I hug everyone- and I never let go first. I am often surprised how long the hug lasts or how much the other person, and sometimes me, needed that comfort. I am moved to tears easily by kindness, beauty in small things, music, seeing love and compassion in the world, and sometimes just plain ol’ frustration. I don’t apologize for that, it is just a part of my personality.
I am also a great person to tell good news to- you know your one friend who will truly be joyfully and genuinely happy for you? The one you can’t wait to tell you are pregnant, you nailed a new job, or found the most amazing new pair of pumps on sale? That’s me. That girl. I will share in your delight because I love seeing other peoples success and jolly. I adore it. I’ll be thrilled for you, I promise. We’ll do a happy dance around the room. I’ll embarrass myself gleefully and royally hilariously so-just for you. Life is full of wonderful.