Sunshine and Brotherhood Awards

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has been nominated for two awards.  Because some of the rules are the same, I’m combining this acceptance.  First, I want to apologize for the delay in accepting these awards.

Our Word Press community is awesome, and I want to thank all of our subscribed followers and participants.

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Here’s a special shout-out to Roach59 for nominating us for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you, my dear friend Roach59.  It’s with much appreciation that I accept this award.

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The Sunshine Award is a peer to peer award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

Here are the rules to accept the Sunshine Award;

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post.
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award, and write them 11 new questions

One of the reasons why I’m so late in accepting this award is because I’m not good at asking questions.   I’m always concerned about people giving out too much of their personal information on the internet.  It’s not about hiding anything but rather, avoiding mockery that is done by some trolls.  I’ll answer the questions sent, and they are the same questions to nominees.

  1.  What book are you currently reading?

None at this time.  I tend to read blogs that I follow.

2.  Name one goal you plan to accomplish this week.

Write letters to my state and U.S. legislatures about needed laws.

3.  Three words that describe you.

Hopeful, spiritual, intuitive.

4.  Paper and Pen, OR a Laptop??

Laptop.  Had desk top been on the options, I would have chosen desk top.

5.  In one sentence, write a message to your younger self.

Pay closer attention to your elders, because they have already walked paths that you have yet to encounter. 

6. Complete this: ________ is Life.

The way of love is life.

7.  Even without them speaking, whose presence causes you to smile?

Pets and children.

8.  Anything you want to say about yourself.

No. LOL!

9.  What song makes you want to dance carefree?

Mostly anything recorded before 2000 that has a funky beat.  Kinda like this ….

10. How many tattoos do you have?


11.  What good will you do today?

Whatever good I can, to whomever I meet, to those who ask for help, to those who need an encouraging word.




Here’s a special shout-out to petre141 for nominating us for the Brotherhood of the World Award.  Thank you, my dear friend. It’s with much appreciation that I accept this award.

The rules for the Brotherhood of the World Award are;

List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World Award logo to your post and/or blog.

Answer the questions sent to you.

Nominate (around ten) bloggers.

Create your set of questions for your nominees.


The questions, (and my answers) are;

  1. Which blog post do you consider your best one so far?

I can’t begin to judge.  Currently, I’ve published over 1,000 posts.

  1. What was the best comment ever on your blog?

Because people take the time and effort to comment, I think that all are the best comments.

  1. Did you make blog posts receiving much more attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

Yes.  On July 12, 2014, I published a post titled The Impact of Trayvon Martin’s Death on America.  That post still gets views today, almost 2 years after it was written.

  1. Did you make blog posts receiving much less attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

It’s hard to tell.  I blog on different subjects, and some subjects get more attention than others.


Some blogs are no award zones, and other blogs do not have an “About” page which makes it difficult to announce the nomination.    As always, when choosing nominees I’m afraid of leaving someone out who deserves the award.  This time, I decided to nominate some bloggers that I’ve not nominated(or don’t remember nominating) for awards previously.

Here are my nominees for both awards.

Posted on 06/12/2016, in Awards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. “3. Three words that describe you.

    Hopeful, spiritual, intuitive.”

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  2. And I second Mindyme62. I will add helpful. Funny And down right lovable…

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    • Good morning Shyloh! Not many people pick up on the funny side of me. Most think that I’m serious all the time. Lovable? I suppose that’s up to perception because some folks mistake love for weakness.

      Thanks so much for your kind words.
      Love You Puppy

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly


    Congratulations! You are so deserving of the Brotherhood Award and the Sunshine Award!

    I love all of your answers.!


    6. Complete this: ________ is Life.

    The way of love is life.

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  4. Brilliant Xena.. Congratulations and most deserving of your awards my friend.. Much love your way and thank you for all the awareness you bring to others.
    Love and Light
    Sue xxx

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  5. Thanks sooo much! I appreciate the recognition!

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  6. Xena, many thanks for this. It is going to take me some time to accept this and think of bloggers and questions – so hard so many great bloggers out there. Huge thank you for this. So speechless. feeling out of my depth here but it is part of the learning curve of the blogging world. Thanks for this and good night. I will probably need a few days to figure out questions and nominations. Regards Bella


    • Bella, there’s no rush. It took me almost 6 months. I started working on it, and then other things go in the way. You are right — there are many great bloggers and deciding who to nominate takes me much time because I don’t want to leave anyone out that deserves it, yet cannot nominate all the bloggers that follow me.

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