3 New Hugs (1 yoga instructor, 1 new friend at yoga, 1 childcare employee at O2 fitness)
I have so many ideas for posts running through my mind lately I worry that I am duplicating this post. But, it’s what I am feeling so here I go. The things we really want most out of life take practice. That is, if we don’t already have it established as a routine. Even after it is established as routine sometimes life brings us sideways and new routines become the way of life. It is up to us to determine which routine gives us the best life possible.
My new routine began taking me away from hugging new people. I didn’t like that. I wasn’t as carefree. My smile wasn’t as quick to come. My entire being became smaller. I have experienced the largeness of life and I am happiest when I am living it to my fullest potential. So, I once again practiced my routine. It wasn’t easy. Those nerves of wondering what others would think of me returned. I almost backed out. Almost. But I didn’t.
There was a woman about 60-65 years old in my yoga class. I am completely in awe of her flexibility so I told her. We talked about how long she has been practicing yoga and what brought her to it. At the end I asked her for a hug. She was happy to oblige and I felt the smile creep back on to my face. Next, I went to pick up my kids in the child care where there was a new employee working. I was still nervous, but this time it was a little easier. A 2nd big hug later I am beaming. On the way out the door the yoga instructor thanked me for joining the class. Well, at this point the nerves are gone and the joy and excitement of hugging others overtook me again. 3 hugs in a matter of 5 minutes. lt’s moments like this that I know I am a hugger for life.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.