Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sometimes All That's Needed Is A Hug

Check out this video. A shelter dog (Edie) was scheduled to be euthanized. She was fearful, aggressive, and hard to control. Then Bronwyne Mirkovich gave her another chance ...



What struck me as I watched this film is the power that loving and gentle touch can be in someone's life. So many times in counselling I will ask a wounded woman what she wants most from her husband. The most often repeated reply I hear is "Just that he would hug and hold me sometimes." One hug is not always the only thing necessary to heal people of their afflictions but there is definitely something powerful about it. Who do you need to hug today?

2 comments:

Moxymama said...

When my daughter was younger she used to have these out of control tantrums. Punishing her, yelling at her, or anything confrontational or hostile accomplished nothing. We finally started just hugging her every time she melted down. We didn't say anything and within seconds she would go limp and calm down completely.

Aneta said...

Wow. That was amazing. Hard to watch without getting emotional. Defintely, hugs are powerful.