12 1/2 HUGS, 2 children, 5 adults, 1 pregnant belly (3 times, hey…it will hopefully be the last times before that hug is for a newborn!)
So the past few days have been pretty heavy, so I wanted today’s post to be a little lighter. Well, apparently the universe had the same idea. Even Hoops and Yoyo have a grasp on the importance of hugs. This picture is from my calendar that I look at first thing in the morning. If you don’t know them, check out their cards or website http://www.hoopsandyoyo.co.uk/pages/, very funny stuff.
My big breakthrough today was at the mall. I hesitate to give hugs when there are people waiting behind me in a line. Today was an especially busy day at the mall and as I was returning an item, a line 4 people deep formed behind me. One of my goals is to start a ripple effect and here was an opportunity to potentially influence 5 people’s days just by hugging one. I took the plunge. I asked the salesperson for a hug. She exclaimed, “Really?” and as I headed toward her she realized I was serious which just made her laugh. As I turned to head out, I noticed the woman behind me with a big smile on her face. Rather than creating impatience, I saw a look of joy. I was too nervous to bother looking at the rest of the line, but I hope at the very least they took a moment to laugh at my insanity. At least then I will have done my job. People may think I am crazy, but at least I will get them talking and sharing and who knows how far that ripple effect will go.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.