Friday, September 25, 2009


Once a friend related about how he felt awkward when the first time he was hugged when he studied in a foreign country. It was a normal practice for his local friends as it was their tradition. Throughout his life there was no hugging within his family, as it was not taught to them although they are very close to each other and the affection was just merely of words or body language.

Lately I have seen people especially the women hugging each other to show their appreciation for someone who did well in achieving something special. I also observed the women would hug the newly wed couple to show their gratitude and witnessing the couple wedding vow.

The first time I experienced hugging was the time of passing of a relative and when the children of the deceased need comfort to ease their pain of losing their loving parent. Physical and emotional contact to them make a difference in a person’s frame of mind, and may help them to face the reality of the passing of their dear parent. A hug can also cheer them up, relieve pain, depression and knowing that we are with them during their bereavement. They also maintain their better outlook of the situation and positive attitude that the reality of life will somehow will come to us one day.

A hug is an amazing thing
It’s just the perfect way
To show the love we’re feeling
But can’t find the words to say.

It’s funny how little hug
Makes everyone feel good
In every place and language
It’s always understood.

1 comment:

LOMBIDOT said...

We all need hugs once in a while as comfort. Jangan saja yang pok silap tu...