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  • I happen to belong to a hugging tribe.
    We hug each other all the time.
    Real hugs.......
    leaning into them
    breathing
    really feeling the hug
    the loving energy
    the vibe.

    But sometimes it happens that I want a hug and no one is around.....
    it happened the other night
    so I sent an email out to a friend
    it said
    I would really like a hug, how about you?
    It was 1 or 2 in the morning and I really didn't expect a response until much later
    But Wham!
    Only 15 minutes had past and here came a hug
    a warm, ethereal, hug
    I leaned into it
    savoired it
    I felt it
    felt better
    bless the internet and friends who will take time for hugs

    Today I watched an interview
    with author SARK, Susan Kennedy
    She said she hugged herself every morning and we should too..
    then she promptly threw her arms around herself and started kissing
    kissing her hands and arms, shoulders
    and saying
    I love you,
    I love you

    I happened to be feeling unloved, unlovable at that moment so I thought, why not?
    I was alone
    although feeling a little silly
    I threw my arms around myself...
    did a bit of kissing...
    I really opened my heart to myself
    I said I love you..
    and to my surprise I started crying,
    to my surprise my hug felt comforting, and nice, and kind...
    who knew?

    Hugs are good
    even if self administered.
    I think Leo Bascaglia said we need a minimum of a dozen a day..
    hug, hug, hug...a start
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