Ever Been Nudged?
--by Maumauc, posted Jan 28, 2009
My husband and I were shopping in a local grocery store one day and as we were ready to leave, I had a nudge to go into the coffee shop they had added a few months before. "Are you hungry?" Gene asked. "No, but I just have a feeling we should go in for a cup of coffee or something".
As we neared the back corner table, I smiled at a lady sitting alone at the table next to ours and asked her how she was today. She turned and began to tell me. She talked for about 10 minutes of all that was going on in her life with very few words of encouragement from me. She then smiled and thanked me for listening but she had to go. I asked her if she needed a hug and I was immediately enveloped in the strongest yet tenderest hug I had for awhile. She had a huge smile on her face and thanked me again, and she was off.
My husband asked me who she was. "I have no idea, but I know now why I was nudged to come in."
Whenever you feel that pull to go this way or that, just follow through, for there may be someone who needs your help, or an ear to listen, or a healing touch through kind words or hugs.
Yeah, i would call them magical nudges, but they are divinity/god's nudges.
What a wonderful thing u did! In fact, did many, not just one. Firstly, u listened to ur inner voice, it was not coffee but that lady was calling u!
Then u go on to ask her if she was fine and listened to her story ending THE story with a hug!
Thanks dear for being so kind and sweet to a stranger!
Lending a patient ear is one of the greatest services u can do to humans and animals (yes, they too need to be listened to)equally!
Just by hearing a person out u can ease to an extent his/her weight, grief, pain etc.
And, a hug is always an icing on the cake!
A very warm HUG to u from me.
May u have many more 'coffe calling'!!
I too have many such stories to share in which I was nudged.