Living In Gratitude: Hugs

You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.

Social distancing. Two words that are now indelible parts of our nomenclature.

Although social separation is very important for all of us to engage in right now for the health of our nation, as social creatures, humans thrive on touch. Our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing is nourished when we connect with others. And hugs are one of the best ways to make us feel connected to someone else.

Studies show that adults and children alike need between three and five hugs a day. And now more than ever, those hugs are vital and mostly virtual.

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Living In Gratitude: The Power Of A Hug

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. ~ Bil Keane

Hugs are powerful.

They can be the comfort we need at the end of a long, frustrating day.

The impetus to express our grief.

A display of complete happiness.

An expression of thanks.

A hug can communicate, “I have missed you” as easily as “You will be missed.”

They can mean the difference feeling connected and feeling isolated.

Between hope and despair.

Never underestimate the power of a hug or our ability to ground another person long enough for them to catch their breath, to feel connected, to feel loved and appreciated, to see the possibilities they may have missed.

Hug often.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.

Get Ready, Get Set, Hug!

You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.

A hug is one of the most basic ways humans touch. A positive exchange of energy, a hug creates a connection that cannot be expressed in words.

  • We have ‘hello’ hugs and ‘goodbye’ hugs.
  • We celebrate with a “congratulations!” hug.
  • Hugs show appreciation and support.
  • Hugs make us feel safe, secure and loved.
  • They can lift our spirits and make us smile.
  • Hugs can help us heal, break down barriers and allow us to feel understood with no exchange of words.

Hugs are powerful.  Read more