The other day as I stood at the front door gazing at I don't know what, I saw the boy who lives across the street pull into his driveway and he and his good friend both got out of his truck. The boys are now freshman in college, my neighbor lives at home and goes to a local university, the friend has gone away to college. As they were saying their goodbyes they grabbed each other and began a hug as though they were saying their last goodbyes. They did not see me standing at the door or they may not have been quite so demonstrative, boys that age usually don't show their feelings. The gesture touched me and I hoped that all was OK in their world.
I have found that hugs can cross the language barrier, they certainly transmit love and warmth. They can lift hearts and spirits. They can possibly heal a wounded soul, or maybe even save a life. So give them freely and give them often, don't discriminate when it comes to hugs.
So here is a big ol' virtual hug for all of you today. Now go out and give someone a hug...pay it forward, you may save a life.
I know tulips don't really have anything to do with hugging, but I bought a fresh bunch today and along with my virtual hug I am sharing my tulips with you.
"I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus so I could hug ten people at a time." ~ Drew Barrymore
Until next time.....