As any blogger who has been blogging for a while will know, there are numerous blogging awards out there. And quite rightly so.
Blogging Awards are a way of showing caring and compassion and of demonstrating respect for other blogger’s work.
Generally speaking when you receive one such blogging award you then, as part of accepting that award, have to nominate a number of other bloggers who you, in turn, would like to nominate.
Awarded by any member of the Mental Health Writers’ Guild it is awarded without reservation or expectation to any blogger who, in the opinion of that Guild Member, has demonstrated in their writing both the ability to be as strong, determined or brave as a warrior whilst at the same time also showing that they too are as vulnerable as a child.
Please note that whilst the Warrior Child Award can only be awarded by Guild members recipients do NOT have to be Mental Health Writers’ Guild Members.
If you are viewing this page as a result of having been awarded this award by a Guild member please feel free to copy and display the Warrior Child Award logo to the right and to link to this page by way of explanation as to the meaning and sentiments behind the award.
Obviously you may want to also thank the person who nominated you for this award but that again is entirely voluntary.
In terms of the history of this award most of the motivation behind its conception is already included in the details above. But by way of additional explanation let me just share two further things…
1. As a blogger and writer who both writes but also reads blogs relating to mental health and mental wellness I have been so very, touched, honored and blessed by the openness and bravery as well as the vulnerability that I often see in so many of the blogs that I read.
2. Some time ago now, Gary Valenciano recorded a song ( it has also been recorded by Twila Paris I believe) which speaks so keenly into the kind of duality of experience and identity that I have spoken about above and which is behind this award and its name.
Although that song is actually a Christian song I truly believe that it carries truths and experiences that are relevant to many people regardless of whether they do or don’t have a faith or a religious involvement.
The song is called The Warrior is a Child and I have embedded it below and I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
Here is that song…