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Giving Thanks in a New Type of Nomination Video: #AffirmationNominations

Gail and me with Stephen and Krissy on their wedding day this past June.
Gail and me with Stephen and Krissy on their wedding day this past June.

It was 8:45am on Wednesday morning when I gave my good friend Krissy a call.  We enjoyed a quick catch-up session over the phone and we ended our conversation talking about the recent trend of #NekNomination drinking videos circulating around the internet.

Krissy ran her idea by me: “What about if I started something that’s more positive in nature…something that’s more affirming?”

“Great idea!” I told her.  After all, she was talking to the guy who initiated #AugustAffirmations and #SeptemberShoutouts last summer.

We committed to connecting later on in the day.  We traded a few texts regarding content and format and by 10:49am (just 2 hours after our initial conversation) I had a new video from Krissy in my WhatsApp inbox.  Here it is:

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It was such a blessing to affirm over 100 people throughout August as part of my #AugustAffirmations initiative on Facebook and on my two Twitter accounts.  In the past few weeks, I’ve had a few questions about my intent to the tune of “Great idea…what made you think of it?” or “Why are you doing it?”

The answer is quite simple:  I felt that I was getting too self-centered on Facebook and Twitter.

Now a few of you may be wondering what took me so long to figure that out…haha.  And I think that mediums such as Facebook and Twitter are egocentric in their nature.

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Stuart Smalley of SNL fame

For the rest of this month, I’m going to try something new.  Every day, I will post three different affirmations:  one on my Facebook page, one on my @claytonimoo Twitter account, and one on my @CanuckClay Twitter account.

The purpose is to recognize and truly affirm some of the wonderful people in my life – whether they are family, friends, co-workers, ministry leaders, musicians, athletes, writers, speakers, Canucks bloggers, or all of the above.

It may be an individual, a couple, a family, or a group of people…and there likely won’t be rhyme nor reason.  It won’t be in any particular order (except for my first Facebook one…haha) and exclusion from being mentioned certainly isn’t an indication of…well…anything really; other than the fact that I have limited days and I like to pretend I know a lot of people.


To keep it simple, I will be posting about:

  • Friends and family on my Facebook page;
  • Youth ministry leaders and speakers on my @claytonimoo Twitter page (not that they aren’t my friends); and
  • Canucks writers, fans, and personalities on my @CanuckClay Twitter page (again…not that they aren’t my friends…but conceivably not haha).


This should be fun…let’s see what happens!

Replace the KB: Thank You

They announced the results of the “Replace the KB” blogging competition yesterday and unfortunately I was not chosen as one of the 4 winners (see the announcement of the winners here).

To everyone who’s supported me: I am so grateful for your encouragement, support and advocacy over the past 4 weeks.  You’ve had to endure a half-dozen emails (sometimes from out of town and/or at weird times of the night/morning), numerous texts, and countless Facebook updates.

Whether you read or watched every single thing I posted or you blindly just gave me a thumbs up without even reading a word, I thank you with all of my heart.  Along with the 4 chosen winners, I think the real winners are the hockey fans of Vancouver as they were exposed to the good work of a new wave of bloggers.  Sounds so cliché but it’s true.  Well, it’s my story at least and I’m sticking to it!  And it’s a lot better than accusing The Province editors of racism…haha.

I’m especially thankful for those who took time out to either appear in a video and in essence steal the show (Marie and Gene), do some masterful photoshopping (Chris) or send me song suggestions for my goal songs post (Mike, Jason, Jon, Dave, Joseph, Patrick and Richard).  Obviously, I couldn’t have done it without you!

I will continue to write a regular column for Canucks Hockey Blog (www.canuckshockeyblog.com) and continue to do the Clay’s Canucks Commentary video blogs for my own site here.

Once again, thanks for your love and support.  I’m blessed to have family and friends like you!

God bless and go Canucks go!