I live in the far northeast. Here hugs mostly aren't given. If you've been away from family, friends or are leaving for awhile,... there will be hugs. Its rare anyone hugs someone they do not know. However I belong to a congregation in which many of us have known each other for a long time and so some of us are huggers. Even when we gather for larger gatherings,,, .where there are many congregations,, you see many hugging.
Years ago I was in a very deepl, dark depression. I'd to the congregation 2 maybe more times a week. I had been told hugging helps. So I started to be a "hugger" and YES It DID HELP !
Yupers I am now a HUGGER !! NOT though to strangers.
- 3/12/2016 11:28:38 PM