Wednesday, September 23, 2009

hopeful award




there is so much hope and inspiration to be found in blogging. on any given day, you can read a post that makes you laugh or cry. you can be inspired to try something new or pass on a few thought-provoking words. i can get lost in the nuance of words, the heart-touching stories, the lovely images and the wealth of creativity. i am touched by so many and so much in my blogging journeys each day.

i created the above photo as a blog award -- the hopeful award, to be given to blogs that are filled with hope, that touch and inspire me. this week the hopeful award goes to:

cindy at treasures in my heart has taught me about the heartbreak of loss and the battle to continue to live a life of hope. i'm humbled by her hopeful spirit and giving nature. always sending hugs your way, cindy!

trish at nana's living the dream posted this week about some serious health problems she is facing and how she is starting down a new path to get better. her attitude and request for prayers filled my heart with belief in the wonderful healing power of a can-do attitude. bless you, trish!

who is filling your heart with hope and inspiration this week? please feel free to accept this award and pass it on to others. let's get it going and keep it going, friends!

13 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Julie, I thank you so much for my award.I am always inspired by your art and attitude. I appreciate your concern and thank you for your prayers. I have no choice but to change. I won't let Arthur get to me and I won't let blood pressure control my life too. I will change what I need to change. luv ya, trish

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

What a great idea! And thank you for all of your kind words on my blog/posts!

elk said...

what la really pretty award...i will be pondering this one, so may deserving for sure!

SE'LAH... said...

I agree. I've found so many beautifully inspiring people in blogland. My first time here. Coming from lensustogether.
ps. Saw U2 in Boston. Soooo thrilling!

Liss said...

Julie, this is a beautiful award. You need to give one to yourself for spreading the joy blogging brings.

Artist Unplugged said...

What a lovely award, how thoughtful of you! I hope you are doing well.

Kelly said...

beautiful shot and beautiful award Julie! You deserve one yourself!

Staci Danford said...

So very true.. I feel like so many of my dear friends are right on the other side of this screen. Blogging has just been such a sweet gift.
Staci

RNSANE said...

What a wonderful idea. Your blog is very special and I am glad I chanced by here. While I probably spend too much time every day at this computer, it has helped me deal with the loss of my profession - my forensic nursing life of the past 21 years ended - I've been a nurse for over 40 - when the mayor of San Fran made $80million in budget cuts to the Dept of Public Health. With my 65th birthday a week away, I retired, feeling so at a loss. I have always been a writer and a poet...so this has helped!!

Kerri Jean said...

wonderful sentiment and award. and great photography too. you have so many talents Julie. I love to visit and see what you're up to.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Julie!! it's been a while. I love this post so much, it moves me. It's such a wonderful thing what you are doing, so inspire and heartfelt. I love your soul and your work!!

cindy said...

Julie,
Thank you so much for the award but I feel that I should give it to you.
I come to you blog and am so uplifted by your words, your art, you photos.
I always leave your site feeling rejuvinated. You are truly a woman of inspiration.
Much love to you,
Cindy

cindy said...

such a great idea and i'm not surprised the award was created by you!