There is nothing better than a good, old-fashioned, genuine hug. And you can tell the difference when it’s not, can’t you? Like me, you probably like those wholesome and sweet sorts of squeezes. Who knows, maybe not! Some people just aren’t huggers, and that’s okay…for them.
Personally, I don’t care for hugs that are disingenuous; a one-handed deal, a brushed up moment of tension, or a hug where there’s literally no feeling at all; either from you or the hug-giver. I have received them and I have given them.
“Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.” – Charles Faraone
We hug for “Hello” and “Goodbye.” We hug when we’re excited about something, when we are sad, or showing compassion for one another. Sometimes, we simply hug out of habit; extending our arms out of a normal routine.
Some of the most important hugs come at the times of sadness, fear, or anger. A genuine hug can almost make the pain go away. If not, at least breaking through the sorrow of going it alone.
Think about it…do you know someone in pain that could use your hug right now?
Pay mind to your hugs. They can give as much to you as you give to them…even more! And give those special hugs that extra tug or pat on the back, maybe even adding an extra squeeze or some kind words to show your love.
Then, walk away from the moment…knowing you gave what you had. You showed the love and compassion you felt for them; leaving no room for doubt that you care.
“A hug offers two souls the opportunity to feel more loved and connected.” ~ Loving with Purpose
Take those habitual hugs and find a way to make them warm hugs; you know, those hugs that people love to hug.
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