0 New Hugs *gasp* I KNOW!
It came just in the nick of time. As I have mentioned, lately I have been finding excuses not to hug. It’s been too hot, I am too sweaty from being at the gym, the kids are acting up. Oh sure, I am still getting the occasional hug in here and there and still some from my friends, but not 365 days of hugging worth. It’s pretty amazing how justified you can feel with the excuses you come up with. But when it comes right down to it, they are just excuses. I read something recently that suggested replacing your excuses such as “It was too hot out”, “I didn’t have time” or “(insert your go to excuse here)” with “that was not a priority”. It’s amazing how shifting your words can shift your thoughts so drastically. Hugging has apparently not been a priority to me.
There is something else that I have read recently that basically said -oh heck, I don’t remember what it said- but basically it reminded you that life is about practicing the things that you want out of your life. I have not been practicing my hugging. Without practice my priority shifted. In turn I find myself to be not as happy, more easily agitated and not as quick to smile.
This video came just in time. Thank goodness for my own reminder to shift my priorities back to where they make me happiest. And hugs make me happiest.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.