Hug The World

The world needs a hug right about now. This is the time of year where we reflect mostly on ourselves. What can we improve on. What can we make better about ourselves. It goes along with the promise and potential the New Year brings and it’s usually only about us.

But the world needs a hug – so I’m asking you to take a step forward and broaden your approach on how you think about things. You might want to lose weight, go to the gym more, be nicer to your younger brother and the list could go on. What if you could engage, fulfill, dance, sing, share, experience, etc. See how much more open that sounds. Your thinking automatically expands. It could even strengthen your main objectives without you even noticing it. That’s because you are in motion like the rotating axis of the world, thus being more global spontaneously!

Sometimes if we can step out of our “uncomfortable zone” and bring others into our fold, no matter what we are going through, we are not only nourishing our souls but also connecting on a higher plane. If you think you are the only one going through something, think again, many others can relate to what you are going through right now. Let’s start repairing and healing! A chain has to start somewhere. Why not with you?


This has been a particularly hard time for everyone, everywhere. We were amazed, shocked, sad, mad and even a little crazy last year. I tell you, the world needs a hug. In reality, everyone is connected to each other. Don’t all people have the same basic needs? It’s simple but most of the time, completely forgotten. We all need an emotional or spiritual lift once in awhile, so does our precious earth and the people on it. See the good in life, help others see it too, preserve our environment, express gratitude, and pay it forward. It’s contagious.

Embrace what you hold dear. Come with conviction, purpose and a mind full of soul and you automatically hug the world. To coin an old Cuban saying, “to dance is to forget one’s sorrows.” We’re there for you–the Fordney Foundation engages in the joy of dance in our community and on a national level and we continue to grow. That’s our way of giving to the universe happily.

So I say, try to remain calm, be more helpful, be compassionate, listen more, criticize less, enjoy small pleasures, and be humble. The things we can do to improve can go on forever, and if each of us does a little bit of good each day, we will hug the world!

Thought Of The Week:

To thrive in life, you need three bones. A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire


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Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website