Nothing is more thrilling than being awarded for something you’ve done. Whether it’s because you earned a straight A report card, won a championship game, or are simply recognized for a job well done; awards by their very nature are, how should I put this; awesome! Not only are they awesome but they have an incredible knack for rejuvenating, inspiring, and most importantly, motivating the nominee to continue their good deeds. And after sifting through my inbox this morning, I learned I was nominated for yet another award, this one totally and unequivocally unexpected. This morning I received the Creative Capture Blogging Award by Just Ramblin’ Pier.
Most of the awards I’ve been nominated for I’ve seen floating around the WordPress blogosphere, however, I have yet to see the Creative Capture Blogging Award. Out of curiosity, for the purpose of properly accepting the award, and to thank my nominator, I visited Just Ramblin’ Pier for some insight.
It turns out Just Ramblin’ Pier created this award a few short days ago to recognize those bloggers that capture the moments that make life so rich and full. You can read the post for more details if you’d like here. I’ll be honest, I was astonished to be the recipient of such an award and here’s why.
By no means do I consider myself a photographer and I certainly don’t have one of those fancy $1,000 cameras to freeze whatever moment I’m attempting to capture forever. But as I continued reading the description and idea behind the award, I began thinking, perhaps the skill level of the nominee isn’t even considered (obviously, in my case); this award is all about capturing the moments that make life worth living and worth waking up every morning for.
While I already know what makes my life worth living and waking up every morning for, I launched my own investigation involving the images that have made their way onto my blog. Unsurprisingly, it was photos of my family, particularly of my children, that have graced my blog more so than any other category. Now those are the moments that make life so rich and full.
A huge thank you for this selfless and kind act goes out to Just Ramblin’ Pier. It still amazes me how supportive and motivational the WordPress community really is. And to close, while no specific protocol exists for this award, I do want to pass it along to a few others who have captured the moments that make life worth living. I now present to you my nominees for the Creative Capture Blogging Award. Congratulations!