Category Archives: Giving

May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month: A guest post by Kitty, May 07, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1296)

#IAM2020 Many people get up in the  morning, do their hair, fix their face, dress and they’re set for the day.   But for some people w/ ichthyosis, grooming may need to be re-visited throughout the day to hydrate and … Continue reading

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A Lucas North XMAS wallpaper edit blast from the past, December 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1269)

With only 21 days of XMAS Holiday shopping left, are you in a panic like the talented British actor Richard Armitage as his Lucas North character in my “blast from the past” wallpaper below?  Ha! As I have gotten older, … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday:  Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller and Grati’s prep before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1143)

Could the day before Valentine’s Day get any better than this image of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller  (below) from 2017 Berlin Station–with a Valentine twist by me?  Those muscles!   Sighhh! And the original … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Holiday, Hubby, Humor, Husbands, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, sleep, social media, Society, Something About Love, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday, Valentine's day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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A Fantasy Richard Armitage 46th Birthday Party Celebration on August 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1090)

The musings below belong in the realms of fantasy (“imagining things that are impossible or improbable”, OED) and wishes (“a desire or hope”, OED).  Nothing you read about below has or will occur—but wouldn’t it be fun if they would.  … Continue reading

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Updates about the “Change for Charity” RA Fan Fundraiser to Honor Richard Armitage for his 46th Birthday,  August 18, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1088)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday will happen in 4 days on August 22nd!   So various other RA Fan bloggers—such Guylty–have also organized various campaigns to involve his fans in fundraising and fun activities associated with celebrating … Continue reading

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Change for Charity Challenge:  Fundraising to Honor British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday on August 22nd, 2017, August 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1085)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, August 22, 2017—the day after a solar eclipse.  Hmmm.  And with RA’s earlier character portrayal Sir Guy (below via RAnet, Thanks!), he is no doubt familiar … Continue reading

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Change for Charity:  Honoring Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday from our Hearts on Aug. 22,  July 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1081)

Each year, fans/admirers of the talented British actor Richard Armitage (handsome fellow at right, thanks to Dinnyschild) like to commemorate his birthday with sharing videos, essays across blogs, and fan art, etc.—and his 46th birthday is coming up on August … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Blogging, Compassion, Giving, Goodwill, Heidi, Hope, Humor, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Musings, My Life, Observations about life, Peace, Positivity, Reflections, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Video, World events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Magnanimous Monday!  Richard Armitage Thanks his Fans!  October 03, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #977)

Thanks to Armitagina and Cyn for the link to exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (in selfie at right) Facebook page with his latest message  of thanks to his fans! And great thanks to Amazing Grace B for putting Richard’s message in jpg form … Continue reading

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Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

Newborn babies  are just at the beginning of their lives.  And the future and possibilities are endless as to the journey that new little person will take through life, and the impact that they will have on the world around them. … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Birthday, Charities, Children at Risk, Compassion, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Graphic, Hope, Inspiration, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Guylty Pleasure organizes a fabulous charity auction fundraiser to celebrate Richard Armitage’s 45th Birthday, August 20, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #955)

Want to blend wishing the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage a fabulous 45th birthday with a charity auction fundraiser?  Then visit Guylty Pleasure’s blog page to find out more.  And thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to her link! … Continue reading

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Lending a hand and a heart—Richard Armitage at a refugee camp today, March 05, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #882)

  .@BerlinStation @MishkaForbes https://t.co/yUn9z2ydNj pic.twitter.com/BF82yKFZnq — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) March 5, 2016   Bless you!  Bless you all!  Richard Armitage’s message of compassion was simple and straightforward—from his heart.   I tend to volunteer with and donate to  social justice … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  Valentine’s Day–“Love is …” February 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #873)

Today, Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love.  And to start us off, I’m sharing my newly created 2016 Richard Armitage Valentine wallpaper (below).  I hope that you enjoy it. When we are little children, love is simple—milk and cookies, our warm … Continue reading

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They are all Our Children, UNHCR trying to Help Starving Syrian Refugees, January 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #858)

Though bloggers and others have already voiced their support for aid to Syrian refugees–and I applaud their efforts and made an earlier donation–I wanted to add my blog voice to this effort, as well. Seeing the news pictures yesterday of … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 11 (PG-13, D): Turning the Other Cheek, December 23, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #847)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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British Actor Richard Armitage Established a New Donations Page to Benefit “Action for Children” at Just Giving, October 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #813)

Apropos of helping others in need, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (image right, courtesy of M.I. Rogers, from his Best Supporting Actor win at the 2015 Saturn Awards for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in THBOTFA) established a … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Charities, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Giving, Goodwill, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Thorin, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wishing Richard Armitage a Very Happy 44th Birthday on Saturday, August 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#799)

The birthdays of children are always excitement filled as they gleefully rip through carefully and brightly wrapped gift packages. This delight can carry far into our adulthood. But at some point, we care less about receiving gifts and take more … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday! Richard Armitage’s 44th Birthday is Coming Up August 22nd! August 02, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #791)

Hi Richard Armitage Fan Friends, In just 20 days, our favorite exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage will turn 44 years old on August 22. Here is one birthday wallpaper I created given the limited access to my computer that … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Introduces a Discussion about Cyberbullying Prevention/Mitigation–And He Gets Everyone Talking, June 14, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #766)

I read with interest Richard Armitage’s far ranging introductory essay “The Human Condition and Social Media” that opens up a discussion about preventing and mitigating cyberbullying –or just bullying in general–via his newly minted Goodwill Ambassador status with The Cybersmile … Continue reading

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“Urban and the Shed Crew” Image Evokes the Central Theme of the Film, June 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #764)

As Father’s Day approaches in the U.S., this RANet screen cap below of Urban looking through a tunnel/culvert at Chop from the recently released “Urban and the Shed Crew” (UATSC) teaser trailer, really speaks to me. For me, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Book, Charities, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Drama, Family, Fathers, Giving, Graphic, Hope, Love and Relationships, Mentor, movies, Review, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Reflections upon Giving from the Heart! January 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #688)

Organizing my charitable giving documents for my annual income taxes itemized deductions makes me think of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. Uh I mean …his accountant character Harry Kennedy (original images below via RANet)–from RA’s guest starring role … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Charities, Fun Day Sunday, Giving, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Hope, My Life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Richard Armitage Message to his Fans, Role Model, Social Justice, Something About Love, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)

Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)   “FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, by Guylty, November 25, 2014 Hi everyone, One of my shrine fairies has asked me to bring attention to a … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Charities, Compassion, Creativity, Fangurling, Friendship, Giving, Graphic, Holiday, Hope, Kindness, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Something About Love, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

43rd Birthday Wishes for Richard Crispin Armitage, August 22, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #622)

A facebook friend of mine named Sueli shared again the image (right) that I had earlier shared from Richard Armitage France’s Facebook album (From the Esquire UK 2013 Portrait shoot video). And Sueli asked what we would do to be … Continue reading

Posted in Birthday, Blessings, Charities, Family, Fangurling, Gifs, Giving, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Hobbit, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments