Tips for Living Bright 5/27: GIVE HUGS
I wrote a post for today, but have decided to save it for another day. In light of this week’s events, it just seemed tone-deaf.
Instead, I want to write about the importance of hugs.
Last night something happened that was upsetting.
My youngest, who’s not the most effusive when discussing his feelings, recognized the need for a hug.
Unprompted, he gave me the tightest and longest hug.
It was medicine.
It was needed.
It HELPED. Immensely.
I asked if it was because he needed it, and he sweetly said, “No, I thought you could use it.”
My mother says that hugs should last more than 30 seconds to fully feel its effects.
According to a medical group (it was on google, so it has to be correct, right?) — frequent hugging CAN . . .
Lower blood pressure
Reduce heart disease and strokes
So find a loved one and HUG them, tightly, and for at least 30-seconds.
That is your mission for today.