Sometimes in life, we are just feeling a bit off. Often we know why- a bad day at work, car broke down, didn’t sleep well the night before; and sometimes we have no idea why we aren’t feeling that great. Sometimes it is just a “wrong-side-of-the-bed type of day.”
This happens for kids and for adults and it is important to remember that sometimes we just need a hug.
This past week I was feeling sick and I was very grumpy. It meant a lot of fussiness in the house from me and by example from my kids. So I was reminding myself daily to sometimes stop the grumpiness by hugging. No one was doing anything they shouldn’t, it was just a whiny week.
My husband was also there to just give me a hug. He made me tea at night and we got through the grumpy week all in one piece. Then he got sick this week and I forgot where I put my patience.
I realized this morning when everyone in the house was grumpy again that sometimes we just need a hug. There wasn’t anything specific causing the gripes (other than maybe the full moon) and so it felt like the grumpiness was unfounded and shouldn’t be there. But it was. And all we needed was a hug.
Patience and love for our kids and patience and love for the adults in our lives. Sometimes we just need a hug.