Hugs

Hugs

The theme of today — hugs.

Hugs speak volumes. There’s the side hug, the bear hug, the hug-while-patting-the-back hug, the I-feel-awkward hug, the it’s-good-to-see-you hug, the I-love-you-so-much hug. I think I was blessed to be on the receiving end of all of them today. Except the I-feel-awkward hug.

Today was a day of hugs. The first was from Chip before we headed off to work. That’s the I-love-you-so-much hug. That’s always the best way to start my day.

At work….so many hugs today.

There’s a hug that has its own category because it’s so special. Little people hugs. There is something so real and heart-warming about a hug from a young child. They don’t pretend — they either hug you or they don’t. When they do, I count it a privilege.

Today I got three little people hugs. One of them was from a sweet little curly-haired angel who had just graced us with many verses of Baa Baa Black Sheep.

The other two little people hugs were from a couple of handsome gentlemen, one with no front teeth, who stopped by my office with beautiful flowers and a card for me. The hug from mom was pretty special too. It was a from-my-mom-heart-to-yours hug. I get a lot of those these days. Mom hearts know there is nothing more unimaginable than being forever separated on this earth from your child. That’s why mom hugs are some of my favorites. So healing. So authentic.

When you just can’t find the words…hugs speak volumes.

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