Serenade of Hugs


What a day! Thinking of all the hugs collected so far.

I know you may ask, is there any hugs challenge? What am I talking about?

Yes, as small or big as they come; in the morning, noon, afternoon or late at night. Just hugs!

There were times I wanted one, even the smallest but I couldn’t get it.
There were times I wanted it from a specific person, but no, I didn’t get it.
And there were times I got it unexpectedly from a friend, family, colleague, even from a stranger, I mean someone I barely know.

But here, my serenade comes from my biggest admirers, those who fill my days with drama, joy, happiness, hard work, smile, tears and prayers.
They can enlarge my lips with a smile and tighten my face with anger at the same time.
The ones who can make me laugh and cry.
They are my morning joy and my heartfelt prayer at night; my endless motivation throughout the day.
They are a mixture of complexity and simplicity in every way.

I hope you will agree with me that hugs are special gifts and can be used at any time, any day and for any mood.

My serenade of Hugs

It starts in the morning, that warm and tender hug to say hello! How was your sleep?
Then one before leaving, wishing each other a wonderful day with hope to see you later.
Another to say welcome back! How was your day?
And one more to say good night, sleep tight!

But in between comes

The “thank you hug”, for a new pair of shoes, a new set of clothes or a new pencil case to replace the one they misplaced and can’t find any more.

The “I am sorry hug”, whenever they acknowledge their mistakes and misbehaviors and are willing to do right next time.

The “I love you Hug” when feeling emotional.

The “get well soon hug” to give you hope.

The “bobo healer hug” that calms you down when you hurt yourself.

The “don’t worry hug” for every bad dreams, fears…

And the “I missed you hug”.

Hugs are great to encourage, secure, motivate, lower your temper and express feelings.
My serenade of hugs is an endless symphony. It’s a beautiful melody to start the day and so lovely to finish up the day.

Children are good example of the power of hugs; they give hugs without questions and are so expectant to receive one.
Give as much as you can, at any time, to anyone who needs it and may you receive so many hugs that you will have no room for stress, worries, pain, anxiety and insecurities.

Love and Big hug to you all.

Note: • A “bobo” is children word to express a wound, cut, scratch or pain. It is used in French language.

Feelings


By Nathalie Zulu M.

I woke up this morning
Knowing that I made that step
But I felt so bad.

I tried to convince myself,
I tried to reason
Thinking, it’s only for a while,
But I felt so bad.

I recalled those moments,
I cried knowing that
It could have been worst.
But still, felt bad.

Why! Why!
Tell me why!
Why I can’t or I shouldn’t?
Now I am confused.
Still, I am feeling bad.

Notes:
Feelings can be killers, they tend to push you away from your destiny.
After hard times and emotional breakdown, decisions can be confusing and most of the time we feel like shutting down everything and be left alone.
Yes it’s good but, don’t remain in that stage for long, you are just killing yourself.
pick up the broken pieces and throw away the ones you don’t need, and with the rest, rebuild your life with stronger structures, which are God and love. Family, friends and your career are a plus to not neglect.

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