Category Archives: Kindness

Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020–RichardArmitage style! January 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1274)

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year for 2020!    

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Richard Armitage’s 2019 Holiday Message to his Fans,  December 25, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1271)

The talented  British actor  Richard Armitage has shared his 2019 Holiday Message to his fans via his Twitter feed: From Grati:  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!   P.S.  For easier reading, below is the text of Richard Armitage’s 2019 … Continue reading

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Celebrating my Something About Love 8th Blogiversary!  August 25, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post 1258)

I realized yesterday on August 24, 2019 that it was my 8th Blogiversary of blogging here on my little Something About Love (SAL) blog! Little could I have known when I started this blog that it would have such a … Continue reading

Posted in "Encouragement" a Regency Lovestory, "Expectations" (Book 2), Blogging, blogiversary, contemporary romance, Creative Writing, Creativity, Fangurling, Fiction, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Historical Fiction, Joy, Keep Calm RA posters, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

February 28, 2018 is Rare Disease Day, Guest Post by Kitty about Icthyosis, February 28, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1148)

(reprinted with permission from Kitty’s February 28, 2015 post on Facebook) The best treatments for any rare disease / disorder are acceptance, friendship, education, love, and respect. For some, their rare disease is visible.  For others, theirs [illness] goes unnoticed. … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Compassion, Courage, Empowerment, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Guest Post, Ichthyosis, Illness, Kindness, Medical, rare disease, Respect, Wild Card Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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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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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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 03:  Miscommunications and Around the World,  July 09, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1075)

An original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of the chapters will be PG-13 due to … Continue reading

Posted in "Somerset: A Time to Love" by GL, Children at Risk, contemporary romance, Creative Writing, Drama, Fiction, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, smoulder, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

“Forgiveness and Intention” are themes of Richard Armitage’s heartfelt message for Stop Cyberbullying Day, June 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #925)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left)  in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016  message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts: “Never underestimate your words. Use them … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Compassion, Courage, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Forgiveness, Hope, Kindness, Love, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Smiles, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):   Making Peace with the Mountain, March 10, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #885)

(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

Posted in "Love in the Great Pine Woods", Creative Writing, Drama, Fiction, Husbands, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, Storytelling, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, EPIX Berlin Station, Giving, Goodwill, Kindness, Michelle Forbes, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Blessings, Blogging, Compassion, Creative Writing, Friends, Goodwill, Honor, Inspiration, Kindness, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, Sexy, Sexy SatuRdAy, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thanksgiving, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 21 (PG-13, D): Going Home, February 08, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace Post #870)

(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

Posted in "Love in the Great Pine Woods", Compassion, Creative Writing, Drama, Family, Fiction, Honor, Husbands, Illness, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Medical, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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. 12 (PG-13, S): Cars, Cummerbunds, and Christmas, December 25, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #848)

(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

Posted in "Love in the Great Pine Woods", Blessings, Compassion, Creative Writing, Drama, Family, Fiction, Flirting, Goodwill, Holiday, Honor, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shed Crew Tuesday: LIFF Audiences to View UATSC for 3 Sold Out Shows! October 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #817)

Let’s hope that LIFF (Leeds International Film Festival) is a springboard for a wide international release for the film Urban and the Shed Crew (UATSC) starring  Fraser Kelly as Urban and Richard Armitage as Chop (left and right, respectively, in … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Courage, Drama, Friendship, Honor, Hope, Kindness, Mentor, movies, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Compassion, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Graphic, Kindness, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Cybersmile Foundation Announces Richard Armitage as a Positivity Ambassador, June 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #759)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is famously known for his gentlemanly demeanor, dedication to his artistic vision, professionalism, compassion, philanthropy, kindness to fans, the occasional pithy bon mot, and sometimes a saucy retort. But always, always, he treats … Continue reading

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Sweetly Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage’s Smile…& Then Some, January 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #690)

Sexy means different things to different people. And sexy means different things to me at different times. To me, today, this handsome portrait (at right) of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage at the Pinter Proust play’s after party … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Beauty, Fangurling, Gifs, Graphic, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Pinter/PROUST, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Something About Love, Spooks, Theatre, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“A Magnificent Love”, Ch. 05 (PG-13): Christmas Day Remorse and Reconciliation, December 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #679)

“A Magnificent Love”, Ch. 05 (PG-13): Christmas Day Remorse and Reconciliation, December 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #679) (an original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; All rights reserved) [(1) story logo, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my … Continue reading

Posted in A Magnificent Love, Compassion, Creative Writing, Drama, Family, Fiction, Holiday, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage Selfies Delight Us, December 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #671)

In an era when people adopt pseudonyms to interact with other people online–myself included–it is refreshing to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage just being himself, witty, goofy, kind, serious, compassionate, friendly, naughty, charming, philanthropic, flirty, erudite, loyal, … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Compassion, Creativity, Flirting, Graphic, Honor, Hope, Humor, John Proctor, John Thornton, Kindness, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy, Sleepwalker, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 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

Share Your Love to a Child in Need–Campaign to shower little ill boy Danny Nickerson with love via your birthday cards to him, July 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #607)

According to the article link shared by Celebrity Stylist Ilaria Urbinati on Twitter late Tuesday night, Danny Nickerson (right) is not quite six years old and has inoperable brain cancer. His 6th birthday is this Friday, July 25. Please consider … Continue reading

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