Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


1. To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
2. To hold steadfastly to; cherish: He still hugs his outmoded beliefs.
3. To stay close to: a sailboat hugging the shore.
To embrace or cling together closely.
1. A close, affectionate embrace.
2. A crushing embrace

Sara says I am hard hugging. I will admit that I am. When I hug you, you better know that there's love in it. Rarely, very rarely do I do one of those hugs where you tap someone lightly. The only time I do that is if I am uncomfortable or I feel like the person coming towards me for embrace is not appropiate. to give you an example is not possible, I just know it when it happens. Sometimes I am forced to give a side-ways hug because of position and usually I crush shoulder blades together.

I have a friend, that when he hugs you it's like you can feel God hugging you, it's safe, and warm, and loving. it's like the greatest feeling ever. I also have another friend who I would hug a lot more but too many people I think are watching, and they make it into something inappropiate, and it's not.

That's the thing, perception bugs me. People have no idea what's in or on my heart. They think (and that's their problem, sometimes people just aren't that good at thinking) that there must be something inappropiate going on, when truly it's all on the up and up. So, I think I've just decided... I don't care what people think, I'm hugging!!

Hug O' War
by Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Proverbs 4:7-9 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, [a] get understanding. 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor."


KayMac said...

I had lost my best friend, my grandmother. Even though it had been several months, I could feel the waves of grief overcoming me, so I fled to the bathroom (I was at church) where I planned to let my tears fall privately. My friend, Nina, happened to be in there. When she saw my face, she didn't say a word, but just came and gathered me up in the biggest, safest hug while I sobbed. At some point, it no longer felt like my friend, but it felt like the very arms of Jesus were holding me and comforting me.

Keep on huggin' hard!

Trish said...

I love Shel Silverstein, bought
Kelly one of his books years ago.
Hugging adds years to our lives, so girl keep hugging!
You are a Blessing!

Jada's Gigi said...

hugging is so therapeutic!

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

I have to tell you that you are such a blessing to me. I have so enjoyed your posts even though sometimes I haven't felt like answering them sometimes, but rest assured, they have ministered to me. I love and appreciate you so much!

Pat said...

I love that poem!
Here's a hug for you ((( )))!