Spark of Hope #2 – Signature Hugs

Spark of Hope #2 When my husband and I first got married, it took him awhile to get in sync with my hugs: hug before you go out the door and when you come back in; hug before you go to sleep and when you wake up; and anytime in between when the need arises! After my children were grown, they told me they had even “briefed” their dates about the importance of a good hug with their Mom. The importance of sharing hugs has been magnified as I’ve traveled to share the hope inside my Little Pink Books and Little Patriot Books. I quickly realized that hugs’ importance is far beyond my family & friends.

I sign my books prefaced with “hugs.” Then, I offer a hug to the person getting the book—and I’ve never been turned down. In fact, sometimes I have to be the one to let go first! My emails are signed with “Hugs.” Now I get emails back signed “hugs,” and magnified hugs such as “Big Tennessee Hugs.” It’s contagious! You can even put one in your text messages: (((H))). Hugs are a wonderful spark of hope. Share that spark today!

Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. I hope my one-minute stories will make a difference in your life. I also hope that they inspire you to dream, play and imagine—for the possibilities are endless. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday! ©2011

7 thoughts on “Spark of Hope #2 – Signature Hugs”

  1. A beautiful four-letter word – HUGS. As you have suggested, I plan to start passing HUGS to others. You have the wonderful ability to condense hugh and important issue into motivating messages. Keep it up!

    1. Yay for hugs! Hope is contagious and I’m compelled to share it as it overflows inside of me. Thanks so much for writing to me on these posts. More hugs to you, Betty.

  2. You have two words that begin with H that you use which wonderfully illustrate your affection for others. The word Hugs is the physical sign of the word Hope that encourages each of us to look ahead where the impossible seems to lie. Thank you for your Heart which expresses the love that you have for women and children and families who know the pain of cancer. You are the one who deserves many Heavenly Hugs.

    1. You sure know how to make this hug-happy author cry! Thanks for your kind words and your big heart. I’m so very blessed to bless others.

  3. I love hugs!! It feels like God Himself infuses from one person to the next with a giant hug. Here’s one back from me to you, thanks for sharing your hugs of hope. (((H)))!!!

  4. There were no hugs when I was growning up. Only hits. My mother hugged me for the first time the day she moved away with her new husband and my younger brothers and sisters. I couldn’t tolerate being touched by anyone except my husband for many years. When our military travels took us to California, there were lots of hugs coming my way in our new church. I could not hug back. But as my recovery progressed from what I later learned was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I learned to embrace those hugs and even give hugs. Now fully recovered, hugs are a huge part of my life and relationships. “Huge Opportunities are Possible Everyday” is a truth that everyone can hold fast to, particularly during those days when hope seems lost.

    1. You show others that “with hope” all things are possible & healing is within reach. What seems impossible really is possible! Thank you & God bless you, Debbie.

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