I did a guest post for a friend of mine Karen from Yankee Doodle Paddy was doing a month long love month and she wanted guest bloggers to write about what they thought was love. or what love meant to them. I intentionally wasn’t going to post anything. It thought I can’t do this. I can’t write like that. Then MY husband said to me of course you can do it. Go for it. I went for it and I’m so happy /i found the confidence in myself to do it. Below is my blog post that she published on her blog. Here’s also the link to my post on Yankee Doodle Paddy! We’re coming to the end of Feb and i just wanted to post it on my blog. I also wanted to direct you to Karen’s blog. Not only is she such a kind hearted person, She is also a wonderful cook. Her Snapchat is one of the view that I make time to watch.
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How Many Hugs Do I Give…
I fell in love with somebody who would never let me go to sleep wondering if he still cared or if I mattered. I know the minute I walk in and he’s there waiting to ask me how my day was and with his arms held wide for our daily hug! That’s not to say we don’t hug more than once a day, but I know after a long day it’s there waiting for me.
The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety. It also helps with open and honest communication. I know when I get my wonderful hug he’ll ask me what I did during the day and if anything has been bothering me. He gives me a small massage with his hands and washes away any hardship I had that day.
Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.
Hugging boosts self-esteem. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The cuddles we received from our Mam and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self-love. So yeah hugs matter.
A hug is a very powerful thing. It can pick you up when you’re feeling blue. It can make your day. It can make everything OK. I know if he could take the weight of the world off my shoulders and put them on his, he would do it in a heartbeat. That’s the type of man I married. We’ve been together 9 years and in those 9 years we’ve become a team. A team who love to give many hugs.