― Irvin Ball
I think the magic may be in the exchange.
I am thankful for the huggers!
Quick experiment may indicate that you can be the beneficiary of the hug, even when no one is around. Remember the last really good hug you received from someone? If you close your eyes, can you still feel it? That's when the juice is worth the squeeze! Give those kinds of hugs. Then, when no one is around, or when you need one more than anything, you always can remember the best one you ever got or gave!
Opening up to being held is a powerful metaphor. (Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-benefits-of-hugging.html#ixzz2k35t0tOY) There is new science that indicates your wellness can be magnified by maintaining no less than 4 hugs a day. How many hugs did you get or give yesterday, for instance? I hope you received plenty! Here is a virtual one, just in case you are low on your reserves.
Can I suggest that the next opportunity you have the opportunity to give or get a hug from someone who genuinely gives or gets them, SUPER SIZE it! Make it memorable so that when it's needed the most, in quiet times when no one is near, it is available, even if only in your heart, where your loving memories live on always. When it comes to hugs, one size fits all, and when your heart is in it, it's just the right size.