Hugs! What a wonderful, simple action
available to almost all of us. Placing my arms around
another person, and holding them affectionately, is
probably one of the most universal ways of showing
When I remember genuine hugs I've had
through my life, I can recall the feelings of warmth they
gave me inside, and the smiles they brought to my face.
While some were given for particular achievements or at
special occasions, I also remember the sweetest ones -
given to me for no particular reason, other than to show
me someone cared.
Looking at our relationship, have I
underestimated the power of hugs? Would a talk about
difficulties go better if it began and ended with a
Often, things I can do to improve our
relationship can be as simple as a hug, or two, or three,
or more. By letting my partner know I care about them in
such a way, I reach a part of them that mere words can't.
The wonderful thing about hugs is that they cost nothing,
and can be given practically anywhere, and anytime
Just for Today
When I'm looking for ways to help our
relationship grow, I'll try to remember some of the
simpler things like hugs.
Today I'll give my loved one some warm hugs,
without expecting anything in return - letting those hugs
work their own magic. In simply giving them, I'll have
added to the love I give to my partner and myself.
Whenever I give one hug, I make two. LH
Tip by Bernd Hansen of Relationshipweb