This post is my way of acknowledging my wonderful blogging friends for nominating me for these very special awards. Due to time constraints, I am unable to follow through traditionally, but I’m going to echo Deb, http://adamsart.wordpress.com, with her idea of nominating everyone on my blogroll. The problem is there are so many of you who have supported me and who aren’t on my blogroll. It is not updated as often as it should be, so, if you have not received any of these awards, then take them, I’m nominating you and pass them on as you wish. ♥
Everyone is deserving; we all work hard to put our thoughts of life, love, faith and sadness on paper. Our readers “feel” when they read our words or view our art, bringing out new and old emotions and memories. How lucky, fortunate and honored we are to have such an awesome and huge support system for our creativity. So, now that you’ve sat down by now (hopefully), enough of my chatting and on to the “thank you’s!”
Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award
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 would like to thank SHARON at figmentsandimagination.wordpress.com and SOMA at somkritya.wordpress.com, for nominating me for this very wonderful award. Thank you Sharon and Soma. I am so honored to be given this award from both of you, whom I think highly of in this blogging world. Not only are you both talented writers, but you are both kind -hearted, down to earth, compassionate women who see the glass half full always. I’m honored to know you! I also have to add that I truly do have a desire and hope for liberty, fairness, peace, hope, prosperity and love for all in this world. Let us continue to work together in unity for all~
Beautiful Blogger Award
A very heartfelt Thank you to Francina at seasonspoetry.com, who was very kind to nominate me for this ‘beautiful” award. Francina deserves your visit, if you haven’t already visited her. She not only writes beautiful poetry, but she’s also an amazing photographer. Please take the time to stop by her blog to read and view her stunning artwork!
These are the rules for the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Paste the award on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for the award.
4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less and post links to their blogs.
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
I want to say a big “Thank You” to Fia at http://bluefiadiarries.wordpress.com. She and I are new friends and I look forward to getting to know her better. However, what I’ve seen and heard, so far, I can already tell she has a heart of gold, is kind, witty and an honest soul! I’m honored, Fia, that you thought of me for this lovely award and I appreciate your support and comments. Please visit Fia, if you haven’t already; you’ll be truly charmed!
1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 7 nominees
7 things About ME: (most of you already know these things; I’m running out of new!)
1. I just adopted a new adolescent puppy of 18 months old (most of you know); he’s a chocolate lab named Copper. He is bigger than our house, very lovable and just a big goofy boy!
2. I’m happily married to my best friend and hubby of 23 years.
3. I have a beautiful daughter, who will turn 21 this year and a handsome son, who will turn 17 next month. I am extremely proud of both of them.
4. I am still grieving the loss of my Mom; she passed away last month.
5. I’m a great baker!
6. I do count carrot cake (my fave dessert) as a veggie!
7. I try to be the person God wants me to be in everything I do and say~
Lucky 7 MEME Challenge
I was tagged by the lovely Maryanne Pale at maryannepale.com in this fun writing challenge. Thank you so much, Maryanne, for thinking of me, but, unfortuantely, I won’t be able to take this challenge at this time. Maybe in the future, so I do hope you understand~If you haven’t visited Maryanne, please do so, as she is a wonderful inspiration through her poetry and her beautiful soul.
This concludes my tardy March awards, and again, if you know me, are on my blogroll, or simply haven’t received any of these awards, feel free to be the recipient. It’s not about the receiving (although, grateful, we are), it’s about the paying forward, and this is my way of doing just that. I hope you all understand.
Thanks for all of your continued comments, likes and encouragment. I am truly grateful~
24 thoughts on “Tardy March Awards for 2012 :)”
Bravo, Congratulations, Lauren!! One question about carrot cake–how many points do I lose (as a baker–not a reference to diets) if I use pureed carrots (fresh, not canned), rather than shredded ones??
God bless you and your family–have a joyous Easter!!
Thanks, Caddo, and I think pureed would be okay! 🙂 I always use shredded and never canned! And I will always count it as a veggie; there is really no other option! 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Easter, too! xo
p.s. I make the best home-made carrot cake and I’d be happy to share, if ever possible! 🙂
Congrats Lauren beautiful list there
Hugs to copper 🙂
hugs n love 🙂
Thanks, Soma, for your kindness and Copper appreciates the hugs! He’d kiss you, if he could! He’s very lovable, but more like a small horse, then dog! 🙂 xo
Congrats Lauren! You deserved all those awards! Watch out there are a lot more coming! 🙂
Thanks, Fia, you’re too kind! 🙂
I have been a bit tardy myself! But you are deserving of all that you received through your “special gift of sharing”, thanks for your great spirit within.,.,its a blessing to many each day!
Awww…thanks so much, Wendell, your words are very encouraging! 🙂
Congratulations Lauren you really deserve it…
Thanks, Lane! 🙂
Good morning, and congrats to you. Sweetie. You deserve every blogger award that is out there, or that gets created as we speak…Your blog is full of love, joy, and passion.
Hey, I already knew those 7 things about you…because you’re my friend.
Hugs a plenty, xx
Deb, you are so sweet! Thank you for all your kindness and I hope you’re doing well! I’ll be over soon! xo
Congrats on the awards Lauren, keep up the great poetry!!
Thanks for your encouragement, Christy! xo
Congratulations, Lauren 🙂
Thanks, Martin! 🙂
Congratulation’s Lauren. YOU deserve all the awards you receive as you are such a wonderful lady. Have a super day. hugz, Renee 🙂
Thanks very much, Renee! You are too kind! I’m back from Easter festivities and will visit soon! xo
YW Lauren. I am happy you had fun Easter festvities and got to spend time with your Dad. hugz Renee 🙂
Congratulation , Lauren..and all are so well deserved! Francina xx
Thanks, Francina, your support is great appreciated! xo
Congratulations over and over, our very own dear Lauren, on all of these very well-deserved awards. I just love Francina and Soma, whose blogs I follow all the time, and the others unknown to me who honored you in this way.
Thanks, always, Rose, for your love and support! I’ll be over later today and over the weekend. Getting ready for work now! xo