I am so proud of these teens and my daughter for understanding love and showing the way to sometimes hesitant adults. Everyone needs a hug!
Hug a Puppy ! Hug a Friend!
The Hug (Tess Gallagher)
A woman is reading a poem on the street
and another woman stops to listen. We stop too,
with our arms around each other. The poem
is being read and listened to out here
in the open. Behind us
no one is entering or leaving the houses.
Suddenly a hug comes over me and I'm
giving it to you like a variable star shooting light
off to make itself comfortable, then
subsiding. I finish but keep on holding
you . A man walks up to us and we know he hasn't
come out of nowhere, but if he could he
would have. He looks homeless because of how
he needs. "Can I have one of those?" he asks you,
and I feel you nod. I'm surprised,
surprised you don't tell him how
it is-that I'm yours, only...
Linda Socha from Psyche Connections has honored Oasis with the affirming Sisterhood Award for giving her "laughter, learning, and perspective." Please go visit her blog and enjoy her peppy and touching posts. Open hearted Natalie of Musings of the Deep has also shared this Sisterhood Award with me and to top that off, she also shared the Friendship Award with me! Such a community of warm and intelligent friends in this blog world.
I would like to share the Sisterhood Award with these bloggers who share love, laughter and insight...
1. Butternut Squash Goddess of the Confluence
2. The Muse at Muse Swings
3. Sheila the artists who writes From Forensic to Fine Art
4. Carol of The Writer's Porch
5. Dianne of Intutive Painting
and those bloggers with abundant hearts must have the Friendship Award...
1. Reya Mellicker of The Gold Puppy
2. Pat of Mille Fiori Favorite
3. Just a Plane Ride Away
4. Linda of Vulture Peak Muse
5. Rudee the Knitting Nurse
If I missed you, please accept a long hug of apology and take the award you deserve!
You are a living story. Become aware of the stories you tell about yourself and your world. Participate consciously in the writing of the next chapter of your life.
Deepak Chopra and David Simon (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga)
Also, Thank you Bill Austin the Best Blog of the Day Award! (March 5, 2009). If you would like to nominate a friend's blog or your own, click on the Sharing Blog Love link on the Oasis sidebar under the award.
On Accepting Your Sisterhood or Friendship Award...
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link this post to the person from whom you received your award.
Watch the video that made it all happen!