Viva hugging! Lovely post. I am a hugger too.
No wonder we connect :-D Hugs are essential to our well-being. It feels awkward to not hug a friend or relative when we are together. It can break through so many barriers and bring the centering we need, whether we know we need it or not.((HUGS TO YOU, SUSAN))
I am not a big hugger, but I hug when it is someone I really connect with. The interesting thing is that this week was my last week of my current job (I start a new one next week). And so as things go there were many goodbyes. I don't particularly like goodbyes. They feel so final, and I prefer to think of life as a continuum and that I will come back around to connect with people again. So hugging feels too final to me, at least in this situation. But for those people that I truly enjoyed working with, well they did get a hug because I know that I will stay connected to them. This I am ok with.
Oh... hugs and handshakes between men...my father taught me the power of both! Love this posting and love seeing all these wonderful friendships!
A thousand hugs to you, Susan! Loved this post. :-)
I'm a hugger as well - well, you probably noticed that when we met on Christmas Day. I love hugs - but you know, there are some people I don't want a hug from. Seriously!