Day 325 – Craving Human Contact

3 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband

Yes, I have spent much of the past week holding my children because of their illnesses. And, yes, I get to hug my husband every day. But, I have always gotten these hugs. It was my realization at the beginning of this year that it just wasn’t enough. I was craving more human contact than that. Apparently I am back in the same boat. Sure, I have hugged my mother in law and neighbors this week, but going from an average of 9 adults a day down to 1 or 2 has apparently really affected me.

It became painfully clear when as I was watching TV and movies all day (again) with the kids I found myself focusing on EVERY SINGLE hug that happened. I analyzed them. I rated them based on how much I would have liked to have gotten the hug. During the American Idol results show (which I had recorded) I even gave one of the contestants a title of official hugger. He was the first one named to the top 10 and he waited for everyone who came after him with open arms. Sigh. I need more hugs…

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


6 thoughts on “Day 325 – Craving Human Contact

  1. As a single woman, hugs are what I crave most. Just the physical contact of another human being is so powerful. It is interesting I do some volunteer work with The Beauty Bus Foundation. We were doing some work with cancer patients and I was talking to one of them. She said what she missed most was human contact. I get it. Sometimes pillows and pets aren’t enough.

    • I wish I could give you a big squeeze right now, Liz. You and all of those cancer patients you are working with. Thank you so much for sharing with me.

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