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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Celebrate Achievements with Awards

Whether you are a corporation that wants to recognize employee achievements, a teacher who wants to recognize student performance, or a parent who wants to honor a child's accomplishments, consider awarding Able Recognition.

You don't have to be to a corporation or an employer to give an award. Imagine setting up an award system for your children or even your blog readers. After assigning a number of tasks, and after those tasks are completed, reward your child, blog reader, or even your mom and dad on Mother's Day and Father's Day with exquisite Crystal Awards, specially designed by you. Those uniquely crafted custom designed Crystal Trophies will be treasured by everyone who receives them.

Able Recognition, "the leading recognition source of crystal and glass awards, crystal corporate recognition trophies, recognition and donor plaques, retirement and service trophies, engraved paperweights, desktop gifts, crystal bowls and vases, golf trophies, patriotic trophies, clocks, custom award projects," furnishes numerous companies whose names you might recognize: Bank of America, the 4H Club, National Geographic, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Southwest.com, NASA, Boeing, and even McDonalds (among others). 

Able Recognition offers free digital artwork proofs and exquisite custom copyright awards. You can order securely online from an award-winning customer service representative, and you can expect your product in a timely fashion. Choose from 7500 products or design your own. 

What's more, Able Recognition offers free etching and engraving.

For your next personalized gift or promotional product, consider Able Recognition. In business for over thirty-five years, Able Recognition offers unmatched beauty, elegance, and recognition as "North America's Premier Supplier of Fine Crystal, Marble, and Glass Awards."

Who deserves an award in your life?

All quotes are taken from the Able Recognition web site. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Touched by a Blogger – Granny Gee

On the first day of January, 2013, I received a message from Bloggers telling me I had a new follower for one of my other blogs. Her name was Granny Gee. Her small blurb on Bloggers, part of which appears below, had me nearly crying and I decided to check out her blog.

"… the caller ID showed Tommy was calling! I answered it, my mind became confused as I realized it wasn't Tommy, but.. a strange man's voice saying, 'I have a man lying here on the beach, he's not breathing!'" 

Tommy was Granny Gee's son.

Despite her grief and despite her sorrow, Granny Gee manages to bring joy into her blog, Happy Colors and Granny Gee. The sincerity, the warmth, and the STORIES – my goodness, the stories this woman has to relate – are so fascinating, I had to force myself to stop reading them so I could get on with the rest of my day. 

Here's just a glimpse into one of her blogs:

"There was a woman driver who drove solo, she delivered at the place we would go to.  We would get a laugh (not in an ugly way!) because she would reach her destination, which was where we were, too.

She would go into her sleeper... change into a dress, and high heels!  It would be funny because... we knew what to expect next.  We'd watch for the door to open... and I would watch for her foot to show beneath the door.... with a high heel shoe on!

I would be thinking 'oh, my God!  I don't believe this woman is stepping out onto the steps to come out of a tractor-trailer.  She had to do it very easy so, as not to get her heels stuck in the little holes in the steps!

I would watch, feeling as if I was going to burst out laughing... I didn't want her to see me do that!  I don't make it a habit to make fun of people... who am I to do that!?  But, I have to tell you something!  Don't think bad of me... it's the truth, and I'm just saying…."

You'll have to read the rest of her blog to find out what Granny Gee says next. Click From High Heels To ... Driving A Tractor-Trailer for one of the most honest and revealing blogs I've ever read.  

Check out her artwork, too, in the lower right portion of her blog.

Granny Gee, you have a new follower – me. Thank you for sharing your grief with the rest of the world.

If you have a blog or web site you'd like me to showcase, please contact me at writingcreatively@cheerful.com