seattle japanese garden panorama

the power of hugs

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.

sunset at greenlakewednesday 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.

moral: sometimes the power of love through a hug can spring forth from both expected and unexpected places.

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About bipolarsojourner

i have struggled with episodic depression for years. i then received a diagnosis of being bipolar, only to find out i didn’t. ends up my psychiatrist really meant to say that multiple bouts of depression are often best treated like bipolar. i had already started this blog as bipolar sojourner and didn't want to switch it over. i am documenting my journeys through my depression jungle.

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