Archive for October, 2008


hug: a tight clasp with the arms; embrace

I know, it’s a simple word – only three letters – but it can be so powerful.  It’s a form of nonverbal communication that carries a multitude of meanings: I care for you; it’s been so long since I’ve seen you – I missed you; I’m here to console you; it’s nice to meet you; and I love you.

Such a small word but such a huge gesture.  I meet people all the time, and, call me an optimist, but I think most people are really cool… you just have to take the time to get to know them, to discover who they are and to nurture those relationships.  Every person is unique; every person has a story; every person is fighting their own battle…

I met someone today for the first time and without really knowing who I am, they hugged me.  Now, this is what I usually do to people; it’s not often that someone makes the move first and it really touched me – thus, the impetus for this blog.

So, next time you see someone and it’s been awhile, or you know someone has had a hard day, or if you’re just meeting someone and there’s just that connection of brother or sister-hood, give ’em a hug… it can make a world of difference in someone’s day; it did mine.

With hugs,