Yesterday was the annual Thanksgiving Holiday H.U.G.S (Hope. Understanding. Guidance. Support) program at Kate's Club. It is one of my favorite days of the year; a day where the families of Kate's Club come together to give thanks, enjoy a big pot luck lunch, and connect with each other for support. It is a true celebration, while also a time for an extra boost during the holidays.
Support during the holidays you ask? Absolutely. Let's admit it, we could all use a little extra support during the holidays. For the families at Kate's Club, these weeks can bring on a more intense time for coping with loss. This is a time when the absence of their loved one is most obvious and thus bringing out more emotions surrounding their grief. But Kate's Club helps them. And for others, support exists too.
The one thing I did more than anything yesterday was give hugs. A simple gesture but one that can be so impactful and so rewarding. It may be the easiest gift you give these holidays, and I strongly recommend giving LOTS of them away. Afterall you can not give a hug away without getting one back!
HUGS and more HUGS to all of you!