Sunshine Award

Today I was awarded the Sunshine award by my new blog friend William.  This kindness arrived on a much-needed day.  William says this about himself:

Born and raised in Edinburgh the Capital City of Scotland, I began writing at an early age, based on everything around me, people, places, almost everything possible someone can write about I have written . . . you are always welcome [at William’s Poetry Blog].

We met through poetry and friended through appreciation and humor.  True to his bio, William writes about anything, especially the lovely countryside where he lives.  He shares photos, poetry, challenges and encouragement.  Thank you, William.

William is not my only blog friend who brings me smiles and light, so I am happy to pass this award on to 12 of my friends who deserve some SUNSHINE in their lives.

Here are the rules:

  1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers (no deadline).
  3. Link the nominees within your post.
  4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

My nominees for a bit more sunshine and warmth to their day are:

  1. A Star Danced, and Under That I was Born
  2. Akita Haiku
  3. Artbythepaintedbrush’s Blog
  4. beyond bluestockings
  5. Existential Poet
  6. four winds photo journal
  7. In My Little Town
  8. J. Ruth Kelly’s Blog
  9. Jingle
  10. Kseverny\’s Blog
  11. Leslie White
  12. Ottobiography
  13. plain view
  14. Rule The World!!!

Like William, I can’t count to twelve. (Hee, hee)

I just want you to know I love visiting your blogs and hope everyone has a bright and wonderful weekend.

About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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38 Responses to Sunshine Award

  1. LT says:

    Thanks, thanks! I’ll be passing it along by and by. 🙂 Best to you.

  2. fiveloaf says:

    hi! be informed that you had just been nominated by me to receive this sunshine award! the whole list is at my blog.. cheers!

  3. Hiruta says:

    Yousei Hime san, congratulations on your being awarded the Sunshine award!
    Really your poetry blog is just like the Sunshine always, which makes me happy even when the sky is gray.
    I sincerely hope your poetry will shine very brightly for me.
    Best regards,

    • Yousei Hime says:

      You have cheered me even more with your kind words. Your poetry always encourages me in spirit and in my writing. The award is for you too, because your haiku shine so brightly for me. Thank you.

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  5. Thank you, Yousei, you’re very sweet!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      You are very welcome. I was just showing your blog to a friend of mine who home-schools. She’s a our preacher’s wife, they have 5 children and are very, very busy. She’s still thinking about blogging. lol. She liked yours. I like yours–makes me smile, think, and laugh. All good things.

      • Yousei, is your friend interested in art? You should send her here:

        The lady there has some very cool impressionist lapbook resources free today (not sure what the time zones do there, but I think it’s still your today, lol!)

        Preacher’s wife…homeschooling five… still thinking about blogging? Crazy girl 😀

        But if she starts, send me a link and I’ll go say hello 🙂

        • Yousei Hime says:

          Thanks for the headsup. I’m not sure how soon she will get going on this. She is also an outdoorswoman–hunting and fishing and stuff. I don’t see how she does all of that either. I’ll let her know about it. BTW, she loved your girls’ picture.

  6. OIC! … see, I’m getting the sunshine already and it’s after midnight! lol ! I guess that this blog can’t really be one of my pics… but it really sort of is you know.

    I will have to go find some blogs that are not on your oddly counted list of 12. HAHA

    This came at a really good time, like has been said. Me, too!!! So thanks a bushel and a peck! I am not entirely sure what that means, but my mother used to say it. 🙂

  7. Susan says:

    See, a new day came and you’re surrounded by laughter and happiness…lol.Congrats on your son’s win at the tournament.

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  9. Tacy says:


  10. Yea!!!! Thank you! How wonderful and fun. 🙂 I like this blogging world. It’s so nice here don’t you think?

  11. william says:

    awe thank you for your lovely comments you are VERY kind I can think of no one better who deserves this honor than you, your posts are encouraging and sweet xx have a sunshine day xx

  12. wayne says:

    CONGRATULATIONS… said you could not get my Blog by clicking on RWP?..well it should have come up. I have put up a couple of photos from our home in the Rocky Mountains.. POGA POETRY

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  14. ichabod says:

    Hi Yousei;

    Why shiver me timbers, this is a surprise is it not?

    I love the sunshine. To make an award and so freely pass it out brings out the smile in me 🙂

    My thanks to William the poet for passing it on to you, and to you for thinking so kindly of us.

    Yousei, you are a ray of sunshine in your own right and to our delight 🙂 Kind of rhymes doesn’t it?

    I will be posting this picture on my blog this weekend and thank you.

  15. jruthkelly says:

    also…i tried to visit william’s blog and it didn’t load right…it may be the laptop i’m borrowing but i really don’t know! i love this list…thanks again…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      It might be the laptop. I have difficulty with his blog too. It loads very slowly. There is a lot of cool stuff on it (widgets and whatnot). I’ll double check the link. Thanks for telling me.

  16. jruthkelly says:

    thank you dear one…much-needed and much appreciated. when my world quiets this evening, i’ll post and spread the sunshine. hugs…

  17. lesliepaints says:

    Thank-you, Yousei. I was just logging in to create a post similar to this with one of my paintings. I will pass this award on to these people I talk about.

  18. jingle says:

    Yousei Hime:

    U Rock!
    I am so new to U, not more than two weeks, U pass this award to Me, How Cool!

    I appreciate your brightness and your intelligence in bringing sunshine everywhere, U Deserve It, Happy 4 U.

    I Am Sure Many of Our Rally Friends will appreciate this when I pass on to some of them..

    Jingle 😉 🙂

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