Tuesday, March 24, 2009

12 Hugs A Day

"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." --Virginia Satir.

Yesterday morning I put Tristan in bed with Kaia to help me wake her up. He snuggled in next to her, they held hands, hugged, then played under the covers for a while. It was a 'lovey-dovey' moment. I saw this quote on hugs on another blog and wondered to myself if I'm giving/getting enough hugs. I've never been the type to hug a friend every time I see them. In fact, in high school I was standing with a group of friends and a girl walked up (the huggy type). She lifted her arm to give me a hug and I quick and gave her a high five. It was a comical/awkward moment and I still laugh to myself when I think about it. And so I wonder 'Is there power in hugs?'.
These sources seem to think so:
The Power In A Hug
Healing With Hugs
ABC News: The Power of A Hug
Well, my husband and children are all walking in the door. I think I'll go give them all a big hug.


Ryan and Chrystal said...

That is so interesting. In high school I used to be a "huggy" person, but as I've grown older, I've become less so. I wonder why?? Hmm you gave me something to think about. I guess I'll hug more!

Jessica said...

Its interesting how some people don't like to give OR receive hugs and others seem to think hugging is as necessary and automatic as breathing. I think I need to pay attention to who, in my family, wants more hugs so I can meet their quota.