Mimi said she is grateful to us for our sharing of our worlds. But words can't express just how grateful I am to her for dropping in on my world, such as it is. I didn't expect to have people visiting regularly when I started this site last year, because my blog is basically just my thoughts rendered in bits, bytes, and pixels. I offer nothing that would be of real help in your own lives: you won't find self-help material here, there are no tangible freebies, and my posts certainly won't make your bank account any fatter.
This site is merely my personal bit of virtual real estate where you'll find just my ramblings and such, and it's heartwarming to think that some of you care enough and are interested enough to spend a few minutes of your day (or night) here. People come and go just like the tides, which is okay by me. I wish everyone well. I am no comment whore (not really), but I appreciate each and every comment, whether from a blog buddy or from one who's just passing through (except spammers, whose comments I delete faster than a hooker shedding layers of clothing in the presence of a rich john). So thanks, both to the people who elect to remain unknown and to those of you who share your thoughts and reactions. Your comments make me smile (at the very least!).
I'm going to get the Thinking Blogger Award/Meme rules out of the way before I get to the nitty-gritty. Mimi said:
If you choose to carry this meme forward, remember to tag only those bloggers who stimulate your cortex....or something like that. Please make sure you pass the rules to the blogs you are tagging.So here are the rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.Here are the people who tickle or give my cerebral cortex a swift, hard kick in the ass (if it had one); I'm tagging them for this Thinking Award/Meme. Please note that there are more than five blogs that I visit regularly (oh, God, lots and lots more), written by people whose thoughts I find pleasurable to read and who make me think. Buuuut... I will be a good girl this time and try to follow the rules. So five it is (alphabetathetically speaking):
2. Link to the original post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
- An Unreliable Witness. His posts both intimidate and enthrall me. Many of them bring me to places in my mind that I'd forgotten existed.
- It's the Little Things. Marlayna's posts, like those about her heart-wrenching childhood experiences, make me think thoughts that start with "what if."
- The Dragon. Kiyotoe's posts deal with stuff that we can all identify with, but even though the premise is the same, the individual blogger stories that can arise from it are deliciously varied. Because we're all the same -- but different.
- Thwarting Complacency. Jeremy is in theater. He seems to be a sensitive soul, a person whose humor-laced posts engender only positive, hopeful, and uplifting thoughts in me. His writing lightens my spirit, even when he's complaining about something!
- Witness Lane. Migs makes me think about life here in the Philippines from his perspective -- that of a young man with an undeniable talent who's trying to find and forge his own path. I somehow feel a kinship with him.