Monday, January 03, 2011

hugs


As I have said before, I am starting off this year with a gentle heart and hugs.

I am gathering images to inspire this sort of tenderness for my inspiration board. Recently, I read that one fit of anger can erase all the good deeds and it made perfect sense. A hug is like that. After a fight or a moment of rage, a hug can erase all the bad and can add so much good to one's day. Have you ever been hugged and felt that after that hug, everything was alright. A hug can inspire so much. A picture can too.

A picture is worth a thousand words.
A hug is too.
Give a hug.
What sort of message or words does a hug say to you?

22 comments:

Gifts of Serendipity said...

What a wonderful sentiment.
Happy New Year and a big hug to you to,

Felicity x

two hippos said...

A fabulous image. A hug means so much from my grumpy teenager, a huge new year hug to you too!

The Buzz said...

Another resolution to add to my list this year - hugs can mean more than words in some many ways! What a warm and wonderful way to start the week...
xxoo

P.S. So glad the candles are a hit!

Purple Flowers said...

Hugs mean LOVE of many different varieties, however, it's ALL good.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Awesome picture....i say it says sorry, forgiveness and love. Have a wonderful Monday!

13threads said...

What a wonderful image to start the new year.

Modern Traditionalist said...

A hug means stability in a storm of uncertainty or, in other words, "I got you".

I think the best hugs were between my boyfriend and me before those big THREE words were ever uttered. We knew we both felt that way but it hadn't been revealed. The hug replaced those words in our physical vocabulary.

MT

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Sending a big e-hug to you Patricia! Thanks for all your inspiration and beautiful art!

Gretchen O. said...

Reminds me of the Hug project involving individuals who hold the signs FREE HUGS...I bet they feel really good most of the time! I do love a good hug, especially from my children, how could it NOT put a smile on your face.

Bruce Barone said...

It say love and friendship and caring.

I Dream Of said...

What a great post to start a new week in a new year. Sending virtual hugs and wishes for a very good year.

Joyce said...

A warm post to start the year of. Hugs... mean to me love, comfort, safe, friendship, and home. Sending you a BIG hug! xo

Kwana said...

A hug is a connection that says I'm in there with you. Happy New Year and big hugs to you.

Pat said...

Hugs are good. Patricia, I took a page from your book (and a blog post that I can't find right now) and got out my paints for some special Christmas presents. One of the twins had a "hand painted goat" on his list. Yikes!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Lovely thoughts and I really like your musings about gentleness--it does seem to be in the air this year, a gentler time for all of us, on ourselves especially. Hope to meet up with you in the coming year for a hug in person!

xo Mary Jo

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Wonderful thoughts and I love the imagery, just perfect. I'm a very big hugger. It just makes me feel good all over. Here's a hug to you!

quintessence said...

What a great image. Hugs are a wonderful warm security blanket of affection - something we all need!!

Navy Bean said...

What a wonderful post to start off the new year. Thank you for the great reminder to "embrace" the ones around you! So often I hug my husband quickly as we run off to start our days. Now I will try to take a minute longer to soak it all in!

DolceDreams said...

I love hugs! I was swamped over the holidays but am making my rounds again... A VERY Happy New Year to you !
Nathalie

Hill House Ramblings said...

I think it's wonderful that you're trying to cultivate more tenderness and love in your life. And yes, what better way than a heartfelt hug?? I always feel like nothing bad could ever happen when my son hugs me. He does it with such gusto!:) Happy New Year Patricia and big hug! (I love the image you chose too.)

xo H.H.

mydesignchic said...

Hugs to you Patricia!! Wishing you a fabulous 2011 ~

LindsB said...

I'm sending you a virtual hug your way...did you feel it yet?