Monday, August 11, 2008
I talk a lot about living each moment to its fullest, however that might be. At first, you just think about things like sunsets, and watching your kids grow and taking time out for visits with family, calling loved ones to let them know you care, etc. But we sometimes overlook the simplest, most brief things like hugs.
I am a hugger. I love them. And I have discovered that a hug can make a huge difference to a person. And someone can tell a lot about you by the way you hug. A firm, close hug, held tightly is the best. It's genuine. It tells the recipient that they matter enough to you for you to stop whatever it is you are doing to devote those seconds just to that person. It tells them that you care, and happily enough, that they don't stink (at least not badly enough for you not to hug them) :). This type of hug can turn a day around or keep you from feeling alone in a world that seems to be caving in. Hugs given quickly with brief little pats on the back tell the recipient that they are receiving an obligatory hug, given out of respect but not given happily enough that a person feels the need to hold on to you. Or they are given by a person uncomfortable with interpersonal contact. One-armed hugs let a person know that they are welcomed, that they are part of the circle that has been opened to let them in. And there are any number of others. But if you think about it, you will see what I mean. Every hug leaves you with an impression. And every hug you give leaves an impression on the other person. Sometimes, when I am particularly down, I want little more than to see a specific couple of my friends. Their hugs always seem to make life better. So I've begun to make every hug count, every hug given
and every hug received. It's just another way of making every moment count.
WORKOUT: Workout 2
6 rounds of
30 sec 8kg split squat R
30 sec 8kg split squat L
double 12kg C&P x 30sec
Rest 30 sec.
Then... Double 12kg snatches 30 sec work, 60 sec rest for 10 rounds. I managed to get 9 out of each round except one. Looks like taking the last 2 days off paid off.