People are very closed up and keep to themselves in these times. But sometimes something may happen, or you may hear a story that compels you to give a person a hug, or someone could do it for you. How did it make you feel?
I just said, "NO HUGGING!!!! (See those little emoticon faces? I've perfected the art of that facial expression in real life, and I'd bet you can guess what most makes me call upon that particular skill. )
I'm quite closed off myself but have hugged people I didn't know a few minutes before. I am a Beautician so get to know people's life stories in a 5 minute eyebrow wax job! This can sometimes lead to a hug, I've even been in tears with some. Some people come to me on their way to the airport for a funeral for example. Yes, eyebrows are still important at a time like that to some people! I am normally only affectionate to a few people but will give a hug where needed
I can see that. Keep hugging those people. (I probably shouldn't admit this on a public forum, but I'm just not a big fan of hugging except under some very limited circumstances, and when a very rare, few, people are involved. (I have a really, really, big personal-space bubble. )
Funny thing... I just gave a hug to a perfect stranger about 10 days ago. She was the wonderful woman who rescued the dog we were adopting from a shelter. If it weren't for her, we wouldn't have Harvey today. As we took Harvey from her, I saw her tear up. I had to run over to her and give her a huge hug.
Thanks! This might be a little confusing to some... I adopted him from a group here called OFOSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals). They rescue dogs from death row in shelters and find them foster homes. Harvey's foster mom was the stranger I hugged. I feel very indebted to her.
Yeah. I've had experienced being hugged by a stranger. And it was the most shocking thing that happen to me. You know what I did? I just pretend that he is my long lost relative from somewhere and hugged him back with a bitter smile on my lips. I actually did it to avoid embarrassment in front of many people.LOL
My wife is the facilitator for her cancer support group ( she is a two time survivor )...The name of the group is Happy Huggers...I must have hugged hundreds of strangers, and been hugged in return, when accompanying her to her meetings...
A hug, a touch, even a smiling look can mean the world to someone in need...Larry
When is the last time you said "Good Morning!" to a stranger and meant it? Or better yet How Are You Doing Today? Trouble is now that we asked the question or made the statement aren't we suppose to listen to...