If everyone in the world got three hugs (and a backscratch) every day, we’d have world peace.
Many of us are deprived of touch, skin hungry, and yet
we are afraid of our space being invaded. Hugs are a way to bridge the gap without crossing the line.
Hugs are not sexy. Cuddling is sexy. Hugs are friendly, supportive, and brief.
A hug says I care. It’s very simple. It’s very cost effective. It works.
Offer a hug to a coworker, even an air-hug will do. Hug your children, your spouse, your mom, your friends.
In a graduate class, one of the members told us that she had touch issues, that she did not want to be touched, but that she wanted to participate in the
group hug we offered. We made a circle around her, not touching her in any way, but surrounding her with our love in a group hug. She spun around in
the joy of it, like a cat in sunshine.
Open your arms to a hug today. If no one shows up to accept, hug yourself. You deserve it.