Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award xx

   Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award

   The HUG Award was given to me by Sheila at sheilahurst.wordpress.com. Thank you so much Sheila!  I am    in awe of your amazing Snapthoughts: gorgeous photography, complementing your beautiful prose and poetry.  I am also grateful to have met you and will continue to be enthralled by your lovely blog.  Lastly, I’m truly honored that you thought of me for this nomination. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this award, below is some information from the HUG Award web site:

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.com, which promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.

The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness

“People do not have to give up or compromise their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs to qualify for the Hope Unites Globally HUG Award©. They qualify for the HUG Award© when, without bias or prejudice, they use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.”

For more information on this award, please visit: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/

When Sheila presented this to me, I became teary-eyed, as she did, which isn’t difficult once you realize all it stands for…through my writing, my intent is to inspire, spread smiles, hope and love. Therefore, I am very honored to accept this award and will happily pass it on to spread the word about Hope for Our World. I’d also like to thank these people for helping to make the world a better place:

Autumn & Gabby: http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com
Betty: http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com
Caddo: http://caddoveil.wordpress.com
Christy: http://poeticparfait.com
Deb: http://adamsart.wordpress.com
Julie: http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com
Linda: http://lindawillows.wordpress.com
Miro: http://warriorpoetwisdom.com
PJ: http://poeticjourney251.com
Rose: http://granbee.wordpress.com/about
Sandra: http://sandrabranum.wordpress.com
Soma: http://somkritya.wordpress.com
Zahir: http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com

All sites are listed in alphabetical order. Please visit them, if you haven’t already.  I love them all and if your name isn’t listed, I love you, too!  As always, the list is endless.  These particular bloggers and blogs have truly been an inspiration to me and I thank them all!  ♥

Peace, Hugs and Smiles to you all~

Lauren  🙂

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39 thoughts on “Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award xx

  1. Huge congratulations, and HUGS, Lauren–Wow! Such an award–lovely, and well-deserved. This is BIG! I may have to have email contact with you, re your nomination of me–I was so moved and tearful because I was truly stunned by this one. So, we’ll chat later, okay? I was up way late last night at the “after party”, following my awards ceremony–so, not enough sleep to process anything. Bartender–another round of diet Pepsi’s over here!!

    God bless you, Lauren–you must be absolutely thrilled to have this award! love, Caddo

    • Thanks so much, Caddo, and yes, I was thrilled with this “warm” award, as well, and what it stood for…I’m always “here” to chat via email, so whenever you’re rested! 🙂 xo

  2. Congrats Lauren. You, if anyone deserves this award!
    Thank you so much, Lauren…I am honored, humbled and my eyes are welling.
    Love and Hugs, xx

  3. Congrats Lauren you are a darling and you so deserve this award,
    this is such an honour to be nominated for such a beautiful award Lauren
    thank you so much, i will follow through it very soon
    hugs n love 🙂

  4. Lauren, I’m really humbled that you’ve chosen me also with this award; it brought tears to my eyes, because of what it stands for. I’m truly honored, thank you so much.

    And congratulations on receiving this awesome award yourself; you are a wonderful example of spreading love, kindness and hope through your beautiful poetry and support of all of us – you are so very deserving! ~ Love, Julie xox

    • I know how you feel, Julie, it’s one I hadn’t heard of and very special…you are very deserving, too! Thank you, also, for your very kind and loving words! Wishing you a wonderful Monday! xo

  5. Thank-you again Lauren for this wonderful award. The meaning which it conveys leaves me with a smile on my face as you nominated my blog for standing for such honourable concepts. Congrats to on the well-deserved award and thanks for passing it on to my blog. I also follow many of the listed sites and they are wonderful too.

    • You’re welcome, Christy! You were definitely one of the “chosen” and also well deserving! I concur with your feelings about this award…it is even more humbling, knowing what it represents…I’m glad you like many of my other nominees, too! xo

    • Oh my goodness, Deb! I’m smiling! I’m very touched that you’re re-nominating me and of course, you know that! I am sooo far behind on reading posts now, that I’m quite sure what to do! 🙂 I have about 150 emails to read and don’t want to miss any of them. Any ideas? Well, I have a few other awards to follow through, too, but I’m headed over your way soon. I’ll follow through in a few days, though, and I hope that is okay! Thanks again, you’re such a sweetheart and I treasure our “blogging” friendship! xo

  6. Once again, dearest Lauren, I thank you here for this most profound, wonderful award nomination. Like you, I am in tears over such a high commendation of what I so prayerfully strive to do with my blog! I love all the other nominees and agree with you wholeheartedly about their deserving this award. Congratulations to you, dear heart, for YOU are certainly more than deserving! Bless you. May you always be surrounded with love and peace and joy!

    • You’re very welcome, Rose, and isn’t this award lovely for all it stands for? I guess many a tears were flowing! Thank you, again, for your too kind words about me, but you are very encouraging, so please know that I appreciate you! I wish you the same abundance of love, peace and joy! 🙂 xx

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