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The Present (a very special gift)

When we fail to value the present moment, we fail to value life. If you take care of the moments, the hours and days will take care of themselves.

Last month, we took to the streets of KC for my 5th Annual FREE HUG DAY.  We captured some great pictures for the 2014 video.    I hope you enjoy it and will share with others!  ~ Cyber hugs ~ Coach Lucy

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THE GIFT by Leo Babauta (Zen Habits)

Three people are given a magical gift by a luminous, kindhearted fairy.

The gift is that for just one hour, they get to experience magic and wonders. This limited time is filled with visual delights, food of the utmost deliciousness, amazing people with incredible talents, and love.

The first person is a great man, and while he’s grateful for the gift, he has lots to do and so regrettably has to spend a lot of it replying to emails and texts, and checking for updates in social media. He does take some pictures of the delicious food and shares it on social media, though he doesn’t pay attention to the taste.

The second person is a bit of procrastinator (OK, let’s be honest: a big procrastinator), and while she really wants to use this gift wisely, she keeps putting it off. She spends much of the hour watching videos the first guy posts online of the magical world, but she doesn’t go out and experience it herself.

The third person is blown away by this gift. What an incredible opportunity! She realizes she needs to make the most of it, but isn’t sure how.

So she starts by paying attention. She notices every little detail. She listens to the amazing people she meets, and tries to really see them for who they are. She tastes the food and pays close attention to every sensation as she eats, savoring the food slowly.

She then practices gratitude for every moment, every person, everything she’s given. She’s filled with happiness by every little thing in this hour.

Finally, she changes people’s lives. She uses what’s left of this dwindling hour to learn magic skills, to heal people who are struggling (including the first guy), to make things to delight the other amazing people in this magical world.

She becomes the gift for others.

The hour is over, and the first two people realize they’ve wasted the gift, and will never get it again. They’re filled with regret. The third person has no regrets, because she paid attention, was grateful, and used the magic to change lives. She used the gift to its fullest potential.

Which of those three people are you?

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My TCOY 4th Annual “FREE HUG” DAY

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In a world that says it’s ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION…I feel we’ve become disconnected and distance ourselves from the very things we need more of:  HUGS!

What do they say:  If you don’t like something, change it!   

So I decided to do just that!  I have a few friends join me each year and we take to the streets (The KC Plaza) and give out hundreds and hundreds of FREE HUGS.

ENJOY THIS YEARS VIDEO … a picture says a thousand words and the faces of those being hugged is priceless!

*PLEASE copy the link and share with others via Social Media and Emails.  I’m sure they’ll appreciate you taking the time to think of them.  BTW – You can do this in YOUR HOME TOWN too.  The POSITIVE ENERGY from doing this is incredible.  Contact me if you’d like to know more.  There are many more video’s on YouTube too.

We are a struggling with something, some more than others.  Therefore, I want to send out a CYBER HUG and remind you:  GOD LOVES YOU and this too will pass.  

The first year I did this I thought it was even outside my comfort zone, but you know what…after one gentleman comment to me after hugging him that this “changed his day and outlook in such a positive way”, I was all in for making this an ANNUAL EVENT.  

TCOY Philosophy is all about taking care of yourself:  Head, Heart and Body.  This event captivates all three.  A hug speaks when you can’t and opens up communication.  :)

TCOY (take care of you) my friend!

Coach Lucy

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