Something To Think About

2 New Hugs (New Friend, Neighbor’s Husband)

A new follower of mine sent me this link to his latest post. The post was largely around my hugging project and his thoughts on it. It’s awesome because he gives a great male perspective on hugs. The thing that I loved about it was that it was another reminder for me that I always have the potential to learn and grow more as an individual and a hugger.

I learned what hugs mean from a guys perspective. I have certainly been much more hesitant to hug men than women because of the potential for a sexual connotation. This has been especially true with my friend’s husbands. I never wanted to cause tension between myself and my friends or cause friction in their relationships. Because of this I remained very careful about who and when I hugged. Josh helped open my eyes to the fact that this probably wasn’t necessary. And, I should have known. I heard all too often about husbands that felt “gipped” when I didn’t hug them.

Josh, your message couldn’t have come at a better time. Yesterday I saw one of those husbands. He did not get away from me without a hug this time. Thank you for reminding me that hugs help everyone feel inclusive in humanity, male and female alike.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


5 thoughts on “Something To Think About

  1. Best hugs I have received have been from the men in my life. My son, my dad, my husband all can give wonderful hugs. The hugs my son and his grandfather gave each other used to make me cry with happiness. My son has lots of positive memories of his pop-pop, and hugs are part of those memories.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I think it opens up a necessary dialogue that people will benefit from. While clearly there are all sorts of true stories about sexual misbehavior, jealousy, affairs, and so on, I think it is important for us to spread love to humanity. Hugging is one great way. The more we as a human family come together, the less isolated and excluded we will feel.

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