You know we so love you, right? We love you for many many reasons, not the least of which being you hang out with us on the site everyday! The team here at Madame Noire though has noticed something we find a little unsettling. Sometimes when we post super duper positive stories or put up rah-rah Facebook status messages, we get some ugly responses and it just saddens us to the core.
Some of us women are carrying around so much bitterness, anger and disappointment that it prevents us from enjoying a happy moment or participating in a joyful tribute. This is why we hereby declare June 21 to be National Hug Her Day.
Your girlfriend who’s having a rough day? Hug her.
Your mom who is at her wits end with bills? Hug her.
Your cousin who is crying for the 50-11th time over that no good man? Hug her.
Sometimes we just need a human touch. Sometimes we just need to know that someone loves us and wants to protect us. There’s a running joke in the Madame Noire office that most of the time when someone has a stank attitude, that person either needs some food or a nap, but maybe it’s a hug. The familiar warmth and rhythm of a heart beat can be a soothing thing.
Don’t hug randoms because that would be just plain weird and creepy, but for the women you love in your life, give them a hug and make it a real one! Put your whole heart and soul into it. Let them know that you’re there and present and you would do anything to make them feel whole and beautiful. That’s the purpose of Hug Her Day.
Try it out and let us know how it goes!