Hugs can be a good thing. They provide comfort and love. It can be a wonderful way to show affection.
I am, however, not a hugger. Hugging is awkward for me. Is it invading personal space? You are definitely invading mine. Am I hugging right? Too long? Too short? I might be the only person who worries about those things. I don't know. My parents weren't really huggers, either. I'll just throw the blame on them like any good kid would do...Unlike them I will hug my child all day every day if I could! He is my exception. Well, I will hug most kids. I think my hugging anxiety is more geared toward adults.
I went to a little family get together for the holidays today. As we were all about to get into the cars the hugging started. We just really aren't the hugging type of people or maybe it is just me. I don't know. I guess looking back they all seemed fine with hugging.
Hug for you. Hug for her. Hug for him...
I hugged my brother goodbye.
It dawned on me 20 or so minutes later in the car that I don't think I've ever hugged my brother before tonight.
It was weird hugging him but even weirder knowing that I had never done that before.
I'm not a hugger but I think I'm going to hug a little more now. Especially my family.