6 HUGS, 4 children, 2 adults
This is where it all begins. With children. I never have to wonder, does this child think it’s weird that I am hugging them? I never have to wonder, have I made them smile? Have I made their day brighter? The answer is clearly written on their face. It’s not always in a smile, sometimes it is shown in the trusting peaceful look on their face. They know they are loved and all is right with the world.
When I told my dad about this project, he simply replied, “But I’ve been hugging for years.” He’s right. It’s where I learned that hugs should not end at childhood. It is perhaps even more important during adulthood. Hugs should not be saved for hardships or accomplishments. They should be given freely and for no reason.
I wanted a nice picture of the wonderful hugs my children give me everyday because there is no greater joy than squeezes from children who pour their entire hearts into them. Of course in true kid fashion one had to be picking their nose. I took one look and thought, yep, that’s it. Picture perfect.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.