What A Rush

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.



7 thoughts on “What A Rush

  1. I want to share my Hug ‘s from yesterday. I took my Sisten in Law out for a special lunch at the restaurant inside The Arizona Culinary Institute in Scottsdale Az. What a wonderful experiance!
    We had a wonderful lunch, then one of the students (Jennifer) took us on a tour through all the School Kitchens and on the way we met some Award Winning Chef’s. I got an urge and just gave one of them a big hug and He hugged back and seemed happily surprised. Best of all I was getting to know Jeniifer’s story of moving here to do this and how she was starting over, and I gave her a big Hug and she said “thank you so much, I love Hugs and I miss my family, I felt so close to her and so blessed to meet her. We Hugged again before we left and she will always be in my heart.
    I also figured out what an addiction is because I told her “I’m a Hug O holic”

    My Virutal Hug to you Melinda

  2. Melinda, every time that you do this, it lets a little more love flow into the world. I long to live in a world where hugging strangers would not be the least bit novel; where love flowed between us all because we all knew that we come from the same Source, the same cosmic family.

  3. I read your sharing of hugs almost daily Melinda, I agree with what you wrote (why personal contact has gotten such a bad rap. I love to hug and hope that you are here because you do too.) I wish you lived near me, I’m sitting here at work trying to remember the last hug I got, and I can’t 😦 😦 😦

    • Thank you so much for sharing with me Dave. It always means so much to me to hear how my journey has affected others. I know this can’t replace a personal hug, but here is a {hug} for you.

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