the liebster award seal of awesomeness

Hello, 2018 Liebster Award Nomination!

I’m so excited! The existence of something called The Liebster Award was unknown to me until very recently, when I was nominated by a fellow blogger. As I understand it, it is fun a way for bloggers to recognize other bloggers who are writing content in their domain worth reading. We bloggers are inspired by other bloggers, so why not tell the world about each other? In the process of paying it forward, we get to learn more about each other and share our writing more broadly.

By gum, it’s just a bloggitty love-fest!

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Pennies from heaven: the incomparable joy of found money

What is it about receiving money you weren’t expecting that fills us with glee? As a child it was like finding a treasure, because it literally WAS found money. Grandma called it “pennies from heaven.” Like a nickel on the sidewalk. Even as an adult though, now that found money comes in the form of a check or refund of some kind, or occasionally as a gift, I still feel that giddiness of surprise and delight. In a way it feels like getting away with something, like “I’d better go cash this check before I get caught.”  Or superstitious, like “I’d better go cash this check for fear the universe sees me as ungrateful.”

Is that weird? Yeah, it’s weird. I’m okay with that.

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