Telling the truth, bringing the funny, sharing the painful parts of your life, opening your mind and searching your heart. None of these things are easy, but each of these bloggers does one or more of them so well that I was inspired. So here it is: The Balls Of Steel Award.
Es Locura – is going through a terrible time right now with grace, charm and gratitude for small kindnesses (when I would probably just be sniveling and whining). She once said that life was kicking her in the balls, so here’s a pair with a lifetime warranty, sweetie – let life kick those for a while!
Big Man – impresses me with his search to better himself. He has the balls to question his own thoughts, reactions and motives. He also sends truth out into the blogoshpere with wit and heart. He’s already got balls of steel – these are just in acknowledgement.
Jonah Haslap – shares his life in all its funny, painful, embarrassing, and heartwarming, thought provoking glory. He is, quite simply, hilarious. He’s also heading down the road to getting himself published. He’ll need these for his journey.
Susan - was the inspiration for this award. She faces her life head on every day, acknowledging the times she wants to run and hide and then walking on anyway. She gave me these when I needed them and now it's my turn.
Of course I didn't choose every person from my blogroll that was worthy - we all know how fabulous my roll is - but I trust these guys to pass them on. Pick 3-5 bloggers, spread the love and then let them know where they can pick up their balls (sorry, I had to). I chose each of them for different reasons, but I hope you’ll take a chance and read these ballsy bloggers. As different as they all are they each have guts and heart…balls of steel!