Americans hug. It is one thing about them that I did not quite like when I was in the United States. Simply because I really don't like strangers touching me. I am VERY particular about this. Shaking hands, kissing on the cheeks and patting the arm or back is fine with me. But hugging is definitely a no-no.
So today when I got a very American hug from someone from America, I found myself almost in tears. Boy! A hug feels real good!!! Maybe because it came from someone I like and think good about.
The other highlight of my day was to be gifted Rumi's Mathnawi (the complete 6 volumes!!!). I usually order books on Amazon and that one has been on my wish list for some time. To receive as gift something that I myself wanted pleased me beyond words. Now, if you know me, you would know that I hold anything sufi-related with a mixture of awe, reverence and absolute absolute thirst. I used to drink up anything philosophical but I have discovered that not all philosophy is right. So now I limit myself to mysticism mostly. It quenches my thirst for learning. The book is voluminous. I MUST set time aside for Rumi.
Good things happen in bundles people. Today was proof of that. A good book, a big hug, and a couple of other stuff that can wait for a mention are more than I could have wished for.