small pieces of joy

pieces of joy in each day

hugs all around

on February 17, 2011

Stefanie, Laura, Resa, and I in a massive hug a few years ago 🙂

The small thing from today: hugs with an extra squeeze.

Hugs in general are awesome. There is something about being enfolded in someone’s embrace that is so comforting. I have always been a fan of BIG hugs, especially ones that last just a little longer than normal. These hugs increase the meaningfulness of your relationship with the person as well as hopefully creating a smile.

I was surprised by a hug I received by a kindergarden girl today. I’ve been tutoring her for the past few months 3 times a week as part of my 2nd job and we’ve developed quite a bond. She had to switch tutors due to some logistic issues, so when she found out she was pretty upset not to be with me. Today was her 2nd day with the new tutor, and I thought she had already moved on when she ran to me and gave me a hug. Not only did she go in for a real hug, but she added a little extra squeeze.


I’m now inspired to add a little extra to my hugs. Maybe the recipient will feel as good as I did today.

What do you love about hugs?


2 responses to “hugs all around

  1. Brook says:

    Cute! 🙂


  2. Grandma Kennedy says:

    I think you know that I am a fan of hugs especially from all of my grandchildren!


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