Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Hug

I was walking towards the office today which, for those of you who haven't seen it, is a huge grey building.

I wasn't feeling great about going to work. I was starting the day in a poor frame of mind. I was feeling sorry for myself and more than a little bit low and a thought popped into my head "I need a hug."

I really wanted a hug. I just wanted someone to show they cared and to reassure me physically that everything would be OK.

Now hugs don't happen at work. It's not the done thing. So I carried on with my day.

Later in the morning I went to meet Mike and before we got chatting Michelle came along and said "I haven't seen you for ages. I just wanted to give you a hug." And we hugged.

It meant so much, and it made me want to cry. In fact I'm crying now thinking about it.

I don't know how she knew, or even if she knew, that that was just what I needed.

4 comments:

northernlight said...

I wish I had been around to give you a hug. But at least your friend was there for you. :-)

Ann said...

Ah. Thanks.

I have bouts of self loathing. They don't normally last for too long, but a hug can often bring me out of one.

northernlight said...

You shouldn't have bouts of self-loathing. You are one of the loveliest people I know and a good friend. xx

Ann said...

Aw shucks, I'll get all embarrassed. Today is a day away from work and all is well with the world. :)