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On Being Voted Top Travel Blogging Diva of 2010!

This prize feels more precious than Thailand's Grand Palace!

This prize feels more precious than Bangkok’s Grand Palace!

Before we left on winter vacation, I forced all my students here in Boston to write Appreciation Cards. We defined an “Appreciation Card” as a letter (decorated nicely) telling someone why you appreciate and admire them.

The power of such a card is massive! We think people around us know how much we care about them and why, but how often do we actually say it? In fact, our loved ones may not realize the extent of our love at all! That is… until we take the time to really explain and give thanks.

Today I’m giddy with happiness because I just received an equivalent to an Appreciation Card: I won first prize in the contest for Top Travel Blogging Diva of 2010!!!!

The award is cooler than a baby leopard and tiger!

The award is cooler than a baby leopard and tiger in Thailand!

The Travel Blogging Diva contest has been raging for the past few weeks on the awesome travel blog, 1000fights.com, run by Luci and Mike: a married couple who are always traveling, always fighting, and always delightful.

The prize came with a really lovely write-up about my travels, teaching, and two websites, which you can read by clicking here.

Now, in full disclosure, one reason I won is because I threatened to beat up anyone who didn’t vote for me. But that aside, this award still makes me really happy. Why? Because I have put so much love and time into www.AroundTheWorldL.com and www.TeachingTraveling.com, and sometimes I get a little… well… sad when the daily viewer stats aren’t skyrocketing each day as I want them to be!

Giving appreciation can open magical gates, like the Grand Palace!

Giving appreciation can open magical gates, like the Grand Palace!

Bottom line: I am a strong, confident woman… but receiving appreciation like this contest still has a lovely impact, and feels great!

Now for your homework: Take the time today to tell at least one person in your life the specific ways you admire and thank them. Report back with the results of your words! You may be pleasantly surprised at your power to create happiness and connection.

Click here for the article on Thailand’s Grand Palace, or here for the article on the baby leopard!

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