Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Power of the Hug

The moment I came out from my mom's womb the first thing that I received from the angel who was to be my mother, was a hug. The second her arms closed around my wriggly fragile body and as she kissed my little button nose, I knew I was loved.

All throughout my life, my parents' hugs assured me that I was safe and loved. So I went through my life confident that I can do anything and be anything I wanted. And as I grew up , I seem to be needing a lot of those warm hugs to make me feel better. When I fall and graze my knee, when I spill milk on the floor, when I just feel a little blue, a hug would make me feel better.

When I got a little older I became a little jaded and concerned with propriety. I began to think that big girls don't need hugs, it was a sign of weakness - I wanted people to know that I am independent and strong. However, when I was having a bad day and there was too much pressure in school, all of it will fade away as soon as my mom would give me a hug... just like the old times.

I give and get hugs from my daughters all the time, when they have their arms wrapped tightly around me, I feel that it is me who gets healed in the process.

Here are some quotes about hugs:

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. ~Jacques Prévert

You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Author Unknown

Hug Department: Always Open ~Author Unknown

I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time. ~Drew Barrymore

Arm ourselves for war? No! All the arms we need are for hugging. ~Author Unknown

A hug is a handshake from the heart. ~Author Unknown

A hug delights and warms and charms,that must be why God gave us arms.~Author Unknown

A hug is the shortest distance between friends. ~Author Unknown

A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author Unknown

A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance. ~Proverb

Received this video in the mail, it's about Juan Mann who's giving out Free Hugs all over the globe. Loved it!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNever wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today,because when you give one, you get one right back your way. Hugggsss to all of you.


Dream Catcher said...

right now i also need a hug sis :) lovely its very sweet post..

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Dreamcatcher - hugggs to you little brother. i hope you have a great day today. =)

Colin said...

Nice post and very true my friend, it spreads a bit of happiness, something which seems to be in short supply.
Hugging - the perfect cure for whatever ails you, no moveable parts, no batteries to wear out, no periodic checkups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation-proof, no monthly payments, no insurance
requirements, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting, and, of course, fully returnable, hugging is healthy, it relieves tension, combats depression, reduces stress, improves blood circulation, it's invigorating, it's rejuvenating, it elevates self - esteem, it generates good will, it has no unpleasant side effects, it is nothing less
than a miracle drug....and most of all it's FREE.

Have a great weekend :o)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Colin - that was a perfect addition to my post Colin! Loved this part : no batteries to wear out, no periodic checkups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation-proof, no monthly payments, no insurance
requirements, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting, and, of course, fully returnable. Happy weekend!

PoisOn CoAtEd ELiXir said...

you have an amazing quality, you not only notice the best things in life, but take out time to share it with others and help them realise the unnoticed/unsaid feelings :)
thank you!

zunnur said...

Its a simple thing to do which gives a great effect.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Poison Coated Elixir - you think so? I guess I've always been positive about life, well I try. Sometimes I do feel down also but I know now that being happy is not just a state of being but a choice you make. =)

@@@Zunnur - yes it has great yields, no maintenance needed too! God bless!

surjit said...

Beautiful words:
'...You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug...'
Yes Sophia, you are right.A warm hug gives a feeling of oneness.
Thanks for a good post.Best wishes.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Surjit - thank you Surjit, I am very glad you liked it. =)

louann said...

I long for the embrace of my mom and dad. today, all I can do is remember how good it felt.
hug your loved ones today, although never said, it is the best feeling in the world :)

Shinade said...

This brought tears to my are a very special young woman---your support and comments on my blog bring much happiness into my life. It is a gift from God to be able to touch people in this manner---you have a wonderful gift!! Because I do so respect your choices---and, I hate to do this to you--but I am tagging you. I got tagged--and I am really trying very hard to only pass it along to those who will also make good choices when they pass it along. Now I know tags are a pain...I myself have done about a dozen posts in the last few weeks either revolving awards,memes, and forgive me but I am tagging you:)the post will be up shortly...Blessings:)~jackie

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Louann - hi louann, i could only imagine how lonely you must feel without your mom and dad.

but then you have your husband and sons so fill in the gaps in your heart. God bless! and huggggs to you.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Shinade - hi Jackie, again you make me blush with your compliments. I will try my best to indulge you in this tag, although I would need a little more time to do this...but i will do it for you. God bless!

doddie_bvs said...

Hello this is Kuya, I love this post. I longed to embrace my family specially Gabby & Katrina since I have been away for so long. I know the feeling.. it gives so much joy and assuring love that will last forever. I missed all of you.

God Bless!

Sophiagurl said...

Kuya, i love you very much. I hope I can hug you today to show you how much I miss you. God bless you too, always. =)