Have you hugged someone today? - J. Kenner

Have you hugged someone today?

Everyday counts, people! Do the folks you love know you love them? Call a friend, hug a child, kiss a parent and your spouse! It matters! Not only does a hug lift someone else up by its very nature (and that’s a super nice feeling), but you just never know how many days you have in you left to give hugs.

Sound morbid? I guess it does a little, but I really don’t mean it to. It’s just that I had a little scare the other day. I’ve had vertigo for years (note to all of you: head injuries are bad), but about 6 weeks ago it kicked into high gear along with a freaky pressure in my head and ringing in my ears. It finally got bad enough that I went to the ER on Friday. The good news is that they did all sorts of tests and everything scary was ruled out. I have to see an ENT, but the ER docs gave me meds that have pretty much nipped the problem in the bud.

I’m a happy camper.

But I couldn’t help think of the people who go to the ER thinking it’s nothing and then find out that there’s a shadow on their CT scan. Or something off with their bloodwork. Or, for that matter, the people who get in their car to go to the grocery story and don’t come home because a drunk driver was on the road that day.

Life is precious folks. Savor it. Enjoy it. Hug your kids, kiss your spouse, cherish your friends and family. And don’t forget to pamper yourself, too, in the process.

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