Thursday, April 24, 2008

I Applaud Helen

After writing the post about applauding someone, I decided to take a few days and applaud some of my friends. The first friend I have chosen is Helen. I want to applaud Helen for her consistent stand against war, prejudice, and racism in spite of the controversy she often faces. Although Helen and I don't always see eye to eye, she understands agreeing to disagree and never degrades someone for his/her opinion. I applaud Helen for her gift of poetry which she shares with us and her perserverance. She is true to herself, and has become a true cyber friend to me. I love you, Helen. Clap, clap, clap - loudly.

Please visit the below link and vote for my friend, Helen Losse. She is an incredible poet and worthy of all votes. http://bloggingpoet.squarespace.com/bloggingpoetcom/cast-your-ballots-please.html

24 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jana. What a surprise. Love, Helen

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  2. I don't know Helen but I do applaud literary efforts! I did follow the link and voted for Helen.

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  3. Bro. Smith - thanks for voting for Helen. She is an outstanding poet whom I met through Sis. Shirley Buxton's blog over a year ago. She is a very passionate woman who fights racism.

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  4. I love Helen too, and I greatly admire her writing ability. I think it would be so cool to meet her in person some day.

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  5. Carol - I would love to mee Helen, too. We might just be able to around Christmas time if we go to Charlotte, NC again.

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  6. I do enjoy reading Helen's posts. I paid a visit and cast my vote for her. :D

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  7. I applaud Helen. She is talented but more than that she is genuine, passionate, and filled with compassion to make a difference. I'd love to meet her in person too. PS: She got my vote. I'd vote for her more than once if I could.

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  8. Karen - I'd vote for her more than once, too.

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  9. Jan, I don't think voting more than once is fair. Actually, I don't know the rule on that. Thanks for all the votes you're sending over.

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  10. Helen - you are right, it wouldn't be fair. When a vote is cast, it will not allow you to vote again. Karen and I were just admitting, we would vote for you more if we could. :)

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  11. I didn't mean it as a criticism, Jana. Some contests allow people to vote once a day. I didn't know what this one did. It's just that I lost last year and seem on my way to losing this year. The consequences of losing are, well, nothing. LOL

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  12. Helen - no worries, I didn't take it as criticism. This contest will only let you vote once, not daily. If it were daily, I would vote for you daily. :)

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  13. Ok, something strange happened. I posted yesterday. I didn't notice until today that it posted under my husband's account! lol I have a separate computer from him, different email address, totally different password and etc! Strange! I have several blogging friends I will need to ck them all. I still applaud Helen! ha

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  14. Sis. Smith - Oops! LOL I do have a few ministers that visit my blog and I assumed it was your husband. In fact, I visited his blog and left a comment. He probably thinks I am nuts! LOL Thanks for the clarification.

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  15. Yes, here's a great applaud to Helen. I always enjoy reading her feedback on your posts. Her blog is also very enjoyable.

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  16. Debbie - thanks for your comment.

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  17. Ha! He doesn't think you are nuts. He may have been to your blog before, too. He has minister's wives frequent his, too. I just wanted to add clarity the post wasn't from him. Still not sure what happened. Have good church in California this weekend. We are expecting great things in Texas! I enjoy your blog.

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  18. Well, Jana, due to a very busy schedule this week I'm late to the party but here is my applaud to Helen as well. Although I do not always agree with her, she does make me think...and that is worthy of applauding. :-)

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  19. Catherine - thank you.

    Tracie - we did have a great weekend. Hopefully, I will post something about it tomorrow. (Or the next day. I have to prepare for our sectional business conference tomorrow.)

    Mark - Helen does make us think sometimes and that is a good thing. I always like to view things objectively.

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  20. Thought I had commented here for Helen, but somehow my remarks are not showing up.

    I did vote for her in the poetry contest, and think she is deserving to be a winner.

    Cheers for Helen!

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  21. Shirley - I don't know what happened if you tried commenting earlier. Sorry 'bout that.

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