Welcome to Hugs From Above

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Every day we are blessed countless times.  We often overlook the Source of the good things that happen to us and chalk it up to good fortune or “lucky breaks”.  Although I have always  known that all good things come from God, I have often neglected to give Him the credit.  Now, after having experienced a life changing decision, I  have become more aware of His personal attention and  recognize each and every blessing and their unbelievable timing.  I call them hugs from God and began this website in order to share them and have a place where others can share their “hugs”.

After 20 years in a dead-end job I felt that I couldn’t stay there another second, so I decided to leave.  While the awesome indescribable relief of simply walking out that door was overwhelming, I worried that I might not be doing what God wanted me to do.  I was old enough to retire and had “put in my time”, as it were, but the economy was bad and it was scary to lose the paycheck.  I took all of it to God and asked Him to let me know He was standing by me in this decision.  I imagined feeling His arms around me and instantly felt calmer.  I sensed the warmth of His love and approval flowing into my very being.  Then the blessings (hugs) began.

Four months later I found that I had become very frugal and was a much better money manager.  When bills came due, God directed situations that supplied whatever was needed, and  He provided unexpected help from various sources and persons.  Every day now I am aware of and very greatful for the many hugs I receive……………All things work together for the good to those who love God (Romans 8:28)

Please share your experiences with your own Hugs from God for others to appreciate.   Thanks, Kat.

To submit your own hug, send it in an email to kattikko@aol.com
To comment on someone else’s hug, click on LEAVE A COMMENT (at the bottom of the post you are commenting on).

Puppy  Hug

I had to add my hug to this list . Recently  I  adopted a puppy from a rescue and was sitting on my  porch with him enjoying the warm evening when he suddenly darted off my lap and went  tearing across the street and across  a field after whatever  he must have decided  needed chasing. It was dark  and I’m  disabled  and  was terrified. I prayed for God’s  protection over him and started  out walking and calling.  It was difficult to see but as I  approached  a streetlight a block away, I saw a little girl coming toward me with my puppy in her arms.  She caught  him on the run and was bringing him back to me .  “I know where he  lives ‘ cause I  saw you playing  with  him the other  day when I  rode  my bike  past your  house”  she said.  God bless  her heart. Something really bad could  have happened and some would call it lucky that I  got him back safely .  I know better. That  was  a  hug from above for sure and I  am  so thankful.

Shelly G. Texas,OH

Megan hug

This may not seem like much to most readers but it was  a huge hug for me. My hair is unruly and grows fast and it  took me  years to find a stylist  who could tame and manage it. Then one day she was gone and no one would tell me how to find  her or call her with my number.  Others at that  shop simply  didn’t  have her talent  so I  went to another location of the same chain. Before I  went in I  prayed for God to connect  me with someone who knows  what they are doing. When I  walked  in, there  she was!  Thank You  Lord for that awesome personal hug!
KAT

Message from  Sally in Fort Wayne . …thank you Sally for contributing…..
“I recently  lost  my best friend  and confident in a tragic car accident.  I was very distraught and depressed and  when I  came across your site I  prayed that I  might find  some comfort in a hug from God  too. That very  night I dreamed of my friend sitting on a picnic table in a field of beautiful wildflowers  which she loved and she smiled at me!  I  woke up with a wonderful warm feeling of peace.  People can analyze  that to mean anything  they want but I know that was a hug from above!”

Recognized hug

Carol  N. from Ann Arbor  MI writes  :
“I accidently  came across  this  site and found myself inspired and eager to share.  One day about a month ago I took my dog for a walk and came across a keyring .  It had 2 keys on it  and the ring had  an unusual  insignia  on it like a crest of some sort.  I put an ad the  paper indicating where I  found them and 2 days  after the ad appeared the paper called  me to inform me there was a response  and gave me the number of the  respondent .   I called it and what  a “hug” I  received when the owner of the  keys turned out to be my  own cousin that I  hadn’t  seen for years!  He said he lost the keys while jogging .  When he came to get them we had a wonderful catch  up  visit and promised to keep in touch.    I  love  getting  surprise  little “hugs” like that !  “

Paying a hug forward.

JF from Livonia  MI. writes:
My Social  Security  check was seriously depleted  but I   needed  something  to give my grandkids for their  Easter baskets. As I walked across the Dollar  Store  parking lot, I   saw an unscratched lottery ticket that had blown  up against a fence. I retrieved it and it was a 50 dollar winner .  Thanking God, I  went to cash it. I  spent half for Easter baskets  for  the kiddies  and gave the other  half to a homeless veteran that was standing on the street corner. That was a great feeling. It was a great day!

No coincidence . ..

Ten years ago I  rescued a litter of kittens from a shed in my yard.  The mom of this litter had 5 more kittens before I  finally got her in and had her fixed. By then she had a respiratory  infection and was very  sick but she survived and became  a loving and grateful pet who became  one of my most favorites. I recently  lost her to a mammory  tumor and it was very hard  to say goodbye to her. I prayed as always that God would have her with Him and I  prayed for trust that she was fine and asked for a sign.  Late in the  evening on the day of  her death, I  turned my phone on to catch up my yahtzee  games and there was a request there . An invitation to play  from a girl whose  player  name was Angel.
KAT

Prayer answered with a hug…

A lady in Colorado  writes that she and her family  wanted to go on their church’s  retreat in the wilderness, next to nature, close to God.  Unfortunately ,  their family’s  tight budget  wouldn’t  allow it.  Neverless they prayed that somehow they’d  be able to go.  A week later they got a call from a young man answering  an ad they had placed so long ago they had forgotten about it. It was for some tools that they still had. They asked the young man how he ever even saw this ad.  He answered that he was sitting on a park bench and a scrap of newspaper  blew near him and he  picked it up and read the ad.  He was sure the tools would be gone but took a chance and called anyway.  The sale was made  and this wonderful lady knew it was no coincidence  that the sale was the exact total they needed for the retreat.

God’s gentle messages…

Six years  ago I  lost  one of my best friends, my pet Pomeranian, Skipper.  The pain of seperation  and  loss  was tremendous  and, as always , I  prayed he  was safe in heaven.  As an act of kindness, my grandkids  and their mom brought  me a scrawny little  lilac tree and planted  it in my yard in honor  of my little buddy and called it “the Skipper tree”.  I so appreciated this  act of empathy that  I  didn’t  tell them the spot  they picked for the tree was a place  where nothing  that was ever planted   there lived. To my surprise that little  tree not only lived but flourished and every spring  when it blooms I  praise God and thank Him for letting me feel that my Skipper is alive and well with Him.

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