“We need 4 hugs a day for survival,
8 hugs a day for maintenance,
And 12 hugs a day for growth”
~ Virginia Satir
Do you get 12 hugs a day? How amazing would it be to feel a great big bear hug at least 12 times a day? Just sit with that thought for a moment on getting those hugs. Are they hugs of comfort? Are they hugs of joy? Are they hugs of peace? Are they hugs of forgiveness? Or are they simply a hug recognizing another person exists and matters to you and the world?
Do you embrace life? Do you soak up the love around you and in you? Do you see possibilities in your contrasting experiences? Do you feel loved, whole, and complete?
If you are getting your 12 hugs in daily, I guarantee you will feel more joy, peace, love, and overall abundance and you will certainly feel connected.
Affirmation: I embrace each day with laughter and love.
“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.” ~ Bil Keane
A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.” ~ George Eliot
“Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at time!” ~ Drew Barrymore
Embrace Me ~ Karen Jo Fields
For the next week I invite you to embrace:
Life fully – See each day as an amazing adventure that you get to orchestrate to your liking.
Those you love – Hug your significant other, your kids, your parents, your siblings, your framily (chosen family), your friends, your family pet.
A stranger – Ask someone as you go through the day if you can offer them a hug. If hugging a stranger is uncomfortable to you, I invite you to mentally give them a hug as you walk by and perhaps check in with yourself on where that discomfort is stemming from.
Mostly, I invite you to embrace yourself! Look in that mirror each day and see your inner truth of absolute freedom to love and live abundantly. Wrap your arms around you each morning and give yourself a HUGE BEAR HUG.
Until next time, whether it is out of love, resolving a conflict, or just saying hello and wishing another person well, make sure to hug it out at least 12 times a day. So stop reading and go HUG IT OUT!
Keep living big, loving big, and laughing along the journey.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.