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Lonely elephant

Lonely elephant

"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker

It is amazing to see people’s reaction toward animal injustices. They will fight, strike, write, and sign petitions in response to the mistreatment received by humans…and that is all right. The Bible says in Genesis 1:26:

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

The picture of the elephant hugging itself brought tears and despair… and that is all right, since it can mean that out there soft hearts are beating. It is a sensitive heart that will have compassion and that will bring good deeds. It is wonderful to have people around looking after necessities. Those are the ones that reinforce shelters, and sustain refugees, and assume other positions toward a benefit. You know what? That is all right.

A hug is so important that even this elephant knows the benefit from it although coming by itself. Kevin Zaborney had (hope he still has it) the same acknowledgement about hugs, and came up with the idea of National Hug Day.

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Hug

Time flies give a hug!

We humans, come to this world, growing into a child, reaching the age of an adolescent, and we keep growing, becoming an adult. In those stages of life, living is about playing, studying, working, getting involved in a romantic relation…and that is all right.

Then we keep aging, loneliness is the company. There is nobody to talk with, nobody to laugh with. There is no one except the person by themselves. A slip and a fall may break bones, and nobody is there to give a lift. Those that stood for the elephant…which is all right…are not present to stand for the lonely and/or elderly person.That person may be our father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, cousin, or a neighbor. The same person that was born not alone…close to death, loneliness reclaims somebody’s place; and that is not all right!

"A hug is like a boomerang; you get it back right away." Bill Keane

Loneliness

Better people

The lonely person that I am talking about is not necessarily those of retirement age. I am talking about those that:

  • May often forget the stove heating something.
  • Need constant help finding things
  • Cannot keep up with their home cleaning
  • Need assistant for daily life issues

Perhaps you know about a lonely person and you may think it is not your obligation, your responsibility, or your move. If you have a heart that perceives that something is wrong and you do not take the burden, I sure will advise you to look what is growing inside your heart, because, you know what?…That is wrong.

Six reasons why hugs are good

Hugs do so many things

melts stress

brings joy

gives comfort

are exchangeable

speak more than words

makes us feel better

Hug lessons...if they can, why can we?

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Humanity One World

hug with love

hug with love

Don't feel lonely

We cannot expect from others what we want from them always. We will be alone on occasions. Hug yourself!!! like the elephant, actually it is a great exercise.

Don't feel lonely, because you aren't. Step out and start talking to others. There are infinity of activities which, at least one, will sooth your personality.

The best of diversity is the possibility of meeting another person similar to you.

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A better world

Humanity One World is looking after a better world. For that, we need to become better people! Please watch the video below and try to put yourself in the place of those who need a real hug from a loving person. We came to this world in one day, and someday we will all die. Please don’t let others die alone.


Blessings to all, and download my cybernetic hug!



© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Lonely Old People

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Comments

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on December 26, 2014:

Thanks for your visit and input vespawoolf. Love and company is like the necessity of water. We need to express love.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on December 26, 2014:

This is a great reminder that we all needs friends and hugs, even lonely animals. I enjoyed the photos you chose for this article. Thanks!

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on September 06, 2013:

Thanks pstraubie48, I sure do agree with you! Thanks for the angels I need them so much around me.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 06, 2013:

Giving just a bit of ourselves to help precious animals or to lift up someone who needs it is such a small thing.

thank you for sharing. Angels are on the way ps

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on September 06, 2013:

Thanks Faith Reaper, really nice to see you around. You are another hug giver so I know you know what am I talking about.

Be blessed also sister!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 05, 2013:

What a beautiful, thought-provoking write here. Yes, a simple hug can make all the difference in the world and it is so simple to give a hug! Amazing imagery.

Up and more and sharing

God bless you, Faith Reaper

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 05, 2013:

prasetio30 thanks, that is very good, and thanks once more. Let's spread hugs and that it may lead to good deeds.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 04, 2013:

This was wonderful hub. I learn much from you. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

Prasetio

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

torrilynn good to read your comment, hoping others reflect like you.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

Eiddwen thanks for your lessons.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

livingsta thanks and accept my Internet hug.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

Ericdierker you mean those tiny creatures that are everywhere, a hug with love is an antidote to any harm. Yes, I know that hugging ourselves provide physical and emotional benefits.

About group hugs, last Sunday a group of unknown people came to the table where a group of us were eating asking if we all could have a group hug...to tell you the truth it did put a smile on all of us. Your 3 year old is walking in a good path.

Hugging trees is definitely an energy provider, not because I adore them, but my admiration and respect is to them. Hugging does not mean to squeeze, we do need to consider the who, how, why and where of many things.

Thanks for the cybernetic conversation.

torrilynn on March 04, 2013:

Lastheart,

thanks for this wonderful hub. I really enjoyed reading

and learning alot.

voted up and shared.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 04, 2013:

Oh so beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.

livingsta from United Kingdom on March 04, 2013:

Beautiful heart touching hub. Thank you for sharing this.

Voting up and sharing!!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 04, 2013:

Hugs are free. Did you know that a hug spreads less germs than a handshake? Did you know that a self hug is a great stretching exercise?

Group hugs are awesome. My 3 year old just plain demands a hug every morning and night. Man hug pats are not the best but better than no hug. Have you hugged a tree lately?

It is hard to hug someone in a wheelchair or bed, but worth the effort. Never hug smaller people and aged hard.

Hey thanks Maria, this hub is like a hug. A hug hub!

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

Thanks Froggy213, ur words are always encouraging. Still if this is not read we need to keep this in prayers, God is who moves people in the measure they let be moved.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 04, 2013:

pstraubie48 blessings in your mission, I know you have vision from a good heart.

Greg Boudonck from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on March 04, 2013:

Another wonderful, thought provoking hub. Like Billy said, I hope many will not only read this, but also heed it.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 04, 2013:

Yes, the lonely, elderly are sort of my mission for many reasons a bit too much to go into here and now. But thanks for sharing this ....hopefully many others will come read and reach out.

Thanks for sharing Sending Angels to you this morning :) ps

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 03, 2013:

billybuc your dream is being real in many ways. May God bless you, seeing it come true.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 03, 2013:

A beautiful message, Maria, one I hope many will read and then live by. Thank you for this!

blessings,

bill

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