HUG Award©


Author’s Note: On December 4th 2015, I discovered the link to Connie Wayne’s website A Hope For Today was no longer active and pending renewal or deletion by Go Daddy.

I decided to create this page on my blog to explain the criteria behind the award.

It is not a word for word copy of the guidelines page that was on Connie’s site. This is not an attempt to plagiarise her site either.

At one time I printed the guidelines page so I would have it to refer to for my job search.


This page verifies the award’s existence  for anyone who received it and like me use it on business cards or other marketing material including but not limited to resume, LinkedIn profile, blog, brochures, other social media sites and / or other printed marketing materials.

If you are a past recipient, feel free to link to this page. If you have any questions, please email me at michele (dot) kearns at joyreturns (dot) com.


Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence;to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at, which promotes hope, peace, equality, and unity for all people.

The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the word, for which they: Hope for Love, Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation: Hope for Oneness.

The HUG Award© recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession. They nuture hope in any of the above areas (in italics), by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc…