Do you need a hug?
How often in your life do you reach out to someone else? Do you give them a hug for no reason? The quickest way to finding a more joyful life is through helping others. Sometimes it’s as simple as giving them a hug. More can expressed in a hug than almost anything else. I remember a few years back there were a couple of college students that went to big cities with signs that read “Free Hugs”, almost everyone who went by stopped and got one. The news reports that talked to people afterwards were told that that simple act made their day better.
We get so caught up in our own lives that we forget the impact we can have on others. We need to open our hearts and minds and give back to the people around us. I’m not saying we should put up “Free Hug” signs but instead I’m challenging you to do something for someone else every day. Whether it’s a hug, opening the door, carry the groceries or paying for the next coffee. These random acts of kindness become greater than us. We begin to see a ripple effect across our community and eventually throughout the world.
In lives that are way too over scheduled we tend to fear having down time to connect with our true self (soul). We need time, we need to get out of our own heads and connect with who we truly are (love). By volunteering, giving hugs or random acts of kindness we move away from ourselves and discover that by giving we receive. Often we receive more than we ever give but the return isn’t the reason to do it. The reason to help others gives us joy like no other and moves us beyond our ego that tries to control everything in our lives.
So do you need hug? I’m here to give you one, anytime or anyplace through the computer or in person. I’ll give you a hug, I’ll tell you how special you are and hopefully I’ll make your day better or change your life forever.
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “By giving to others we open our hearts, move away from our mind and discover what true joy really is!”