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The HUG Award – Hope Unites Globally


Many thanks to Ajaytao 2010 for nominating me for this great award. You can visit his site at .  He has a very interesting and varied blog. There’s something for everyone! 🙂

Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.comwhich 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

The HUG Award© recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.

The HUG Award© is for anyone, anywhere in the world, who meets the guidelines and wants to be nominated for the award. Please leave a comment on this page if you are interested in receiving this award, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the award.

The HUG Award© is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

The HUG Award© is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

The HUG Award©is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.

These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

The HUG Award© is not specifically a website or blog award.  It can be given to people in your community, at your employment, at your place of worship, etc.  Please make sure they have a copy of these Guidelines, and please don’t forget to submit their names back to this site.

For complete guidelines for The HUG Award©  follow this link:

My nominations are:

1. Emi Valdarquis at and

2. Annie Baril at



Liebster Award!!


A big thank you to Emi for nominating me!! Check out his blog at

Rules of this award:

1-Post 11 random things about myself.

2-Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated me.

3-Post 11 questions to those bloggers I nominate.

4-Nominate 11 bloggers and let them know I have done so.

11 Random things about myself

At some point random things about myself are no longer random. Pieced together, they define who I am. Here are some ‘random things’ about this current moment…

As I write this, I’m sitting in my office having breakfast…one of my favorites, toast with almond butter and a cup of coffee, black. Sally, one of my cats, is sitting on a chair behind me. For such a tiny cat, she snores so loudly! My music player is on pause. I was listening to Nirvana’s rendition of ‘The man who sold the world’. The first time I ever heard a Nirvana song was at a spaghetti wrestling party in early 90s, and no, I wasn’t a participant! The weather outside today is a little too creepy for my taste. The skies are grey and the wind gusts are very strong at about 70 km/hr. I don’t like the rattling sound that it makes as it hits the roof of my house. Plans for today? Well, I might go outside this afternoon to take some photos, but may choose to stay in to assemble a dresser.

Well enough ‘random things’ said for now….

Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated me

1-What is your work profession?

I am a registered nurse.

2-What country are you from?

I am from Canada.

3-What do you love most?

Common courtesy.

4-What do you hate most?

Narrow mindedness.

5-What’s your next important goal in life?

Sticking to one goal, lol!

6-What do you think about the world today?

More aware, but less affected.

7-If a street photographer takes a photograph of you in a public place, without your knowledge, and then 10 years later you visit a museum of contemporary art and-surprise!-find your photograph in an exhibition, what would your reaction be like?

First I’d say, ‘Is that me?’, then I’d say, ‘I looked so young!’ Lol!

8-If you have seen the ’60 movie ‘The Time Machine’ (bases on H.G.Wells’ novel) which 3 books would you have taken back with you to the far future to help rebuild civilization, and what’s the specific reason for each book?

Sorry, I have not seen the movie, nor read the book.

9-What’s your favorite drink?


10-If you could be someone else, who would you be?

Being me is enough.

11-What’s your favorite quote (famous or not)?

‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’ by Eleanor Roosevelt

11 new questions to the bloggers I nominated

1-What is the first song you remember hearing?

2-What is the first movie you remember watching?

3-What is the first book you remember reading?

4-What is the first food you remember disliking?

5-What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?

6-What is your favorite isle in the grocery store?

7-Which season is your favorite?

8-What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

9-What is your favorite saying, idiom, expression?

10-What is your favorite quality in people?

11-Who is your favorite superhero?

Nominate 11 bloggers












One Lovely Blog Award


A big thank you to Emi Valdarquis for nominating me for this award! I would recommend that you stop by his blog,

Seven really random things about myself:

1-I don’t have a favorite color.
2-I like to sing. I’ll even hum while shopping.
3-I like to paint…just not ceilings!
4-I find doing dishes very relaxing.
5-I had two posters on my wall growing up: Kiss and Olivia Newton John.
6-I can say the alphabet in reverse.
7-I’m terrible at parallel parking.

Here are my nominations:


1-Include the blog award in your post.
2-Thank the person who nominated you.
3-Write seven random things about yourself
4-Nominated 15 other people and let them know you have done so.

One Lovely Blogger Award

I was nominated for “The Lovely Blogger Award” by Marla Rose Brady!!  A big thank you to Marla!! Check out her blog at

Seven random things about myself:

1-Mimi is my real name. It’s not short for Miriam, Michelle, etc.

2-My nickname as a kid was Mooze. Nobody in my family has a clue how this came to be.

3-I prefer to stay home than go out. I’m not a big fan of crowds.

4-I’m afraid of thunderstorms. Sometimes, I’ll hide in the basement.

5-If I was given the option to drive or fly to a destination, I’d rather drive.

6-I’m of French, Italian and Aboriginal descent.

7-My alarm clock is set at the sound of chirping birds.

My nominees:


Include the blog award in your post.

Thank the person who nominated you.

Nominate 15 other people, and let them know you have done so.