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Musings: Can A Hug Make You Happy?

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“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” Mata Amritanandamayi, (The Hugging Saint)

Musings: Can A Hug Make You Happy? Amma giving a baby a motherly hug

Musings: Can A Hug Make You Happy? Amma giving a baby a motherly hug

Give Someone a Hug Today: We all need a loving touch and each of us reflect the same sun. In NYC, from this Sunday through Tuesday, Amma will be at The Javits Center, dispensing her special brand of hugging love. Go get a hug and give a hug
If, as per our WordPress Sunday Daily Prompt, I could honor a person today, it would be Amma for love wisdom and humanitarian efforts.

Have a great week ahead everyone!

58 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/07/2015 8:33 am

    yes yes it can!!

  2. Masshole Mommy permalink
    12/07/2015 12:09 pm

    Yup, sometimes a hug from one of my boys is all I need to make me happy!

  3. Boho Chic permalink
    12/07/2015 12:36 pm

    Hugs are often healing. When I’m having a bad pain day and the grand kids give me a hug, it helps me relax and it brings my pain level bearable. So, yes, hugs can make me happy :).

  4. dirtandnoise permalink
    12/07/2015 1:42 pm

    So cool. I definitely need to hug my children lots during the day .Everyone needs that affection and comfort.

  5. Jolleen Ruiz permalink
    12/07/2015 2:38 pm

    Hugs always make me happy 🙂

  6. Cynthia @craftoflaughter permalink
    12/07/2015 3:31 pm

    I am a firm believer in the healing touch and I hug in a heartbeat!

  7. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    12/07/2015 4:48 pm

    I really think a hug can! Just a simple touch can change my mood! For that reason I’m always giving hugs 🙂

  8. loisaltermark permalink
    12/07/2015 6:18 pm

    I had no idea there was a hugging saint – how awesome! Yes, hugs definitely can make me happy!

  9. Curtis Joseph permalink
    12/07/2015 9:32 pm

    A little bit of affection can go a long way, a nice huge once in a while would be nice and boost a person happiness in the day.

  10. Lexie Lane permalink
    12/07/2015 9:54 pm

    Hugs are like smiles. Even if it’s just a moment, it can warm a heart or relieve it, even if it’s temporary.

  11. ronleyba permalink
    12/07/2015 11:23 pm

    Hug is so powerful and it indeed can make me happy. Love it!

  12. Nova permalink
    13/07/2015 5:34 am

    Hugging is a form of comforting and making the other person secure, makes them feel better and of course happy knowing that someone do care for them.

  13. 13/07/2015 9:55 am

    I’m not sure if it can make you happy, regardless of circumstances but it is certainly one of the warmest, most comforting and enhancing things to receive when given sincerely

    • 17/07/2015 9:27 am

      Yes, the warmth of a hug can trigger those wonderful inner feelings of joy/// A touch is vital to our survival. 🙂

  14. Happily Simple Mama (@simplemama2013) permalink
    13/07/2015 12:03 pm

    I have to say 100% that hugs can make you happy! There is just something about an embrace with another human that gives a feeling of security and comfort.

  15. lbosworth permalink
    13/07/2015 1:11 pm

    Yes, I believe a hug can make you happy, especially a hug from our close friends and family!

  16. Krystal's Kitsch permalink
    13/07/2015 1:49 pm

    A hug can make all the difference in the world! It is a great comfort and expression of love.

  17. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    13/07/2015 3:32 pm

    I love this post indeed and totally believe hugs can help people in so many ways. It is so important for all of us to know hugging is a part of nurturing. I have always gave hugs to those who need it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. SweetMemoirs Page permalink
    13/07/2015 6:26 pm

    We shouldn’t take for granted to power of hugs. I love hugging my kids and my hubby often.

  19. jmgoyder permalink
    13/07/2015 7:30 pm

    I so agree and it’s so simple!

  20. R U S S permalink
    14/07/2015 6:59 am

    I love getting hugs. It’s very comforting and it makes me feel that I’m special. It also gives me this warm fuzzy feeling that makes me smile & happy.

  21. kleebanks permalink
    14/07/2015 8:15 am

    Absolutely! Hugs from my hubby, my kids, my granddaughters, family, friends… hugs are good for the soul!

  22. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    14/07/2015 8:53 am

    A big YES for me. A hug or two makes me happy.

  23. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    14/07/2015 9:32 am

    What a beautiful photo that is. I am not a hugger but a high fiver instead or touch my kids head.

  24. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    14/07/2015 1:08 pm

    Beautiful! I think I would have loved to have a hug from Mata!

  25. Michele permalink
    14/07/2015 2:30 pm

    Hugs definitely can make a person happy–even if they are saf at the moment. They can think back and know someone really cares.

  26. amanda permalink
    14/07/2015 3:12 pm

    You are so right, a hug can always make you happy. But I must admit that I won’t get near anyone who I am not totally comfortable with. My boys and dog (and hubby too) get the majority of my affection.

  27. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience permalink
    14/07/2015 6:16 pm

    I firmly believe in the power of a hug! I find a lot of comfort when I’m given a hug of support. It can make a huge difference.

  28. Heather permalink
    14/07/2015 8:28 pm

    I agree! Hugs make everything better, my children actually believe that if I kiss their wounds, that they actually get better. They sometimes stop crying instantly when I give that kiss. Its amazing…so yes I believe that hugs heal.

  29. Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments) permalink
    14/07/2015 11:21 pm

    I think a nice big hug can definitely make you happy!

  30. Esme Sy permalink
    15/07/2015 1:18 am

    Definitely. It’s comforting and it makes the person feel that you are there for him. Sometimes a hug is just what someone needs to feel better.

  31. Shann Eva permalink
    15/07/2015 5:13 am

    Love hugs!

  32. Liz Mays permalink
    15/07/2015 6:27 am

    I’ve always felt like hugs have magical properties. They make you feel so loved and secure!

  33. Crystal (The Imperfect Mom) permalink
    15/07/2015 10:56 am

    I’m not a touchy person, but I do like receiving hugs. I normally just don’t give them away.

  34. 3sonshavei permalink
    15/07/2015 11:19 am

    Nothing better than a hug! So comforting

  35. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    15/07/2015 11:55 am

    This is totally an awesome post indeed. I totally believe that human contact especially big gentle bear hugs can do so much healing for people in many ways. Hugs are something I am big on and I taught my kids that hugging is something they should always do for loved one. Thanks for sharing.

  36. 15/07/2015 12:18 pm

    Who doesn’t need a hug? I like it better than a kiss! LOL! I would love to have one everyday and I hope everybody does too, feels good!

  37. Nova permalink
    15/07/2015 2:05 pm

    hugs makes you feel secure and love.

  38. Me-anne palumar bojador permalink
    15/07/2015 4:59 pm

    Yes yes yes! Hugs for happiness, do hug everyone you love!

  39. SweetMemoirs Page permalink
    15/07/2015 7:17 pm

    Back here to give you a virtual hug!

  40. Annemarie LeBlanc permalink
    15/07/2015 7:18 pm

    It has been known that human touch, specially hugging releases endorphins or the “feel-good” hormone. It releases stress, gives us the feeling of security, and boosts our self-confidence.

  41. upliftingfam permalink
    15/07/2015 8:45 pm

    Hugs can make a huge difference. I know that when I’m feeling down and out, a hug from my spouse or kids gently lifts my spirits.

  42. Mystarlight permalink
    15/07/2015 9:29 pm

    I love hugs so much!! They always make me smile. My mom, dad, sister, brother, husband, daughter, nephews, friends and babies. All hugs from these special people make me happy.

  43. foundfrolicking permalink
    15/07/2015 9:44 pm

    Hugs and kisses are simply the best! I’m lucky I have a toddler who I can always get hugs and kisses out of (well, almost always). I’m already dreading the days down the road when he’ll be “too cool” for giving his mama some love!

  44. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    16/07/2015 5:32 am

    I only hug if I know somebody but if not, I will just say “Hi”

  45. Lisa Rios permalink
    16/07/2015 6:01 am

    Hugging is very powerful medicine to make someone feel so comfort and secure & to let them know that you are with them & you stand by them. A great way to express your love!

  46. Celeste permalink
    16/07/2015 11:46 am

    Yes it can. Hugs are so powerful and makes any day a little better.

  47. Agata @ BarkTime permalink
    17/07/2015 2:16 pm

    Yes, it can. hugs are best cure ever 🙂

  48. dedezoomsalot permalink
    19/07/2015 5:16 am

    My son gives the best, impromptu hugs. He must get it from his daddy, who is such a kind soul!

  49. 21/07/2015 9:38 pm

    Yes I believe a hug can bring happiness, because it embodies an emotional/energetic exchange of Love and good will. I love getting hugs from my husband and children.

  50. Fatima D Torres permalink
    24/01/2020 3:04 am

    A hug does make a difference in your day. I love hugging family and friends I care deeply for. My kids do the same.

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