Encouraging Thunder Award and Quote Challenge


Thank you Saakshi Kale for nominating me for both the Encouraging Thunder Award and the Quote Challenge. We’ve been Sisterhood of the World blogger friends from 2014, and I’m always delighted to learn more about her. It’s worth your time to read her writing on randommusingshttps://meandthe30dayproject.wordpress.com

Saakshi Kale has outdone herself in writing up the post for the Encouraging Thunder Award #1 and the Quote Challenge. She starts with her own powerful “thunderbolt” poem, and then shares her love of monsoons, dark skies, the “pitter-patter” of raindrops, and crossing a bridge of wonder in Mumbai, India, where she lives.

001188_ktaaaaab_b -Google images - Mumbai, India

Her Quote Challenge of five quotes is filled with passion. She writes, “There’s an energy and vigor about them so incomprehensible that they leave me feeling like I’ve just tumbled out of a tornado.” That’s final proof…Saakshi Kale has a thunderbolt voice!

About the Encouraging Thunder Award

thun·dershout, call out, cry, yell, roar, chant, rage, bellow. A loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash. A thunderclap, peal of thunder, roll of thunder, rumble of thunder, crack of thunder, crash of thunder, literally – thunderbolt.


The Encouraging Thunder Award is given out to each one of you to encourage life; to make your own thunder, to make sure your thunder is loud enough for others to hear. The very word thunder is powerful and strong. It is a symbol of your own booming voice, your own crack of lightning, and your own thunderbolt presence in the universe.

There will be no specific nominees. I’ll share this award with each one of you reading this who wants to take it and display it proudly on your own blog. It would be a symbol to all that you’re proud, you’re loud, and you’re strong in the face of all life’s pleasures and adversities.

May your rumble of thunder roll on! May a shout, call out, and thunderclap applause go out to all of you.

The Rules: If you so choose!

Post it on your blog. Grant other bloggers the award. What you cannot do: Abuse or misuse the logo. Claim that it is your own handmade logo. What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award: Enjoy the award! At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from.

Mention your purpose in blogging.

I’m writing two nonfiction memoirs, Phyllis & Albie, and Happily Ever After. The blog site, Before Sundown is a place to post chapters of the books, and to get valuable feedback from blog followers. The site did expand to include other categories such as Featured Friends, Photo Galleries, and other fun things. I love to support, promote, and showcase peoples’ accomplishments and photographs.

Blogging keeps me writing, and connected with other creative, interesting worldwide bloggers. Picture thousands of words and punctuation marks crammed into that creative thinking spot midway between the right and left brain just waiting to find space on paper, and do their happy dance in blog posts, and in those finished books!


Blog on…blog on!

The Quote Challenge Rules: (If you so choose)

Post a favorite quote each day for three days. Nominate three bloggers with each post to challenge them. Don’t forget to say a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

Again, no specific nominees…any one can participate in this. I’ll start with my favorite, fun thinking written quote, and then (all at one time) quote signs in a gallery!  Inspirational! Some just for writers!

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet,

and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Khalil Gibran


About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences. http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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28 Responses to Encouraging Thunder Award and Quote Challenge

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Congratulations, Christine! 🙂


  2. C.o.n.g.r.a.t.u.l.a.t.i.o.n.s. for the award. Looks good on y.o.u.:-)

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  3. C.E.Robinson says:

    Awww…thanks Tess! It would look good on you too! You have a powerful, strong thunderbolt writing voice! Christine


  4. amommasview says:

    Congrats and well deserved! Loved what you were writing and your quotes. Especially Stephen King’s for whatever reason. It made me giggle 🙂

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  5. Jodi says:

    Beautiful quotes Christine – I especially love the Kahlil Gilbran 🙂 Hope your book writing is going well.

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  6. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Wow. What a collection of quotes! Love them all, but especially, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way…” Also, that is an awesome pic on the bridge!

    Congrats on the awards!

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  7. Congrats, Christine — and well done!
    Here’s one of my favorites in turn…
    “Weather forecast for tonight — Dark…”. George Carlin
    :D. Mega hugs my friend.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks, Teagan! Love your Carlin quote. Simple, dark humor! I can see it worked up in an image quote…and get laughs! I’m two behind reading the episodes! I’ll visit this weekend to catch up. I’m missing my Teagan Fantasy Fix! Tons of Hugs back! Christine

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      • You’re too kind, Christine. The serial will still be there when you get to it. If you’ve missed several, remember there’s a “Category” link to click on the right of the screen — scroll down. And there’s the serial’s homepage link at the top of the page.
        It’s just nice to see you blogging. Hugs. 🙂

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      • C.E.Robinson says:

        Teagan, thank you for understanding. It’s good to be back blogging. Thanks for your amazing, organized blog site. Everything is there, the serial and your incredible books & writing an easy access. Hugs! 💗 Christine


  8. You’re back, Christine, and in living color !! Nice to see you. Congrats on the award. ❤️ Van

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  9. asealskhaki says:

    Aw, you are too generous with your compliments 🙂 thank you for all of them. And it is great that you’ve left the award open to everyone! WordPress is the sky for us thunderbirds.

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  10. Sammy D. says:

    Such an uplifting post, Christine. You are always a bright spot when you grace ys with your writing! I love the idea of making ‘bold thunder’ and as I just wrote on another quite participant’s blog, quotes never cease to inspire, energize, yet soothe, me. Congratulations and a big thank you 😍

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  11. C.E.Robinson says:

    Sammy D., Thank you for spreading the “bold thunder” message. You above all deserve the Encouraging Thunder award! And the thunderbolt logo! Wouldn’t you love to see that on worldwide blog sites?Imagine the power! Christine


  12. Such lovely awards – and so appropriate to you! 🙂

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