Hugs are supposed to be great. The best hugs are great. But are we too scared to give each other proper, heartfelt hugs?
How do you like yours?
I like huggers who hug gently but completely. A hug of kindness, from top to toe, long enough for the kindness to sink in. A gift of a hug, that gives energy and kindness and doesn’t take. A hug that doesn’t hurt or strangle. A hug that leaves me tingling with life. A hug I want to repeat…
A hug should be two-way, that gives and receives at the same time.
But a return hug should be received, not taken. Do you get the difference? Receiving the love or kindness from your hugger is allowing them to give; taking from your hugger is a bit like a vampire sucking the life out of a victim.
‘Give me a hug’ is the cry of a needy person. “Let me give you a hug” is the offer of a generous soul.
The best hugs feel safe and warm, gentle but firm, kind, giving, open, no-strings, head to toe, wholehearted and heart-felt. The best hugs are life-affirming, reviving, reassuring, generous, sharing, unconditional kindness.
Who’s your favourite hugger?
Who can you hug right now?