This Sunshine Award Warmed My Heart

GinaV of recently honored my blog with the Sunshine Award, and included the following:

“Hello Russ, your heart-warming blog has become a favorite place for me to visit for uplifting and thought-provoking material. You are an everyday hero to me! I have included you in my list for The Sunshine Award, but as you may know… I’m all about ‘do what you love’ so join in the fun if you want to and of course whenever the time is right. Blessings, Gina

“Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to and nominate blogs you enjoy.”

I really enjoy reading Gina’s blog and am honored and humbled by her kindness. I’m glad that she finds value in what I write. So, per her request, here are some of the blogs I most enjoy:

The Nominees (I recommend that you check them out. My list of nominees is short because I’m fairly new to blogging and I learned about some of my favorite blogs from Gina who had already nominated them for this award. Those with an asterisk have already been nominated by Gina for the award, but I wanted readers and followers of my blog to have the opprtunity to see these blogs too): (I wouldn’t be surprised if this blog already earned this and other awards.) * * *

The Questions:

What is your favorite color? Green.

What is your favorite animal? Dogs. Especially a big brown furry one named Duke.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? (Ice-cold) Milk.

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? I’ve only been on FB, so I guess it gets my vote.

What’s your passion? Several: Family and friends (especially recently becoming a first-time grandfather!), investing and managing investments for others, blogging/writing and songwriting, and tending to and enjoying my small redwood grove and fern garden.

What’s your favorite pattern? So many of the patterns found in nature and in the inter-connectness of life.

Do you prefer giving or getting presents? Yes.

Favorite day of the week? I do what I love in my profession and hobbies, and follow my passions, so whatever day it is is my favorite for that day.

Favorite flower? I love them all.

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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4 Responses to This Sunshine Award Warmed My Heart

  1. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    Well done! Good on you. Loved how you answered the questions too, especially the ‘giving or getting presents’. Brilliant! Thank you as always dear one, for your kind words of praise. You are indeed an everyday hero in my eyes. ~your friend, Gina

  2. russtowne says:

    Thank you, Gina! You brighten my world by being in it. I’m greatly enyoying our on-line friendship.


  3. Paws To Talk says:

    Hi Russ,
    Thank you so much for the Sunshine Award! We actually just gave you a Sunshine Award in our post today 🙂 You are very deserving.

    Bella and DiDi

  4. russtowne says:

    Wow! Thank you for honoring my blog in this wonderful way! You are both very kind and generous dogs. I hope your humans give you a great big portion of your favorite treat for being such wonderful dogs!


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