Tonight I dropped a friend off at the Greyhound bus station. As I started to pull away, a car pulled in and parked behind me. A young lady got out and was immediately bowled over with a hug by another young lady who came running out of the station squealing.

I don’t fly a lot and I’ve never taken the train farther than the airport. I have never ridden on a Greyhound. My point is that I don’t necessarily get to experience a lot of other people’s reunions. Watching that scene tonight left me with a twinge of wistfulness wishing I saw unabridged happiness like that more often. Maybe it’s out there and I’m just not a part of the jet setter world so I don’t see it. Is it out there? Are there tearful, hug-filled squeals of joy at the airport? I am sure there are when our service men and women return home, but what about everyone else? Do we, as a society, still show excitement and affection when we see someone we’ve missed for a while? Or is it just hug and a smile? Let’s squeal when we see those we love or missed. Let’s get excited when we hold them in our arms again. Let’s love LOUD. I am (fair warning).

Love yourself.
Find peace inside.
Share happiness.

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3 Responses

  1. Laura Gallitz says:

    Awesome post!

  2. koyoandi says:

    That is a great post! I have lived away from home for the past decade and I can tell you that yes, that unrestrained joy happens for all kinds of folks. I got it whenever I came home from Japan to visit my family. I got it when I finally moved back. Then I moved away again (in the same country this time!) and while the reactions aren’t as “out loud” at the airport anymore, the spoil factor is still waaayyyy up there when I am home!! The longer you are away, the more you get spoiled with lots of love when you go home!

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