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My Cup Runneth Over With Blessings and Hubnuggets

Updated on March 23, 2014
Freedom From Want by Norman Rockwell
Freedom From Want by Norman Rockwell | Source

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
89 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.


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
60 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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
83 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Simone,KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish, Maddie, Jason, Ripplemaker, RedElf, Ladyjane1 and Enelle Lamb
Simone,KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish, Maddie, Jason, Ripplemaker, RedElf, Ladyjane1 and Enelle Lamb | Source

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  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Thanks everyone for all your great comments on this hub, they were all very nice and I appreciate them. Merry Christmas Deborah Brooks, Kenneth Avery. Kada,arusho, wrodscribe, and Rebecca cheers.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    EXCELLENT HUB.. I had 4 sisters and 4 brothers.. so I know what you mean by a big family.. Thanksgiving and Christmas were always crazy but fun. And we always had grandma with us.. then we started getting married and bringing home children's and wow it got more funner.. Now my mom is gone and is with Jesus and its just not the same.. so having my own family we have started our own traditions..

    I voted up and awesome..


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    Kenneth Avery 

    8 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


    Hi, LadyJane! LOVED this hub. Its no wonder. You are an extremely-talented writer. Voted up and all the way on this hub that got and kept my attention. I sincerely apologize to you for being so slack in coming for a visit and reading your fantastic materials. I am sincere. Ive been writing/publishing as many hubs as I can before my health worsens. That is the real reason. I LOVE your style of writing. Honestly, God-gifted. No doubt. I wont give you an empty promise and say I will be back soon, for I do not know what the morrow brings. I will say though I will try my best. And please, have a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours. ////KENNETH

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    8 years ago

    Hello Ladyjane, I'm so happy I ran into you, I think you'll be a nice boss to know. I loved "the Rare Pearl," the story about your mother and what a pearl of a lady she is. sorry I didn't write a comment. I just couldn't wait to get into "Getting by after a divorce". 

    Good for you girl , getting out after 14 years. I was married  for 40 years and should have gotten out like when you did. Mine actually wasn't that mean until he became the boss, than it was unbearable. Power can kill.

    I love Heather and all her hair styles, now she sounds like me. At test the hair part, love her, and you.  

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    8 years ago from University Place, Wa.

    Wow, thanks to everyone who voted, I was so glad to be nominated. This has been great fun being a part of Hubpages!

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    8 years ago from University Place, Wa.

    Wow, thanks That was great fun , it was nice to be nominated!!

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    Elsie Nelson 

    8 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

    Congratulations to all the nominees. And, you've done a great job on this hub, ladyjane. I've got some reading to do, the hubs look like they'll keep my attention for a while. I'll be back to vote when I'm done reading.

    I LOVE that Adam Sandler song. I'll be singing it all day now. :-)

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    Rebecca Scudder 

    8 years ago from Upstate New York

    Thanks for the nomination - I too had not heard about the program until I received an email, and I'm really pleased to be included in the nominees. There is a really excellent selection of articles here.

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Islandnurse you are welcome and thanks for writing such a great and informative hub Im sure it will be very useful for people to know. Congrats again and goodluck...cheers.

    travel_man1971 thanks for reading and your nice comments. Cheers.

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    8 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    Thank you so much for nominating my hub about Recovery After Open Heart Surgery, it is really an honour to be picked among so many great hubs! I am happy to share a bit of my experience as I believe that knowledge truly is power, if a person knows what to reasonably expect from an experience, fear is diminished and autonomy is gained. Good luck to all my fellow hubbers who have also been recognized here!

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    Ireno Alcala 

    8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    Thanks for this Thanksgiving hub as we celebrate it with new HubNuggets. Congratulations to all the nominees. :D

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    8 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    What a great thing to find out my hub has been nominated for a Hubnugget award, thanks everyone!!! Good luck to all my fellow nominees, you have written some awesome hubs!

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Woodland Fae you are welcome and thanks for writing such a great hub cheers and good luck to you.

    ripplemaker yay Im glad you got to read and vote. Cheers to you hope you had a great holiday.

    Cloudexplorer glad you had a great holiday, blessings still abound whether you have turkey or not...glad you got to read and vote.

    LillyG glad you are happy about your nomination, as for who to vote for girl vote for yourself lol. Cheers and thanks..

    seedplanter isnt it great to get recognized for something that you wrote, you know that people are really paying attention out there and this is a great way to get recognized. Keep up the good work and goodluck.

    Millionair tips Im glad you are with us and joined in on the voting and you are right, these are some great hubs here.

    Allie glad you could make it and thanks for being a part of the voting. CHeers to you.

  • AllieRambles profile image


    8 years ago from Bay Area, California

    I cannot believe we are in full swing for Christmas already. (That reminds me, I need to decorate. Oh! I love to decorate but the clean up sucks!)

    This is my first Hubnugget voting. I am so excited to read these amazing Hubs!

    Have a great Thanksgiving weekend everyone!


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    Shasta Matova 

    8 years ago from USA

    There are a lot of informative, thought-provoking hubs here. Thanks for pointing them out. I enjoyed voting and putting my two cents in!

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    8 years ago

    I had no idea about Hubnuggets, as I'm still learning my way around. I was happy to hear that one of my hubs has been nominated. Looks like I'm in good company!

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    8 years ago

    Wow, I am speechless that I was nominated! I woke up to a rainy day at home and find this! The hubs are so good and it was really difficult to decide who to vote for. Everyone are such wonderful writers!

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    Mike Pugh 

    8 years ago from New York City

    Thanksgiving was pretty awesome this year, I had no Turkey though, but it's quite ok. At least I can keep my figure this time of year, me & my wife had pasta instead & we were still so very thankful to the Lord for all our blessings.

    I'm definitely going to vote on this week's Hubnugget's, this is my first time. I really haven't taken a break from all my other hub activities here, so now its time to share the love for the new Hubnugget award nominee's. Congratulations to them all.

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    Michelle Simtoco 

    8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    I got to read and vote earlier this time! Yay! Wonderful hub and my heart is grateful for blessings!

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    8 years ago from Queen Creek, AZ

    Thank you so much for the nominee :-)

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hey there sis thanks for your kind words. I appreciate you too so much and I do wish we lived closer as well. Im gonna have to break down and take a trip up there again hopefully soon. LOve ya.

    Patty glad you had a great Thanksgiving and Miracle is one of my all time favs as well. I chose that picture because I love Norman Rockwell and I have always loved that particular picture it really does represent what a person feels when they think about Thanksgiving. Cheers to you Patty.

    Evelyn thanks for reading and congrats on your nomination. This usually is the way people hear about the hubnugget award, at least it was with me as well. Your welcome and thanks for writing such a great hub. Good luck and cheers.

    Flora thanks for stopping by and that is a good observation. I guess thats why people put off their diets during the holidays and go wild, at least until the New Year. Cheers.

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    8 years ago

    I had to smile at the fact that the first category was health when yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US-I wonder how many people ignored their diets?

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    Evylyn Rose 

    8 years ago from Virginia, USA

    I have to admit I didn't know about the hubnuggets contest until I received an email informing me that I had been nominated. This is such an awesome way to recognize the work of writers who are new to HubPages. Thank you so much for the nomination. I am truly honored. There's some great competition here and I wish everyone best of luck! Thank you, ladyjane1, for taking the time to read our articles and share them with the rest of the HubPage community.

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    Patty Inglish MS 

    8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving Round-Up Hub, ladyjane1. Among the instances of current world strife, political extremism, Wallstreet-protestism,and even historical controversies about holidays, I like your use of the Family Thanksgiving portrait done by Norman Rockwell the best as an accurate presentation of what it's all about.

    Yesterday, I had dinner with my housemate's family and a new baby; and watched the classic first edition of Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood. The new Arthur Christmas animation is just about as good, with the theme that is doesn't matter who plays Santa, as long as no one is left out - not just from the holidays, but from human sharing and compassion.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Mary Gaines 

    8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

    Beautifully said and I agree, I am thankful for so much too, it overwhelms me at times. I remember those Christmas times very well - it's a humbling experience and a wonderful way to grow up not expecting so much but being grateful for what we did get. I am so thankful for you sis - wish we lived closer. Love ya!

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    redelf thanks reading and being the first to comment. cheers to you...

    Ann Marie congrats on your nomination you did a great job,. good luck

    ennelle thanks for the kind words cheers to you.

    koffeeklatch gals....thanks for stopping by and voting. hope you have a great holiday season. cheers.

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    Susan Hazelton 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    ladyjane1, I join you in the hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was truly bless.

    I rread, enjoyed and voted for my favorites. Congratulations to all of the nominees and of course, good luck.

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    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Wonderful hub, and a great sentiment for any time of year! Read, voted, voted up and shared :D

    Congratulations to all the nominees!!!

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    Red Dwyer 

    8 years ago from Crandall, TX

    WOW! Those are some fabulous hubs! Made some hard choices...but glad to be nominated! Thank you, Red.

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    8 years ago from Canada

    HAHA - let me be the first to congratulate you on another great HubNuggets round-up hub. There are sure some great picks to vote for again this week. Hope everyone takes some time out from shopping to read and vote for their favorite hubs.


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