This week’s enjoy prompt is to hug someone. I don’t mean one of those half hugs. I’m talking about a full on two-arm embrace. You can greet someone with a “Hello!” and a hug or comfort someone in need. I know after my Chargers lost yesterday I needed a good hug from my husband!
Sometimes hugging can be awkward. Obviously you don’t want to hug a colleague in a professional setting or hug a total stranger walking down the street (or well, go ahead – I challenge you to hug a random cutie you spot!)
My friends and I used to think it’s weird to greet each other with a hug. We would see each other every day; why would we need to hug? Well, soon after we graduated college and stopped seeing each other as often, we hug as a greeting. The need for physical contact is human nature and a way of showing affection and nurturing relationships. I truly appreciate a good hug, especially when it comes from someone I love and I’m sure the receiver of your hug will feel the same way!