Verb; past tense: Cherished
Protect and care for (someone) lovingly; “He cared for me beyond measure and cherished me in his heart.”
Synonyms: Adore, hold dear, love, dote on, be devoteed to, revere, esteem, admire
Hold something dear; “I cherish the letters she wrote.”
Synonyms: Treasure, prize, value highly, hold dear
Keep a hope or ambition in one’s mind; “They cherished dreams of glory.”
Synonyms: Harbor, possess, hold on to, cling to, keep in one’s mind, foster, nurture.
Hello Cherished Blogfest-ers!
You may have had the meaning of “cherish” in your mind, but I thought I’d give you the full meaning, a few synonyms and a little encouragement for your post.
Are you finding it difficult to come up with a cherished item or idea for this year’s blogfest?
For some of you, the item has already been chosen and a rough draft of the post has been formulated in your mind. For others, the final chosen object/idea hasn’t come to fruition. It could be that you have many cherished objects and don’t know which one to pick. It could be that you want to write about a given cherished object, but don’t know where to start. Perhaps you believe your chosen object will point you out as materialistic (I cherish my shoes!) or that your idea for a post won’t meet your own high standards of perfection.
Are you a “Charlie Brown,” frustrated by the fact that you can never kick the football (cherished object) from Lucy’s hands?
Relax, people, this is supposed to be fun.
Fun, fun, fun!
The Cherished Blogfest is a little less than three weeks out. You have plenty of time to choose your object and write a story. For right now, relax, put your feet up, and keep reading.
Your cherished object can be anything you choose. Anything. If you want to talk about your Imelda-like collection of shoes, go ahead. If the football bobble head sitting on your desk at work has a special meaning, go for it. If the bar down the street is your cherished Friday night retreat for fish and a beer, tell us about it. If you prefer to write about a person, like your mom or best friend or a special pet, just do it. Think outside the box. Is the time you spend on meditation or prayer or reading each day a cherished time? Whatever you pick, whatever idea you come up with, cherish your choice.
I could keep throwing out suggestions, but you probably get the point. I hope I have given you some inspiration.
There are so many wonderful and exciting reasons to join us for the Cherished Blogfest on July 29-30-31, 2016, that you can’t really say, “I’ve got nothing.” You do have something and the Blogfest co-hosts of Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Peter Nena, Cheryl Pennington and Kate Powell, as well as myself, encourage, urge and support you in your Cherished Blogfest stories. We are all very excited to engage with you and read what comes from an awesome group of bloggers.
As for me, I’ve chosen my cherished object, taken a few photos and started a tiny bit of research. Do you want to know what object I’ve chosen?
Here’s a hint…
Thanks for reading and participating in the 2016 Cherished Blogfest. I can’t wait to see what happens the last weekend of July!