14 HUGS, 4 children, 10 adults (1 husband, 8 UCT friends, 1 neighborhood friend)
Today after my Unity Principles class, I spent a few moments asking one of my classmates career advice for my step mom who is looking to move near me. Her friend is also in the class and was waiting patiently for us to finish (and offering some helpful advice as well). Well, before the conversation was over her friend made her way close to me with her arms open. Of course I took this as a sign she wanted to hug me. Turns out, um….no. She was working her way toward the girl that was sitting behind me. Now, in the past that would have embarrassed the crap out of me and I have this immense fear of embarrassment. Why? Well, my face and neck flush the brightest red you can imagine complete with a little sheen of sweat. Today? I shrugged and said, “well you can’t come near me with arms wide open and not expect a hug.” And the moment was over. I didn’t give it a second thought until now. And I am in complete amazement at my ability to just let it go. Oh world look out….there is nothing stopping me now!
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.