Tag Archives: Hugs

Sep 1, Monday: Gratitude

1. Hugs
I heart hugs. I heart good hugs. Having people who give me good hugs in my life is an awesome thing and I am so glad I have such people around me.

2. Friends and Family
Been a while since I said how lucky I am to have these peeps in my life!

3. Wind in the Hair
The feeling of wind in the hair, the feeling of free-ness, the feeling of joy… yes, yes, yes!


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I really do!

You know it and here, I am saying it in front of the whole world…
Can’t wait to see you!

just really wanna

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Aug 14: I seem to be making a habit of this :/

Aug 12: Gratitude:

1. Opportunities:
The things that come my way and the opportunities I have are amazing and awesome, I am lucky to be offered them, lucky to recognise them and luckiest to be able to seize them!

2. Hugs
I am a divil for hugs- I absolutely love hugs, especially the genuinely good ones! And I was lucky with the number of really tight, good ones I got this week. Loving it!

3. Festivals:
Being at a music festival for 5 of the past 7 weekends has been quite something for me. I am shattered and wrecked from it all but delighted with myself for having roughed it when needed, dressed up when required or chilled the rest… it has been fun to have been able to enjoy so much music!

Aug 13: A Brilliant Moment

About 2.5 years ago, Candy got engaged to a wonderful guy (who she went on not to marry for all the right reasons for both of them!). However, there are 2 moments about their engagement that I feel very privileged and touched about:
1. She informed me as soon as she could- even before she informed one of our closest friends and I really was touched about the fact that she cared about me enough and considered me close enough for that!
2. She asked me to be a bridesmaid- to me, that meant a lot!

I am indeed blessed with the friends and I have and when they appreciate my presence in their lives, I feel absolutely humbled to be a part of theirs. Thank you Universe for giving me the friends I have and letting me share so many beautiful memories and moments with them!

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I totes agree with this sentiment!

want my mum

I would give an arm and a leg for her to hold me tight and hug me! Sigh, distance sucks.

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Apr 30 Tuesday: A Brilliant Moment

This is one of my favourite moments in my romantic life and I see it as a theme:

When I was away with Red and a bunch of his mates a few weeks ago, I went to bed after him. I got into bed and the moment I got in, he turned towards me and pulled me in real close into one of the tightest hugs ever. THAT feeling of absolute, pure hugging made me really happy. (We know I am a hugger).

However, it reminded me of some of the more important moments of my romantic life:
FL asked me to go steady with him when he was hugging me tight
SL always used to hug me tight when he was telling me something that would invoke an extreme reaction- either good or bad
TL got the affirmative response to his constant question (will you marry me one) when he came into bed and hugged me tight and asked me then

So basically, a hug can make me irrational BUT I still love it 🙂

hugging is a good  medicine

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Positive Intention

I totally agree with this status a friend just posted on facebook!

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Let someone know they are loved and cared for x

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“If you love something, set it free”

Some wise person said those words many many many moons ago (I think it was Shakespeare but not sure). Anyway, I truly believe in it- and I don’t mean in romantic love only.

I have always said I have 3 best friends and I still stand by that- I have MANY very good friends but these 3 are just different- Ryan, Winnie and Tigger. I managed to catch up with Tigger on Saturday, Ryan today and am hoping for a catch up with Winnie tomorrow and unsurprisingly, I realise what my friends mean to me- A LOT. A BLOODY DAMN LOT. A F*CKING DAMN LOT. Get the picture?!

I have not seen them for ages, spoken to them in forever but these friendships just manage through it all- and so yes, it’s pure love, it’s true love.

And now, moving on to the topic of dating- I love this article about why people should date a girl who loves photography– so this is yet another reason I am unique and awesome 😉

And you know what, this is one of THE main reasons my friends rock- they know how to hug (even if I still take credit for teaching Ryan how to hug and yes, Ryan, you needed to be taught from those sh!tty ones!!)


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It’s in their hug

It is often said that you can tell how a guy feels by the way they kiss you. I am not completely convinced on that one but I have always had my variation of using it for friendships and instead of kissing, it’s in their hug!

Actions have always spoken louder than words- and the other day, I realised once again, how lucky I am to have the friends I have.

I caught up with Ryan after 5 weeks and the moment we met, we hugged and it was fantastic- after ages, it seemed honest and natural. I felt so good.
And then I caught up with Chammiya due to a confusion and misunderstanding and when we left, it was all love.
Finally, I had my uncle here for a few days and though I have never spent 72 hours, just us, ever before- it was awesome and our hug at the end of the trip was a testament to that.

All in all, it’s in their hug!


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I come from a family of huggers. My friends are huggers. And those that aren’t become huggers, at least around me. To me, a hug is an essential part of a close relationship- and I don’t mean a pat on the back hug but the sort where you really wrap your arms around each other tight and actually share a connection, the sort that makes me feel secure and makes me feel the love. You know what I mean, right?

So research shows that there is a minimum number of hugs people need everyday:

4 for survival

8 for maintenance

12 for growth

And apparently (yeah, still loving the word- deal with it!), hugs have massive advantages, for immunity, depression, stress etc!

I am NOT getting the number of hugs I need to survive on a daily basis- all of you out there, we need to have words.

However, if anything, today made me realise that like most things in life, it is NOT about the quantity, but the quality.

I have had a sh!t day- don’t even get me started, when it rains, it pours and though it pours in all the good ways too, today has been for ALL the wrong reasons- work, men, love, family, college, friends- everything seems to be getting me down.

BUT (and it is a bit BUT because it is worth it and goes back to why I call this post ‘Hugs’)

MY FRIENDS ROCK!! Yeah I know I have said it in the past but I’ll say it again.

– My mate ‘Daddy Long Legs‘- someone I have known for years but only got to know about 3 years ago really well. We have a bit of history but now, it’s just a really strong, solid, good friendship. We don’t see each other as we’d like because we are both such busy beavers- constantly got our fingers in a million pies etc. However, today he knew I was not having a good day and he went out of his way just so he could give me a hug. Love ya, Daddy Long Legs- you are amazing and I love you to bits. Thank you for being there.

– My mate ‘Tigger‘ doesn’t live in the same city as me, but fortunately she comes often and I get to see her more often than I get to see those in the same city, including Daddy Long Legs sometimes! She is also my travel buddy and one of the best mates anyone could ask for. The moment she got a moment, she called me and then she kept letting me know she was there for me whenever I wanted to talk. And in all honesty- she never needs to remind me- her actions speak louder than words- she is always there for me.

– My soulmate ‘Winnie‘- she is someone I have known for over a decade, she makes me laugh, she makes me cry, she makes me angry, she calms me, she travels with me, she plans for me, she drives me insane but she understands me like no one else. She is the one I turn to when I can’t seem to get a grip on myself. Unfortunately, distance keeps us apart and we see each other maybe once a year, if lucky twice but we speak once a week usually and we always have each other in our thoughts. She is a firm believer of the power of chanting (Buddhist chanting) and her first reaction was that she will chant for me. You gotta love Winnie! Thanks Winnie, for being you, for being such a part of me, for understanding me and most importantly, for explaining me to me!

Dr. F is someone who has been mentioned in the past and I suppose a thank you is not complete without recognising his contribution to my optimism today. The moment he knew I needed a friend, he was there- even if only a call away. A call from Dr. F = a smile.

– And my buddy Ryan. He just rocks. He is amazing. He has been trying to sort everything out for me today- I normally speak to him about 5 times a day, today I have spoken to him 5 times an hour! Ryan, we have our differences, we argue, we will be sharing a house, we will be working together (24/7 and not the way we do currently), we hike together, we party together, we hang out, we go road-tripping together, we are a duo, we are bestfriends and I am delighted we fought those many moons ago and decided to meet for coffee to get to know one another. You infuriate me regularly, and yes you do that on a very regular basis but you know I love you to bits and I am delighted our friendship is the way it is. I wish you were near me today because, more than me you deserve a hug and I wish I could give you a proper hug- now that I have finally trained you into it.

– The funny thing is that The Chef was very good and he called me the moment he could- he got himself a puppy today and so couldn’t get him to come to me but the thought was cute.

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