The Candle Lighter Award
January 14 by Linda Willows
Good day everyone, I have been nominated for the “The Candle Lighter Award ” by my dear friend Aslan Kranshaw.
I can’t thank you enough Aslan. Your blog is an inspiration to all. Your writing is beautiful, sensitive and deeply moving. You really deserve this award. Through you and your heart, I am touched by Love. Thank you so much for nominating me!
I love lighting candles and am never without one but I save them for special moments because the light has come to means so much to me. My mother led us in a very sacred ceremony of light on Christmas Eve. We entered a darkened room after a day of silence and contemplation. After the Christmas Story, we lit our Tree with real candles, each one dedicated to a special prayer and intent. Then we had a ceremony with a special urn that held a small flame. We each dropped a long prepared message of our devotion and service intention into the bowl and watched the flame consume the love of our hearts as it lifted to the Heavens. I am sure that my father must have had a lot of water standing by somewhere. There were no other ornaments, except handmade “symbolic” ones made by my sister and I out of whatever we could find outdoors. They were our gifts to honor God. His birthday after all. The lights, intentions, devotion and love which inspired me as a child are in my heart forever. I dedicate this to my mother. She has been with God for 25 years.
The rules for this award are easy :
1- Whenever you see a blog or post you think brightens the world, give them The Candle Lighter Award.
2- Recipients can accept or decline.
3- As a recipient simply accept and nothing more! You can paste this image on your blog, if you wish, and you are done!
4-If you reckon someone else is a Candle, pass it on, anytime and as many times and to as many people. (my favorite part)
My nominations are:
Each is unique, special and is a light that contributes to others. I thank each of them for all gifted forwards,