Daily Archives: September 20, 2009

The Power of a Hug

   Even if it’s virtual!

This past week my world was stretched…

  • The Lazy Leader Road Show was finally starting.
  • About to leave for the airport.
  • Got call Dad was on way to hospital.

I had no choice.

  • I had to fly.
  • I was worried about Dad.
  • And needed a strong debut of the Road Show.

Before leaving, I mentioned something on Facebook about being torn.

  • It took a few hours to get to Nashville.
  • And then to the hotel in Murfreesboro.
  • I was drained by conflicting emotions.

That night I checked into my Facebook page.

  • Discovered several friends had made comments of support.
  • And sent virtual hugs.
  • I cried with the caring.

The virtual outreach was just what I needed.

  • I didn’t feel so alone in the world.
  • Others had walked in my shoes.
  • Their comments touched my heart.

Until that day I didn’t get the power of the virtual hug.

  • I saw Facebook friends share pain and losses.
  • And often gave virtual hugs.
  • Now I get the gift I was giving.

My Facebook friends helped me get through a tough week and shine as needed – in spite of everything going on in my life.

(Thank you friends…)

Makes me think of chapter leaders…which of your members need a virtual hug today?

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