Just to be hugged again

Until you’ve experienced true loneliness, you will never truly appreciate how precious the people in your life are.

I have taken for granted so many relationships, and I thought I could suffice to myself, but isolation proved me wrong.

During lockdown I have woken up with low mood for days on end, needing a hug from someone. Everyday it felt the same, and I craved human contact so much. And today I realise how important this experience has been.

I have become more humble and I have learned more about my needs and vulnerabilities.

Even though I still need to spend long periods by myself from time to time, I now appreciate the value of a hug more than ever.

Loneliness hurts, and loneliness can kill. We need to be kind with each other.

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