Day 191 – Possibilities

4 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband, 1 Walmart employee

After making a purchase at Walmart, I asked the cashier for a hug. She had that grandmotherly quality and I knew it would be a good hug. I was not disappointed. We hugged tight and as I turned to leave she asked, “Do I know you?” I let her know she didn’t, that I just like to hug. She said that she thought she would have remembered me. (I know, I know. I am pretty unforgettable.) I walked away glowing with the possibility of what her question may mean. She may have just felt embarrassed thinking she is forgetting faces, but that is not the only option.

What if she gets to meet so many wonderful customers that she simply can’t remember them all.

What if she becomes so friendly with her customers that she doesn’t think it is odd for one to ask her for a hug.

What if I am not the first customer to ask her for a hug.

OR…..what if these hugs are so common she can’t possibly keep track of everyone she is hugging.

I realize how unlikely that last one is, but what if…..

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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2 thoughts on “Day 191 – Possibilities

  1. This is an interesting blog… I can’ believe someone made a year long blog about hugs…

    I think its a good thing you’re doing.

    I personally haven’t had a real hug since October 2008 and before then January 2004.

    As a man, its hard to just go and ask for a hug.

    Posted 30th October 2011

    • Thank you for your kind words, Peter. It can be difficult to put yourself out there for fear of what others might think of you. I should know, it took me almost half a year to get over that fear and I was hugging numerous people each day. Hugs – not even just hugs, but touch in general is so essential to our health and growth. I encourage you to find opportunities for it. Start small and know that with each touch it will get easier and easier. In the meantime, please accept this very big heartfelt hug from me. I may not be able to make up for years of lack, but hopefully it is a start in the right direction. Melinda

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