Day 254 – A New Way Of Life

3 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband

This morning I was still feeling very sluggish and feverish. 5 year old was his old self, so I knew I was going to have to let the kids run around and get some energy out if I had any chance of relaxing later in the day. I thought the best way to do this was bring them to a park. On the way I decided to drop off the garbage at the waste disposal site. Now, normally this is one of my favorite places to give hugs because I get some of my best hugs there. I knew I shouldn’t today because I would hate to get anyone else sick over the holidays. With a heavy heart I turned to the 2 men working and said, “I would love to give you guys hugs today but I am afraid I am a little feverish.” They gave me a couple of big beautiful smiles and nodded. I knew my intentions came through, but I walked away with tears in my eyes. Not just because I couldn’t give them hugs, but because I couldn’t receive their hugs.

There have been times that people have questioned whether I will continue hugging after this year is over. I have even questioned that at times. This just proved to me that hugging is my new way of life. I love to hug, I want to hug and my life is so much richer for it.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


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