The H.U.G. Award

By Jueseppi B.




I woke up this morning to find my good buddy from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia had given me The H.U.G. Award. Now this is a very special award, well all awards given by your fellow bloggers are special, but this one is special because hugs are special.


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:  As the link URL for the imageplease insert





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, 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 at 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…….I must alert my nominees that I am unable to leave comments on most blogs because WordPress sends my comments straight to your spam folder, so I hope you will learn of your nominations thru visiting my blog or a fellow blogger passing the word onto you that you have been nominated……


Streams Of Consciousness – Coco Rivers


Mashed Potato Bulletin


Life As An Art Form




Vikram Roy’s Blog




Angela Shella


Manipal’s Photo Blog


Drayton’s Gazette




This Little Light


Bless Your Hippie Heart


Weaving Among The Stars


Oh My Muse!


90 Degrees to the Left


Dr. Sherry E. Showalter – “Keepin It Real”


The Joys of Living with PTSD




Work the Dream






Black Write & Read


The Muse


Motley News


My Intelligent Life




misty maples farm,


Yes, I know I nominated a lot of blogs, but this is a very important award and i didn’t wish to miss any blog/blogger whom I know deserves a H.U.G.



Categories: Art, Awards, Joy & Happiness, News

46 replies »

  1. First of all, Congratulations to you Jueseppi! Well deserved award for you, in my honest opinion!

    And I wish to thank you for honoring me with this. I’m taken aback by this. Just reading the qualifications, etc, … I am truly honored.

    Thank you.


  2. Jueseppi!

    I apologize for the delay in response. Once a week I a take a day off from writing and try and avoid the computer altogether, lest I become tempted and start writing🙂

    Anyway, this was such a nice surprise to find waiting in my mailbox. I thank you for including me in your nominations. Your post was terrifically written!



  3. Most importantly.. Congratulations to you on receiving this award! The qualifications are outstanding and you and your site are definitely most deserving.

    And, very humbly, thank you for choosing me as a recipient. I’m not sure what to say…. I am very honored. Thank you!


  4. Congrats Mr Hack!! You are well deserving of this HUG Award. This one being most attractive and touching to me because of all it stands for. I love to express Huggs all over and when I do they also carry such meanings as your beautiful & well earned HUG Award. I am proud as always to know such a heart like your Peas.:) Shine on as you continue to Do You! Big Huggs & Love🙂


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  6. First of all, I was almost in tears reading about the characteristics of the recipients as I was thinking of how beautifully you fit the description! You share so much and give so much of yourself to us all and I so appreciate that about you and your blog! Congratulations to you on this fantastic award that means so very much. Second, I am so deeply honoured to have been included on your list with all of those fantastic bloggers! Keep up your amazing blogging and thank you. Hugs to you, Lorelei


    • Ms Lorelei… belong on that list more than I. The way you teach your art form, the way you guide by showing your brush strokes, the way you lead the viewer into your very special world of art is amazing. I have watched you show how you create from a sketch to a finished piece in wonder. I especially love your hats. This world of blogging offers me an insight into places I never knew existed. i have learned so much from so many. all expressing emotions in their computer keyboards. The poetry, music, art work and written words that I see are all so exquisitely beautiful. You are such an intelligent woman of culture, a mother, artist, wife, clinician and friend. Thank you Ms. Lorelei.

      And congratulations on getting this H.U.G.


      • Wow…thank you so much Jueseppi B. for all of your thoughtful and inspiring comments! Blogging was a challenge to me, one I attempted to help me find a deeper understanding of myself and others around me. It has restored my faith in others and your words and thoughts show me daily that there are so many wonderful people out there that I have never ever known. You and many of my other blogger friends have demonstrated that over and over. Thank you again and take care Jueseppi! Lorelei


  7. Congrats, Jueseppi! And, awwww, thank you! My favorite part about this is getting turned on to so many great blogs I hadn’t yet run across. Thank you for your energy and ever-roaming eye for great reading! Sending you a BIG H.U.G. across the cyber waves!!🙂


    • I always like HUGS…..and thank you for your talents…I was shocked to discover so many good, warm and loving bloggers. I mean really surprised. You deserve it, enjoy.😉


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