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Good afternoon fellow shifters! I'm very new to this site, yet not new to the concept. For a long time I've tried to lead by example and spread love through simple means such as a smile or a random compliment. In fact, every once in a while on my Facebook, I will give all my followers a challenge to say something nice to a random stranger. I believe we can all make a change in this world, and it has to start somewhere.
Yesterday I saw the Free Hugs video Brendon posted - Call of the Light Guardians (Click Here) on my news feed. I've seen them before and they brought a tear to my eye every time I watched. But for some reason, I really felt the call yesterday. So I made my own "Free Hugs" sign on a small canvas with some acrylic paint, went down to the local hangout by Lake Michigan where people walk dogs and play Pokemon Go, and gave out free hugs!. At first, there weren't many takers. But the people that did read the sign smiled at me. To me, that was enough. I brought a smile to their faces, for whatever the reason, and that's always a good thing! But once I was out there for about an hour, more and more people would run up to me and give me a hug. I was hugging adults, children, and even dogs! I would stand and chat with them for a little bit when they asked me "why are you doing this?"
I told them "to spread love. You never know when someone may need a hug. We're all in this together. We should start acting like it". The response was overwhelming yesterday. As I walked away from the people I hugged, I would give them a quick word of advice.."Love yourself!". That always made them smile. Many people I hugged, told me I made their day. One gentlemen asked me why I was doing it, when I responded he said "that's 60s generation talk. You weren't even born than!" I smiled and said "love transends all generations!" He stood up and gave me a hug. Yesterday's experience truly humbled me and more importantly, seemed to touch the hearts of many!
Hear the call of our collective consciousness! Go out and spread some love! I know I will! I'm going to continue my journey of helping people realize our connections to each other, and the universe. Through small deeds, smiles and random compliments. Free hugs, sharing music for the soul, and making people laugh! These past few years have been difficult for me to say the least. I lost my mother in September of 2011 and I've no doubt had a difficult time dealing with losing her. Her and I were like the best of friends. When my parents got divorced, my older siblings were old enough to be on their own. I was young, so it was my mother and I against the world it felt like a lot of times. I learned a whole lot from her! She was my rock! She always managed to see the good in people and in the world. That was something I always admired about her. When she was young, she had a dream of opening a frame shop. She achieved that dream! She always taught me that though love and patience, you can achieve anything. She was diagnosed with severe colon cancer in 2007 and was given two months to live....she survived four years! When she told me she had cancer, I knew it was my turn to be strong for her, so I was.
She had the biggest heart of anyone I know! It's definitely where I got my love for everybody. Being a part of this movment is a way I can still feel close to her. Even though she has left this world, her love for me hasn't. It is reborn, in the form of new love. She is now part of me, and I am now part of her.
I'm very happy to be part of this movment. I think with a little bit of persistence, and a lot of love, we can really make a change in this world!
I love you all!
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