Hubtown Life Moment ~ A Meaningful Hug
Sometimes we experience moments with beautiful people that we do not capture with a photograph. This is one of those moments...
On Wednesday afternoon, we decided to take a walk to the Lotus Centre to say hello to the staff. As we made our way down Prince Street, we noticed a middle aged gentle soul walking towards us. There was something about this beautiful woman’s eyes that caught my eye – they looked teary.
She noticed the lanyards we were wearing and said, “Hey ladies, who are you and what are you doing today?” As always, we were very happy to stop and chat, “We are just taking a walk to the Lotus Centre to say hello to the staff,” we replied. “Really? I go to the Lotus Centre quite often myself.” She told us.
It was then we introduced ourselves and talked for another few moments where we found out that she grew up in Truro and has lived here all her life. We told her a bit about Hubtown Life and the difference we are trying to make. In keeping in that spirit, we asked, “So what inspires you every day?” After looking directly into my eyes for several seconds she replied, “Nothing inspires me…In fact, I am not even sure that life is worth living”. In that moment, I felt like a knife was jabbed into my heart. I felt her pain as my own. I quickly asked, “It looks like you could use a hug. Is it ok that I hug you?” Without any words spoken, we hugged on the sidewalk for about 30 seconds.
After releasing the embrace, we continued chatting for another few moments. Before going our separate ways, I took out my notebook and wrote down our names and phone number and passed it to her. As we turned and began to walk away, I heard her voice say, “Thank you for the hug”, with a soft smile.
Where ever, you are today gentle soul, we hope that you are feeling hopeful, and that you always remember the power of a meaningful hug. Hug someone today - pass it on