Sunday, February 24, 2013

Yo WEGO, Umm...THANKS!!!


    Last year about this time I was drifting somewhat on the outskirts of Blog Land. Besides my friends that I basically used guilt to strong-arm into doing it, I had one woman who had started reading and commenting. (And Mary? I STILL can’t thank you enough for the amazing encouragement! You let me know I was making a difference and kept me pounding away on the keys every morning.)
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  I had only recently discovered that there was even such a thing as a “Chronic Illness Community” and had yet to find even 1/100th of the blogs I’ve found since then.
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  Thanks to an awesome little book I’d read (Coffee In The Cereal by Lorna J. Moorhead) I’d discovered a link to ChronicBabe online Magazine and Community. It was while I was playing in one of the recently added sections that I came across a reference to WEGO Health and a list of their 2011 Health Advocate Award Winners.
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  That list of Winners and the subsequent list of Finalists introduced me to several blogs that still find homes on my “Favorites” list, including The Bloggess (2011 Hilarious Health Activist Award Winner), Christine Miserandino’s “The Spoon Theory(Best Affirmation Post) and Sara Ringer (2011 Finalist for Rookie Of The Year Award). But, more importantly, it introduced me to WEGO Health and its amazing community of Health Activists.
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  So I’m thinking you can see why the whole Health Activist Awards has a far deeper meaning to me than a Badge and bragging rites. It truly was the final pebble that started my metaphorical ball rollin’ and put me in the path of WEGO, where I found the last bit of focus I needed. (If you really wanna call what I do around here “focused.”)
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  SO, it is with no small amount of HOLY-SHIZ-NIT-YOU-HAVE-GOT-TO-BE-KINDDIN-ME-SAY-WHAT!?! that I say, “Thank you from the bottom of my twisted, little heart!” to those of you who encouraged me to keep-on-keeping-on, told me that I help you start your day with a smile or make you laugh, and those of you who were kind enough to nominate me this year. Those things in and of themselves are more bits and pieces of kindness than I could have ever asked for.

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 Then, just to add more awesome-sauce to the cake (yes, as a matter of fact, that IS my word for the week!) I found out I’m one of the 10 Finalists for the 2012 Hilarious Health Activist Award!!!!!!!!!! *insert lop-sided happy-dance here*
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  I swear, this is not false humbleness when I say it’s such an honor to be included in this group of Finalists I’m in with that it doesn’t even matter if I win or not! I’m just floored to be included in the mix. *grin*
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  Thank you guys again for giving me back twice as much as you think I give you! (I’m now gonna drag my coughing-up-a-lung behind back to my couch-nest. All the excitement….)
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  To keep payin' it forward, here are links to all the other wonderful 2012 Finalists. (A laid-back Sunday would be a great time to visit some of these guys and tell them Congrats!)
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- Advocating For Another Award- Best Ensemble Cast Award- Best In Show: Blog Award- Best In Show: Community Award- Best In Show: Facebook Award- Best In Show: Twitter Award- Best In Show: Video Award- Best Kept Secret Award- Health Activist Hero Award- Hilarious Health Activist Award- Ms/Mr Congeniality Award- Paperboy Award- Rookie of the Year Award- Silver Stethoscope Award - Trailblazer Award- Unsung Hero Award
 
 


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