Who needs a hug on National Hugging Day?
I’m assuming we all do, because there’s been such a vast reduction in hugging for TWO YEARS.
People need hugs to feel comforted and connected with others. Yesterday, in my therapy groups, I asked people to give themselves hugs during the mindfulness exercise. (If they didn’t feel comfortable hugging themselves, I suggested they give themselves mental hugs).
Several people spoke about how much they yearned to be in the same room together again. I hugged myself as I admitted that we had no idea of when that might be.
Do you see anyone who needs a hug in my images for today?
I’ll tell you one thing: I’m not hugging any squirrels today.
This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “who needs a hug.”
Now I REALLY need a hug.
I hope my gratitude, here and now, feels like a hug to you.