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Candle Lighter Award

January 16, 2012

The GrowthLines blog has been nominated for The Candle Lighter, a WordPress award.  I would like to say “Thank you” to Jen at Step on a Crack, for her gesture of encouragement and recognition in gifting me with this award.  Jen’s writing has a level of beauty that helps us look at the harsh realities of truth, and find the path to a life lived with strength and authenticity.  I count it my extreme good fortune to have become her friend across miles, through pictures painted with words.  Thanks, Jen.

This award belongs to those who believe,
who always survive the day,
and those who never stop dreaming.
For those who cannot quit,
for those keep trying,
and if you’re in this category,
you are entitled to this Award.

I would like to nominate the following blogs for bringing the light of kindness, creativity, and hope to those looking for a good word, a reason to smile, and a welcoming place:

The Reinvented Lass

Thursday Morning Meditations

The Heartbreak of Invention

Rob Slaven Photography

Carol Wiebe Wonders Out Loud

Yellow House Cafe

The Better Man Project

Belle of the Carnival

Alternate Economy

The idea of spreading light seems particularly fitting as we commemorate the life and light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dark Into Light

There was dark

in this world

day and night.

And then

a single candle lit


to full flame.


we know

the power of

a single flame

to light the world.

© Paulann C. Canty, 1.16.2012

The Little Rock Nine, Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2012 10:55 am

    Thank you for the lovely award! It has really brightened my gloomy day 🙂

    • January 17, 2012 11:27 am

      I hope the day continues to be less gloomy for the belle of the carnival! I’m glad The Candle Lighter was a bright spot.

  2. Carol Wiebe permalink
    January 17, 2012 6:24 pm

    Paulann, I was very touched that you would choose my blog for a Candle Lighter Award. Writing and making art certainly bring light into my own life. How wonderful that you consider those activities a source of kindness, creativity and hope for others.

    Having read some of your posts, I know that you are a Light Bringer yourself. I will be following you with great interest and gratitude for what you offer those of us who visit the welcoming place called GrowthLines.

    • January 17, 2012 10:33 pm

      Thank you, Carol. I appreciate your kind words and look forward to hearing from you in the future. I have discovered so many wonderful people in the blogging community. Your art and your thoughts are beautiful and I’m excited about getting acquainted with your archives and enjoying your future creations too.

  3. January 17, 2012 8:38 pm

    Thank you for your kind words and award after visiting my blog. May your spirit continue to light the way in the thoughts you share here on Growthlines. ~

    • January 17, 2012 10:47 pm

      Thank you for your comments. It is encouraging to discover all the positive, hopeful conversations taking place and beauty being created through blogging. I look forward to more conversations with fellow bloggers and readers, helping to create a more compassionate world.

  4. The Reinvented Lass permalink
    January 18, 2012 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the award! That made my day!

    • January 18, 2012 10:37 pm

      I’m glad it brightened your day. You and your blog are well deserving. I look forward to more Reinvented Lass writings.

  5. January 18, 2012 10:50 pm

    congratulations on your award 🙂

    • January 18, 2012 11:51 pm

      Thank you! It is exciting to get acquainted with other bloggers, and to discover such a wealth of written and visual art.

  6. January 20, 2012 3:39 pm

    Thank you so much for honoring me in this way. I love candles, I even wrote a blog post about about how much I love them…so I guess we might become like what we love 😉 Thank you beautiful lady!

    • January 21, 2012 8:03 pm

      You are so welcome! It has been great fun discovering bright lights in the blogging world. I will check your archives for the post about your love of candles, and I agree, we begin to take on the attributes of what we love. Congratulations! Well deserved!

  7. January 20, 2012 3:40 pm

    That is a lovely poem, at first I wasn’t aware you had written it. I’m glad I read again!

    • January 21, 2012 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much. Sometimes poetry pushes me to say something in a more direct, succinct way. I really appreciate your thoughts what I’ve posted!

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