The Power of a Hug
This unprecedented pandemic keeps us not only from hugging many people in our lives, but from even breathing the same air.
The physical and emotional lift we receive from a hug carries forward beyond that moment. This time of isolation is when we need that boost the most.
Though we can’t share the emotional and physical health benefits of hugging as we do in normal times, we can share a similar feeling.
Offer an unexpected kindness. Look someone in the eye and smile. As I laughingly do sometimes, do a little “air hug” from a social distance.
As the mom of a severely autistic son, sometimes a hug is the most powerful tool in my toolbox. Though at times he rejects physical connection, when my son does want a warm embrace, it’s the best hug in the world.
Happy Mother’s Day weekend, whether you are a mother or not. May your weekend include fresh air and uplifting scenery.
Sending hugs via cyberspace to all. One day real hugs will be less difficult to come by.
This week’s Hike Notes are from the archives, Mussel Rock and Paragliders, the site of this week’s Insights photo.
The long list of Hikes can be found on the Quick View Hike List and on the main Hikes page. All past Insights posts can also be viewed in the Insights/Hike Update News archives.
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This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 16): Mussel Rock and Paragliders