Recently I have been hearing and reading a lot about intuition. I try to use it often to find where my hugs are needed each day. If I feel a pull toward running a certain errand or calling a certain friend, I try to listen closely and adhere to what my intuition is trying to tell me.
Today I felt an irrational need to go to the Crabtree Valley Mall (and no….it didn’t have anything to do with shopping, I swear). I packed up the kids and 45 minutes later we were on our way, even though it was already 3 in the afternoon and I probably wouldn’t be leaving the mall until it was rush hour. My intuition was telling me something and I needed to listen. Well, I am still not sure what it had to say, but I did hug an unsuspecting employee at Teavana. (GREAT places that sells loose leaf teas) As I walked away I am pretty sure he still didn’t know what to think of me, but hopefully tonight he is contemplating that nice lady that hugged him and cheered him for the rest of the day. (yes, I am aware that makes me sound very full of myself) I also got to hug an employee in Gamestop that appeared much more at ease with my embrace.
A more obvious intuition I felt today was the desperate need I had to go for a walk with my girlfriend this evening. We have been going for these walks on a fairly regular basis, but tonight, apparently we both felt the desperation. I called her to verify we were still on and she immediately answered the phone, “You still WANT to go on the walk tonight, right?” My response? “I certainly hope YOU still want to go on the walk tonight.” Ok, good, we were on the same page. We both just had a rough day with our children, but as we walked and talked it became apparent that my issues went a little deeper than that. In the middle of the walk, she stopped me, pulled me into a big bear hug and held me for as long as I needed. We probably looked a little crazy and we risked being run over standing right in the middle of the road like that, but my intuition tonight led me to her, right there, right then. By the end of our walk, I felt comforted, supported and stronger. I know that with friends like her and with hugs like that, I can get through anything.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.