Something happens when you hug somebody. Your body changes, your thoughts alter and your soul opens up to the rest of the world and kindness, empathy and good flows towards you.
Today is International Hugging Day and I think that´s a very important day to celebrate!
When you hug somebody you have fallen out with, you stop being angry. All the irritation and frustration disappears. It´s impossible to think bad thoughts when you embrace one another. If everyone hugged each other instead of stiffly and formally shaking the other person´s hand in meetings I think there would be a lot less conflicts and more understanding in the world.
In the dancing world you tend to hug people a lot, (whether they want to or not). Hihi! We are a very physical breed indeed. Our work is about touch and movement and inevitably that also spills over to how we are as people.
In our family we hug a lot. Many times a day in fact and we make sure we tell each other and our children how much we love them and how glad we are that they are in our lives. I think it´s important to let them know how much they mean to us.
Make sure you hug someone today and let them know how important they are to you.
I say, more hugs to the people!!!!