I don't know about you, but when I get home my big boy, Chooks, literally slams himself into me - in a nice way - and demands cuddles. In fact if I don't cuddle he will keep making demands until he gets his belly rubs. My little man, Sam, also demands cuddles, but for him it's all about the whining!
Why do they want cuddles, well that is simple, it feels good. It's an exchange that uplifts their spirits and honestly, it uplifts mine as well. I will go out on a limb and further submit for your consideration that cuddles feel good to us all.
So what do we do to get our cuddle time?
First, just like my boys who demand it, because they are dogs and that is how they communicate, they are illustrating an important lesson. While we can't demand, it would do well for us to learn to ask for what we need. It can be hard for some of us to do this because we've learned in our lifetime that we need to be tough and stand on our own two feet. Maybe we are always there for others and because of this we forget or disregard our own needs.
Asking for cuddles, (use cuddles it as a metaphor), is asking for a hug, a friend to come over and hang out, a meeting for coffee where you get to connect. It's asking for someone to take a walk with you, or maybe it is asking for a cuddle!
There is also always the option, and this is important to remember, that you can cuddle yourself! Sometimes that, is the start to becoming someone who can ask for what they need. Give yourself a hug every day and always remember that you are a living breathing work of art, and every moment is a brand new opportunity to become whatever you choose.
Peace, Love and Wufs,
Rev Deb, Chooks & Sam
Dina Rae and Rev Deb invite you to enjoy this curated experience. May your tails wag with satisfaction and your hearts be warmed by all that you see.