As my father would have said, "Who'd 'a thunk it!" I've been tagged for a Thinking Blogger Award by Elizabeth, who we all know Thinks For Real. So of course I've been thinking and pondering about who makes me think. The hard part is thinking of some thinkers who haven't already been thought of by all the other tagged thinkers.
If you get tagged with a Thinking Blogger Award, you are then supposed to do the following:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so people can easily find the origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
Let's see -
- Matilda is very good at reminding me to look at things through the eyes of a little child. When you have Big Kids around, they tend to get a lot of your attention, as they are rather Big, and Matilda reminds me to think of the Littles. The simple things in life such as birthdays cakes and step stools and blankets are really very big things in the lives of little ones, and Matilda knows just how to connect with and delight the children in her care. And she makes me smile and remember to waltz.
- Cheryl is already a wonderful wife and mother yet she is always thinking of new ways to grow in these roles. Whether it's cleaning and organizing, expressing her femininity, developing soothing routines for her children, developing manners, or even trying to overcome her night owl tendencies, she is always selflessly seeking ways to enhance her family life.
- Helen inspires many of us to think deeply and draw nearer to Our Lady through meditation and prayer that we may better imitate her virtues. Helen also makes me think about parenting and attachment and generosity and perseverance in love.
- Alice is so full of love - for Our Lord and Our Lady and her dear family and her friends and all of God's creation. The thought of Alice makes me think of love - am I being loving enough? Am I expressing my love? Does what I'm doing or saying show God's love to others?
- Louise makes me think of all things gentle and beautiful. She also makes me think of how to make each day A Time To Keep. How will my children look back upon their childhoods? What words will they choose to describe these days? This mother? This family?
So, there's plenty for you to read and think about for quite a while!