In Need of Virtual Hugs!


Even those of us who work so hard at motivating and inspiring people have days when nothing is going right and sadness envelops our heart. Maybe that sounds a bit melodramatic but I’ve had a disappointment this week which has really knocked me off my confidence pedestal. My first speaking event has been at this time cancelled. I won’t go into the reasons I was given. Suffice it to say I strongly disagree with the decision made and think it highly unprofessional. The cancellation (or postponement?) was not my fault I was told so I’m not beating myself up about it but I was so looking forward to it! I’m so very bitterly disappointed, angry and sad all rolled into one big emotional ball. I had put so much time and effort in preparing for this day and now I have to take all that and put it aside for another day I don’t know for sure will even come!

I know I have to believe other opportunities will come my way, maybe even better ones but for today, I need a hug! I guess this experience tells me I still have lots to learn about and work on about myself. I need to not fight change so fiercely. I need to not wallow in self-pity and pick myself up by the bootstraps and look forward to brighter things ahead. I have to be understanding and tolerant of other people’s right to change their minds and in doing so affect my life. I must be forgiving and not hold onto hurts and anger. I must accept I can not control other people, only my reactions to them. I must be a big girl, put on my big girl pants, wipe the tears away and move on.

But for this moment, this author of Pretty, Plus and Proud needs a hug!


14 thoughts on “In Need of Virtual Hugs!

  1. LeeLee says:

    My Dearest Ena! I appreciate all the hard work you put in on a regular basis. I just want you to know that at least one person has noticed. I believe this is one moment you will look back on with pride, even though it seems so difficult now. Sometimes when we face challenges, we can’t see all the good that is coming from our work until after we’re done. Unfortunately, our work is never complete, so there is much good that we cannot see.
    Keep doing the great work that you are doing. You haven’t failed until you quit trying. God knows how you feel and will take care of you because He loves you. You are an amazing person whom I am blessed to know. Sending you love and hugs my friend.β€β€β€πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— “When you let your light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.” β€”Nelson Mandela


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