One Great Hug

Boise, Idaho

We drove to Boise yesterday.

We haven’t seen Melissa for almost three months. Way too long.

She and I ran towards one another for the perfect hug.


What makes a hug perfect?

While I was searching for the perfect image to use in this post, I came across an article entitled The Eightfold Path to a Truly Great Hug by Bryan Reeves that perfectly explained how to hug, step by step.

Here are the eight steps:

  1. Hug like you mean it.
  2. Be willing to be vulnerable. Open your arms.
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Breathe into the embrace.
  5. Lean into the embrace.
  6. Squeeze but don’t suffocate.
  7. Just be with the person you’re embracing.
  8. Let go. Smile. Breathe.

Misslissa and I did everything right except we added something all the way through number three and number eight.

We cried…