We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
Enthusiastic wiggle of a dog’s rump with a muzzle thrust into your hand; incessant rubbing of a cat on your leg; innocent reaching for your hand by a loved one; caress of soft fabric on your neck; hugging meditation, breathing in and out together; a gentle hand on your shoulder; shower spray running down your body; warm phone call from your friend; comments on your A to Z blog.
If we pay attention, we find many daily examples of positive touch. Did you get your twelve today?