How true, hugging inspires us and gives us strength to be balanced emotionally. As mothers hugs are priceless gift for our loved ones and from our loved ones. Children who frequently get hugs from their mothers, and in turns hugs their mothers experience pleasant emotional sates and posses the ability to cope with external pressures and stress as their internal strength is built each time they hug their mums making them posses higher level of trait emotional intelligence.
From my experience as a mum to four beloved children filled with hugs!!!
(status: working on my final stage of my research regarding the relationship between academic achievement and trait EI)
Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy, and gives the person hugged an emotional boost. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. A hug makes you feel good. The skin is the largest organ we have and it needs a great deal of care. A hug can cover a lot of skin and gives the message that you care. It is also a form of communication. It can say things you don't have words for. The nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can't give one without getting one.
~ Author Unknown
Hugs are not only nice they are needed... Hugs can relieve pain and depression.. make the healthier happier, and the most secure even more so.. Hugging feels good and overcomes fear... It provides stretching exercise to short people and stooping exercise to tall people... Hugging does not upset the environment.. It saves heat and energy... requires no special equipment.. Hugging makes happy days happier and impossible days possible. ~ Author Unknown