Friday, April 10, 2009
I have been remiss: I need to pass along to a deserving blogger the "When Life Hands You Lemons" award, pictured on the left.
I received the award from Hack Shaft, a newcomer to middle age and martial arts, who's studying Tae Kwan Do and who has TWICE had ACL reconstruction surgery.
I am passing along the award to Michele, whose blog is called "Just A Thought." She also is a martial artist who has undergone ACL reconstruction.
This is a particularly appropriate award for Michele because, following her ACL inury, she has been moved to produce a particularly thought-provoking blog. I don't study a traditional martial art; but for me, Michele and her blog exemplify values that I associate with traditional martial arts: strength, gentleness, modesty, balance, persistence, confidence.
She has tackled subjects like bullying, personal safety and parenting as well as the joys and rigors of traditional martial arts.
Recipients of the "Lemons" award are asked to:
* Post the logo on your blog.
* Nominate blogs that show great attitude or gratitude
* Link to the nominees within your blog post.
* Notify the recipients of the award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link back to the person from whom you received your award.
So here's to Michele of Just A Thought, who has taken the lemons life handed her and turned them into lemonade.