As I walked with my family to drop my granddaughter off for school this morning, I watched all the parents and kids saying good-bye and had a sudden realization that I do not get or give enough hugs. I decided I was going to change that. I gave my dad a big long hug when I saw him today. When I saw my granddaughter after school, I gave her several hugs which she returned with enthusiasm. I hugged my son and daughter-in-law when I saw them. I would hug my mom more, but I’m afraid to break her. Ironically – or not – tonight I found an article in my email stating that you need at least 8 hugs a day to maintain happiness. I believe it. That’s probably why so many of the elderly in facilities just want to hug everyone. Tonight before my brother went to bed, he asked if there was anything else I needed. I answered a resounding, “Yes – a hug!” to which he obliged. I may have made it to 8 today and I did feel pretty good.
I Found God today realizing the need for hugs.