A new blogging award has been created ….. The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence!!




You can find this information @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about-2/


“Life is this easy, we make it hard x … My name is Shaun. I have a partner and 4 kids. I live in West Midlothian in Scotland, I am in my late 30′s.

I look at the world and challenge everything we are told. Some live in a ground-hog day existence, I couldn’t live like this.  I am a thinker, I love to get my mind round a subject and try and share it with you, the reader, the best I can. The blog could be about myself, or the world around us, or any other subject, I need to share.

I am disabled with Chronic Pain Syndrome, it gets in the way of my life, but not my mind, or my heart. It won’t kill me, but it is a nuisance to say the least. I live for my family, I also challenge myself every day to push myself to be a better person, to think of others, to help others, and more important, smile and be blessed for all I have.

I am not religious, but I respect anyone’s right to think and believe what they may. Freedom of expression and thoughts is important, as is the ability to accept that other people have feelings and opinions. We must allow others opinions to speak to us, otherwise we turn to hate and intolerance.

Love the people in your life, be happy, stay strong and always fight to better yourself. Some hide away and shy from the world, and live alone and die alone. We all are guilty, as if we reach out, others reach back. I reach out with every blog I do, and people do reach back.

I am humbled by the humanity in this blog.  Thank you for following my blog …. “


On November 23, 2013, Shaun started a Facebook group called:


“Welcome everyone to the group it will get busier, we can all meet up, be friends, share blogs and debate blogs. Basically anything blogworthy. Keep it real. I am Scottish so swearing is “ok” in Moderation. Just have fun peep. Shaun


Within a few hours the members had increased to more than 50. At the time of this writing, we have 68 members.


The link to his blog is @ …. http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

What can I say about Shaun?

He’s real and genuine and wears his heart on his sleeve.

He’s straightforward and sincere. Don’t believe that he sugar-coats issues.

He does thorough research, prepares educational topics and presents them in a very professional manner.

He loves music and sports.

He’s a motivator and creator. He teaches, inspires and unites.

He has a chronic pain syndrome condition that he deals with every day and still has the time to show his effort in blogging even during times when his fingers can barely type. He’s tried several medications and some have worked, others not.

He has a lovely family that he’s very proud of.

He has a dog.

He challenges himself every day.

Pushes his body and mind through pain to be a better person, to think of others, to help others.

In spite of his physical limitations, he smiles … I can feel his smile through his words. He has a positive attitude that is infectious.

He feels blessed for all he has.

He’s a great friend to have … he will have your back and he will stand up for you.

His sense of humor is direct, unparalleled and funny.

Has been known to wear a kilt.



I consider myself very lucky to have found him in this wonderful web. He’s miles across the oceans from me but I feel his presence every time we communicate. Shaun I thank you sincerely for what you have done. For the difference you have made in my life and, I’m sure, the lives of others.


This award has no rules at this time. This award is for Shaun. This award thanks and acknowledges Shaun’s multiple, prolific, educational and varied topics posted in his blog.

I will post this award on WordPress and in the Facebook page that he created.

Any follow blogger who follows him, who crosses paths with his blog ….. please, feel free to add to the listed information noted above.

Contribute your stories about contacts with Shaun …



The only thing you can’t do is … not accept it. 

We ALL are ONE!!


We ALL are connected through this wonderful WEB!!! 

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

70 thoughts on “A new blogging award has been created ….. The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence!!

  1. what a beautiful tribute to shaun…just met him a few months ago through WP and i can say i’m so honored to have met him! for all he’s going through, he’s so full of life, he’s a great example to all of us…that was sweet of you to honor him this way, i’m sure he’ll love it! L)


  2. How lovely Horty! 🙂
    I am sure Shauny will love it!
    It’s a great tribute to a great pal.
    I met Shaun via WordPress as well. He became a friend I love like a brother because of his kind heart and his great sense of humor. He’s a true friend and is always there when you need him.
    Well deserved Shauny! ♥
    Lots of love to you Horty!


  3. He’s an amazing person for sure. I don’t know how many times I’ve had a rough day (I suffer from the same illness as Shaun) and he will get me to skype… he always directs my mind away from the pain and makes me laugh. Congrats to Shaun!!!!!


  4. WOW..I don’t deserve this!! 😀

    I accept however. What we see above is humanity, humility, love and a caring nature by one to another. It took a few minutes it wasn’t an all day job, but effort was made to make another feel better. Let me tell you, today I needed this. I am sore, I am fragile, I am burning, but I am also smiling. I love this.

    Doc you never fail to make me smile. Kat, Patty, Selah and Jade thank you for the comments, again, 4 amazing people who will be there and be a friend.

    Doc, from my HEART…
    …..Thank you.. x



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  6. You are first Doc…

    I would love if you could accept this new Award made for me…
    “Shaun’y Award for blogging exellence”
    It got made for me here: https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/a-new-blogging-award-has-been-created-the-shauny-award-for-blogging-excellence/

    I would be delighted if you could accept. here:
    Thank you…

    😀 x


  7. A beautiful heartfelt tribute to a fellow blogger who has become a friend of so many, through his words and actions, his pain and his love to share his words and music (and political broadcasts) with the world. Nicely done Horty and to you Shaun/Shauny/BH-BraveHeart/mate – CONGRATULATIONS! xx


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  12. I just received this award and in doing some research on it I found your post. Nothing like getting it from the source! Thank for your information about Shaun and how the award came about. He sounds like an amazing guy, even if I have a weak spot for the Scots personally. Thanks for the education! I hope it’s OK to link to this post when I do my award post. I want to get the true skinny out to others…


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  15. Hi Doctor Rex, how lovely to find and meet you! I have recently been awarded the Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence by a fellow blogger and friend and in putting my thank-you post together I wanted to find out a little more about the origin of this award. A quick Google search led me here, and now I know! I couldn’t drop by without telling you how moved and touched I am to read your tribute to your dear friend Shaun over at prayingforoneday, what a truly beautiful gesture to do for someone. Thanks so much for creating this award, which I am so humbled and honoured to now receive along the chain of friendship. Sending blessings to you and to Shaun – Sherri 🙂


    • TY Sherri …. and please, call me Horty. Dr. Rex is the formal name. LOL!!

      This is what I love about blogging. You never know where it’s going to take you!! I met Shaun through this web we weave. He’s an awesome fellow and great blogger from Scotland!!!

      Hugs … and peace!! … sent your way!!! 🙂


      • Will do Horty, thanks! Lovely to meet you, as another Brit from the wilds of Somerset in the South West of England and hugs and peace sent right back to you from across the sea 🙂


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  22. Dr. Rex, I was given this award and after reading the story and been given it I wanted to say it is an incredible honor in a way to have been given it I admire and love the positive energy and message shared and behind it. Somehow it made its way to me and I chose to share it with many I do hope that it does honor and respect to both Shaun and you as the creators and original recipients of it. It has gone a long way and shared many smiles and great joy in our world and given me a true smile and touched my heart after reading the story I wanted to say thank you to both you and Shaun for sharing such a beautiful sentiment. on that note I would like to share with you my gratitude and love thank you for sharing such positive energy and as you are the change positive making a difference and making our world a better place for all we share it with…

    No rules so I have sent out many to the many beautiful souls we share with I hope you are okay with me heart felts sentiment to share a beautiful and positive sentiment and award with many, many fellow bloggers.. God bless you and Shaun both!



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