Ten Good Ones... times 2
Boudicca picked up a non-meme-ish suggestion and passed it on in Top 10 Good People of 2005. Not necessarily "big names" but folks who've been a strong positive influence, personally or in wider society.
At least, that's how I'm choosing to interpret this. :-) Bou's post was a lil vague (she was still heavily medicated from her surgery), and GuyK's post at Charming, Just Charming (whence Bou picked this up) is pretty open-ended.
So, maybe not ten. Maybe not the TOP ten. But quite a few.
Let me begin with my fav top ten bloggers who have had a positive influence on me this year. Keep in mind: I am NOT listing them in any order other than maybe alphabetically, 'K? Having pared it down to only ten, I feel badly because another list just as long belongs with this one. So, as wrong as this list is, here are ten OF the top good folks who have positively influenced my life this last year:
Please keep in mind that I've left off many who have been just as good to me, had influence just as positive as the folks on this list, but I'm trying to keep this portion at ten. The rest of you who belong on this list also know you do, but you're the kinda folks who will take it in the right spirit. Good on you one and all.
In "real life" I'd have to list my Wonder Woman, Lovely Daughter and Bubba at the top. No matter what (even when I'm not at my best or irked with one of them or whatever), they are the most positive influences in my life. Period. They KNOW the real curmudgeonly me, and still lend me their light.
I miss my neighbor. Yeh. The one neighbor, really. Always ready to help with anything. Nobody's perfect, but he was a thoughtful, generous guy.
A couple of my siblings definitely qualify as strong influences for good-older sister and younger brother. Pretty constant contact with these two, and they are always uplifting. Heck, I'd have to say my youngest nephew has been a strong positive influence! (Just keeping up with his academic progress has thrown me back at some classics in my reading.) Great kid.
Guy at the local grocery who has fun playing my silly people/word games. Heck, the checkers there are neat, too. Aww... even the owner's a really nice guy (though he'd not necessarily want ya to know it--likes to play curmudgeon. heh).
And two clients who have done medical transcription for years (you know who you are-and since you read this blog, I'll let this be your "Have a great new year!" OK? :-). Thanks, ladies, for your continual positive outlook and influence on me. Oh, and thank the bread baker, too.
NOTE: this list is not exhaustive, either. Just a quick runback through a few contacts in the last lil bit who have been constant positive influences over the past year.
And that's my of ten of the top Good People of 2005 for the "real world"-how about yours?