Thursday, September 11, 2008

A hug a day keeps blues away!


I read yesterday that hugs can relieve one from pain.
Well ,I tried this today, and here are the results.
I hugged my teenage son ,early in the morning ,when he was leaving for school. He was stiff, surprised,embarassed and mumbled "Mammma...I am not a baby." But I did catch a small smile.
I did the same to my 10 year old daughter who hugged me right back.Real tight.She snuggled and whispered"Chweety Mamma." That certainly pleased me.
I hugged DH on his way to office. He gave me a huge silly smile and winked in response.
Moral of the story? A hug does bring happiness-both to the giver and reciever.
Give it a shot.

Pic courtsey www.youthblog.org

19 comments:

aneri_masi said...

That is absolutely true...

Mampi said...

abbbb soul lute ly

hugs are wonderful

Balvinder Singh said...

That's why it is called JKJ, ( Jadu Ki Japphi). A physical touch is hundred times more potent than mere words, when one is feeling at the lowest ebb.
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Piper .. said...

so true :) *hugs*
and wow! I didnt know you are a mom to a teenager! :) how is it to be one? very curious.. maybe you could do a post on it some day..

~ ॐ ~ said...

Sweet...
very...

Reflections said...

Yeah I knw...at first it seems silly but soon everybody loosens up...tho they may not acknowledge(esp. teenagers:-P) but def look forward to it.
Good post:-)!!!!!!!

my space said...

@aneri ,mampi balvinder,om...it is indeed more effective than words..
@piper--yeah when i see him I feel OOOOOOLD! i have to raise my hand to raise my hand at him!!!Will write abt it sometime..
@Reflections- exactly! at times it feels strange and awkward sp teenage guys, but still you will catch a small smile...

DeeplyDip said...

yes true...a big hug to you from me too :)

Sandhya said...

Yes, it is true. My doddamma (my mother's elder sister) used to hug everybody and was asking us to at least put our hands around children's waist while talking to them. They will be comfortable with our touch even after growing up and will not hesitate to physically help us, when need arises, she used to say. I am following her advice and hug or pat people often and I can notice the reaction immediately.

Matha Amruthanadamayi is famous for hugging her devotees. I had her hug me once, long back. Kushwanth Singh got himself hugged by her and liked the feeling, he wrote later.

Nice blog. Might change some more people.

Renu said...

jaadu ki jhappi:) yes it works:) and how:) I feel so happy when my DIL hugs me:) makes me feel close to her,and i always hug my kids, watching all this my mother also wants to hug her children , but we all siblings,having never done this feel too shy:)

D said...

And just reading about it makes us smile :)

Monika,Ansh said...

so true.........& i'll try more of this jadoo ki jhaphhi. we do ned to forget at time. :)

D said...

You've been tagged.

my space said...

@Deeplydip-aapko ek meri taraf se!
@Sandhya -I have heard abbout Matha Amruthanadamayi...Even though we all realise the importance of hugs, we tend to shy away..may be cos of our culture and upbringing..
Renu-One special hug to you for being such a darling MIL-that`s a very rare variety ;-)..Yeah even my Mom or for that matter my elder cousins etc..i find the younger gen is more physically demonstrative..
d-thanx :-)
monika -ansh-- You toh must be getting hundreds from your little one..I remember ,my daughter- when she was around 2, would kiss me and hug me and i would actually push her away cos the kissing was endless!! Oh those love-ly days...

Vinita said...

"Analysis is the way of the mind, hugging is the way of the heart. The mind is the cause of all diseases, and the heart is the source of all healing." ....

Loved your blog..

I understand now why you are so addicted. Dint find anything on our music mandli (he he ... just kidding)

my space said...

Thanx Vinita...Gd to see u here...as for our musical mandli must write a post on Rani,Jai and the gang..;-)..promise-very soon...
Keep in touch ..

Indian Home Maker said...

Oh Yes! Hugs do bring lots of smiles:)I can picture similar reactions from my family...

PARRY said...

living alone I too gave it a shot as suggested by hugging my mirror and in the process he gave it back.
Mission complete. :)

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