It is a wonderful feeling to have someone acknowledge that which you create. Thank you Sakhi of Quill & Parchment for granting me the Blogger Recognition Award. I am a self taught blogger and have my doubts about understanding how this is suppose to work but if I let doubts stop me I would never have started a blog or shared even one poem. I started my blog with one intention, to give. My first poem, flashlight batteries, is where I got the name for my blog. My goal continues to be to reach out to anyone in the world who may feel alone, frightened or confused. I believe that authentic connection between people changes the world. My advice is to give the gift of yourself.  Now and at no time in the future will there ever be another human just like you. Don’t try to be something, just be who you are. The world needs the gifts that only you can give.

These are the blogs I would like to recognize. If you don’t accept awards then please consider this a personal thank you. You have all inspired me.

  1. Mabel Kwong
  2. Out an’ About
  3. Eyes + Words
  4. Watching the Daisies
  5. I didn’t have my glasses on 
  7. Flying Through Water
  9. Edge of Humanity
  10. ADD And So Much More
  11. Forgiving Connects
  12. Confessions of a Reborn Girl
  13. Green Life Blue Water
  14. Kool Kosher Kitchen
  15. A Holistic Journey

Although rules have been shared, I want my nominated bloggers to feel no pressure to follow them.  Life is short and we all need to make our own choices.


  • wp-1484056242164Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

17 thoughts on “Acknowledgements

  1. You said it so well, Ali. The world can use the unique person that is us. Each of us have something unique to share. Thank you so much for the nomination. Very humbled and you are very kind to think of me. Looking forward to more poetry from you soon 🙂

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  2. Oh Ali, I’ve just seen my blog here! Thank you so much for including me amongst these awesome bloggers. I haven’t done awards for awhile now but really appreciate the thought. Thanks again. ❤️

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  3. Congratulations, Ali. Well done for being self taught to do blogging and has come a long way. Your desire to start the blog was admirable. I’m sure you have helped many bloggers and are appreciated by many. Continue to do your good work and wishing you the best!

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