Day 357 – Laughter Is The Best Medicine

5 HUGS, 2 children, 3 adults (1 husband, 1 mom in law, 1 friend at The Little Gym)

Ok, all I can do now is laugh. Or cry. I am not sure which I want to do more. I officially have pink eye. For. The. First. Time. In. My. Life. Are you kidding me? This is a highly contagious virus and once again I have to keep my distance from people. If I didn’t know better I would think someone was testing me at the very end of my journey… Oh well, I have been trying to make the best of it and it seems to be working.

No matter what I have been able to get hugs from my family because well, they are my family (and I already infected mom in law. Oops.) I was giving air hugs to anyone else that knows about my blog. This was especially hard at the Little Gym because I love them so much and because a new friend was there today. He was so friendly and even though he lives out of state he offered to make a donation to the Hugs for Harper fundraiser. It killed me not to hug him. Ugh. Anyway, we all kept talking about how weird it was not to hug and the owner was especially bothered by it. She tried laughing it off and teasing me by hugging everyone else in the room, but in the end she just couldn’t take it. She risked her own eyes (which are already prone to pink eye) and gave me a big squeeze just before I left. That made me feel really good and really guilty all at the same time.

The pharmacist who filled my prescription is a friend of mine so when I gave him my prescription for pink eye I told him how tough it was to be so contagious because I couldn’t hug. His response? “Sure you can, just means more customers for me.” Smart aleck. Well, humor is the best medicine.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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