Candle Lighter Award

Kate at Believe Anyway has awarded me the Candle Lighter Award, which recognizes blogs that make a positive impact on the world. I am flattered and grateful, especially since I’ve been struggling with this blog lately. So thanks Kate, for shining a little light on me. It’s much needed and much appreciated.

You may also want to check out Kate’s Joy Forwarding Project, where she posts weekly ideas for spreading joy. I think it’s a great idea and I plan to take up the challenge.

In other news, I resisted peer pressure at a social gathering to drink and eat (when I didn’t want the calories), accepted an invitation from someone who intimidates me but whom I’d like to get to know better, and managed not to pee my pants when a cow trotted toward me on the way back to her stall.

Yeah, I know, cows aren’t known for their attacks on people, but she was big and in a hurry and I stood between her and her hay.

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25 Responses to Candle Lighter Award

  1. Way to go! Social settings are the hardest places to resist temptation!

  2. notquiteold says:

    I think it was very wise of you to get out of the way of a hungry cow. Is there an award for that?

  3. Congrats on the award and your nimbleness at getting away from the cow. They are big up close. I would have run too.

  4. Jfb57 says:

    What a super uplifting post that I needed today! Well done on the award which is certainly well earned!x

  5. Congrats on your award. I hope it helps you focus again.
    I believe there is a fine line between being brave and being stupid. By allowing yourself to get out of the way of an animal who is much bigger and much stupider than you, you stayed on the side of wisdom. 😉
    Congrats on being brave enough to accept an invite from someone who intimidates you. That has motivated me to send an e-mail that I have been afraid to send.
    You inspire me, thank you for that.

    • Yes, I suppose staring it down wouldn’t have been smart.

      So glad you are sending your email! Isn’t it amazing how many little things we let pass us by because they intimidate us? Or maybe that is just me. 🙂 It’s always good to move through that and just do it.

  6. Libby Lu says:

    Congrat’s on this and for being positive!
    Libby Lu

  7. Muff says:

    OK, so considering you were afaid of the stalker duck, I can completely understand the nervousness you must have had regarding the moving cow. Is this a livestock theme? I think that there is a children’s book in here somewhere – “Dory’s Day at the Dairy” wherein you encounter very scary animals, but once you get to know them, you understand that there is nothing to be frightened of (unless you go dark/Grimms themed…killer bunnies like in The Holy Grail, etc.). You have ducks, bees and cows down pat. Next up? The shy sheep, and the gullible goats!

    Congrats on the Candle Lighter Award. This is a positive place to come visit. It is, without a doubt, uplifting.

    • Muff says:

      Please accept my apologies…it wasn’t duck that stalked you. It was a goose. Noted.

    • LOL. I hadn’t noticed the livestock theme, but you may be on to something. Perhaps I am projecting my guilt at eating these animals and they are picking up on it? How about “From Carnivore to Vegetarian: How a Few Animals Changed Dory Dinner Plate” Too scholarly? How about the young adult thriller: “When Dinner Attacks”? Or possibly the agoraphobic picture book: “Time to Stay in and Play!”

      • Muff says:

        Like the sharks in Finding Nemo, you can have your own mantra. Farm animals are friends, not food…

        OK, I like the “when dinner attacks” theme. Revenge of the slaughtered…

        I think if you are going to do an agoraphobic picture book, it needs to be a pop-up picure book. Scary skyscrapers and crowds of people stealing the air…force you to the shelter of your 4 walls. It works.

  8. workmomad says:

    Congratulations on the award! Normally, if you just step aside and let the cow move on towards her hay, she will leave you alone. 🙂 Of course, I have been known to flee from a killer possum trundling out of the woods on a dark and stormy night, so I can’t really say anything. How did you manage to be in a field with a cow and no fence separating you and her anyhow? I think there’s an untold story there somewhere!


    • Thanks, Nancy! I was visiting a non-profit farm that allows you to enter the barn for a close look. I had been watching a beautiful calf drink milk (wish I had a camera handy!) and happened to step into momma’s path. It wasn’t actually dangerous, just momentarily scary. She was large.

  9. Now that you have earned the Candle Lighter Award I would like to offer you the Turn the Other Cheek Award. That is when you run away from something frightening and appear like a wise hero of all things farming and animal-experienced.


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