Receiving the Butterfly Light Award is nothing short of exciting! It’s an honor that I will proudly display on my blog.
First and foremost, I want to thank Don Charisma for awarding me with this honor, also known as the Disco Flutterby Award. I’m a fairly new blogger still learning the ropes, and have learned a lot from following his site. Seeing other comments in his posts, I can understand why he received the original Butterfly Light Award. Everything discussed and posted on his site is about beauty in the world and spreading that light to everyone around. The tone is positive and warm, welcoming readers to peruse the content from start to finish. From reading this touching declaration of appreciation from the creator of the award, IdiotWriter, it is clear that Don Charisma is spreading light and kindness as intended by the award. Thank you for sharing this honor!
How I’m Spreading Light
Spreading light is something I take a lot of pride in every day. I’ve been complimented by many people over the years on my compassion and my ability to turn around otherwise angry personalities. Praise is not something I try to accomplish – more that I want people to be happy and feel good about themselves. We all deserve to feel warmth and happiness around us, and if we each spread just a little bit of that light the world becomes a much brighter place. That’s why I will continue to spread the light by encouraging others, setting a good example of determination, and sharing what I’ve learned along the way. I will send positive messages and warmth to fellow bloggers and neighbors. I will send positive comments and share posts that make me happy. I will stand up for those who don’t have a voice of their own, and show a helping hand to someone in need.
How You Can Spread the Light
It doesn’t take as much effort as you would expect! Truly, something as little as smiling more often can change someone’s life. We never know what someone is thinking behind the expression on their face, and it’s easy to take a moment to put yourself in their shoes. Is that grumpy cashier ruining your day? Did you stop to consider a recent scowl of your own, and why it took form? Perhaps a lost job, lost family member, or broken down car on the way to work. Now imagine the kindness you wish you had been met with in a similar situation. Think about how the kindness of a stranger made your day, or could have. A smile and a soft tone can make not only your interaction better, but can change the life of the other person. While it doesn’t work 100% of the time, you will be surprised how many times it does make a change for the better.
I will be passing along the Butterfly Light Award to the blogger or bloggers I feel most deserve kudos. If you would like to be considered for the award, send me a comment below and I will check out your blog. I will be awarding sometime next week, and reading many blog posts along the way.