I'd like to focus right now on giving. I've always been a big fan of the whole giving concept. When I was younger and I would give more than I would receive, I would occasionally get resentful and wonder why people weren't more like me and couldn't at least meet me in the middle. Now that I am older and oh so much wiser :-) I have fortunately gotten over all of that and just realized how damn good it feels to give, regardless of what I get back. I am so blessed with such a damn good life and I believe it has a lot to do with karma. I am a firm believer in karma. Try it. You'll see. Give whatever you can. A kind word, your time, your talent, your stuff, your money (if you've got it).

One of the things that I have resolved to do in 2008 is recognize, each night before I go to sleep in 2008, is to make sure that everyday I do at least one kind thing for someone. Whether it be something planned or unexpected, something big or something small, maybe just a quick call or email to somebody with a positive note. What a great way to end every single day. To reflect upon something so positive

This may sound super corny to some of you but it works for me and it makes me feel good so I feel obligated to share.

Another thing that makes me feel good is hugging.

"Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.
Hugging is all natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.

Hugging is the ideal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, is fully returnable."

-Author Unknown (But Very Much Appreciated!)

Watch this video. Many of you have probably seen it but it so doesn't hurt to watch it again.


Go do something kind today. Because it feels good. Because of karma. Just because.



Corinna said...

What a great post Lori!
I couldn't agree more.
I love hugs too! I always tell people I am a hugger. LOL.

See ya soon.

Anonymous said...

Hugs are just a "way of life" here darlin......:o)
And that unexpected snail mail or e-mail...is the best....
I'm right there with you....it takes just s"schmidin" of time to make someone know that you ae thinking of them and love them...that you send them warmth and care....regardless of the time that has gone by or the miles between you.
I appreciate that from you Lori....and thank you so very much for the warmth.
Huggers from the valley of no return...LOL

kelly said...

I grew up in a lower mid-class family, but my Mom always made sure that we had those hugs. I'm sure that is where I got it from. I still tell my kids that to survive we all need food, water, sunlight and HUGS.
Yep, I've been a hugger all my life and proud of it! Thanks for bringing it your post and passing it on.
p.s. wish I could give you a hug oxoooooooxxxxxxooooooooooooooxxxxxx