Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Greatest Awards

One of those odd facts that chimed my bells this morning was  that at the 1900 Paris Olympics winners were awarded paintings instead of medals.

This got me thinking of what award I would most like, were I to win one for, er, anything.

A box of chocolates for best dessert at a party? Hardly.

A gold necklace for best-dressed at a garden party? Nah. And I’m not a fashionista or someone you’d find at a garden without my weeding gloves.

A certificate of merit for a well-written book?

 Wait a minute- it’s called a fan letter. I just got one of these. They are *THE BEST.*

So enjoy the chocolates, paintings, and medals. A reader’s appreciation is the best award for me.

And if you don’t mind, I’ll borrow the necklace now and then.


  1. You are so right! A letter or email of appreciation from a reader is the best surprise ever. It's a wonderful reminder that keeps me going when other things (like poor reviews lol get me down).

  2. What a great news:) Nothing better:)

  3. I can imagine that that would be pretty great!

  4. Wow, I love that tidbit about the paintings. I also got a fan email the other day and, wow, it really did make my day!

  5. That's great. It's always nice to get some accolades some time. Cool story about the painting too. Who knew?

  6. Yay! Congratulations on the fan mail. You deserve it =)

  7. I had no idea about the paintings. That's so cool. Nothing is better than a letter from a reader.

  8. No book-reader letters for me yet, but a comment on my blog is precious to me. In another area of my life, after I've had a dance with someone (swing or blues), I love that moment afterwards where we share genuine appreciation for the last three/four minutes. Those are delicious prizes for me.