HUG Award And The Hope It Brings

Hope As A Gift

The world is inflicted with so much pain, of chaos, of war and poverty, of sickness, of hardships from all sorts of reasons. There is no better time to bring hope that better things can happen than today. People need to believe and feel once again that love, peace , unity, happiness and hope exist. That there are people out there who cares and try to make this world a better place to live in. That there’s a better future that awaits for our children. A future where they could smile, laugh, feel safe and more importantly experience love.

Thank you to Connie Wayne of http://ahopefortoday.com and Mindblur of http://mindblur.wordpress.com for their generosity. Thank you for inspiring others to reach out and give a piece of themselves through their works, words and creative talents.

What is a Hug award?

A hug award is given to those who through their words, thoughts and actions gave,

Hope for Love, Freedom, Peace,  Equality, Unity, Joy and HappinessCompassion and Mercy, Faith, Wholeness and Wellness, Prosperity, Ecological Preservation and of Oneness.

There is hope with each sunrise…

What are the rules?

The are a few rules that goes with the award. The rules are the following:

1.  Upon receiving the HUG Award, you may nominate others who meet the guidelines of the award.

2.  Nominees may only receive the HUG Award one time.

3.  You can nominate as many people, websites, or blogs as you want that reflects the award’s essence.

4.  Upon receipt of the award, nominate at least one other person.  The award is not time limited, so you can nominate new people or sites you encounter in the future.

5. Contact your nominees and tell them that you have nominated them for the  HUG Award.

6.  Please link this page:  When you contact your nominees for the award, and please include a link to this page, http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/, so they will have the same information you received about the award.  The nominees can then spread the award by nominating others. 

7.  Please post a comment on this page at http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ to tell Connie who created this award, about the websites, blogs, or persons you nominated and accepted the HUG Award.   

8.  You may print a copy of the HUG Award Certificate for people you nominate, who do not have a website, blog, or social media account.  If they have an email, you may email them a copy of the original HUG Award and Certificate.

A detailed list is written in Connie’s Blog. Please visit the site and read the post of HUG award at http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ for both the rules and for discovering its generous heart.

To all who will receive this award, thank you for making a difference. For trying your best to make life easier to those around you. Thank you for letting others know that there’s an end to every tear, a smile to every sadness, a hope with each despair, a love for every heartache and loss, a peace and end to every war, a sunrise bringing happiness to every obstacle and hardships.

When you brought a child a piece of hope, a smile, a dream, a love overflowing, a faith that endures and a happy life filled with wonderful possibilities, then you know in your heart that you embraced and lived what this award stands for.

It is a beautiful award. The sooner you spread it, the sooner the world will feel that much awaited “hug.” After all, the month of hearts is just around the corner. The gift of hope is one of the priceless ways to express your love today and everyday.

To the following, I’m giving you a big “hug.” I hope the hug will warm and inspire your heart to give and share.

http://eof737.wordpress.com

http://thewritershelp.org

http://shomabhagwat.wordpress.com

http://nylondaze.wordpress.com

http://frankcbishop.wordpress.com

http://yobynos.wordpress.com

http://ichoosehappynow.com

http://ilovemandaue.wordpress.com

http://cherylandrews.wordpress.com

http://seraphim6.wordpress.com

http://georgettesullins.wordpress.com

http://rvinggirl.wordpress.com

http://wordswithpurpose.wordpress.com

http://herenownotforeva.wordpress.com

http://northernnarratives.wordpress.com

http://mistyshoreschesapeakes.wordpress.com

http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com

http://xandreverkes.wordpress.com

http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com

http://purecomplex.com

http://munchow.wordpress.com

http://unifiedspace.wordpress.com

http://wolke205.wordpress.com

http://angelinem.wordpress.com

http://fromundermanyhats.wordpress.com

http://likeitiz.wordpress.com

http://passionateaboutpets.wordpress.com

http://arindammohapatra.wordpress.com

http://thirdhandart.wordpress.com

http://BelieveAnyway.wordpress.com

http://southerncricutlady.wordpress.com

http://blitheanduntroubledlife.wordpress.com

http://auntyuta.wordpress.com

http://connieemeraldeyes.wordpress.com

http://stuffonsi.wordpress.com

http://nandinidhiman.wordpress.com

http://belltinkery.wordpress.com

http://susanshay.net

http://semprevento.wordpress.com

http://nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com

http://thirdeyemom.com

http://freedomronane@bigpond.com

http://agrigirl.wordpress.com

http://hurtlingtoward60.wordpress.com

http://lifeisabowlofkibble.wordpress.com

http://implicado.wordpress.com

http://ristinw.wordpress.com

http://marrylandlauren.wordpress.com

http://misswhiplash.wordpress.com

http://thedailydish.wordpress.com

http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com

http://mysterycoach.wordpress.com

http://ingebrita.wordpress.com

http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com

http://jhirzel88.wordpress.com

http://digitalcatharsis.wordpress.com

http://cocomino.wordpress.com

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com

http://nightowlgail.wordpress.com

http://mysterycoach.wordpress.com

http://winsomebella.wordpress.com

http://growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com

http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com

http://ceciliafutch.wordpress.com

http://kardzbykris.wordpress.com

http://indiantripping.wordpress.com

http://seasonsflow.wordpress.com

http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com

http://boymomblog.wordpress.com

http://fiftyfourandahalf.wordpress.com

http://thedeezone.wordpress.com

http://2e0mca.wordpress.com

http://romceg.wordpress.com

http://renovatingrita.wordpress.com

http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com

http://skiingmama.wordpress.com

http://tastelifebysabi.wordpress.com

http://laderamom.wordpress.com

http://passion2read.wordpress.com

http://barbfroman.wordpress.com

http://knot2share.wordpress.com

http://lifebymagdalene.wordpress.com

http://ateliermadman.wordpress.com

http://mrthekidd.wordpress.com

 

About Island Traveler

A devoted husband and father who tries to make a positive difference in the lives of his family and friends. A person who finds inspiration and strength on those he loves and who loved him in all aspects of his life.
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108 Responses to HUG Award And The Hope It Brings

  1. thedailydish says:

    Congrats on another well-deserved award, my friend – and thanks so much for the hug! Smiles!

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  2. jakesprinter says:

    Congratulation my friend I really appreciate this award
    hope i can post it in my award page once again thank you and more power to your blog :)

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  3. mysterycoach says:

    Congratulations honey. You deserve it :) And thank you as well for mentioning me. :) XO

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    • Thank you for being such a great blogger friend…your posts never fails to stir my thoughts….

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      • mysterycoach says:

        Thank you too :) It’s nice to read yours as well… because while I do not have a special someone at this time in my life, it’s nice to see people who do have it. Gives me something to aspire to. If that’s the right way to say that. :) OH and Happy Valentines day to you and your family.

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  4. Connie Wayne says:

    What an inspiring, beautiful article. Thanks for nominating so many people and sites for the HUG Award. There is no numerical limitation on the nominations you can make, and there is no time limit. So, please feel free to keep nominating others you may stumble upon who are also deserving of the award. Blessings, Connie at A Hope for Today, http://ahopefortoday.com.

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  5. cocomino says:

    Thank you for listing my blog. You are worth receiving a great award.

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  6. Congratulatlions! This is well deserved recognition to your site and all you do to inspire. And…I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness in including my blog.

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  7. wolke205 says:

    Here s a big hug back to you, thank you so much for nominating me :) Wishing you all the best :)

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  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Thank you so much. You really are wonderful to think of me. I truly, truly am honoured. I in fact think YOUR blog is inspiring and gives hope. Thank you so much for the hug. It’s a beautiful concept. :)

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    • That means a lot to me. I too feel joy and inspiration in reading your posts and those of my other blogger friends I meet along the way. It’s one reason why I’m always excited to check my comments everyday…God bless you and your wonderful son.

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  9. RVingGirl says:

    Congratulations to you…..well deserved!
    and many thanks for mentioning my blog. I do hope that in between some of my inane silly posts, that I also share a some spiritual love and hope in this crazy world. God bless you always

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  10. Angeline M says:

    Wonderful words here today. Thanks for my nomination. What a wonderful concept to spread hope and love and peace. I’ll be passing it on.
    Blessings.

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  11. tmso says:

    Congrats. You deserved it.

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  12. Arindam says:

    Congrats bro on getting another award. No one else deserves it more than you. Thank you for passing it to me. :)

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  13. Congrats and a million thanks too…………..You are one hell of a generous guy, truly giving hope and spreading so much love. Thanks again for being a wonderful friend. Best wishes!

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  14. auntyuta says:

    Thank you for including me. And a big hug back!

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  15. Patti Kuche says:

    Big Congratulations to one of the biggest hearts I know! Thank you so much for the hug and all best wishes and hopes to you!

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  16. MOL says:

    Congratulations to you, IT, and many many thanks for nominating my blog. I feel so HUGGED! Can’t think of any other word to describe it right now. I will think of nominees for this. I guess it’s for people I want to hug for their great entries and photos.

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  17. eva626 says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination!!! you also deserved this award. I just enjoy your travels and photos. The pictures are always fun and engaging. So many new things to see. Thanks for sharing your precious moments with everyone. You are such an inspiration. Cheers!

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    • There’s so much that inspires me each day and one of them is the support that my blogger friends like you gives me each day….it’s truly an amazing blog world out there! Thank you.

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  18. amira says:

    What a lovely post man! :)
    Everyone should just copy and pass your post when forwarding the HUG award.
    really done nicely. And OMG what a list of Huggers ;)

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  19. eof737 says:

    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for including my blog on your list. I love your blog and it’s an honor to be included. Many thanks! :-)
    PS I hope you retrieved any of my comments that ended in your spam box. :-)

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    • It’s my joy to share it with you and the rest of our wonderful blogger friends. The world needs to feel as much “HUG” as possible. I will check the spam box. Have a great day my friend….

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  20. nelson RN says:

    Congratulations for receiving this HUG Award! You really deserve this one for the inspirations you bring in. And thank you for nominating me. It is such an honor :)

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  21. Fergiemoto says:

    Congratulations on getting the HUG award!

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  22. Sunshine says:

    Island traveler, YOU are AMAZINGLY talented and a gifted heart-writer. Your writings go straight to my heart and it’s touched by the beauty of your words. YES! There is always room for HUGS!!! Thank you and HUGS back to you and your loved ones. :)

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    • Sometimes I ask myself if I’m opening up to much but then I read comments like this and I feel that its worth it all. People need to know that they are not alone in their emotional journey. That somewhere in this planet, another person goes through a similar situation. Thanks for sharing generously .

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  23. winsomebella says:

    Thank you my friend…..and hugs.

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  24. Frank Bishop says:

    Congrats and thanks for the HUG. Everybody needs a hug.
    Hug your family and have a good day.

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  25. Northern Narratives says:

    Thank you so much for listing my blog. Have a happy day :)

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  28. Sony Fugaban says:

    I am really humbled to have been nominated by a very talented blogger, The Island Traveler. This award certainly is a HUGE award and I couldn’t hide how convivial I am with it. :-) :-) :-) I felt like all my efforts are well compensated now putting into consideration what this award is all about. I am like an ambassador of hope now in my own right. ;-) Again, I’m honored! Thank you to the bottom of my heart.

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    • To give, to inspire, to make someone feel good about themselves and the world around them, to be able to hope …these are the things you and the other blogger friends give each day. Words are powerful. It can change a person’s perspective and heart when used properly. I’m honored to have included you in the list. You are one of those that has power over words… Thank you.

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      • Sony Fugaban says:

        Bro, I still have problems sending comments and Jakesprinter already replied to me telling that he also experience the same difficulty. That explains why you can’t see my comments. I think they are directed to your spam. Please check it there if you are interested — still.

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  29. jeanne says:

    You are truly an inspiration my friend. Your blog postings are always so insightful and inspiring. Thank you for including me in the list of wonderful blogs who truly spread HOPE with their words and lives. enJOY today!

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    • It’s a joy to create a list of blogs that has so much to give. The words they write, the heart they pour out are just phenomenal. I feel blessed to have been a part of it all. Have a wonderful day my friend.

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  30. pix & kardz says:

    congratulations for being nominated for very kind and thoughtful award! and thank you so much for thinking of me, and nominating my blog.
    big hugs back at you!
     
    however, at the risk of sounding like an ungrateful wet blanket, this is just a friendly reminder/advisory that pix & kardz does not accept blog awards – even one as glowing and hopeful as this one. as it says over there, ‘all blog awards are gratefully declined’. however thank you again, and thank you also for your understanding.
     
    looking forward to seeing you in future posts. happy blogging! :)

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    • island traveler says:

      I did see the reminder but I wished to give it anyway…as they say, it’s the thought that counts. Wishing you all the love and “HUG” my friend…

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  31. MrTheKidd says:

    Thank you for nominating me to receive a HUG, and congratulations on yours!

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  34. knot2share says:

    Congratulations dear ILT!
    And thank you for nominating me for the HUG. This is very sweet and special and possibly the best gift for 2012!! Your blog has certainly inspired me to be a better person and to spead love and cheer around. So thank you again.

    Please take care.

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    • island traveler says:

      When I got it, I also said the same thing, “Best blogger gift for the year 2012!” The awards, the comments, the posts we all make…these makes every blogger day special and inspiring. Atleast for me…and you as well. God bless you my friend….

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  35. Nandini says:

    Congratulations! And I’m honored that you chose me for this award among many others. It feels good. :) Thank you so much. And great post. :) May we all get more and more hugs! :)

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    • island traveler says:

      It’s a joy to share awards that make people good about themselves…it did to me and I hope to let others know that they are a blessing to others. Thank you.

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  36. john tugano says:

    thanks for that hug award bro, haay..been busy for while but I’ll get back again with what I missed in your blog..Need to have some readings..I miss it..Congrats you are very much desrving of the award..

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  37. jhirzel88 says:

    This blog entry upsets me. I had to rate it 2-star, but I give you credit for thinking of me of everything I have been doing for the birds. I can’t nominate anybody on earth. I really can’t. It saddens me that nobody but me can do the same things that I do. I have to wake up early to help my mom on the weekends so, I can’t feed the birds every single day. I wish I could feed them cupcakes everyday but I can’t. Plus, now that I’ve got school it’s going to be harder to sneak cupcakes that don’t sell at the end of the day out of my mom’s shop.

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    • island traveler says:

      I wish you all the good things in life my friend. I just thought you may like it…it’s meant for all that cares for something or someone and how they try each day to make things better for others….

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  38. jhirzel88 says:

    You know what? You want me to tell you something else? The world is going to end at the end of 2012, so I might as well enjoy feeding the birds while I can. They’ll probably still be alive when we’re dead. Also, I like being able to have a friend. I’m too shy to make any human friends, so I might as well be friends with the birds. I want a bird friend, because I can’t have an Amazon Parrot yet because I have to share my bedroom with my youngest brother, who is a pain and torments me all the time. He even torments his pet chinchilla. You think I’m ready to own a bird with him? NO way! He practically murdered his last chinchilla. He was playing with it and he landed on top of it and it suffocated. Why did I mention that? Oh well. It doesn’t matter, I already have a blog that I made a long time ago that talks about that.

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    • I heard about that thus I made I vow to enjoy every minute of 2012. And honestly, in a sad way someone , somewhere around the globe will exit this earth before that proposed date. Again, we need to make this year like its the best year ever…love more, care more, say “sorry” more, forgive and ask forgiveness more…the list is forever…this is the year to take that long overdue vacation…I know for sure that I will. Thanks for the comment…..Hope you like the “HUG” award…that too…we need to hug more to those we care about!

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    • island traveler says:

      I was told that 2012 is the “That’s It” day for us but I don’t want to dwell on it…I want to live 2012 to the fullest. To love more, be happy, to do the things I deprived myself for years….this is the year to pursue our dreams and go places….I wish you all the best….

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  40. judithhb says:

    Thank you for the nomination. I will do what I have to with it when I return from a few days away.
    I really enjoy reading about your family and in particular your lovely young son. Thanks for sharing his growing up and his learning with us.

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    • island traveler says:

      Thank you my friend…that is so beautifully written with so much nice thoughts in it. God bless you always…

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  41. rutheh says:

    Thank you for the lovely award. I appreciate your mention of me and my blog in the list of nominations for such an accolade.
    I will go and reread the rules of the award. I am not a very good award recipient when it comes to the rules but I thank you for awarding it to me.
    Best,
    Ruth in Pittsburgh

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    • island traveler says:

      Just like you, I’m not good with rules but so far I was able to make 3 posts about the ones that I got. It wasn’t easy but I’m glad I did. Among the 3, this is my favorite because it gives others the ability to show their ability to give and to care. Thank you and congratulaitons.

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  42. aRVee says:

    Thanks my friend for this. A big HUG to you and your followers. Stay blessed :)

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    • island traveler says:

      A “HUG” a day, keeps all of us feeling young, alive and ready to make our mark in this world…have a wonderful day my friend…

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  43. Fergiemoto says:

    Congratulations!! And thank you so much for including my blog in these hugs!

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    • island traveler says:

      I’m more than happy to share this wonderful award with you. Thank you for all the support. Have a blessed day.

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  44. Elyse says:

    Thanks, IT — for the hug and the award and for the shock of being considered “uplifting”!

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    • island traveler says:

      When I read your post and those I constantly follow, I am humbled. So much heart and generosity that I feel that it brightens my spirits…anytime, anyewhere. Thank you…

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  45. Connie T says:

    Thanks for giving me a hug award. You deserve a hug.

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  47. Many thanks Island Traveler for the award! Your blog is really an inspiration, my friend.

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  48. Congratulations my friend! You are so deserving of this award. And thanks very much for mentioning my blog. I’m honored by it. You are a very thoughtful and generous person. A million HUGS to you and your family! :)

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    • island traveler says:

      A million HUGS I give back to you and all the people who in their own way touch my heart with their words, images and talents. God bless you my friend. Your words never fails to make me smile with delight!

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  49. munchow says:

    A little late, but well deserved congratulation for the Hug Award. If someone deserves it, it must be you, you spread so much warmth, love and compassion through your words and photos. And thank you for the hug, my friend, it did indeed warm my soul. I will do my best to spread hugs around, it must be one of the most beautiful awards out there. First and foremost: A big hug back to you, my friend.

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    • island traveler says:

      I don’t have a brother…but now I get to have one through you and the other blogger friends I met in cyberspace since I started. It feels good to share and give, to be a part of something that matters, that makes a difference for others. Congratulations…the world celebrates with you…I wish you all the best in life.

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  50. Thank you so much for this Hug award and for the Liebster award.
    I hope that you know that I apprecaite all these awards so much.
    I have been a bit behind on my replies and blog entries due to company
    but is my wish to catch up to as many as I can. I feel like I have missed
    many wonderful and creative stories but such is life. My hope is that I can
    continue to inspire my followers so that I may live up to these awards.
    Muchas Gracias …
    Isadora

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    • island traveler says:

      Your welcome my friend. I too sometimes find it hard to catch love. I enjoy blogging a lot but recently so much things happened in my life that needed a lot of my time. But there’s no day I don’t about the people who shared their blogging world with me… Take care.

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  51. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you the island traveller we very much appreciate your kindness in nominating Ron and myself for the Hug Award, we believe very much in God’s focus where it comes, to Hope, Love, Freedom, Peace, Equality, Unity, Joy and Happiness, Compassion and Mercy, Faith, Wholeness and Wellness, Prosperity, Ecological Preservation and of Oneness but we do not accept or agree with worldly or fleshy understanding in regards to these qualities, which is just about self and not God or others.

    So we thankfully accept this Hug Award from you knowing your heart of Love for God and His Children and we give you a BIG ((((( HUG ))))) as well.

    Christian Love Anne, Ron sends his Thanks Too.

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  55. island traveler says:

    Thank you Anne and Ron. You both are such a blessing to other . So much faith and love for God and his children. These words sums up what this award is all about when you wrote, ” we believe very much in God’s focus where it comes, to Hope, Love, Freedom, Peace, Equality, Unity, Joy and Happiness, Compassion and Mercy, Faith, Wholeness and Wellness, Prosperity, Ecological Preservation and of Oneness …” Such inspiring words that makes our heart soar! God bless you both always…

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  56. lifeofministermom says:

    You’ve been nominated for the Commenter Award! http://lifeofministermom.wordpress.com/blog-awards/

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