Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award (2nd Nomination)

    Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award

 The HUG Award was given to me a second time by Deb at adamsart.wordpress.com. Thank you so much Deb!  You are a wonderful artist/painter and I love all of your work!  You are inspiring, giving, loving and a beautiful soul.  I am truly honored and humbled you thought of me for this award a second time.  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/

I became teary-eyed the first time I received this award, which isn’t difficult once you realize all it stands for…through my writing, my intent is to inspire, spread smiles, hope and love. Now, I’m even more humbled to accept this award a second time 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:

Alex – http://thepoeticgoblin.wordpress.com

David – http://francisbarkerart.com

Deb – http://365daysofcourage.wordpress.com

Jeannie – http://thewriternubbin.wordpress.com

Kaytee – http://10eveningflowers.wordpress.com

Lane – http://willofheart.wordpress.com

Martin – http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com

Renee – http://positiveboomer.wordpress.com

Sharon – http://figmentsandimagination.wordpress.com

Talin – http://talinorfali.wordpress.com

Tim – http://thecreativejuicer.com

All sites are listed in alphabetical order. Please visit them, if you haven’t already.  They have truly been an inspiration to me and I know they will continue to spread hope through their wonderful blogs~

Peace, Hugs and Smiles to you all~


36 thoughts on “Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award (2nd Nomination)

  1. Hey, you got up your HUG! You so deserve this award of all awards, Lauren! You are the most kindest and generous of people…so caring and full of hope!
    Love ya, xx

    1. Thanks, Christy, this is humbling and please take your time. I am so far behind on reading, so I can only do my best and you do the same! You are so deserving, so hugs to you tonight, also! 🙂

  2. Matt

    Congratulations Honey,

    Your poetry is truly an inspiration to me and many other people. We live in such a crazy world…it is nice to have comforting thoughts and words to keep us sane.

    You have my steadfast love and support in all you do for me and the family.

    Love M

    1. Awww…Honey, I love you! You’re the best and just knowing I have your support means the world to me! You know you’re my inspiration in all of my mushy poems! Love you, too! ♥

  3. Congratulations. I have just received this special award (first time) and I was almost in tears when I read the requirements.

    It makes you feel really good to know that you have made a difference in someone’s life.

    1. Thank you so much and congratulations to you, too! I suppose there have been many tears in blog land after reading about this award. It does make us feel good knowing we’ve made a difference. Lets continue together, okay? Take care!

  4. Hi, congrats for the 2nd HUG. As you already received that award I’d like to ask for your help. I’m confused about that award, I was nominated for it (but the person nominating me was confused herself), so she could hardly give me useful instructions.
    I’d like to ask you:
    1: I went to the HUG homepage and left a comment that I’d exept the award, but I didn’t get any response so far (has been 2 days).
    My question: will there be any conformation at all? Because there a some other awards out there which are already given with the nomination (like Versatile Blogger Award).
    2: How do the winners of the HUG get announced? Is anyone contacting you or will there be something on the homepage? How long does the process take (days, month)?
    Sorry to bother you with so many questions, but I really had no idea whom to ask. So thank you very much in advance. 🙂

    1. Thank you and your confusion is valid…your nomination is also the award, i.e. you have been given this award. There is no announcement, except, from the person who is “nominating or passing the award” to you on their post. With each award comes a set of rules, so normally, you copy the person’s post who nominated and follow through with the rules…The HUG award is a little different, whereas, you are not allowed to change any of the text and after you nominate others, you need to leave a comment on Connie’s page, letting her know who you passed it on to…if you want to simply copy my post, that is fine, or copy the post of the person who gave you the HUG award. But, then you’ll have to list those who you are nominating…then you need to leave a comment for each of them, letting you know you’re nominating them. It’s easier than it sounds, once you’ve done it a few times…in the beginning, following through with the awards can be daunting, but the true purpose, is to share the love and recognition, dominoes affect…I hope this makes sense, but feel free to ask any questions you may have. I’m happy to help! Right now, I am really behind on reading other blogs, but once I catch my breath, I will visit you, too, so thank you again!

  5. Thank you so much Lauren for giving this kind of award, knowing that you are able to touch others people life’s by sharing what you have is really touching and inspiring… Your blog is one of my fave whom always inspire and uplift my spirit by the power of your wordings, Congratulations, sending hugs to you… Lane

    1. You’re very welcome, Lane, and I feel the same way about you and your blog, even though I may be running behind on visiting…I work every day, so blogging time is limited~Thank you also for your very kind words about me; I’m truly humbled! Hugs back to you! 🙂

  6. You are such a lovely lady, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! I was so lost.
    And yes, I feel the same about the spirit of the whole thing:
    it is about spreading the love.
    Your selfless help just showed me, that you not only truly deserve the HUG Award (even more than twice! 😀 ), but you’re a very hug-worthy-person yourself.
    Thank you so much again, you really helped me and made me happy!
    You are very welcome to my place anytime you like and I hope I can give back some of the joy by providing a laugh or two – because every happy moment counts. 😉

    1. Oh, thank you very much, Turber! Your words are so kind, I’m humbled. Helping is what I love to do and I’m glad I succeeded for you…like I said, the awards are wonderful, but can be tricky, so I’m happy to make you smile! I will visit you soon; still trying to catch up! Take care and Many Blessings! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome, Martin! 🙂 I haven’t seen any new poems of yours…have I missed them or have you taken a break? I just want to make sure I’m not missing any, as I love your writing! 🙂

  7. Congratulations all over again, Lauren! WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH, as you can see! I also love DF, Martin, Kaytee and Renee! Wonderful blog world we live in, right?

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