More than three weeks ago, the very kind MaxJerz from Rhymes With Migraine sent me an email letting me know she'd awarded me with a little something called the Kreativ* Blogger Award. I was flattered, to say the least--it's strange to realize that a blog that I started to help myself has benefited others, even if it's just a sense of camaraderie we get. (For those of you who don't know it, the migraine bloggers tend to read each others' stuff and it really helps. In fact, any personal writings about chronic illness, chronic pain, and/or disability quite often benefit those who stumble across them, those who may've thought they were the only ones out there dealing with their health issues.
Anyway. I haven't done my duty as an award recepient yet, and now I'm only going to fulfill my duties halfway. You see, it was requested that I not only write down six things that make me happy--I am also to award six other bloggers with this "kreativ blogger" distinction. This part smacks of chain letter, and I just can't do it. But I will say THANKS to MaxJerz and list a handful of things that make me happy.
1. baby kittens (I know, I know--could I be more of a wuss?)
2. being engrossed in a book
3. opening my mailbox to find a real, handwritten letter addressed to ME
4. closing my mailbox after stuffing it with real, handwritten letters to friends & family (This doesn't happen as often as it used to, but I'm trying to get back in the habit.)
5. hanging out with my family
6. laughing attacks
I could probably list 4,521,984 more things, but I'll leave it at six. Here's a shout-out to the beau and my friends: you make me very happy, too.
*I do not and will not endorse the deliberate misspelling of the word "creative." Even writing "kreativ" makes me cringe. "Writing 'kreativ'" would appear on the list of things that do NOT make me happy.