H is for Hug It Out #atozchallenge

A certain psychologist said we need 12 hugs a day for growth (a little less for maintenance, less than that for survival) — I even talked about it in this post and wrote a poem about the beauty of an embrace.

So for today’s kindness, hug it out.  If you see someone having what is clearly a bad moment, ask if they need a hug. I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve seen someone crying or had someone tell me about a tough time they were having, that I’ve offered a hug and it’s brought relief.  For the hugger, it feels nice to help…and you get the benefit of being hugged back!

Self-portrait_with_Her_Daughter_by_Elisabeth-Louise_Vigée_Le_Brun

For more on the A to Z Challenge, please go HERE.

Stay tuned during the month of April to see other ways in which you can incorporate kindness into your daily life and encourage others to do the same…I’ll return to my senses on May 1.

By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...

4 comments

    1. I hug my daughter all the time but I tend not to linger…I made a concerted effort the other day to linger there and it was wonderful. Will be doing it more 🙂

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