“Don’t Hate, Appreciate” Award

DHA Award

Don’t hate , Appreciate.”

1) Mention the rules!
2) Start with one very inspiring, positive yet beautiful quote!
3) Mention the name of the creator, which is the person who has nominated you. I repeat the person who has nominated you. And so in this way, everyone will be a creator of this blog, at least once!
4) Write a short poem for the person who nominated you.
5) Nominate any 8 bloggers and let them know that they are nominated!
6) Tell us a short beautiful story, be it imaginative or practical. (100-150 words)
7) Ask 3 questions.
8) Don’t hate, appreciate.

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains.” – John Muir

I received this nomination from https://uncertaintyweb.wordpress.com/

Some try to paint with words.  Uncertainty does the opposite, her words wash away all the paint and expose what truly lies underneath. Beauty is not just that which shines in the light, it is also that which finds shade in the darkness.

My nominations:










“I can’t believe this place, it’s a complete disaster.”

“Well now, we were very open in the listing and I sent you photos.”

“I know, it’s just seeing it in person is a bit overwhelming. It’s worse than I expected.”

“It just needs a little work.”

“A little? Just hauling out all the garbage is going to set me back a month or more.”

“Remember, the price we negotiated was based on you taking the property as is.”

“What in the hell is that?”

“Where, what?”

“Over there, by the shed.”

“I believe that is a hot air balloon. Or at least what’s left of one.”

“What am I supposed to do with that?”

“I don’t know. That thing probably weighs a ton. I’m sure most people would just throw it away but the prior owner was a bit eccentric. I’m sure there’s an interesting story behind that balloon.”

“OK, let’s do this. I’ll take the property.”

“As is?”

“Yup, as is.”


Q1. What makes you want to be a kind person? (and if you are not, then why?)

Treating others with kindness should be the default way we interact with one another. It’s a simple thing to do but has an immeasurable impact. We are all part of the same experience, if you treat others poorly then you are in reality treating yourself poorly.

Q2. Is there a moment you shared with a stranger that doesn’t leave your mind? (Let’s keep it a positive one)

One time when I saw a little kid wearing a really ratty over-sized pair of shoes. The realization that some people can’t even afford to buy their child a decent pair of shoes remains a constant reminder of how fortunate I am with everything I have in my life. But it is also a reminder that I could easily find myself in the same situation.

Q3. Have you ever done something that you are proud of?

My daughter, who is only 7, already shows a deep empathy and compassion for others. If I can continue to foster and grow those ideals into her adult life then that will be my greatest accomplishment.

My questions:

Q1: When was the last time you did something for the first time and what was it?

Q2: If you could travel to any country, all expenses paid, where would you go?

Q3: What hobby do you enjoy?

16 thoughts on ““Don’t Hate, Appreciate” Award

  1. This is one of the best description I have read of my blog. ❤️ Thank you for taking this small step in spreading smiles and positivity around. I loved the honesty in your answers. And knowing that your daughter is doing the same, it feels so good. A kid is pure in heart and can make a difference in the world if raised right. I know you’d do a great job with her. 😊


  2. Dude. 😀 I don’t do poems. I suck at it big time. 😀 Wow, you honor me greatly. Will you be mad if I would to pass this award and not participate? I see it will be too much for me and my loyal readers. They already give me hate for the last award I gave them, since I was doing my third in two weeks. If the time was different, I would gladly take it, but now, given conditions are not suiting for yet another award.

    If you have any suggestion on how can I repay this great honoring, I am willing to anything you ask of me… S long it is in my abilities to do it effectively. 😀 So sorry for this brother.

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  3. thanks a lot for nominating me I am working on another award post as I am done with that will focus on yours as you know its hard work answering questions writing about it and then nominating other etc 🙂 so it will take a bit time but I will share it soon and nice to know something about you and your daughter these awards really let the readers know who they are reading and who the person is

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