Wisdomist Wednesday : Hugs

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I’m a firm believer that so much can be expressed through simple gestures – a smile, waving to someone, saying good morning, a quick text message — seriously, as silly as it may sound, I know for a fact that it can turn someone’s day around.

That’s exactly how I feel about hugs. I know I’ve ranted on-and-on about how I’m stressed out lately with work and life in general. I’ve tried writing and giving myself pep-talks – there’s just something about a hug.

Comfort.

It’s not a solution to all problems, but it’s such an amazing band-aid.

I’m lucky that I surround myself with people that I actually want to hug – people that I believe deserve my hugs ( I don’t do anything special, my hugs are just warm .. .they mean something) When I’m giving you a hug , whether in person or a *hug* over text message, what I’m actually saying is

I love you

be proud of yourself – I’m proud of you

you’re winning life – even if you can’t see it right now

I’m here for you, all of you – the sweet – sassy and insane

And when people hug me, it stands for me letting my guard down – it’s me welcoming you into my space to either celebrate or commiserate. It’s me wanting comfort, understanding, acceptance, it’s a chance for me to release my emotions … it’s both a silent scream of excitement and me bawling for a release.

My ladies, my  mom, my dad and my amazing husband – whether in person, or electronically … I never want to stop hugging you.

Wisdomist Wednesday : Personal Values

In this crazy world, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re going or coming

One minute your laughing until you tinkle your pants – the next, your sobbing in sorrow

In the blink of an eye you’re on top of the world, living amongst the stars in the sky, and the next – you’ve never felt so deep in the ground.

 Though it all – the good, bad, ugly, exciting and hilarious I’ve always know the type of person I’ve wanted to be. Not to say, I haven’t questioned my decisions, second guessed ideas I’ve had – I just think at the core of each of us – we know our personal values. What we wish to project out into the world, what we stand for the type of person we want to be, and want to be remembered for. And for myself, I think it’s very basic qualities ( notice, I said basic not easy … dude, some of these rock my to the core and test my patients!!)

  •  Honest
  • Trusting
  • Compassionate
  • Patient
  • ambitious

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 Have a lovely day darlings, stay true to the person you are .. always xo