The Butterfly Light Award

As a follow-up to my previous Award post, I continue to thank Irene for also nominating me for this rather special and beautiful Butterfly Light Award.

 Butterfly Light Award

butterfly-light-awardThis award was originally given to Don Charisma as a thank you from Belinda (the idiot writer) when he helped fix her computer.   I am amazed by the special effects, shimmering like delicate butterfly wings, and I’m truly honoured and humbled to have received it, thank you so much Irene!

As I mentioned before, Irene is not only a talented and inspiring writer, but she is a kind, caring and truly super lady and friend who has greatly encouraged me and many others. Through her and the varied challenges she takes part in (writing and photography), I’ve met many other wonderful new blogging friends.

Irene truly is a beautiful blogger who has illuminated the path before me many times, shining her lantern in my summerhouse when the lights have dimmed, as they sometimes do…

Conditions For Accepting The Award

1. You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. You MAY NOT lump this award in with a batch of other awards.

2. You must individually name and re-award to a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 9999999 bloggers. You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback (I’d suggest their about page)

3. You must link back to Belinda’s blog either to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/i-love-charismatic-geeks/ OR http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about/

4. You must write a short paragraph – Entitled either “How I’m Spreading Light” OR “How I’m A Positive Influence”

5. Display Belinda’s lovely “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

Here then are the wonderful bloggers I’m nominating  for the Butterfly Light Award, and many congratulations to you all!

Everybody already nominated in the previous awards post and:
Jo Robinson
Bespoke Traveler
plaintalkandordinarywisdom
simplyilka
sereneaspergia
Book to the Future
iChristian
NESTpirations
insearchofitall
Writer Site
GOD, AUTISM and Me
The World Is a Book…
Mabel Kwong
quirkybooks
Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
fatgirlslimblog

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Finally, in answering the questions above (‘How I’m spreading light’, or ‘How I’m a positive influence’), I would prefer to leave you with this quote which expresses how I feel about you, my dear friends:

‘At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.’ ~Albert Schweitzer

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.
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64 Responses to The Butterfly Light Award

  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    Congratulations on the award, Sherri! Well deserved! I think this shimmery award fits your blog and your writing perfectly. As you said, it’s shimmery with butterfly wings: positivity, freedom and happiness. LOVE the Schweitzer quote you shared at the end. We’re all strong, but sometimes life does get us down. And when we’re down, it’s always nice to look up and see a helping hand or hear an encouraging word. It is so nice to see you spreading positivity around, Sherri. Not only through sharing your writings, but commenting nicely on each comment you receive. I think you make a lot of people’s days 🙂 Thanks for making your Summerhouse a great place to pop by.

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh…you are so sweet, many thanks Mabel, you are always so kind and I love it when you visit my summerhouse bringing with your energy, love and light! You have shared such lovely thoughts and you’ve given me a huge smile, as you always do with your delightful comments!
      Many congratulations are in order for you too , as you see I have nominated you and you know the sentiment with which I send it your way….for all the positivity, freedom and happiness you bring so many through your blog (using your wonderful words!) and your beautiful writing and friendship to so many. You truly are a shimmering, light.
      Have a lovely day dear one 🙂

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      • Mabel Kwong says:

        I wish your summerhouse was real, in real life. Then all of us blogger people can come visit and bask in positivity and happiness, and be inspired from one another 🙂

        After I posted my previous comment, then I realised you nominated me for the award. How embarrassing, lol. Thank you so much, Sherri. I am flattered and humbled. At a lost for words 🙂 You are such a humble, giving and kind person.

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        • Sherri says:

          Ahh…what a lovely thought!
          And this just goes to show what a sweet, thoughtful and kind young woman you are..:-) You are more than welcome, enjoy, and many congratulations to you dear Mabel, richly deserved 🙂

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  2. Congratulations. This is a shiny new style award. Awesome. You are a busy, busy lady. You deserve it. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so much as always Tess. I do love the way this award shimmers, I’m in awe of Brenda who designed it! How do you even begin to do something like that????? I knew this week would be busy, after last week catching up and trying to get on top of things. I’ve been trying to get these two posts out for weeks and weeks! So I’m really glad to get to them at long last 🙂 😀 😛

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  3. Amy says:

    Congratulation, Sherri! I agree with everything Mabel said about your blog. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so much dear Amy, you are as kind and lovely as Mabel and as with my reply to her, I would say just the very same to you, it is my pleasure to give you this beautiful award for all the light you bring to your readers in your beautiful blog and your stunning photographs. Your light shines and many congratulations to you 😀

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  4. Although I do not know you, Sherri, a lot of people have said nice things about you! And I trust that you are deserving of this award!

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  5. What a lovely award, Sherri, and so well deserved. Congratulations to you. 🙂

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  6. Ste J says:

    Congratulations on the shimmeriest award I have ever squinted at and thank you for nominating me also. Your words are so accessible and honest that you are always on my round of bloggers which I do my best to get around every two or three days as I like to keep topical!

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    • Sherri says:

      Isn’t it the shimmeriest award ever? So happy to send it your way Ste, I hope it brings beautiful shimmery butterly light to your day 🙂 And thank you ever so much, ahh, what a lovely thing to say, I’m really honoured with all the reading that you do (and love your reviews) for you to say that about my words, you’ve made my day 🙂

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  7. Lisa Reiter says:

    Congratulations Sherri ! You certainly do spread light in the world!

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  8. Congratulations again, Sherri. I like the butterfly special effects too ;). What a wonderful quote you shared with us, love it. 💜💚

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    • Sherri says:

      …and this beautiful shimmery butterfly light shines on you Maria! Ahh…and again, thank you so much and yes, I am rather fond of that quote and it seemed so perfect for this post. Glad you like it too ❤ 🙂

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  9. Pat says:

    Congratulations, Sherri, what a beautiful award and the meaning behind it is so deserved by you. Like your quote from Albert Schweitzer, I’m deeply grateful for the light you shimmer and the sparks you ignite with being real in the writing of your stories and sharing your photos. You make the world a better place.

    Thank you for passing it along to me and including me among your fellow bloggers. I’m truly honored. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Pat, you are so deserving and most welcome. I actually intended you to have the other awards too but I only just found out that I had a problem with the links and that I lost a few nominees from my list. So, I want you to know that they are all for you my friend! I apologise for the confusion.
      Thank you so much, as always, for your loving, kind words. I hope that your day is filled with beautiful butterfly light shimmering all around you 😀

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      • Pat says:

        I feel that shimmering butterfly light, Sherri, and am truly grateful.

        I’m sorry I didn’t notice the mention in the other awards but thank you for your thoughts of me with those, too. I’m good and it’s all okay with me if there was any confusion in the loss of links.

        I’m still recovering from transferring my site over to a new host account and working on getting back on track with posting again. I haven’t written much in July and this summer is flying. 🙂

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      • Sherri says:

        Thanks so much for understanding Pat…it was a right mess with all those links, but glad it all got sorted out in the end! I hope you will soon be up and running on your blog again (you are very brave!) and I look forward to your next post with great anticipation! Have a great week my friend 🙂

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      • Pat says:

        Sherri – just wanted you to know I just linked you to an acceptance post for the Butterfly Light Award at http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/thank-you-my-last-butterfly-light-award/.

        Thank you again, my friend. 🙂

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  10. TanGental says:

    First time I saw this badge I thought it was probably my eyes going funny, but now I see it really does shimmer. I’m in awe – like the bumble bee, it should be impossible but it works.

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    • Sherri says:

      I know…it’s amazing isn’t it? Haha…yes, just like the beautiful bumble bee, love It definitely shimmers for real and you can be sure it isn’t your eyes going funny! Although I think that all the time – wretched variefocals, ha!! This award is for you Geoff to add to the others…be sure to take it and enjoy the beautiful butterfly light shimmering up your day 🙂

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  11. Well now, Sherri, I think you officially have as many awards as your look-a-like, Dianne Sawyer! 🙂
    No one deserves these awards more than you, my friend. xoxo
    Love the quote! You never know how much a simple smile can change someone’s day. Smile at strangers, you could be saving a life!

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha! Well, you know me and my pal Dianne…I’m just trying to keep up with her, LOL 😉 But seriously, thank you so much Jill, you are such a lovely friend to me and you know that if you ‘did’ awards that every single one of these are for you too…shimmering, beautiful butterfly light surrounds you and your writing and all the love and encouragement you spread around to all your friends. And yes, that is so true about smiling at a stranger, a very powerful reminder. I’m sure you’ve smiled light into many a person’s life my friend 🙂 ❤ xoxo

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  12. Congratulations my friend. You indeed exudes beauty and gentleness like that of a butterfly. You inspire others to spread there wings and try to soar high as much as they can. I agree, others do give us light when we need it and we do give light in our own little way through our action , words and work. All the best to you & your family always.

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you again so much IT, you are so kind and you bless me greatly. Wow, how beautifully you express yourself through the written word. I’m truly humbled but yes, it is because of the spark of light that has been given to me through you and everyone here that I’m able to keep on keeping on and so we support, bless and encourage one another no matter what we are all going through. May this butterfly’s shimmering light surround you now and always – 🙂
      Congratulations to you too my friend…this is for you 🙂

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  13. mariekeates says:

    I’ve only recently found your blog but I would say the award is well deserved and thank you for nominating me. I’m honoured.

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  14. TBM says:

    Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing the quote. I hope your summer is going well.

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    • Sherri says:

      Hi TB! What a lovely surprise, you’re back, yay! I’m missed your smiling face around these parts, hope this means all is well and you are up and running with your internet again! Thanks so much for the congrats and yes, so far summer is going well (will be taking a break at the end of next week though!). I do love that quote, so inspiring 🙂

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  15. restlessjo says:

    Thank you for reigniting that flame 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh…bless you dear Jo. Goodness, I wish I could come over to you right now and smother you in massive hugs. Or is that over the top? Ha! Well, you know what I mean…and wow…this is what it’s all about isn’t it? Being there to rekindle that spark for one another…as have your hugs done for me when I’ve really needed them ❤

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  16. Tom Merriman says:

    Well done, Sherri! I don’t do these awards myself; at the moment it’s taking me all my time to do my normal blogging! And, I’d never be able to do it if I had anywhere near the maximum number of bloggers to nominate… imagine all those links? And what if I went wrong at the 4 millionth link and needed to start again?! Hehehe! Only jesting… it’s a cool looking award – very shimmery. A summery shimmery Sherri award.

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so much Tom! I did come over to your blog and noticed that you don’t do blogs otherwise I would have sent these your way 😉 Haha, can you imagine, all those links? Oh no, don’t, it’s hard enough just with a few and actually, funny you said this because I had to go back and redo all my links as something went horribly wrong and they all linked to the same blog!!! No idea how that happened, it took me ages to sort out, grrrrrrrr…………..still, you have to laugh at these things – after the fact, haha!
      Ahh….very sweet, but it sounds a bit like a tongue twister 😉 😀

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  17. Don Charisma says:

    Congrats Sherri and thanks for the mention 😀

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  18. thirdhandart says:

    Congratulations Sherri! Love the Albert Schweitzer quote.

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  19. Sherri, you’re so often a spark in the darkness! Not only in your support, but also the countless memories you’ve kindled in me from your own stories, some of which I’d long forgotten.

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh…what a lovely thing to say Andrea, thank you so much! I’m thrilled to know that so many of your precious memories have come to the fore. I feel really buoyed up by your lovely, kind comment today, bless you for the spark you give me and others with your beautiful words too 🙂

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  20. Sherri, this award perfectly describes you.
    You do spread light and joy and all the delicate colors of a butterfly. Congratulations!

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  21. quirkybooks says:

    Wooooo! I am stoked. Thank you for the award and most importantly the words you used when you presented me with it. I am very honoured and will officially accept in due course. I have never seen this award before and I am thrilled to be given it. Congratulations to you for winning it in the first place.

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  22. Congratulations on YOUR award, Sherri – you are most deserving! I thank you abundantly for nominating me (you make me gush!). I was truly touched by your words, as I always am my friend. I’m putting something together ‘todayish.’ Manual labor (laying flooring) is for the birds! The very best to you! ❤ ~Karen~

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh…thanks so much Karen for your kind congrats and it’s my pleasure to send this beautiful award your way, you really do deserve it! I am so badly behind with coming to yours and everyone’s blog so far this week, but will be properly catching up tomorrow and looking forward to your post when it’s out but no hurry. Haha…that manual labour will have to wait definitely!!!…. hugs to you my friend 🙂 ❤

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  25. simplyilka says:

    Congratulations Sherrie and thank you so much for the nomination. You are indeed sparkling yourself and a bundle of positivity. Shine on my dear friend 🙂

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