There was something extra special about receiving the Sunshine Award today


Part of it may be that I received it in the midst of a snowstorm during one of the coldest winters I can remember.  A sunny treat to warm my heart and brighten my spirits!

Thank you Robin for this wonderful honor.

If you don’t already know Robin, I highly encourage you to head over to

to meet her!

She brings sunshine into so many lives through her writing, her spirit, her kindness and her friendship.

As with any award, there are rules! I will do my best to honor this tradition.

To accept the award, the awardee must do the following:

Display the award on your blog.
Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
Present 10 deserving bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
Link to the awardees and let them know of the nomination.
List 10 interesting things about yourself.

I thought instead of listing 10 interesting things about myself, I would share 10 of my favorite sunny pictures. Enjoy and I hope they bring a little sunshine into your winter day.

There are so many creative and inspiring bloggers here. I thought a lot about who I’d like to nominate. Many of the blogs I follow are about alcoholism and recovery.  I consider them to be part of my own personal recovery and they truly inspire me every day, often without even knowing it. This award is my way of thanking them and honoring our shared road of growth and recovery

18 thoughts on “Sunshine

  1. Awww….thank you Tracy for this. Well deserved, and I loved that you used pictures. It’s flattering to be amongst such amazing bloggers there, yourself included 🙂

    Blessings and congrats!!


  2. article is quite interesting and hopefully true happiness rays began to warm the hearts of us all, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for the mention. And for the lovely, warm pictures of sun. Yes, you and the other sober bloggers I follow are bright, warm spots in my recovery. Very grateful.

  4. Tracy, thanks so much for including me in your list of esteemed blogs, I am honored! Your pictures are beautiful (maybe we live somewhat near each other, we had a snowstorm yesterday too!), this has brightened my winter as well. Thanks, and I look forward to reading more!

    • I think we do! I’m in Central Vermont…the roads were so bad yesterday. Now it’s cold again:-) I miss the old regular winters we used to have!!! And you are very welcome!

    • Thank you Tammy. You were my inspiration by the way. Why I started blogging. I cannot even come close though to your gift of writing. Thinking of you and your family every day. ❤

  5. Tracy, you are a little beam of sunshine yourself. Thank you so much for the nice award and congrats to you for receiving it. Grateful to Tammy for encouraging you to start blogging. You’ll remember her always. 🙂

    I hope this weekend finds you well,

  6. Wow! Thanks so much, Tracy! I’m so honored and can’t wait to pass it on. Why has it taken me this long to find your blog?! I absolutely love your writing and your photos are amazing! I look forward to following you!

  7. You deserved the Sunshine Award, my dear friend! This was such an excellent way to feature sunshine, your favorite blogs and I cherish every word you said about me! Your artistic photography brightens all of our days! This really made MY day, Tracy! More than you know… Love always, Robin

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