“Massive shower of awards” ….. as seen before, to close 2013!!


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As 2013 is getting close to its end, I must tend to unfinished business. In view of the rush, hustle and bustle associated with the holiday season, I’m a bit behind.

For this reason, I’m writing this post to thank my fellow bloggers who have nominatedIt Is What It Is” for several awards. 

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As I see it, each and every one of the awards that “It Is What It Is” has been nominated for, carries a huge meaning and a lot of responsibility. To me, this means that what I write and post about is taking a message to the readers. I find this to be a major honor as well as a humbling acknowledgement.

I thank each and every one of you who have come to my “home“, read my posts, made comments and even reblogged some. I really appreciate your visit and take the comments and suggestions to heart. 

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~~These are the awards that “It Is What It Is” has received recently~~

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It Is What It Is” was nominated for this award by:

Patty … from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Kitty …. from http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

These words – Semper Fidelis — mean a lot to me because of my long career with the federal government as a physician with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Even though I was never in the military myself, 28 years of service to these men and women gave me quite a perspective and huge respect for their chosen service to the nation.

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~~In the words of the Award Creator~~

The Semper Fidelis Award

“I created this award because I wanted to do something special for my friends on WordPress. Semper Fidelis is Latin and means Always Loyal. Loyalty means the world to me. I am very loyal myself, but I’ve got major trust issues as well. And I think trust is very important if you are sharing so much of yourself with people you meet through the internet.”

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It Is What It Is” was nominated for this award by:

Glorialana …. from http://glorialana.wordpress.com/

The IDEALISTIC REBEL at http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/humanitarian-award/ created this award to honor

Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013).

He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

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It Is What It Is” was nominated for this award by:

Barbara …. from http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/

This award was created by Xena from Blackbutterfly 7 …

~~In her own words~~

“The appreciation of being honored by peers cannot be expressed in words. I am humbled, and decided that rather than spend time today complying with rules to accept additional award nominations, I’d spend time thanking and awarding others.

The Award design isn’t perfect, (I’m no artist), but it’s from my heart.

Truly, I wish that I had more time to post comments and contribute to discussions on other blogs.  When I visit and read other blogs, I do leave behind that I was present by clicking “like.”  Standing in those shoes, I have appreciation for other blog administrators who take out time to do the same.

There are no rules other than to place the award on your blog and present it to others at your convenience.”

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It Is What It Is” was nominated for this award by:

Tazein …. from http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/

This award has many meanings.

In Bishop Eddie Tatro’s own words:

Everyone knows that I love owls and wolves.  We know that a group of wolves is called a pack, but did you know that a group of owls is called a Parliament?  Owls have for centuries been symbols of wisdom and love, and wolves are a symbol of strength, loyalty and family.

I’ve created this award for those people who are in my Parliament & Pack. You mean so very much to me, and you all show what I stand for: Love. 

Hate is not part of your vocabulary.”

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Today I’m writing this post to offer these awards to any fellow blogger who doesn’t have them. I’m not creating any conditions or rules for these awards. Please, feel free to accept them and proudly display on your blog.

This is the holiday season, this is the end of 2013. There’s giving in the air …. that’s what the holidays are all about.

PLEASE, CONSIDER THESE AWARDS MY PRESENT TO YOU ……. AN EARLY PRESENT FROM THE THREE KINGS. 

In Puerto Rico, where I come from, the tradition is to celebrate the holidays on January 6, the day of the Epiphany, when the Three Magi came to visit the newborn Baby Jesus.

~~THERE ARE NO RULES~~

ACCEPT THEM IF YOU WANT TO AND DISPLAY THEM ON YOUR BLOG PROUDLY!

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We ALL are ONE!!

As an honor, while delivering these awards, here we have this musical piece:

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Mr. Bean/Rowan Atkinson London 2012 Performance

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Published on Jul 27, 2012

Rowan Atkinson performs under the guise of his famous character Mr. Bean at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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We ALL are connected through this wonderful WEB!!

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