One of my very favorite cards….as we enter into a new year…a wonderful, kind, supportive and loving reminder…an inspirational thought…
The Candle Lighter Thank You…..an acknowledgement to those who offer hope, resilience, strength to others in need…..
btw…the “rules” of this are…no rules…no strings attached….anyone can offer this candle to anyone else…no string attached….no requirements….anyone who feels they are offering light to others can also accept the candle and add it to their own blog… I was offered the candle by Connie, from A Hope for Today.
A quote from Kate, from Believe Anyway, the person who created this “award”…..( link to Kate’s blog Believe Anyway, with explanation of the acknowledgement: Believe Anyway )
“Why am I doing this? I think people that are going through the efforts to be positive and make the world better through their efforts and blogs deserve to be recognized. I am always looking for encouragement and ‘light’. I want my faith, my optimism, and my love for life to help to set the world ablaze. Hence: The Candle Lighter Award.”
And more by Kate:
“That being said, let’s light up the world with Candle Lighters. The world needs joy and lots of it. Let’s leave no one out who is adding to the world’s joy. I love church services that begin with the church all dark. Everyone is holding an unlit candle. Gradually the candles all get lit by one candle lighting another, and so on. That is so moving, and it was the image I have in mind of the Candle Lighter Award spreading around the world. So put the Candle Lighter Award Candle photo on your blog….”
Here is an idea from Art at zendictive…. from the comments section of the previous post….I was going to add it to the previous post, but the revising tool won’t seem to allow that…and I think the ideas are so good that a separate post is good anyway…. (link to “three minutes of zen” ….and here is a link to Art’s home page site: zendictive )
And a varied presentation of the ideas….
thank you Art….. for this idea…. kathy
And then, another in color…they’re both wonderful…thanks Tim, for giving the okay to add them here…I’ll add a link in a bit….
Explanation about creation of potato figures: Pocket Perspectives post
by Kathy…..here is a wish for all of you who read this blog….
By Kathy….a short, 3 minute “slideshow/video” showing a transition from expectation/disappointment/ frustration/bewilderment to acceptance and “flow”…
This is posted by Kathy…..this is something I’ve learned….I am very thankful….
short, 50 second “video”…it has music, please just click mute, if you prefer quiet
The ideas in this “video” and page are taken from a newsletter by Rick Hansen, author of the two wonderful books, Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing. These specific ideas were in his weekly newsletter, Just One Thing. Rick also has a huge, wonderful website, Wisebrain.