The 2017 Respect Award

I give this award out once a year as a way to acknowledge
and show respect to fellow bloggers.

I respect you because, you’re compassionate, witty, interesting,
rebellious, imaginative, patient, open-minded, and creative.

I respect you because you are generous with your words and
support; you walk your talk.

I respect you because you raise my spirits and make me smile.

I respect you because you make me a better blogger.

I respect you because you make me feel human.

Nominees don’t have to do a thing.  Nada.  Nothing.

I’ve done my best to avoid nominating people who don’t accept
awards.

But again, this is a no obligation award.

Death, The Life Story

YesterdayAfter

Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti

But I Smile Anyway…

Dream Big Dream Often

Giggles and Tales

Erika Kind

swo8

barsetshirediaries

laurelwolfelives

A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

Lonely Keyboards

Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Bird Flight

Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

I’m Sick and So Are You

The Real Reality Show Blog

Daisy in the Willows

BrewNSpew

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT BLOG

Buffalo Tom Peabody’s blog 2

Sheldon Kleeman

Teagan’s Books

As Ali G. would say:

Respect!

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To have and to hold

from Raili

soulgifts - Telling Tales

old couple

The other day I wrote a poem about disposable relationships.

Today I write a sequel based on a lifetime of relationshipping experiences.  A mini how ‘to have and to hold from this day forth, in sickness and in health, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…’

When things go pear shaped between couples somehow it feels so wrong  that the world keeps on spinning seemingly oblivious to the hurt, that the sun keeps shining, that people laugh, play and are happy. It’s hard to see the good because the pain can be so big in your heart that it makes every cell in your body hurt.

But there is always a way through the hurt. A path from which learning and growth can be discovered.

When people are hurt or angry, there is a tendency to rant, instead of clearly stating feelings and needs. Of…

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IOTD …. Images of the Day …. Special Edition …. “Rainbow Flag …. created by Gilbert Baker …. “!!

from Dr. Rex

It Is What It Is

GilbertBaker

~~April 1, 2017~~ 

REST IN PRIDE

~Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dead at 65~

Thank you Gilbert for giving our community one of our greatest gifts.

You are a trailblazer for #LGBTQ youth around the world.

You will be missed!

It Gets Better Project

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Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) was an openly gay American artist and civil rights activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978. Baker’s flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its debut.

The colors on the Rainbow Flag reflect the diversity of the LGBT community.

When Baker raised the first rainbow flags at San Francisco Pride (his group raised two flags at the Civic Center) on June 25, 1978, it had eight colors, each with a symbolic meaning:

Hot Pink: sexuality
Red: life
Orange: healing
Yellow: sunlight
Green: nature
Turquoise:…

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