Why I Love Hugs

Hugs: Touch is important in life. It helps to keep from feeling isolated and alone. It is quite important to emotional health. How many hugs daily do you give and receive? If this number is too low, how do you plan to change it? Who in your life could you hug more?

Those of you who know me know that I’m a pretty handsy person. I am very affectionate with my friends, both male and female. It should be no surprise that Physical Touch is a top love language for me. My touchy-feelyness has even gotten me in trouble with boyfriends in the past (whoops).

But I don’t know, I just can’t help it, I love putting my arm around someone, or patting their thigh, or playfully punching them. It helps me connect with people, and show that I care about them.

Out of all the things in the world though, there is really very little that I LOVE more than a good solid hug.

I LOVE giving hugs! And I LOVE receiving them even more.

I consider myself a very lucky lady, because I have quite a few friends in my life who excel at hugging, whose hugs lift my spirits almost instantly and make me feel all warm and gooey inside. 🙂

You can say so much with hugs. When you’re sad, a hug can show a person comfort and empathy. When you’re excited to see someone you haven’t seen in a while, a good hug shows how much you’ve been thinking about them and how much you’ve missed them. And that special tender hug, from that special someone, can make you feel like you’re the most loved person in the whole wide world, to the point where your heart bursts, because there’s so much love. *sigh* It’s so grand.

See why I love hugs so so much?

I’m not sure of my average in terms of daily hug distribution, but it’s most definitely on the higher end. In fact, just this past Sunday I went to a Meetup.com event for folks new to the Richmond area. We went bowling, and other than the friend who invited me, everyone else I had just met. By the end of the two-hour event, we were leaving and I gave all those people hugs goodbye. Those people I didn’t even know until just two hours prior. So there’s no doubt that I enjoy giving and receiving hugs quite immensely.

So friends, I challenge you to bring some more hugs into your day. It just might make you and your receiver’s day a little bit brighter.

See how happy hugs can make you?!

See how happy hugs can make you?!

About Rowena Winkler

Passionate Performer, Speaker and Writer by Calling, Dancer of All Good Beats, Yoga Practitioner and Enthusiast, Spiritual Trustee of the Universe, Traveler of Many Distant Lands, Lover of Derek the Logical but Amiable, Mother of Eponine/Dex/Teyla, Architect of Spoken Word Poetry, Trainer in the Craft of Communication, Unapologetic Individual, First of Her Name.
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2 Responses to Why I Love Hugs

  1. Mark says:

    My Aunt has always said, “There ain’t no better place to be than on the inside of a hug”

    My Aunt is wise beyond measure. 🙂

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