Thank you Sue at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary for sharing the WordPress Family Award with me. While I have not known Sue long in 3D time, I feel like we have begun to build a lovely rapport that exudes compassion, understanding, and familiarity. Please spend some time at Sue’s sanctuary and you will be better for the experience!
Shaun at Prayingforoneday created this award as part of his legacy. I have copied his sentiments in red to perpetuate his vision forward:
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the Word Press family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only Word Press can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”
1. Ping back to the person who gave you the Award
2. Display the Award
3. Display the text in Red as I want people to know why I made it.
4. Nominate 10 people you look to as almost Family here on Word Press”
By now you know that I like breaking or tweaking rules to suit my values or preferences. In this case I only want to make one adjustment. Shaun says to nominate people you look to as almost family. I wonder, ” Why not include those that are family?” Having spent yesterday with family of blood and legality, I can assure you that true family transcends these limitations. Family for me is a network of support, trust , and genuine affection. Where and how one cultivates this group is up to you. I have been blessed to discover some family members right here in the blogosphere. While I have not shared turkey with any of them, we have feasted together heartily on dishes of truth, healing, empathy, ideas, shared values, adventures, laughter, generosity, self-expression, tolerance and the most genuine affection. We are kin in the truest sense of the word.
Family is similar to a strong tree, providing strength, shade, and shelter regardless of season, weather, or adversity. A true family endures and matures over time …
Shaun mentions this award being part of his legacy. While spending time yesterday with a family that is multigenerational, I pondered about the continuity of life and what forms it may take. I do not know how my writing will stand up after I pass on. I do not even know if it will still be here. But the connections I forge contain that precious Divine spark. That spark is powerful enough to ignite a flame that can never be extinguished. You may ask how I can say this with certainty. Love spreads from one form of consciousness to another, carrying with it traces of all that we loved before. As I type these words I realize that they did not originate with me. I take that as a sign that all is well.
To my WordPress family of bloggers, followers, and readers: I cannot list everyone who has graced these pages with your presence simply because I do not know all of you by name. Nevertheless, you are all welcome to take an award. You are part of my family.
I will formally invite a few folks to take this award and honor Shaun’s vision. Some of you do not accept awards. Some of you say you do and forget to display the award. I figure that even if you do not participate literally, that you will be okay with being listed here, because that’s how families roll at litebeing chronicles. We make allowances for difference and still respect each other’s boundaries. Isn’t it nice to know at the end of the day that someone really has your back?
These women will offer kindness along with the truth. They are independent yet kind, talented yet humble, curious about the what lies within and what lies ahead. They are spiritual warriors.
Thank you Sue for including me and allowing me to find sanctuary in your heart.
What will be your legacy?
Is it important for you to create one?
How do you define family?
For my American friends: got any leftover pie to share?