Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cajun Delights Receives Noblesse Oblige Award

A few weeks ago, I was surprised and honored to be among those chosen to receive the Noblesse Oblige Award. This prestigious award was graciously presented to me by my dear friend, Janine, of Sniffles and Smiles and Been There, Done That . Janine is a woman of many talents which include superb writing, painting, and poetry. Her wonderfully rich and colorful blogs and comments are well known and cherished by so many in the blogosphere. As is her friendship. She is on a little siesta right now, but please visit her soon and she'll catch up with you later.
Merci Beaucoup, Cher' Amis !

The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:

  • The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs
  • Their Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions
  • There is a clear purpose at the Blog: one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures, Sciences, and Beliefs
  • The Blog is refreshing and creative; and The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking
The requirements of the person receiving the award are as follows:
  • Create a post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award
  • The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post
  • Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older posts as support
  • The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions- Blogger must display the Award at any location at their Blog
When I originally started blogging and created Cajun Delights, I really had no idea what blogging was all about. I merely wanted to promote and share our wonderful Cajun culture with the rest of the world. The area known to most as Cajun Country, is so rich in culture and history and is such a fabulous place to live and have lots of fun. Delectable cuisine, incredible music, and warm-hearted people with a contagious "joie de vivre". ( joy of living) My goals of achievement for the Blog, were completely fulfilled, when a reader made a comment on one of my posts, Whiskey River+ Cajun Fun on the Swamp. She said, "You make everyone want to be a Cajun!" And I said, " If I make you want to be a Cajun, then I have accomplished my goal".

Now, I have the most fun job of all, which is passing this distinguished award along to several fellow bloggers who make me laugh and inspire and entertain me with their fantastic blogs; each so richly deserving.
The envelope please.......

A Majority of Two

Gumbo Writer

Women of a Certain Age

Whole Latte Life

Smoky Mountain Cafe'

Elizabeth Bradley Fiction, Bits & Bites

I am truly grateful for each and everyone of you, my dear bloggie friends, who take the time to visit and encourage and support with your thoughtful comments. And most of all I appreciate your friendship; ya'll are the best of the best!! Congratulations to all !!


Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Marguerite, Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am very honored and flattered.

I enjoy your blog so much and am so glad to have found you

Joanne said...

Congrats to you on receiving this Award - much deserved here! Your Cajun spirit and life spills from your words. And thanks so much for passing the Award along to my blog, one which I humbly accept. I'm so glad you enjoy stopping by my place too. Have a great day :)

California Girl said...

I am touched. I read all the requirements so I'm flattered you think I am achieving these things. I think I'm like you, I began the blog not knowing where it would lead; as a writing exercise really. I was advised, early on, to pick a focus/direction and stick to it in order to build a loyal following. But I wasn't trying to be commercial although I do want to build the following. i think I'm interested in so many things I end up writing about whatever interests me at the moment. Hey! This can be my explanation...right? Anyway, thank you mucho. Cheers!

Marguerite said...

Katherine- You are most welcome,cher!
And likewise, I'm glad to have found you. If you ever move back to La., please move to Lafayette.

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks so much for your warm wishes and kind comments. The pleasure was all mine.

Marguerite said...

Cal. Girl- Sounds great! You know what they say, "Birds of a feather"! Wish you were here, having a frozen daiquiri with me. Cheers!

Sniffles and Smiles said... have to be the most wonderful friend ever!!!! Thank you for your generous words here, and your lovely comment...I miss you, too!!!! But the break is turning out to be really good for me!!! Even so, I'll be back as soon as I can!!! Congratulations again, on your award!!! So deserving!!! I LOVE your new header, btw...and when I come back, I'll have to check out that frog in the chef's hat...LOL!!!! Sounds like me, and looks like how I feel when I get bogged down in a recipe...LOL. Love to you~Janine XO

Jo said...

Hi, Marguerite. I am just now getting time to visit my favorite blogs. :-) You certainly deserve this award. I was telling a friend of mine about your blog the other day, and how much I enjoy reading it, and how much I would love to visit Cajun country after hearing you talk about it. I think you know how to live, and how to enjoy life!

And thank you for passing this award on to me. I love it!


Angie Ledbetter said...

Marguerite, I'm so honored! Thank you for the awesome award. Made my day, sha! :o)

Nancy said...

Congrats on the award, you are a terrific hostess to the Cajun world. Thanks so much for educating the rest of us to such a rich culture!

Marguerite said...

Sniffles and Smiles- So great to see you and glad to hear that your break is helping. Sometimes we don't realize how badly we need a break, until we take one. Calgon take me away!!! My thanks go to you, once again, for presenting me with this award and for your lovely compliments. Enjoy yourself, cher!

Marguerite said...

Jo- Thanks so much for your kind vote of confidence. You should come for one of our big festivals. The next one "Festival Acadiens et Creole" is scheduled for mid-October. It's a Cajun Woodstock!
Check out my October 2008' archives for coverage of this festival.It is an absolute blast!

You're welcome and you most certainly deserve this award, cher!

Marguerite said...

Angie, Just your Boo-Tib jokes would qualify you for this award, but really it's your whole creative, awesome blog, and your excellent writing skills too, sha! Have a great week-end!

Marguerite said...

Lover of Life, It is not only my pleasure to share the Cajun culture with ya'll, but it is my passion, as well. Thank you my cher' amis! I would have passed this award to you, too, if Janine had not beat me to it.