Need a hug? There’s plenty of them this week

People were handing out compliments this week as 2013 came to a close.

HUGS: Thank you to Karen and Kirsten for taking me shopping in beautiful downtown Nelson. And thank you to the Nelson merchants for being so accommodating. That was a most enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning.


HUGS: Hugs and more hugs to the staff and volunteers of a local adult day care program. Not only do they assist and entertain seniors all year long they had a wonderful Christmas lunch on Friday for us, with Santa and gifts and the Second Wind to entertain us. — An Appreciative Senior!


HUGS: A huge hug to the grocery store that donated the hot dogs and hot chocolate for Christmas on Baker and for several other recent local events. Your community support is always amazing!


HUGS: Sending big hugs and happy holidays to our regular Nelson bus drivers. You are the best! Due to the cold/flu season being upon us, it is good to know that we have clean buses. Thank you, thank you. for keeping our buses clean.


SLUGS: Slugs to the RDCK, they should really think about having their buses cleaned better.


SLUGS: Slugs to our little bus. They may be economical, but they have serious problems. The buses either are way too hot or way too cold — apparently the drivers have no way to control the heat. When the bus is full-to-standing capacity there is also a claustrophobic feeling.


HUGS: With gratitude and heart felt thanks to the community of Nelson. Hugs to all the many people who donated to the Stepping Stones coffee card campaign.  You humble and inspire us.


HUGS: Hugs to all the good people on Baker Street who nod, smile, or twinkle at me  while I busk under the red awning with my harmonica and guitar.  You are beautiful, and your acknowledgement is worth more than gold.


HUGS: Hugs to the dog lover protecting their pup’s paws from irritating salt. We love caring dog owners. We are diligent and thorough shovellers, working hard to keep the sidewalks clear for the many dedicated walkers who pass by our home.  After we shovel, we have also put down ice melt to help with those really slippery areas because we worry about folks falling.  We did not realize this product is an irritant for pups and will certainly stop using it. We would ask however, that you consider kindness when delivering your next message. We are certainly not lazy, we are concerned neighbours trying to ensure safe passage. We wish you and your pups a happy holiday.


HUGS: Huge hugs to the three wise women who helped me when my Christmas bag broke on Baker.  The staff with new bags, a friend with hands to carry and a stranger who picked up the broken bag were all there within seconds. I love our town.H


HUGS: A big, warm, many hands hug to Grandma Shirley of Hume school.  Grandma Shirley is an amazing volunteer and one of the most caring women we know. She makes every student smile and feel loved.  Over the years she has helped the students, teachers and her family in so many ways.   We are lucky to have you!


HUGS: Hugs and all things warm and wonderful to the very thoughtful man who showed up unannounced and shovels our whole block after an evening snowfall. You are never asked to shovel and never thanked for shovelling yet you continue to show up. Thank you for your kindness.


HUGS: Great big hugs to my wife for all of her behind-the-scenes work and kindness. Whether it be the creation and running of the roller derby venue, the many community outreach events she’s involved in, food drives, clothes drives, Christmas hampers, or just her overall kindness to people in need in the community, she’s always reaching out to make people’s lives better. I’m so proud of you and all that you do.


HUGS: Hugs to the youth band that donated all of their Christmas earnings from playing at Christmas parties to their friend and fellow musician to help with his medical costs!  You guys showed amazing generosity and we are very grateful!  You Rock (and Swing)!

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