Best Moment Award (thank you Lilly Sue’s Bites and Brews)

May 10, 2013 § 6 Comments

Thank you Lilly Sue’s Bites and Brews for the Best Moment Award!


Awarding the people who live in the moment. The noble who write and capture the best in life.  The bold who reminded us what really mattered – savoring the experience of quality time. (Please check out

RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardee’s! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

As for my acceptance speech.  I guess this is more of a time to give thanks and ponder the word “moments”.

It is a privilege to receive this award in recognition of my “little” blog.  I want to say thank you to all of my new friends who leave me such kind and sincere comments.  I feel much encouragement to continue posting to cottagegrovehouse!

I have been so inspired and encouraged by my family who sit with me at the dinner table every single evening and share my love of cooking, even if my dinner didn’t turn out quite as I imagined.  I appreciate these days so much.  I know some day my teenage son will no longer be at our table for every meal and I truly want to memorialize these moments.


….hens and chicks

I had some thoughts on best moments.  I have a tendency to live in the moment… almost to a fault at times.  It seems some very important matters are put off because I am enjoying the present moment far too much to stop and shift gears.  Eventually I do get it all done, thank goodness!

I keep seeing the statement “Be Present” and it has such a profound meaning to me.  My interpretation of “Be Present”  is to give full attention to what you are doing, “now”.  These days multi-tasking has become such a part of our lives we don’t even realize we are doing several things at a given moment.  Imagine visiting with a good friend while they are carrying a text message conversation with another friend.  Or spending time with your children while you are on your smartphone.  How about at the market making food choices while chatting on your phone. Admittedly, I am at fault for doing all of these things.  I appreciate the reminder of “Be Present” and I do make an effort to heed it’s instruction.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  -John Lennon

It is my pleasure to present this award to….

Congratulations.  I love receiving notification every time you post!


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