Are you Getting Your Vitamin H?

Are you getting your daily vitamins?  I know I take a daily multivitamin and fish oil from Costco to keep my body healthier, happier, etc.  But what about Vitamin H?  What is that you ask?  Vitamin H is a daily Hug!

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This week’s prompt on Five Minute Friday is Embrace.  To me embrace strikes up a picture of hugging in my mind.  I like to give hugs, but sometimes they feel awkward or forced.  But, I hug anyways.  I think it’s important to hug people.  Hug your family, friends, and even hug a stranger if you feel called to.

All the friends here say hello. Pass the greetings around with holy embraces!

We are called to show love to one another in the Bible.  How better and how simple would it be to offer or receive a daily HUG?  I challenge you to hug someone today.  And, if you live alone you may just have to travel to a friend or family member to get that hug in.  Or, go to a nursing home, preschool, daycare, or place with special needs adults.  They are definite game players for the Hug Challenge.

Turn your back on sin; do something good. Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!

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The hug challenge is one I’m going to add to my Lenten activities.

Lent is a time to prepare our hearts for Christ and the Christ offering of death and the miracle of resurrection.  God loves us, and He loves us so much He sent himself down as a baby to be human.  I suspect he was a hugging kind of boy and man.  I’m not sure, but I would like to think he was willing to hug.  Men and women both need hugs.  Kids need hugs.  We need hugs.  We can even get virtual hugs from the Bible if we read it, listen for His voice, and look for Him in our day to day living.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

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The Noise of Boys

The noise of boys echos through our house.

They talk, they shout, they giggle, and the like.

“Ah I’m dying…I’m dying tonight….why do I have to die?  I’m going to fart on your face.”

“Someone once told me…surprise toy…wait.””

“Someone told me the world is going to end now.  So, I built a place called the International Space Center.  Sand paper versus sand paper.  What happens?  It hurts.  Tell me if this sounds weird.  ckdrjlakrjdalkj   I’m playing the shuffle boards.”

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Two brothers engage, fight, and create a lively place to listen, watch, clean, etc.  They drive me crazy at times, but all in all I’m so very thankful to have children as an element of my life.   These boys are growing and changing every day.  They are still “young.”

My husband and I met “young” (Okay, not as young as our elementary kids, but we met in college.)   It is hard for us to believe that one day our kids will go off to college and start careers, possibly get married, etc.  Slow down for now…

“What?  (giggle)  I’m resting on your baby (a super wubble bubble ball).  I’m going to pop your baby.”

“Don’t do that.  Stop it.”

“I broke it.”

Intervention time for mom?  Maybe?  I still hear giggling and banter.  I think all is well.  I’ll let them sort it out and enjoy some office space.

Hope you have a lovely week!  Find some kids to be around.  They will make you smile in some way if you listen and look toward their direction.  Sail on friends!

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” 

Oliver Wendell Holmes