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The Lonely Hug
"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker
It is amazing to see people’s reaction toward animal injustices. They will fight, strike, write, and sign petitions in response to the mistreatment received by humans…and that is all right. The Bible says in Genesis 1:26:
“Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
The picture of the elephant hugging itself brought tears and despair… and that is all right, since it can mean that out there soft hearts are beating. It is a sensitive heart that will have compassion and that will bring good deeds. It is wonderful to have people around looking after necessities. Those are the ones that reinforce shelters, and sustain refugees, and assume other positions toward a benefit. You know what? That is all right.
A hug is so important that even this elephant knows the benefit from it although coming by itself. Kevin Zaborney had (hope he still has it) the same acknowledgement about hugs, and came up with the idea of National Hug Day.
Time flies give a hug!
We humans, come to this world, growing into a child, reaching the age of an adolescent, and we keep growing, becoming an adult. In those stages of life, living is about playing, studying, working, getting involved in a romantic relation…and that is all right.
Then we keep aging, loneliness is the company. There is nobody to talk with, nobody to laugh with. There is no one except the person by themselves. A slip and a fall may break bones, and nobody is there to give a lift. Those that stood for the elephant…which is all right…are not present to stand for the lonely and/or elderly person.That person may be our father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, cousin, or a neighbor. The same person that was born not alone…close to death, loneliness reclaims somebody’s place; and that is not all right!
"A hug is like a boomerang; you get it back right away." Bill Keane
The lonely person that I am talking about is not necessarily those of retirement age. I am talking about those that:
- May often forget the stove heating something.
- Need constant help finding things
- Cannot keep up with their home cleaning
- Need assistant for daily life issues
Perhaps you know about a lonely person and you may think it is not your obligation, your responsibility, or your move. If you have a heart that perceives that something is wrong and you do not take the burden, I sure will advise you to look what is growing inside your heart, because, you know what?…That is wrong.
Six reasons why hugs are good
Hugs do so many things
speak more than words
makes us feel better
Hug lessons...if they can, why can we?
Humanity One World
Don't feel lonely
We cannot expect from others what we want from them always. We will be alone on occasions. Hug yourself!!! like the elephant, actually it is a great exercise.
Don't feel lonely, because you aren't. Step out and start talking to others. There are infinity of activities which, at least one, will sooth your personality.
The best of diversity is the possibility of meeting another person similar to you.
A better world
Humanity One World is looking after a better world. For that, we need to become better people! Please watch the video below and try to put yourself in the place of those who need a real hug from a loving person. We came to this world in one day, and someday we will all die. Please don’t let others die alone.
Blessings to all, and download my cybernetic hug!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
Lonely Old People
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill