Day 157 – Pho!

9 HUGS, 2 children, 4 adults (1 husband, 3 neighborhood friends)

All I can say is YUM! Well, this WAS Pho. We ate it all before I had the chance to take the picture.

Who is the we you ask? (You didn’t ask? I am going to tell you anyway.) 2 of my dear friends from the neighborhood. A 3rd neighborhood friend was watching my children so I could enjoy this delicious meal. Have I mentioned before that I love my neighborhood? Oh, only a gazillion times? Ok. I’ll move on.

One of the things I had hoped to accomplish with my year of hugs was to become comfortable hugging my friends again. Not just when they needed it, but when I greeted them and when I left them again. This is so important to me because I want them to know how I feel every time I am with them. A hug tells them I am thankful for their friendship without the awkward words. It also tells them I will be thinking of them and look forward to the next time we are together. Today was proof that I have accomplished this. I hugged each one of these friends upon seeing them, upon leaving them, and especially in appreciation for the wonderful lunch we shared. A friend once asked if these hugs would stop when my year was up. Now I am not sure I would know how.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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