the other day, my blogger friend, shrewed up, felt for me and my current position in life, sent me an internet hug. even though she’s two time zones away in a totally different country, the hug still felt comforting. it also reminded me that i had fallen out of the practice of giving and receiving hugs. i committed to redouble my efforts.
wednesday night, while leaving a support meeting, i almost forgot about my commitment. it was kind of a “oh, yah” moment to turned to some one, a woman, who i have know for about 4 months, offered and gave her a hug. the. something awesome happened.
not far away from my friend and i their was another woman who had only been to two meetings. being female, someone i hardly knew, and the remembrance of the first time we met when she rebuffed my offer of a ride even though we were headed in the same direction and she was headed to the bus stop for her ride, i respected her space and didn’t ask her for a hug. within a second, she approached me and we shared a hug, that brought me such joy and brought me closer to her and her story.