Apparently, people need twelve hugs a day to feel well. These may be physical, verbal or visual hugs.
This is so because we need food for our feelings, a food coming from other people or spiritual food that we get from prayer or meditation*.
I must agree with it when I watch our kids, who, by their nature, need much hugging all the time, even in a conflict situation.
I must agree with it when I am waiting for and appreciate each good word, a compliment from my husband, children and friends.
I must agree with it when I experience extraordinary peace and appreciation when I spend time with God at the Adoration. He has seen me and could say a lot of good things about me whan I was still under the fig tree.
“When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
“How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
(John 1: 47-48)
If it is so, I shall hug today, in a more aware way, above all those whom I love very much, so that they never doubt that. And I wish the same to you.
Have a nice day.
* read in “7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” by Stephen R. Covey
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