By Rachel Awes on January 20, 2011

i was inspired from a dear friend’s comment on one of my posts about this!
(lovely jennifer at!)
love to all your shinings!

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  1. Diane says:

    Keep shining!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Another wonderful metaphor! You shine! xo

  3. Dee says:

    You do have a contagious shine Rachel. ♥ If you get an opportunity, I hope you will stop by my blog to see if you can help me with finding a title for one of my doodles.

  4. ELK says:

    shining is so lovely . and you do this so well ..thanks for passing it on today!!

  5. This one takes my breath away.
    Shine on, sparkly sister.

  6. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love this one so much ! I want to be shiny enough to teach fireflies to shine ! Hmmm, maybe I am already ?
    Love to you, Extra Shiny One !

  7. Eden says:

    Love this….Yep, we all need models!! At least I do 😀

  8. This one makes me feel like singing 🙂
    let it shine shine shine….let it shiiiine!
    Much Love,

  9. Continue to shine brightly, Hugs, Katherine

  10. Classic!! You have such a gift to come up with these amazing sayings each day, true talent my friend!!

  11. Kolleen says:

    i love her and i love what she says and i love the way
    she is shining….just like the beautiful soul who brought
    her to life!!!!

    there is a song called “shine” by david gray. one of my favs by him…

    give it a listen when you get a sec:

    loving you

  12. Awww I love that! We don’t get fireflies here, but I can imagine!

  13. Julia says:

    Oh, Rachel…you make my heart flutter. And make my shine shinier.

    Thank you for always brightening my heart with your sparkly light.

    I love you so.


  14. Amy says:

    I love this! It’s so true. It’s like being in math class and having no clue what’s going on, afraid to say something, until someone else raises their hand and says “I don’t get it.” Inspiring.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I love, love, love this! You have no idea. Oh my goodness I am just totally soaking it in.

  16. Oh, god I love this! And I love Jennifer – of course she said that!!!! Shine on, baby.

  17. LauraX says:

    Oh Rachel…to be seen and heard and inspire others to reveal their light as well…I think that’s what we are all here for…to inspire one another…

    I received your print today…it is next to my bed….I love it! Thank you so much!

  18. lori vliegen says:

    your artwork absolutely shines, precious firefly, and your bluebird song is ever so sweet! happy weekend to you! xox

  19. lindy says:

    Love this one! May we all shine in our own spirits! It also brings wonderful memories as a little girl in Indiana catching fireflies to light my way!

  20. Yael says:

    How sweet is that Rachel!!!!!!

    In German the lovely fireflies have a funny name, they are called “Gluehwuermchen” – but they shine the same – gloriously!!

  21. Beautifully touching, and a wonderful reminder for us all. You have a gift for making us see the magic in the words we all take for granted. It’s like you have your own special butterfly net for catching beauty.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Rachel!

  22. wanda miller says:

    omg…you keep stunning me over and over and over!!!! how wonderful your thoughts!
    thank you for you lovely LOVE notes and happy smiles! xo

  23. cute AND POWERFUL! Like a 1-2 punch!

  24. Tammie says:

    quite wonderful and precious dear lady~

  25. Express says:

    Very encouraging, reminding me to shine! It also reminds me of all those summer nights as a kid, chasing fireflies!

  26. Love this Rachel . . . I’m inspired to paint fireflies and also try to be one. : )

  27. amazing. truly. love!


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