Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Urgent! Hugs Needed!

It's November, and the weather's all grey and drizzly. Sean's gone back to work, leaving us all a little unbalanced here. The older boys were crabby last night, Max was sad and got into my bed... which I totally encouraged because BODY HEAT! We will be fine, we just need to feel sad for a moment, and then we can throw ourselves into our busy lives again.

"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth"
—Virginia Satir, family therapist


They say ('They', the know-it-alls) that hugs are important. They make us feel good, help kids to focus. People who hug are healthier. Hugging releases oxytocin, the 'bonding hormone', and promotes heart health. Hugging reduces stress. Hugs are warming. They are FREE! And, they feel great. If you are married to a great hugger, consider yourself very lucky!

So hug someone today! Hug your kids before they go to school, and when they come back. Hug your spouse. Hug your friends. Who are you going to hug today?

7 comments:

LceeL said...

Let's see ... who am I going to hug today?

Anybody I can get my hands on ... especially if she's under 30 and good looking.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I always hug my family, I wish I was a huggy person who felt comfortable doing that with other people.

Life As I Know It said...

oh, I like this!

I AM married to a big hugger, so I guess I should consider myself lucky :)

Grandmother said...

Hugs galore to you, pressed down and flowing over! Go to my blog archive, June, 2nd post from top to "Free hugs in Sondrio, Italy" and watch, right now!

Nan Sheppard said...

HEY, Lou, you have something against under 40 and good looking?? Heh heh...

I'll hug most people.

Nan Sheppard said...

Oh Grandmother, that is LOVELY! Great sound track too... one of my favourite songs!
http://journeyintoelderhood.blogspot.com/search?q=free+hugs

aclare said...

I married a great hugger too! He's just like a giant teddy bear and I wouldn't change it for anything!