Over the last two weeks, I have gotten a few awards, which I have been sitting upon whilst I was on vacation (and because I did the awards thing between Christmas and New Year’s). Plus, I am so behind in my reading (I would blame vacation, but blame is such an ugly word.) which helps me choose winners who do not already 17 of the award I want to bestow.
Enough excuses. Time for me to get off my duff and hand out some awards.
Today, the award I am sending ’round is one which does not require me to
undress admit anything or name every stinking blog I read a set number of blogs. Instead, this quiet little award only requires I copy this post:
Whenever you see a post or blog that you think brings light to the world, put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it. They can copy and paste the photo on this post onto their blog.
What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can give them the award anytime and as often as they want. There is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it.
Lorre from Articles of Absurdity gave me the candle with the following quote:
This award is for those bloggers whose words light the way through the blogosphere. It originated for blogs “that bring light to the world [and offer] inspiration, hope, optimism, good advice, faith filled assurances, and even humor.”
If I ever thought anything I wrote was inspirational, I would have named this blog something entirely different. (But enough about the M3 Identity Crisis and the poll on the left.) I truly appreciate when anyone finds what I have to say at least useful, and Lorre giving me this lets me know some of what I am trying to impart may actually be getting through. (Although, it may simply be payback for me giving her an award!)
Who lights the path?
In my list of blogs I lurk through in the wee hours of the morning, there are many who truly light the path. In an effort not to duplicate the award, I have chosen the following knowing full well I shall award this particular one without another post as time transpires.
Angie brings to the blogosphere an uninhibited love of spirituality, humanity and Christianity. She concentrates on ways to be a better human being. And when she least expects it, she shines a Q-beam on the path.
Nigel is on a quest to uncover non-scam writing sites in an effort to further his career and save others the pitfalls which await the starving artist sitting before the keyboard. He is definitely a beacon in the blogosphere.
These two are a lovely couple who bring poignant reflections of the Bible, simple living, kind consideration and the occasional haiku. Being passionate about being demure may be an oxymoron, but they pull it off with grace and light.
Totsy has gone so far as create a page which insists she is not an award winner. I say, Pshaw. You will enjoy her amazing humor and her innovative way of highlighting whatever comes across her path. Best I give her an award which requires her to do nothing.
I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I have. When I do award this again, I will annotate this post with the additional recipients. Best to comment so you can follow along. And if you have any Candle Lighter recommendations for me, I would love to know which blogs shed light into your corner of the blogosphere.
And now, for something completely different….
And while I am asking for recommendations, I need some personal opinions. I am going to be purchasing a new ereader soon…very soon.
If you had to choose, Kindle 3, Kindle 4, Kindle Fire or Nook…and why.
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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