I'm grateful to wake this morning with all my needs met. I'm grateful to remember that some of the most simple things I need are always provided. Touch is such an important need that is sometimes overlooked or taken for granted. Virginia Satir (a well known psychotherapist that pioneered the practice of family therapy) said " It takes 4 hugs a day to survive, 8 hugs a day to maintain, and 12 hugs a day to grow and thrive." I'm so grateful to have an affectionate family. I'm grateful to be a very "huggy" person. I'm grateful for all my friends that share their hugs in our friendship. And I'm grateful for a boyfriend that is full of hugs as well. Loving touch by the people in my life fills my heart with peace. I'm so grateful. How many hugs have you given today? The beauty in hugging is that it is nearly impossible to give a hug without receiving one back. So hug a loved one, hug a friend, comfort someone who is struggling with a warm embrace and see if you can't grow and thrive today
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.