Hugging is normal for us. We greet each other with a warm hug, but ask someone who is lonely and their life becomes thousand times better with one hug. Since our childhood, we’ve got hugs from our parents, but as we grow, the hugs become fewer and soon becomes occasional as we enter teens. Creator of Family Circus, Bil Keane said, “A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away.”
When we enter our teenage, stress of studies accompanies us and later it becomes the part and parcel of our life. In the movie Munnabhai MBBS, Munna (Sanjay Dutt) is shown transforming everyone around him with his “Jadoo Ki Jhappi” or the magical hug. A doctor can heal one’s physical wounds with the treatment but don’t you feel you need more, something too deep, too emotional to ward off our pain, suffering, anguish, stress, depression? Whether one is lying in the hospital bed or sitting in a corporate office with severe depression, a hug with all the care and love in this world has a magical touch; at least it comforts us believing that someone is there and will be there for you forever. More than a capsule a day, a ‘Jaadoo ki jhappi’ makes you stay fit and happy. The basic funda of shooing away all your stress is getting a “Jhadoo Ki Jhappi”.
Believe me, after getting a hug you will say thank you to the person who gave you a hug. Hugging is not all about wrapping your arms around someone. It is a stress burner, expression of compassion & emotional support. On this Hug Day, spread your arms and give a warm hug to your near and dear ones and don’t miss your mom who gave you a kangaroo touch from the day you were born.