When was the last time you hugged someone, and really meant it?
Oftentimes, we take for granted the power of a hug. It’s something that is free, but we don’t give it out often enough. Hugs have been increasingly diminishing in frequency these days, people don’t really have a second to spare to hug someone they love anymore. This is so sad, because a hug can really do so much. It can ease a person’s suffering, it can soothe a person’s feelings, it can make a person feel loved and special, it can calm a person’s fears, the list goes on! I can’t tell you enough how beneficial a hug can be if given sincerely.
Most people limit their hugs only to a partner, or a wife/husband. But when was the last time you hugged a friend, or a family member for that matter? Come to think of it, I actually haven’t hugged a family member for so long now, it’s scary.
But it’s never too late, you know. A hug is a powerful way of showing affection, and people always need affection (even though sometimes they’re not willing to admit it). Maybe you’re not used to hugging, or you simply don’t want to be seen as weak and sentimental. That’s all right, but you’ll be surprised at what a hug can accomplish. I’m not talking about a superficial hug that is forced and has no emotions behind it. I’m talking about the kind of hug that can be felt not just physically, but emotionally. Not only will the recipient feel it’s effects, you’ll feel them too! And boy, it feels good to receive a sincere hug!
So hug a loved one today, and do it sincerely and often. Never underestimate the power of a hug.
Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy, and gives the person hugged an emotional boost. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. A hug makes you feel good. The skin is the largest organ we have and it needs a great deal of care. A hug can cover a lot of skin and gives the message that you care. It is also a form of communication. It can say things you don’t have words for. The nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one..