It's a new year. I've never been a hug-er. Lately I've come to realize the power of a hug. It says so many things. To you it's just a hug. To me, it's hope. Security. Feeling important. Safe. Loved. A promise that I'm not alone. That everything will be ok. That I don't want to let you go. Saying I love you without words. Feeling connected and loved and wanted all in one gesture.
I don't really believe in resolutions. I believe they set you up to fail and feel bad about yourself. We pick one day a year to decide to drastically change something about us that we don't like, when in reality we are no where near ready for the change. So we try. We do good for awhile. Then we fail and berate ourselves for falling short of our lofty goals.
Rant about resolutions aside. I am making a life change starting today and lasting as long as I can keep it going. I want to love more people. I want to let them know they are loved and wanted. I don't want anyone to ever feel as bad as I do. I want to hug more. Love more. And most importantly. Show it.