Category Archives: Awards

Versatile Blogger Award and Blue Sky Tag

Thanks to Studiotj and Barclay Dave for their nominations.

Thanks to my dear friends for this humbling honor.   I also want to take this opportunity to thank followers, visitors,  and participants.

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has been nominated for Versatile Blogger previously,  so I’m not repeating the Rules here, which are similar to the Blue Sky Tag.

 

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Sunshine Award

What better way to start the year than to offer a gift of good cheer?

 

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StudioTJ/Roach59, has nominated blackbutterfly7/We Hold These Truth To Be Self Evident,  for the Sunshine Award.  Roach has a very inspirational blog and also posts some current news and human interest stories.

This is our second nomination for the Sunshine Award, and I humbly accept it because it gives me the chance to pay it forward again.

“The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who inspire and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.”

The only rule that Roach has is that I answer one question.  His question is:

“Without using your name or your occupation, tell us about yourself.”

I told him I would answer his question in one sentence, and in fun, he kinda dared me to do that.  So, here is my answer;

I once was young, and now am old; yet I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  Psalm 37:25

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Sunshine and Brotherhood Awards

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has been nominated for two awards.  Because some of the rules are the same, I’m combining this acceptance.  First, I want to apologize for the delay in accepting these awards.

Our Word Press community is awesome, and I want to thank all of our subscribed followers and participants.

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SUNSHINE AWARD

Here’s a special shout-out to Roach59 for nominating us for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you, my dear friend Roach59.  It’s with much appreciation that I accept this award.

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The Sunshine Award is a peer to peer award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

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Blogger Recognition Award

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Blogger Recognition

 

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident/Blackbutterfly7, has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by two different bloggers.   Each one has different rules.  One does not require nominating 15 other blogs, and the other does, so I’m going more than half-way and nominating eight.

Thanks to Studiotj/Roach59, and Micheline Walker for paying us this great honor.  Read the rest of this entry

The Respect Award

The “Respect Award” is a personal award, made by Robert Goldstein for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.  We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident/Blackbutterfly7, has received the Respect Award from Horty of It is What it Is.  Thank you, my dear friend.  I am honored. This award is very special.

 

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You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing. This is a way of saying thank you. I am truly honored to receive this award and it gives me joy to pay it forward.

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Dedicated Blogger Award

Barbara Mattio, of Idealisticrebel, has nominated We Hold These Truths/Blackbutterfly7 for the Dedicated Blogger Award 2016.  In creating and nominating the award, she wrote:

“Blogging, some say, is losing ground on the Internet.  Many people are now using Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram to convey their thoughts, leaving the more ‘old-fashioned’ blog behind.

But there are those who understand that, sometimes, a long form is best.  Who know that it takes time, and craft, and WORDS as well as images to convey a thought, and to start a conversation.

This Award is dedicated to those bloggers who consistently provide wisdom, inspiration, kindness, gentleness and truth to the world through their blogs.

This is a my “thank you” to you.  Please, pass it on!”

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Real Neat Blog Award

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Dearkitty has nominated Blackbutterfly7, We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, for the Real Neat Blog Award. I am grateful and humbled by this nomination. Dear Kitty is a real neat blogger, real neat person, and real creative person. In creating the award, Dear Kitty wrote: Read the rest of this entry

Creative Blogger Award

Blackbutterfly7 has been nominated by Micheline Walker for the Creative Blogger award. Micheline posts on arts, music, history and current events. She does fantastic research. Her blog is a work of art. No wonder she has over 1,400 followers. To be nominated for this award by Micheline is a true honor.

 

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Hearts As One Drumbeat Award

 

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Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, passed on her Hearts As One Drumbeat Award to Blackbutterfly7. Sue created the award, and the rules for passing it on are;

“Within their posts whether if be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award.

Be it through laughter or Humour

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion 

Are 

Mandatory” 

Together let us Beat our Drums for Harmony, Peace, Unity, and Equality.

 Let the Beat of your Thoughts Ripple out as we share our Hearts in One Beat of Unity.

 

The Hearts as One Drumbeat Award is a celebration of unity, love, and compassion. In spite of some subject matters that we write about, I always wear my emotions on my sleeve and it is a humbling honor to be recognized, even on my worst days, for keeping the hope of love and compassion alive. Read the rest of this entry

Premio Dardas Award

 

Barbara of Idealisticrebel has nominated Blackbutterfly7 for the Premio Dardos Award.

I am humbled and appreciative for this nomination because Blackbutterfly7 was nominated by a blogger who runs a very incredible blog. As a “prize dart” it means that I get to “hit” 15 other blogs with recognition.

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In accepting this award, I would like to thank Barbara, our followers, visitors, and participants.  There was a time when I visited bloggers who came by for the first time and said “Hi” by clicking like, and also went to blogs of new followers to thank them. Time does not provide for me to visit each individual blog now, so please receive my collective, appreciative “Thank You”.

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The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web. Read the rest of this entry

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

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Community of Bloggers Award

The beautiful and talented Just Patty has nominated Blackbutterfly7 for the Community of Bloggers Award.

Community Award

Community of Bloggers Award

This is truly an honor. The community of bloggers that I’ve come to know this past year are diverse, talented, and informative.   There are times that I feel guilty not timely keeping up with them all, including not visiting the blogs of new subscribers and new visitors to thank them. I hope that they accept my apology and this group acknowledgement of thanks.

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Bloggers Who Care, Community Heart Award

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Kev has nominated Blackbutterfly7 for the “Bloggers Who Care, Community Heart Award.” Horty also nominated Blackbutterfly7 for the same. I thank both of them. It’s an honor.

A very talented man, Kev wrote in making the award:

“This award is one I made myself for All members of my community. You deserve it and I love you all.”

I love you too, Kev.

In the past 4 months, the number of subscribers to Blackbutterfly7 has grown. I’ve not yet been able to visit all of the blogs of new subscribers yet, and for that I apologize.  I see you, and thank you for following and your support. Read the rest of this entry

Wonderful Team Readership Award

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Blackbutterfly7 has been awarded the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” by our friend Coach Muller of Good Time Stories.

(Addition:)  As I was going through other award nominations, I found where our dear friend Horty also nominated Blackbutterfly7 for this award.  Here’s thanking her as well.

Coach Muller blogs stories that make my heart smile, and some that cause me to deeply reflect.   Thanks for the award, Coach. I am deeply honored and grateful.

Reading the blogs that I follow is why I always seem to be late visiting some of them. I truly want to read what they have written. But, this award is not just about the blogs that I read. For me, it’s also about those bloggers who read here. In selecting nominations, I kept that in mind. Read the rest of this entry

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. Read the rest of this entry

The Angel Award

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Blackbutterfly7 has been nominated for numerous awards and I have to comply with the rules for acceptance.  I would like to acknowledge those who have nominated us for awards, and accept one of them via this post, giving my word that I shall work on complying with the rules so I can honor their thoughtfulness and gracefulness.

Those bloggers nominating Blackbutterfly7 for awards are:

Horty; Mavadelo; Joe Bradshaw; Coach Muller and Just Patty.

They consist of;

  • Wonderful Team Member Readership Award (2 nominations)
  • I am Part of the WordPress Family Award (A second nomination for Blackbutterfly7)
  • Award Showers
  • Shauny Award For Blogging Excellence (Two nominations)
  • The Howler Award (Because Horty says this blog bites)
  • Being a Light In The World
  • Award for Love and Kindness
  • Sunshine Award
  • Working to Change the World
  • Bouquet of Seven Awards

Blackbutterfly7 now humbly accepts the Angel Award.

8054-2There are various thoughts about angels in theology and myths. Personally, I believe that angels are those who are of the same spirit/motivation, who minister positive messages or positive actions to the lives of others. “Positive” can be defined as whatever is necessary and needed for any individual at any given time that gives or adds to their life, joy, peace.

Imagine my surprise when Horty passed the Angel Award to Blackbutterfly7!!  It is humbling to be honored by one’s peers.

 

 

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The Lighthouse Award

The Lighthouse Award was created by Coach of http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/

~~created for “a blog that brings light to a dark world”~~

Horty of It Is What It Ishas nominated Blackbutterfly7 for this award.  I am honored and humbly accept.

Lighthouse award

This award comes with a commitment because the rules require that I share three ways that I like to help others.

lighthouse with butterflyLighthouses aid in navigation for safety and mark dangerous coastlines for safe entry.  The term is also used for organizations dedicated to overcoming vision impairment.  Blackbutterfly7 endeavors to shed light so those impaired by prejudices, hatred, and violence know that is not the correct path to life, liberty and happiness.

 

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Bloggers For Peace

Patty of petitemagique writes every month for Bloggers for Peace.  This month, she asks that we inspire someone.

Every month I make a post for Bloggers for Peace. Just to take a moment to think about the importance of it.

This month I decided to ask you all to INSPIRE someone.

Inspiration can be a great way to accomplish dreams and feel better.

Everyone needs motivation. To help them through rough times or to do something they want, but maybe never thought they could.

To inspire someone is a gift to someone and to yourself.”

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Humanitarian Award

HUMANITARIAN AWARD …. IN REMEMBERANCE OF NELSON MANDELA

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This award was created by IDEALISTIC REBEL.

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Peace and Justice Award

Peace and Justice Award

IDEALISTIC REBEL created this award.

In her own words:

I am creating this award to honor Word Press bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred.  It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.

It is my hope that recipients of this award will feel proud to know their hard work for Peace and Justice has been recognized by their fellow bloggers. “  

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