25 HUGS, 5 children, 21 adults (1 husband, 2 neighborhood friends, 1 Minister at Unity Church of the Triangle, 7 church friends, 10 new church friends)
I passed by this sign on my way to church this morning:
Obviously some kids decided to have a little fun at the expense of their church. It struck me in a very juvenile way and I laughed as I took a picture of this sign. (Probably not appropriate as my 4 year old wanted to show it to his Sunday School teacher. Oops)
It was a great reminder to not take life so seriously. Today was my first day volunteering for the welcome committee at my church and seeing this sign helped calm my jittery nerves. Instead of being nervous that I might not do it right, or well enough, I became excited at the potential new friends I might meet. (not to mention new hugs too!) There were only a small handful of newcomers at church today, but everywhere I turned I was meeting new friends, greeting old friends and hugging with reckless abandon. By the end of the service my whole body was a big ball of energy. I could barely contain my elation at the amount of love I had exchanged with others.
Will I start going around rearranging church signs? Probably not, but I am going to stop taking myself so seriously and who knows where that might lead…
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.