The Hope Award


2016 has been a rough year.  A lot of death, a lot of loss — not just of people, but also of civility, decency and, in many cases, Hope.

But not for all of us; not for all of you.

There are so many on WordPress who are sharing Light. They share decency, civility and respect.  They share Ideas and Passion and Compassion and, yes, Hope.

Emily Dickinson said “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all,” and I believe this gentle bird is chirping it’s beautiful song here and I wanted to take the chance to thank my readers and my friends and my fellow bloggers for helping to keep that beauty alive and fluttering, like a butterfly, from heart to heart and from mind to mind.

Please, take this award and share it with those you find worthy, those who give you the most hope. Share this award with the bloggers who have kept you inspired this past year.

The people who have made me hopeful in the darkness that has covered so much of this year are:

  1. Dr. Rex
  2. Petite Magique
  3. IvonPrefontaine
  4. Scottishmomus
  5. Inavukic
  6. Petchary
  7. Pujakins
  8. SeaAngel444
  9. Wildflower Women
  10. Sedge808



19 thoughts on “The Hope Award

  1. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Thanks so very much!! Honored and humbled … it has been a rough year indeed!!

  2. Goosebumps. Emily’s “Hope…” is the dedication in my last novel and is my favorite poem. Thank you for this kind post.

  3. Cheryl-Lynn says:


  4. Congratulations Barbara upon your award and what a beautiful dedication.. Such a deserving list..
    Have a beautiful Peaceful Christmas, and may we all live in Hope for a brighter more peaceful 2017..
    Love Sue xx ❤

  5. inavukic says:

    Thank you Barbara – much love and many hugs for Christmas and New Year ❤

  6. Maria says:

    Lightworkers always find their lights, especially in times of need. Beautiful post.

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