Butterfly Light Award

Blackbutterfly7 has been honored with the Butterfly Light Award. In passing on this nomination, Horty wrote:

“Xena loves butterflies. So, who else would be a great recipient of this beautiful creation? She’s a wonderful human being who champions causes that are fought in the legal arena. She works continuously and keeps us informed of events that may otherwise be forgotten. She literally “fights” for the underdog and those affected by miscarriages of justice in spite of the many attacks that she finds herself under.

My wish is to “see” her smile when she reads this post. “

I did smile, and I also shed tears. This is a very humbling honor. The entire concept of caterpillars to butterflies is what inspired the title of this blog. It blesses my heart to see others inspired by that concept.

The concept is two-fold.  As caterpillars, people see us as we appear.  They do not see us from the inside of what we really are — a life-giving creation.  At the same time, we know who we are inside and do not allow others to define us contrary to what we know is within us.

Secondly, as caterpillars, we perceive things from the ground, and from the heights that we can climb.  We know there is more — more to life — more to the beauty of life. As we go through transformation inside cocoons, it requires hope and faith. There is nothing to protect us from harm unless we have vigilant friends.  Then the struggle begins where we break free.  The struggle strengthens our wings.  As butterflies, we soar high and see the same things from a different perspective as well as new things.  Our mission is no longer survival to transform, but to bring beauty to others and reproduce life so that there are more caterpillars transforming into butterflies.

 

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Thanks to Belinda and Don Charisma for paying this award forward.

~~THE RULES~~

You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.

You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more bloggers.  You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.

You must link back to Belinda’s blog.

You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading Light”  OR  “How I’m A Positive Influence

Display Belinda’s beautiful “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

My Acceptance

As a child in church, I was taught to let another man praise you, and not your own mouth.   In keeping with that, the following are a few comments that have been posted here.

Marilyn C. |  Thank You Xena….THIS is just WHAT I needed today.Now that I have cried for 30 minutes,I see WHY again so many people are drawn to YOU My Dear.You find so many ways to reach out to ENCOURAGE & INSPIRE so many others.This is one of my favorite artist & song.Who knew that I needed to hear it today? XENA DID!! God Bless You! It really DOES matter what we all do.

Rachael |Congrats. I know of the ways that you like to help others both by reading what you write and by personal experience. I say this award is very well deserved. Thank you Xena.

Jueseppi, the Obamacrat: Thank you Ms. Xena, also known as Blackbutterfly7for your tireless efforts & never-ending hard work in fighting these injustices.

Joe Bradshaw | Reblogged this on Iamforchange’s Blog and commented:
Thank you Xena… Words can not express the joy and the humility I feel… I am grateful for the many gifts you share with me and to be included in such a wonderful post I am honored and grateful thank you for your friendship and support and most grateful for the love you share in so many ways with so many people. I bow, Namaste Xena, 🙂 Joe

My nominations.

This is always the difficult part. By the time I get around to complying with Rules for accepting awards, many of the blogs I would pay it forward to have already been awarded. There are other blogs that are award free, but I wish they weren’t because they inspire me.

Immediately, I thought of Coach Muller and Joe Bradshaw. Joe is a candid man, sharing real life stories that are inspiring. The Coach is a humorous yet serious person who sheds light and inspires on his blog.

Now — on my way to pay it forward to the Coach and Joe.

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Posted on 04/27/2014, in Awards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Shelia just posted this on her blog. It’s the video only. It touched my heart. We shall not forget. http://sdunn5.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/in-memorium-trayvon-benjamin-martin/

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  2. Congratulations!!

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Excellent!! Kudos for this post! Xena …. others do speak!! Hugs ….

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Excellent!! Kudos for this post! Xena …. others do speak!! Hugs ….

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  5. What Joy it is
    to discover wings and catch a breeze with Xena
    to let the currents of truth and fairness create the uplift
    to appreciate new perspectives unseen when a caterpillar
    to discover strength in the nectar of kindness and compassion

    Thank you for your light, Xena.

    Congratulations on a well deserved award!

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  6. Thanks to everyone for their kind words. You make my heart smile.
    Love Heart

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  7. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it…..You’re the best. Congrats…it’s well earned.

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  8. nice – congratulations!
    Its a lovely award… remember to connect here: http://hunt4truth.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/acts-of-love-and-kindness-award/

    don’t know if you missed it

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  9. Good Morning Everyone 🙂

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  10. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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