Yesterday was the first day of 14 Day Kindness Challenge and the task was to give warm hugs to possibly everyone around. Celes prepared the task in two levels; Level 1 is the basic level and asks to hug 3 people. Level 2 is the advanced level and consists of hugging everyone you see in the day, a true challenge!
I started to accomplish my task by hugging my husband who came back from daily walking exercise. It is not a surprise for him since I hug him nearly every time he comes from outside but I became aware that I was not doing this that often recently, so this was a good chance to go back to factory settings about hugging the love of my life:)
Later in the day I went to hair dressers to have a nail and hair make up, but I did not give hugs to them since it is too much out of my comfort zone, but instead I gave warm thank you(s) and smiles from my heart to all the team who treated me like a princess.
Rest was the easiest part because I joined a dear friend’s engagement party where I met my lovely friends so I gave big and warm hugs to each of them, as always, but as a significance, I totally was in the moment of hugging, feeling the physical warmness flow in my heart and soul. That was great!
I have to be fair to myself, I hugged a stranger at that party, my friend’s mom whom I did not meet before, but I did not feel her as a stranger and the hugging was very rewarding. A mum hug – does not matter whether it is your mum or not – always counts!
Being a quite “hugging” person to my loved ones, the lesson taken is “be in the moment of hugging and feel the warmness in your heart”; which will also certainly be felt by the one you hug!
Now moving on to Day 2 task…