hugging it out at nautilus teachings


who doesn’t love a
good hug?
i love hugging.
my favorite hugs
are when you just
don’t let go
you hang on
or they hang on…
last night
d and i went to
Cocoa Beach’s first
annual Christmas Fest
down town…
i was hugging everyone i saw…
my hubby even said,
did you see Eric?
he came back for an extra hug
and said to me,
“Christmas came early!!!”
d knows i love hugs.
some of our close friends
were in town
and i kept hugging them
because you just never know…
tomorrow is not promised
to anyone!
hugs are a sharing of a moment
you can never erase.
i will never forget
my moms last hug.
it was 29 years ago
and i can see it clear as day
it was a ‘barely able to
raise her arms up
please hold me tight
sheri, i love you hug’
it was her last gift to me
12 hours later
she took her last breath…
but even an air hug
can work wonders
just like air kisses
we send them all the time
over the phone lines,
when we are face timing with
someone we love,
even when we see a friend
across the room…
when my kids were little
and having a disagreement
i would put them face to face
as their arms were crossed
faces angry
and then had to hug it out
til they were all giggling…

every time a friend of mine
asks for prayers on FB
i put “sending hugs and prayers”
we want people to feel our love
and this is the most simplest way
to grab them from the front
or the back and squeeze…
have you ever seen someone
who is sad and walked over and just
hugged them?
if not,
do it!
or a child who has too much energy
and is driving you a little cray cray-
just hug them…
they will melt and calm down.
it’s such tiny amount of energy
which is needed-
just the thought of…
‘i love them’
so we hug
we kiss
we share
a bond
which is
one of my favorite quotes is from the movie
Love Actually
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”
if you have not seen this movie
in the scene above
everyone is hugging
and kissing
it makes you cry happy tears
and remember everyone you miss…
this is a busy time of year
many of you will be rushing
from one thing to another-
especially if you have kids-
trying to fit it all in
don’t forget to hug
air kiss,
not just those you know
but also those
who just look like
they could use a big hug…
“if you look for it
i’ve got a sneaky feeling
you’ll find that
is all around”
tis’ the season
to hug it out!