Last night, after a weekend spent hiking in the forest, bike riding on the seawall and spinning around just a little too fast, even for my liking, on the playground merry-go-round, my son and I counted nineteen scrapes, bruises, and cuts on his little legs and feet. I told him it meant he was having a ton of fun but I’m sure that didn’t make a lot of sense to him as there were plenty of tears along the way.
A kiss to a boo boo from mom or dad makes things better most of the time. And when that isn’t enough a hug usually does the trick. Why is it that we gravitate towards a hug when we are hurting or feel lost or lonely or sad? It feels good, for one, and it makes sense then that [Tweet “The need for human touch is instinctual and can breathe the life back into us. #SoMuchMore @JNJParents”]
I don’t think we need to explain it but I do think we need to remind ourselves as it is easy to get busy and stressed and overwhelmed by the day to day. Not only that, but the power of touch can have profound effects when you least expect it as witnessed by the mom and dad in this video.
Please show this video (no longer available, sorry bout that) some love by sharing this post with your friends and family. It’s like giving out virtual hugs!
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