Today while downtown Santa was asked by a lady for a hug. I could see that she upset was about something; “Of course”, was the answer she got. As I¬†wrapped my arms around her I could feel the stress leave, because her hug got stronger as she started to relax. We got a few pics and she got another hug before she left. I could feel that she was relieved that someone had taken the time for her. Today I learned if you need a hug, ask. The world isn’t nearly as big with another person next to you.

Thank you to the mystery lady who had the courage to ask for a hug from a stranger (even if he looks like Santa )to help her get through her day. If this is a lesson in life skills I hope I have learned it, and I am still loving every minute of it.


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