1 New Hug (1 Whole Foods employee)
Oh my goodness. I can’t believe I had to wait until now to share my story of today with you. I went to Whole Foods to pick up sushi (of course. why else would you go there?). The cashier who rang up my purchase was sweet. We didn’t have an extremely personal conversation, but there was just a warmth in her eyes. Even though the line behind me had grown to about 4 people deep I decided to ask her for a hug. She casually walked over to me and held out her arms. We hugged for about a full second (which, trust me is a loooong time when there are people waiting in line). When we let go she looked into my eyes, grabbed my hand and held on as I walked away. There are no words.
It’s like a rush, a high. To have such a simple non-verbal connection with someone is so utterly profound (and I don’t like using that word often) that it makes me feel like singing, dancing, crying and screaming all at the same time. I couldn’t contain my smile for the entire rest of the day.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.