Emotional Starvation: The Immense Need for Hugs ‘n Such

I’m taking one ‘circumstance’, one ‘care case’ at a time here. One must pace one’s self in this world of such great need. You know it’s really my passion, what I live for, so although it appears a serious stressor at the time of occurrence (and, of course, it is), that’s my way of steeling myself emotionally and dealing with the height of the needed response. It truly is what I feel I’m here for, my calling. Written on my forehead, it seems some times is …”Please tell me your life story, your woes, what’s on your heart. Allow me to offer what little I might possess in the way of compassion, empathy, comfort, in order to ease your pain, your burden. Make it a tad more bearable to know someone cares.”

People are hurting for so many reasons, we all need LOVE, TLC, or at the very least, a little attention. “Emotional Starvation”, I call it.

I don’t always respond appropriately, I guess, but I feel it in my heart and want to. I know it well, myself, in my own reaching out, my own constant, seemingly unstoppable blitherings and sharings. It ain’t a poifect world, we know that, eh? But that doesn’t mean we can stop responding to it and to each other.

I wish ‘society’ would allow us to just hug everyone, anytime. I think that could add such a blanket of warmth and comfort to our world. My own lack of experience with hugs in my early life and my own insecurities, hesitancy with offering hugs, if or how they will be received, doesn’t always allow that to be my first thought or free me up to just do it. But, then, as I say…readings of such actions might be waaaay off kilter by others, too. I think we often don’t know how to respond to that kind of compassion. I like that hug project, where they just offer free hugs out on the street to anyone and everyone, after asking, of course 😉. I’m still not that brave to put my words into action. Such a shame, we all can use them, I feel. 🕊

Well, there’s an early morning profound pondering prompted by a loved one’s simple reaching out to me with words and a thought of and for me in the midst of a challenging week of caring for others in our world.

I am so blessed. 💝🛐 On my knees with thanks…for it all.

~ BE WELL, LOVE WELL, and with thanks, BE LOVED ~

(by me, topchattypatty. If you like it, please use it, frequently)

~~ Lighten my past, illuminate my present and shed a light on my future.

(my own slight deviation from Trish Whynot’s quote).

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