5 HUGS, 3 children, 2 adults (1 husband, 1 neighborhood friend)
There once was a girl with a dream. Her dream was to fill the world with love, joy, peace and compassion. Over time she realized what an overwhelming task this would be. But, she was determined.
One day she encountered a man stranded on the side of the road. Rather than pass him by to fend for himself, she stopped and asked if she could help. When he said help was already on its way, she offered to buy him coffee because the day was cold. He declined saying he had some already. He thanked her warmly and let her know what a joy it was that she stopped. He explained saying that it is the sort of thing that people no longer do for one another. “They do in my world,” she whispered to herself.
Slowly but surely she began to notice changes all around her. More smiles, more laughter, more joy and more compassion. Upon closer inspection she realized these were all coming from her. Turns out all she really needed to do was fill herself with love, joy, peace and compassion and it would radiate to all of those around her.
Dreams really do come true. Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.