Power of Words Award

Barbara of Idealisticrebel created the Power of Words Award and nominated Blackbutterfly7. This is a humbling honor that words cannot describe. In presenting the award, Barbara wrote:

I have designed this award because so many feel they can’t change the world. They can. You can. Your words, your blog can educate, raise awareness, change opinions and raise spirits. Through your blog you are reaching people you may never have effected any other way.

So this is for all who click away on the computer with a heart full of love, kindness, compassion and caring. For all of you who write to correct wrongs and injustices. For all of you who work to bring light into our world and hope to people’s lives. You are all heroes in my book. Please accept this heart-felt award and pass it on to those in your WordPress family who deserve it. Let’s keep it going for the entire year. May it inspire all with light, words, and love for the human family.

You all know how much I hate rules, so please just:

  • post the award on your blog

  • thank the person who gave it to you

  • pass it on to those whom you deem worthy

  • let your nominees know


One of the problems that delays my acceptance of awards is being afraid of leaving someone out who deserves it. Since the instructions for this award say to keep it going for the entire year, I’ll begin with a few blogs that automatically came to mind and throughout the year, will continue paying it forward.

My first nominees for the Power of Words Award are:

Coach Muller



caterpillar to butterfly

Thank you, Barbara, and to everyone who inspires us to keep hope alive.

Posted on 03/06/2015, in Awards, Happiness and Kindness, Potpourri and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Congrats!! Very well deserved!! Hugs …


  2. I’d say this one is a deff winner!
    Xena’s blog is the place to be if you want to be among those of decency and respect for everyone even when some of us don’t agree. That’s pretty rare in the online world!

    Congrats X you’ve worked so freakin hard to maintain it and keep it a fun & interesting place to land in a world that seems less than….lets just say, fun or interesting. 🙂



    • Shannon,
      A great big cyber-hug to you! You know, you and I go back. I remember when I first found your blog. There are times I miss those days when we “blog-hopped.” Thanks so much for your kind words. Everyone who participates here is so wonderful that maintaining the blog is a pleasure. Thanks so much for your participation here and support. You are like a sister to me.

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      • hey X, i figure you’re prolly not busy, just lounging around, so thought I’d make a request.. ( since you’re prolly bored cuz you’ve finished researching & writing for your next post, reading your 100s of emails, comments, other blogs, etc..)
        I’d like an option that highlights all new comments i haven’t already read. how about that? maybe make it customizable for each reader. like I’d like everyone’s new comments in hot neon pink & then turn a paler pinkish orange once I’ve read them, or maybe different colors for each person?? Like for your comments I’d probably pick a bright neon purple-y red that turns lavender.
        just wondering.. 🙂


  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    Congratulations, Xena, you are very deserving of this award!

    You have brought together a wonderful community of caring, informed, and great individuals whose thoughts, news reporting, and opinions I enjoy reading.


    • Yahtzeebutterfly. Thanks. You are caring, informed, and a great individual whose thoughts, news reporting, and opinions contribute to this community. I so appreciate your contributions and support. Thanks so much. Let’s dance.

      Super Happy Dance


    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Xena, I found a star to bestow on you because I think of the words in it when I think of you. (And, the word “proud” is there because I am proud to be your friend and sister.)

      Keep shining! Keep smiling! Thanks for blogging. 🙂


  4. You are a worthy recipient and I thank you deeply for passing this forward to me. ❤️


  5. Congratulations!!




  7. Xena, Thank you for your blog and your support to all the bloggers. It is a pleasure to read your blogs with all the comments by people who care, are civil and yet passionate about their point of views. Congratulations!!!


    • Gronda,
      Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for being a part of what makes Blackbutterfly7 a blog where people are civil yet passionate about their views. The one thing that motivates us all is believing in equality for all.


  8. Well done Xena! 🙂


  9. Congrats Xena! You deserve it and much more.


    • Towerflower, Thanks, and don’t forget that you are part of what makes Blackbutterfly7. Thanks so much for your contributions both in comments and articles.


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