All That You Need Is A Warm Hug!

Saturday, April 24, 2010 Awais Aftab 1 Comments Category :

The Anonymous Sophomore
I don’t know how or why it all happens, but this ‘fit’ often takes me by surprise, and I believe that the same is the case with any ‘normal’ human being inhabiting this earth. All of a sudden I realize that my ATP levels have subsided to zero, or even below it and my mind and body execute a conjoint protest: ‘enough is enough!’ These are the moments when I just don’t want to do any thing; these are the most overbearing and intolerable instances that I desperately want to replenish my energy levels and, of course, my mood.

And what I believe is, it can be accomplished only by a ‘warm hug’.

The day before, I was going through an ebook entitled ‘101 Motivational Tips’, and out of the first twenty tips that I went through, the only one that obsessed me was: ‘Take a break!’ Yes, we do need a ‘break’ at times.

The concept of ‘Jadoo ki Jhappi’ is not merely a fairy-tail-like concocted notion; it does exist! When you hold somebody in a tight embrace, it’s just like millions of Candelas of light energy radiate from the ‘second chest’ to yours, and you feel boosted in a matter of seconds. Your morale is raised and you’re back to your ‘normal’ hustle-bustle of life.

But sometimes, the ‘unlucky’ stars in the heavens so wretchedly govern your destiny that even a ‘warm hug’ does not suffice to help you elevate your moods, or even worse, you do not find an appropriate person or a bosom friend to hug. And then you are left with no other alternative, but to ‘take a break!’

Now please don’t be pushed into the delusion that a ‘break’ cannot be less than a five or six hour long drive, or going for a hiking, or a lunch or a dinner in the most expensive restaurant of your town. No! A ‘break’ may be as simple and as ‘cheap’ as a walk across the next block or a chat with a friend whom you so dearly love, or even KitKat chocolate, as the ad. says: “Have a break; have a KitKat!” And better still, the best of ‘breaks’ is that you spend a little time with your family. By this ‘manoeuvre’, you’ll actually be able to ‘remake’ your mood and it does wonders; try it the very next time you feel lonely or a little ‘hurt’ or a little more ‘dejected’!

But please don’t give me the lame excuse that your family lives far off your place of study or work. You can have an easy access to your family even when they are on the Fiji islands or some ‘remotest point’ in the black hole somewhere. We do have mobile phones, you see. Whenever I’ve an intuition that I’m going to collapse very soon, all that I do is give a phone call to my family and talk to my younger brother. The way I call Burhan as ‘Biryani’, and the way that little kid replies my salam as ‘Won Shaam’ really brings tens of smiles on my face and all misery, all malaise and all depression virtually seems extinct to me.

Again I say, do try the tricks of ‘Jadoo ki Jhappi’ and ‘take-a-break’. If they don’t work for you, I promise that I’ll return all your money back (this money back guarantee is NOT offered by many people these days; you’re lucky if I’m offering it to you).



  1. HUGS

    There's something in a simple hug That always warms the heart;
    It welcomes us back home And makes it easier to part.

    A hug's a way to share the joy And sad times we go through,
    Or just a way for friends to say They like you 'cause you're you.

    Hugs are meant for anyone For whom we really care,
    From your grandma to your neighbor,
    Or a cuddly teddy bear.

    A hug is an amazing thing - It's just the perfect way
    To show the love we're feeling But can't find the words to say.
    It's funny how a little hug Makes everyone feel good;
    In every place and language, It's always understood.

    And hugs don't need new equipment,
    Special batteries or parts -
    Just open up your arms
    And open up your hearts.