The H.U.G. Award

When I got online this evening, I discovered that  my friend   Jueseppi had given me the H.U.G. Award. What a blessing to know that he thinks I meet what it takes to get the H.U.G. Award. The world is in sore need of Hope and I am thankful he thinks I give hope in what I do. Thank you so much Jueseppi. Blessings to you friend and thank you from my heart.

First the particulars of The H.U.G. Award:

Hope Unites Globally – HUG Award Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE:  You should send this post or a link to this post to all those you nominate to receive the HUG Award. 

Please do not change or use another image for the HUG Award Image©.  Please do not alter–by changing, shortening, or adding to–the text about the award and how to share it with others.  Either copy the entire article as it is on this page, or please include a link back to this article, when you post on your blog or share award with others.

I ask you to please honor this request and help me keep the integrity of the award as originally designed, so that future award recipients will know what an honor it is to receive this award.  Thank you, Connie Wayne


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 athttp://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 FreedomHope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and HappinessHope 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.


HUG Award© Image:   Those who receive the HUG Award© may paste a copy of the original HUG Award© image into an Image widget on their website or blog by simply copying and pasting the following image URL into an Image widget:   http://hopesfortoday.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/hug-award1.png.  As the link URL for the imageplease inserthttp://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/.


1.  If you receive a HUG Award©, you may nominate others who also meet the above guidelines for the award.  You may nominate as many people, websites, or blogs as you want to nominate to receive the award.  I do ask that, upon receipt of the award, you nominate at least one other person.  The award is also not time limited, so you can nominate new people or sites you encounter in the future.  Please try not to nominate those who have already received the award.

2.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING YOUR NOMINEESand telling them you nominated them for the  HUG Award©.  AND when you contact them…

3.  Please link this page:  When you contact your nominees for the award, 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.  Then, they also can perpetuate the award by nominating others.  AND…

4.  Please post a comment on this page athttp://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ with the name and the complete website or blog address of the site(s) or person(s) you nominate.

5.  If you know, I would appreciate you informing me of the geographical location of your nominee(s) and /or their site(s).

6.  Social Media Sites:  You may also copy and paste unchanged copies of the original HUG Award© and HUG Award© Guidelines’ wording to other social media sites such as Facebook and Linkedin.  You may also print original copies for your personal use for display, etc.

7.  You may print a copy of the HUG Award© Guidelines for people you nominate, who do not have a website, blog, or social media account to which they can paste award and Guidelines.  If they have email, you may email them a copy of the original HUG Award© and original Hug Award© Guidelines.

Thank you for your help sharing HUGs (HUG Awards©) with the people of the world.  Blessings, Connie

Now for MY nominees for The H.U.G. Award…….

So many have such good blogs and it is a very hard job to choose someone for this award. My choice(s) are:






15 comments on “The H.U.G. Award

  1. helloooooooo.
    My congratulations to you on receiving the “HUG AWARD “…
    there is no honor greater than to be respected, admired and appreciated by the folks who are impacted by YOU each day …
    Very proud to be one of your dedicated followers , your unique gift to share compassion, light the fire, and bring hope and joy to so many others is truly remarkable…
    STOMP ! !
    with deepest respect,
    sign me, A.

  2. Thanks Dr Showalter! You are so kind for considering me for this award. I really appreciate it!

  3. Congratulations, Dr Sherry. A well deserved award! And thank you so much for thinking of me and nominating my blog, I feel very honoured. It really made my day 😀 Bless xx

    • Thank you so much! I was indeed honored, and congratulate you as well… How wonderful to know that your day has been set to be one that gets you ready to “outshine the sun”! Blessings to you and yours…

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  5. Congrats on the award! You are an inspiration! Thanks for thinking of my blog. You are always so kind. I wish you a happy day and a wonderful weekend. Keep up the excellent work!

    • I thank you, and thoughts of you as you write and inspire others… Best of all things to you and yours today and always… Thank you for being here and taking the time to send me a note from time to time as well!

  6. Congratulations to you, Dr. Sherry for winning this award. You are truly deserving. Meanwhile, keep posting and Best Regards. !!!

    • So lovely to see you Michael, I hope you are enjoying the wonderment of your day.. I thank you so much for your kind regards, and appreciate you being here and taking the time to send a word… Hope you have been able to access the You tubes on keepin it real as well! take best care of you dearheart.

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