A hug is a simple thing that we have taken for granted in our lives, and now our hug is gone out of our lives.
Many people I know, whether it be family, friends, or people I work with, they all say they miss hugging or being hugged and that before the Covid-19 pandemic they never thought about how much they actually hugged others, or were hugged themselves in their lives.
Now in our new world with so many things that have changed including hugging, which is such a simple thing in life and does not cost anything is now missed so much. Maybe through these trying times people can learn to appreciate the simple things in life which took place once among family and friends.
Many have told me standing next to a loved one and not hugging them is very trying and makes them want to cry. Has anyone really thought about what hugging means to people and the psychological impact it has on many peoples lives?????
Why can’t I hug someone when we both have a mask on?
They say that when we are too close to others that we all should wear a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19 (Like they did 100’s of years ago when there was an outbreak of the Spanish Flu,; people wore masks.) Or I have seen some very ingenious ideas online how people managed to hug elderly loved ones without compromising them (I must say some were really good too!). And I am sure those giving and receiving the hug enjoyed every moment of it.
I too miss hugging family and friends but at the same time I feel no one really every broaches the subject “Hugging” … There is only the mental health aspect and somehow “Hugging” is shoved in there without being mentioned.
Missing being hugged does not mean a person has a problem; it’s more like they miss a simple fact of life and its role and impact on us as humans.
I would love to hear from people telling me about their “hugging” issues and how they are coping and be allowed to post it on my blog here for others to read about and give others support , in these trying times of Covid-19 and social distancing.