The other day I was listening to the radio and heard a story about a women who started a cuddling business.
Her business was booming and she had to actually open a storefront. What? Did they say cuddling? Yes, a cuddling store. The business owner, Samatha Hess, is a professional cuddler and charges $60 an hour to provide human connection in a very impersonal world.
I can only imagine calling the business goes something like this:
“Cuddle Up To Me, how can I help you?”
“Yes, I’d like to book a snuggle session.”
“Ok, great. We have an opening next Tuesday at 2:45pm. Does that work?”
“That’s perfect. See you then.”
I laughed (hard) at first and then became a little horrified. Wasn’t it sad that people are paying a stranger to hold them? What has the world come to, seriously? After processing the whole thing for quite awhile, I realized this woman simply saw a need (whether you think its legitimate or not is beside the point) and is filling it. So kudos to her!
What if everyone did what they really wanted to do and could actually profit from it? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Would the world be a better place? It’s stories like this that remind us the possibilities are endless. Even if you think everything has been done already or there are too many products in an overly saturated market, there is always room for what drives you.
As you’re giving thanks this week, take some time to think about what really drives you. It may not be cuddling, but I’m sure it’s just as good – if not better.