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Hope Unites Globally-Hug©Award

March 20, 2012

“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, which 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.

Julie is one who possesses a generous and loving spirit
I am honored and humbled by your nomination Julie .You are an inspiration to me and someone to be emulated.Julie gives of her time,her heart, her spirit. She is the sort who would gladly give you her last morsel of food,the shirt off her back or even her last dime if she thought you were in need. She is my hero. I love you girlfriend,
Love Lena.

I would like to thank all who strive to make the world a better place. Alone we are but one small voice, united we can be change the world.
I will likely present this to more people as time passes; but for now I want to present the HUG© Award to Michele E. Alford at Michelle doesn’t just ‘talk the talk’ – she ‘walks the walk’, and she does it passionately and with all her heart.

Congratulations, Michelle, on being a bright light in the world. Please visit this site for the guidelines for this wonderful and very important award. ~ Selena Howard

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 20, 2012 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much Selena this has added that much more happiness, sunshine, and love into the rest of my day.

  2. Olan Smith permalink
    March 20, 2012 6:19 pm

    Wonderful, Love/Peace/Freedom is the main goal. LPF, Olan

  3. lostupabove permalink
    March 21, 2012 6:22 am


  4. March 21, 2012 11:08 am

    You definitely have a special place and are so deserving of this. Congratulations! You’re an inspiration. xoxo

  5. March 22, 2012 12:26 am

    Congratulations — this is a wonderful award!
    It felt like quite an honor when I received mine! Well done! 🙂

  6. Julie Catherine permalink
    March 23, 2012 12:15 am

    Lena, my dearest friend, your lovely words brought tears to my eyes, thank you so much. When I was presented with this honor, you were the first person that came to my mind – because everything you are; all that you stand for, embodies everything this wonderful award stands for. You are truly deserving, and it’s my honor to know you and to call you my friend. I love you, girlfriend. ~ Julie xoxox

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