7 HUGS, 2 children, 4 adults
I had another person look at me like I was crazy today as she asked, “Who me?” She had just drawn my blood and wasn’t looking at me so at first she thought I was talking to my children. I wasn’t. Her face lit up as she gave me a hug. (She seemed to be in a bad mood when I first arrived.) In mid-hug I heard, “So you gettin’ some love today?” Another phlebotomist had walked in. Just my luck! I turned to her and said, “You want some too?” Laughing she said, “yeah”. I don’t know about them, but I love leaving a situation where I am still laughing as I walk away. I tried listening hard as I walked away to see if they were still laughing, but unfortunately, 1 and 4 year old boy noise trumps everything.
I know that one of the hardest things to do in life is open yourself up to the potential of being laughed at, jeered, put down or in any other way made to feel inferior. Asking for a hug places you in that awkward position of not knowing what the other person will think or say. I have an overabundance of hugs to give. Anytime anyone feels the need for one, because of a bad day, tough kid, tough spouse, or just because you are feeling happy, reach out! If you know me, I will make a personal visit. If you are a new friend, send me your email and I will message you a personal virtual hug.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.