A hug can do so many things. It can comfort you in times of despair or enhance a moment of exceptional happiness. A hug can invite someone into your life or say goodbye for now. A hug can be romantic or platonic. A hug is security in times of uncertainty. So many uses for hugs but so underused. Don’t be stingy with your hugs. Don’t save them for later since later may never come. Hugs are free and they will never run out so don’t be afraid to spread them around.
Hug your kids as much as possible. Some day, they will leave the nest and it’s hard to give hugs on a phone call or in a text message. Hug your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend whenever you have the chance. He/she needs to know you want to feel the warmth only a hug can create. Hug your brothers and sisters. They are the closest people to you on this earth and that should never be taken for granted or forgotten. Hug a friend because friends need to know you care and will be there for them. Hug your parents because there will come a day when you will no longer be able to.