1 New Hug (1 Mom of a friend)
I have spent the past few weeks reflecting. Reflecting on what is important to me, what I want from life and what direction I want to be heading in. My son and hubby were on vacation so it was a perfect time for this. Now, here is where I am supposed to tell you I have it all figured out. That I know exactly where I am going and what it will take to get there. Only, that is not true.
These were the most glorious few weeks spent just loving my family and spending quality time with them. At the same time I rode waves of sadness and grief over the direction the rest of the world appeared to be heading in. I dipped to an all time low wondering what one person can possibly do to change this direction. Then, I spent more time loving my family and drawing on their strength and love to pull me back up again.
Here is what I now know for sure: the world is not heading in a poor direction. Only a few people are and that can be changed. I have witnessed more mentions of kindness and love toward one another than I ever have. I am talking about in mainstream media, people! Not just friends discussing the potential they share together (although that was done as well). One of the news reporters here in Raleigh shortly after midnight shared her New Year’s resolution. It was to be kinder to others. That is what I am talking about.
So what does this mean for me? Well, let me share what happened today.
Me to my 2 year old: “How about we just stay like this and hug all day?” Him (shaking with excitement): “Okay.”
Me to my 6 year old: “This is that video HooplaHa made of mommy, do you want to watch it again?” Him: “yeah.” Him again: “That was over the summer, right?” Me: “yeah.” Him: “Are you going to keep hugging?” Me: “Yeah, yes I am.” Him (big smile on his face): “Oh good.”
So, there you go.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.