleted. Stop on by and be sure to check in on her Story Saturdays too! Tonja's Gatherings is fairly new to Bloggerville. The wit and humor that are always evident in her posts, I'm sure are just a small portion of the happiness that surrounds this woman! I mean, check out that grin! Dontcha know she's up to something?! Count me in!

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention my "other" half, Dianne, at Glasses of Grace. She and I share a brain, you know. There are times that we get on the phone and just giggle like little school girls for hours. She and I attended church together back in Georgia, sang in a singing group together (didn't know that, did ya?!), and were instant friends from the moment we shared our first conversation. She is the most selfless person I know. She has a wonderful heart, a sensitive discernment, and can serve up endless helpings of wit and wisdom. Go on over and check her out...she's got enough love to go around!

Now girls, you've been "tagged" so go on and pay it forward!

9 sweet friends had to say...:

musicaljean said...

Wow, Tracey, do I feel honored, or WHAT?? I'm not sure I even know how to do all that linky stuff, but I shall try.

NspiredByFaith said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you Tracey! You said some really nice things and I appreciate it! Thanks for tagging me, I don't know if I read much more than 5 blogs on a regular basis, I usually just wander around aimlessly out there in blog world!

Di-dan said...

UH...HELLO!! What are you doing tagging me??? I've copied half my links from you! :-) :-) That alone makes me laugh! I've just posted for tonight, so I'll have to work on getting some 'introductions' together for whoever I unveil as my choices. HAHA...I'm making this sound like an academy award or something! You made it hard with your picks though...I guess I can't use them again, huh? You are a hard act to follow, my friend. Keep watching...I'll do it, and may surprise you! Thanks for the compliments though...you make me sound great even though you know the truth!

Di-dan said...

...and by the way, would you call what we did with Tanya and Leigh a singing group??? :-) HA! How did we ever get sucked into that one??? I'll NEVER know!

Pam said...

Hey I linked over from my sister's blog! (The Jungle Hut) It really is a small world how you found her. I have heard of your Dad as well! God bless you. I have enjoyed scrolling through your blog.and by the way : My closet is color coordinated too! *giggles*

Christine said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday, and congrats on the award!

CaraqueƱa said...

Hello! I found you on Jungle Mom's blog. I, too, am an MK (oh, I mean TCK) from Peru. I am now a missionary in Venezuela too!

Melody said...

Well, NOW you've done it...you've added that ONE MORE THING to my plate that just might finish me off!! I'm kidding of course, I'll just have to dump the dishes or the laundry off the list!! I'll have to think about this one. Most of the blogs I read have been tagged already, and quite honestly, when I think of blogs that make people think, I imagine thought provoking posts that encourage reflection and inner retrospection...NOT a blog that requires you to have at least 2 cups of coffee in your system to be able to follow, due to the side-tracked brain of the writer!!! But I suppose, trying to follow my train of thought DOES require quite a bit of brain activity, so that just might count after all!!!

I'll get right on this as soon as I: take the red gatorade away from the baby; find the lost sock that we need for soccer practice; feed the kids something that will keep them alive until tomorrow; and, of course...make my husband feel like a MAN---tee-hee-hee!!!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh my goodness..I am just figurin' out tonight that nspired is one of my PERSONAL friends and I am sooo going to kill her for not tellin me she had a blog...and yes, it is good!!

thanks for taggin her tracey

 
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