Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Supportive network


A pair of zebras resting in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
I loved watching zebra run, walk and rest while on safari in Africa years ago — seems like a lifetime ago and in many ways it was. When zebras rest, they often do so like in the photo above. My first safari guide mentioned this pose and said zebras do this to look out for predators. Two sets of eyes can take in the 360-degree view.

When I see a zebra, I think of the zebras I saw in Tanzania and Kenya — friends looking out for each other. I consider my bloggy friends — especially writers in this way. Many have helped me by sharing information or saying, "Hey you have a huge typo!" I appreciate finding myself among such a supportive network of writers.

This week was no different.

I was pleased with the feedback I received from my guest post at Julie Hedlund's Write Up My Life blog for the 12x12 in 2012 pre-published participants. I look forward to all the Tuesday posts in the series.

Plus, I received several awards this week. So instead of sharing one specific resource on this Thankful Thursday, I'll share something about the writers, who shared their awards with me.
Thanks to you all for adding a little pizzaz to my week. Have a wonderful Thursday!

An award from Kelly Korenek, Beth Stillborn, Catherine Johnson

An Award from Kelly Korenek, Diane The Patient Dreamer, Catherine Johnson
An award from Christy Farmer



19 comments:

  1. Those Zebras are sweet. i didn't know that was the reason the rest like this!

    Great idea to celebrate your awards, by celebrating the givers! :-)

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    1. Joanna, I did a search and found other references to this. On safari, I sometimes took our guide's info with a grain of salt. I was delighted to see this repeated online.

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  2. Awh we are like those Zebras and the stripes must represent us all doing the same thing, writing!

    Thanks for the shout out Stacy. And I think I missed those blogging copyright posts, I'd best get over there. Thanks!

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  3. Congrats Stacy!
    Love the zebra photo, so cute :)

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  4. Stacy, you can rest your head on my neck any time! We are fortunate, those of us with lots of support and back-watching!

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  5. Congratulations on your awards, Stacy!

    Friends are the best. I've been blessed countless times by the generosity, support, and encouragement of my writer pals.

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    1. Writer pals are thankfully an encouraging bunch. :)

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  6. Aw, those zebras are so cute! Congrats on your awards, and I love your idea of celebrating by telling about the award givers - so nice! I'm behind this week, but fully intending to read your post on Julie's blog any minute!

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  7. I never knew that about Zebras. That is so smart. And so sweet :)

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  8. That photo is so interesting! Side by side, standing still, it is so easy to compare their stripes and see how truly individual they are, on the exterior. I'm taking this as a reminder to stop and look very closely at things that I might take for granted or skim over without really seeing. Nice post!

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    1. Yes they are unique. Your point has reminded me to take it easy today. It's been a busy morning, but I can't take the day for granted.

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  9. Lovely post Stacy. Enjoyed the inerviews this week! The picture of the zebras is so relaxing to view. Didn't know there was a reason. Thought it may have to do with greeting each other.

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    1. Patricia, Funny you mention greetings. I have a cool one of a mother and baby. I'll save that for another day.

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  10. Congratulations on all of the awards, Stacy! And thanks for all of the links.

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  11. Congrats on the awards and sharing the links. I'll go check them out. Like you I appreciate the writer friends I've met online and the support they give. I am so grateful of all the new info they continually give and sometimes I flow over.

    Thanks for this reminder. It's well taken.

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  12. What a cute picture of zebras. CONGRATS on your awards!

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  13. You deserved the accolades for your guest post. It was great!

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