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Well the holidays are upon us now and today is officially the biggest shopping day to start off the most commercialized holiday ever. Everyone is hustling and bustling to get to all the sales and Christmas has been reduced to statistics on how much money business's are making, instead of what is really important. Family, Love, Togetherness, Giving of oneself and not necessarily something that you can put your hands on, wear, eat or drink.
Growing up in a household of 4 sisters and 2 brothers Christmas for us was never the presentation that it has become now, where there are dozens of presents for one person under the tree. Truth be told, we were lucky if we had one present under that tree, yes lucky, and grateful all the same. We definitely were not spoiled by toys and gadgets but we did always receive something and although it may not have been expensive or even what was popular that year, there was still a magical feeling to know that there was something underneath the tree for me. Memories, yes memories make the best gifts.
So now Thanksgiving was yesterday and I hope that everyone had a great holiday and were able to spend the day with family and friends. Thanksgiving has always been one of those holidays that I enjoy very much and not just because of the food but because I love the noises that it brings. Noises of pots and pans clanking together, noises of laughter and chatter. And togetherness with my family always makes everything so nice. There are so many things that I am grateful for that my blessings definitely do runneth over. I'm grateful for my mother and sisters and my two brothers. All my children and grandchildren and my circle of friends who make my daily life so much more enjoyable. And no matter what is going on I am so grateful to have a roof over my head and that my health is good and really what more can a person ask for?
Ah ha yes hubnuggets! It is that time again to read and vote for all those hubs that have been nominated by our hubnugget team. Every week we choose a few hubs to nominate from each category which this week is Health, Home Religion and Philosophy.
The hubnugget program is a great way for new writers to get some attention here on hubpages. If you are fairly new to hubpages and havent been writing for more than three months then you are eligible to be nominated for a hubnugget award. Your hubscore should be around 75 or better and it always helps to utilize all the capsules that are available here, such as for photos, and videos. Original content is a must and may just get you nominated for that most prestigious award. So if you are lucky enough to get nominated, then go tell all your friends and family to vote for you and most importantly have a great time writing.
The first category is Health and really when you have your health, you really have everything. A healthy mind and body is something that many of us take for granted and we should all be grateful for our good health. The nominations this week are awesome and very helpful and I hope you will do us the favor of reading and voting for your favorites.
Which one of this week's Health nominees is your favorite?
- 8% Low Carb Snacks: Five Easy to Prepare Choices
- 12% Yoga and Religion
- 31% The Beginner's Guide to Running a Half Marathon in 16 Weeks
- 21% Part 2: Recovery After Open Heart Surgery
- 25% Parents Burying Children is Unnatural
- 2% Get Your Kid Fit with Fun Balloons
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Health Nominees
- Low Carb Snacks: Five Easy to Prepare Choices
Five low carb snacks that involve no cooking and can be put together in a couple of minutes.
- Yoga and Religion
This article compares yoga and Western psychology and delves deeper into the science of yoga.
- The Beginner's Guide to Running a Half Marathon in 16 Weeks
13.1 miles might seem impossible, especially if you've never attempted 1 mile before. It's okay, I've been there, and I'd like to help others accomplish this goal, too. It is absolutely possible to train to run a half marathon in as little as four...
- Part 2: Recovery After Open Heart Surgery
This day-by-day guide through recovery from Open Heart Surgery tracks normal progress through to discharge. Transition from Critical Care to Acute Care is discussed, and what daily milestones are expected.
- Parents Burying Children is Unnatural
When a child dies, the parents left behind grieve in spite of well-meaning friends and family. Learn tips to make traveling grief of the death of a newborn child a journey with a reachable destination.
- Get Your Kid Fit with Fun Balloons
Achieve kid fitness and burn off kiddo energy with these fun activities with balloons!
Home is the second category and it is especially fitting for this time of year. Whenever I think of the holidays, home always comes to mind. Home is the safest place in the world, at least it should be and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share your home and give thanks for having a warm place to sleep every night. We have some great selections here in this category and I hope that you will read and vote for your favorites.
Which one of this week's Home nominees is your favorite?
- 10% 12 Quick Home Decorating Tips
- 23% Lawn vs. Groundcover
- 12% How to Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas Year Around
- 25% Easy French Country Table Makeover
- 12% Wild Turkeys in My Garden: Combat!
- 18% An Almost Foolproof Way to Grow an Avocado from a Seed
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Home Nominees
- 12 Quick Home Decorating Tips
Creating a comfortable living space with cost-cutting materials and tips. Transforming smaller living space through colorful home accents. Painting on a budget, and accessories to make your house warm and cozy.
- Lawn vs. Groundcover
The pro's and cons of lawn versus ground cover. Determine which suits your landscape and lifestyle.
- How to Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas Year Around
This article explains how easy it is to care for Hydrangeas and tips for enjoying their beauty all year long as they fade away for the season. Information on preserving, drying and winterizing is included.
- Easy French Country Table Makeover
I love finding old and tired pieces of furniture and giving them a new lease on life. It gives me great pleasure to see them restored and beautiful for another chapter in their lives. Don't get me wrong, I love new pieces, but a piece that has...
- Wild Turkeys in My Garden: Combat!
I am a country gardener. I live several miles from town on the high plains, in an area where there's no such thing as a fenced yard. Sixty-foot ponderosa pines grow thickly on and around my property. Wildlife abounds--black bears, white-tailed deer,
- An Almost Foolproof Way to Grow an Avocado from a Seed
Starting an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof way to start the avocado seed is much easier as well as more successful.
Religion and Philosopy
Religion and Philosophy are also great categories and are also befitting for this time of year. We should also give thanks that we live in a free country where we can practice our religion and voice our ideas and not be condemned or judged. Religion is such a personal thing and is different for many people but no matter what someone believes in, we should always respect their views, especially if we want our ideas and views respected as well. There are some great hubs here about Religion and Philosophy and I am thrilled to present them to you. Please read and vote as you see fit and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and will have a great Christmas as well. Cheers.
Which one of this week's Religion and Philosophy nominees is your favorite?
- 10% 6 Reasons Religion is Dying
- 6% Choosing a Religion in a World of Options
- 11% Does the paranormal really exist?
- 65% Forsaking the Assembly
- 6% Criss-Crossed Lives
- 2% Converting from Pentecostalism to Paganism
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Religion and Philosophy Nominees
- 6 Reasons Religion is Dying
Religion in developed countries is declining. But why is it so fast? It is estimated that soon, 9 countries will be comprised entirely of non-believers. In other countries, there is simply significant decline, in the UK for example, in just 10...
- Forsaking the Assembly
Hebrews 10 tells us we are not to neglect gathering together, but what does it says about why we meet and when we meet? If we don't do that when we gather, are we forsaking gathering together?
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