When Words Fail Hugs Often Help

It can be frustrating to want to help someone and not know what to do or say. Sometimes when words fail, My Beloved and I just hug each other tightly for as long as it takes, letting the hug do all the talking. It is amazing how much love can be conveyed, and how much healing can occur, by a simple, patient, firm, wordless, hug.

With Love,
Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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18 Responses to When Words Fail Hugs Often Help

  1. That’s what I miss the most about being single: reassuring hugs. I should hug myself haha!

    • russtowne says:

      Perhaps some of your friends could provide the hugs. I hear Teddy Bears can help too! ;-D! May you get all the helpful, healing, loving hugs you want and need, my friend!
      Russ

  2. Beautiful reminder Russ. It’s so true, hugs can often convey what words cannot.
    Blessings, Gina

  3. bulldog says:

    You are so right Russ… but it is something we do far too little of…

  4. utesmile says:

    Russ, that is me , I often do not have the right words, and for me hugging gives me and the other person often more than words. I am like Diana, missing hugs sometimes, even though my sons still give me hugs luckily.
    Giving you a big cyber hug Russ!

  5. Hugs are powerful medicine, Russ. You’re absolutely right. One can often express everything that needs to be “said” with just this simple act….

  6. strokedtolife says:

    Love this!

  7. A hug can connect 2 people the way words fail. You are so right Russ! Bet you are a great hugger to your beloved. 🙂

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