Recognition is a basic human need. For the world is inhabited by 7.4 billion people, unless you do something to stick out, you can feel like an insignificant number in the Census Bureau. It is the need for acknowledgment that encouraged the philosophers and inventors, artists and doctors to do the great things they did. On the other hand, you can see people do weird stuff and act in strange ways, when you’ll examine the motivation you’ll find it’s be-the crave of attention, the thirst for recognition.
There are many types of reward for making something people find useful and creative; one of them is getting an award. And there are two types of awards: one, is when an official organization with professional board members decide and vote that someone is worthy of being awarded for their action or contribution. Two, when fellow laymen appreciate and mutually award each other for what they find inspirational and praiseworthy. While the pomp and glory the former offers seems superior, the latter is perhaps more personal and thus more genuine.
It was, therefore, very humbling and satisfying to receive this “Mystery Blogger Award”, and I would love to thank its creator for the intuition and understanding of the nature of her fellow blogger. And my dear friend at Jewish Thoughts, a sincere woman of God with an inspirational message and a beautiful pen, for nominating me.
Now to the fun part- the rules of receiving this award:
List the rules. Check
Put the award logo/image in your blog. Check
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Check
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. Check
Tell your readers three things about yourself.
Nominate 10-20 people.
Notify your nominees.
Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice with one weird or funny question (specify)
Share a link to your best posts
Three things about myself
I was born and raised Jewish Ultra-Orthodox. I’m one of thirteen children. I was married at the age of twenty.
Answering the five questions I was asked by my nominator
- Last year this time I did exactly what I’m doing now. Studying, loving my family and blogging.
- The moment that changed my life, was when I heard a speech by Rabbi Tovia Singer when I was 18 years old. It fascinated me that someone knows his Bible so well and inspired me to start studying, and learn about my heritage. My life took a very sharp turn in a different direction from that second.
- I owe most in life to my mother. She gave me life, fed me, educated me, taught me right from wrong, and never stopped believing in me. Her life was not an easy one, she raised 13 children herself from when my father died at a very young age. She never let herself be pulled down, and never let us out of her caring hand.
- My favorite part of the week, is Thursday night. For then I get off until Sunday morning. It’s like a mini vacation.
- I don’t think I have a favorite recipe. Perhaps a good French Roast coffee mixed with six AM under the skies of Jerusalem… Ahhhh
Links to my best posts.
Obviously it’s not my call, the readers decide ultimately, but I’ll mention a few that I like.
Nominate 10-20 people
First of all, I appreciate many wonderful bloggers, that have great talent and are worthy of awards. I’ll nominate 10, but you don’t have to feel pressured to accept etc.
- My online psychologist
- Daily dose of inspiration
- My rabbi, teacher and friend
- My favorite quotes
- A Muslim friend
- Really many more people
Five questions for you guys
- What encourages you to keep on blogging
- What is your mood when you wake up
- Do you eat breakfast
- What’s the most meaningful thing someone has done for you recently
- What do you want to be remembered for
Thanks again for the nomination, I would highly recommend all the blogs I mention. They’re interesting, insightful and creative.
All the best