|March 3, 2016||1 Comment|
I got to hug my youngest daughter Friday night, something I haven’t done in months since she left for the latest semester of school. My Mommy heart was missing her so much. The day before she had called me rather shaken…it had been just a really tough, bad day overall. Her first minor car accident, moving to a new house and the stress of taking the last finals. I just wanted to HUG my baby and make it all better
Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift. Scientist say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things you don’t have the words for. And the nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one.
If you’re not already cognizant of your own personal hug quota, start collecting hugs today. There’s no time like the present, and this resolution will leave you happier and healthier. As family therapist Virginia Satir says,
• We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
• We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
• We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
The only one possibly more excited to hug Ashy than I was may have been Saphira. : )