I have always loved giving presents. My family accuses me of being congenitally generous, which on occasion gets me into trouble. I don’t think handing out virtual gifts can do that, so I’m feeling a little expansive today, it being Easter and all. Being a Buddhist, I don’t celebrate the Christian holidays. I also give presents on my birthday, like a Hobbit. It’s a little late, and I’m not the right religion, but I feel the need to mark these beautiful days with a little gift-giving (compulsive? yes!!!).
If you are reading this, I feel really lucky. Please pick up the jpeg of your award, post it in your blog somewhere, and link back to EHTT.
I will also email you about your giftie if I think you probably won’t read this, for whatever reason.
And now, the awards:
I am bestowing this award on a non-blogger. Odd, I know. As I think back over the past year, there is one person who comments here who makes me think so hard my head hurts. His comments have consistently led to new lines of inquiry and more than a few “Aha”s. Equestrian as well as personal breakthroughs. Shoshin, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Lori Skoog of The Skoog Farm Journal reveals the beauty and grace of everyday life. When a person is able to shine alight on the minutiae of daily living and reveal it to be beautiful, they are true artists. Thank you Lori, for posting beauty every day.
Liz Goldsmith of Equine Ink writes the most interesting and informative posts. Reading her blog is like going to an equine and equestrian museum, for fascinating historical and current facts and stories.
Jane of The Literary Horse inspires me with her writing. Logging on to her blog is an exercise in anticipation … of her brilliant writing.
It’s not my place to hand out any kind of horsemanship award, especially to one so accomplished as Tamara of The Barb Wire. But to anyone following recent developments at In the Night Farm, it’s pretty obvious that Tamara is doling ife lessons for all of us as she cares for Aaruba and brings Consolation along. So an award for patience is really an award of thanks for teaching about how to deal gracefully with dramatically altered expectations.