Hugs are the best medicine

Posted by ~Summer~ on August 07, 2014
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Do you agree that hugging is the best and universal medicine?

        It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. Scientists say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things you don’t have the words for. And the nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one. - Source

Well, I definitely do. If there is one thing I need most every day of my life, it is hugs. Okay. And air. And kisses.

Mushy or not, I like to hug the people I love every day. I give the kids a hug in the morning when they wake up, when they come back from school, when they do something good, when they do something bad, when we read books, when we play pretend, when we go to bed, and basically when we feel like in the mood for some love.

Besides me hugging them, I also get the sisters to give each other a tight embrace every now and then. I like to think that hugs help to bond them and let them show their love for each other. Sometimes, words can only do so much and when you have kids who don't really understand verbal language at times, I think hugs can speak a lot louder.

Yesterday, we were playing at home when Ariel accidentally bumped her head against the sofa. Well, it was a really light knock but nonetheless she started to wail. Many a time, Angel will be the first to run up to her and say "来, 姐姐疼" (Come, let me dote on you) which never fails to warm my heart. However, this time, before Angel could react, the little one took the initiative and started running up to the big sister, giving her one tight, big hug. Then, her tears stopped immediately. The power of sisterly love, yeah?

It was all quite hilarious and dramatic, and I admit I felt a little envious while Angel was probably a little smug about the whole incident. Nonetheless, we were all very touched by this gesture and I was impressed by how even kids can understand the power of hugs. 

You know, that just makes me wanna hug them more than a dozen times a day. Maybe two dozens. Or three. I'm seriously hoping I can do this for the rest of my life.

Have you hugged someone today? Go on, let's all do it now and make the world a better place! 

P.S. I have a book giveaway coming up soon and it is all about love and hugs! Stay tuned!


  1. Aww I love "来, 姐姐疼"! Ours is "come let me sayang"! I totally agree with you when it comes to hugging. We hug a lot too! And sometimes when Calla hurts herself and I ask where the pain is so that I can sayang her, she ignores me and goes to Poppy! And sometimes when either gets scolded, the other comes by to give a hug. Melts me every time!

    1. Haha I must tell you! When Ariel hurts herself, says knock her left leg against something, she will come up to me and ask me sayang, usually with the wrong leg raised! But the funny thing is she will then raise the other, then the first, then the other, then the first etc etc, asking me to "hoo hoo" (blow). It was hilarious the first time, and still is. =) Girls.

      I know what you mean by heart melt! Sometimes when I scold meimei, jiejie will come and say "Mummy, don't scold her, she didn't do it on purpose" or hug her and say "Mummy, meimei is just a baby". Oh man. The little one is still too young to step up to protect the big one but someday, it will come. =) I can sense it already. Isn't it great having a sister? =)


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