6 HUGS, 2 children, 4 adults (1 husband, 1 new friend from the farm, 2 neighborhood friends)
Oh MAN! I have some big things happening soon. I have committed myself to Juan Mann’s Free Hug Campaign once a month over the next year. (If you missed the idea, you can see it here.) I have already contacted a mall to get the ok. I will either take photos or video of the day and each person that hugs me will receive a sticker. If you see someone walking around with the yellow heart, you know I am nearby. This idea terrifies and thrills me all at the same time. If you think of a public place somewhere hugs might be welcome or needed, please let me know and I will add it to my list.
So, today I made my weekly trip to Smith’s Farm. I had a little extra time so I took the opportunity to ask about flowers for my house and care for my blackberry bush. The new friend that assisted me was very helpful. Knowing I would be giving him a hug I wanted to know his name. Lo and behold, he was a Smith (as in Smith’s Nursery and Strawberry Farm). I felt privileged that he took the time to answer my questions as I am sure he had tons of work to tend to. He was a little hesitant when I asked for the hug. I sometimes think people are so jaded they will almost always wonder what’s in this for me. I hope this wasn’t the case, but in all honesty, there is something in it for me. A simple moment full of happiness. I know, I am selfish. I hope one day we can live in a world less jaded and accept people at face value. After all, if there is something in it for them, perhaps simply accepting them for who they are will be enough.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.