“A hug is a handshake from the heart.” ~Author Unknown
Hugs are needed. They do so much for us physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s the first thing we do when we hold our new born child. And it’s the last thing we do with a dying loved one. Hugs connect us to each other.
What can a hug do for you?
- Empathize with your pain
- Shows that you’re happy to see the other person
- Provides compassion
- Relieves pain and depression
- Makes you feel secure
- Can overcome fear
- Shows you care
- Ease tension
- Makes the impossible feel possible
- Shows I like you
- Shows I love you
I remember being at Canada’s Wonderland a couple summers ago. A group of young adults had shirts on that said “Free hugs!”. Total strangers came up and asked if they could give each one of our family a hug. We definitely said yes. It was awesome!
Have you hugged someone today?
Acts 20:10 (MSG)
Paul went down, stretched himself on him, and hugged him hard. “No more crying,” he said. “There’s life in him yet.”