12 HUGS, 5 children, 7 adults (1 husband, 1 door to door salesman, 4 neighborhood friends, 1 pool committee chairperson)
I, like most people, am very skeptical with door to door sales people. Who does that anymore? Recently, a gentleman came calling and kind of made me nervous with his sales tactics. Needless to say, he did not receive a hug. Not because I thought he wasn’t worthy. I believe everyone is. It was more because I still need to be able to protect my family. My instincts were kicking into high gear, so I listened. He was probably harmless, but I wasn’t willing to find out.
Today, a young girl came calling. She was a college intern selling children’s books. I was intrigued. Granted she was a door to door sales person, but if this journey has taught me anything, it is to keep an open mind. I listened to her sales pitch. I asked questions. I was impressed. I purchased the books. I will be home pre-schooling my 4 year old, so they were perfect. I am so glad I remained open to her pitch. Of course, after all was said and done, I asked her for a hug and I figured with her being a college student that she might appreciate one of my stickers. After giving me a big squeeze, she proudly adorned my sticker. I hope that she had tremendous success today.
My wedding anniversary is on Tuesday, so my husband and I decided to celebrate tonight. Our neighbors are a blessing. They babysat our children while we enjoyed Coronas and scrabble at the community pool. It was a beautiful perfect evening. We had perhaps 1 minute alone (that is my husband in the pool). But we expected that seeing as how it is a community pool. It actually worked out nice, I got 3 additional hugs out of today by going to the pool. When we got home I knew I had a blog post to write so sat down (with my Corona) to write. Hubby said, “tell them all it’s your anniversary and wish them a good night.” Oh honey, it’s not so simple. I have committed myself to one year and truthfully? I wouldn’t have it any other way. This may just be the best commitment I have made in my life (aside from my marriage of course). Today I count my blessings. I have an amazing husband, beautiful healthy children, fantastic friends and hugs. Life doesn’t get much better.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.