“Love is the one commodity we always have enough of. It’s the only thing in life that is not diminished by being divided and shared.”
- Linda Weber
We were created with five senses, and one of those is the sense of touch. Imagine if you couldn’t feel anything. You wouldn’t know if a stove were hot or cold. You wouldn’t know the fluffy softness of a puppy. You wouldn’t know how comforting cotton pajamas feel on a lazy Saturday. But most importantly, you wouldn’t be able to feel the touch of others. Touch is one way we show our love and affection for others.
Of course you know about “good touches” and “bad touches”. But good touches are always in order specially when it comes to members of your own family. Give someone a surprise hug. Show someone how much you care—spontaneously. Sometimes a hug needs an accompanying word, such as “I love you” or “I appreciate you.” But most often, hugs are stand-alone signs of how you feel about someone.
Affection is a sign of life. It lets people know that your heart is still beating, that you’re emotionally balanced, and that your relationships are important.
It’s okay to be a “hug addict”!