Saturday, March 2, 2019

20 Seconds (SOL19 #2)


She counted aloud as her little arms wrapped tightly around me. She giggled as the countdown continued.


"Tell her! Tell Aunt Katie why." 

"Yes, please. Tell Aunt Katie why." 


She still hugged me tightly. I was starting to catch on to the counting and decided to finish the countdown with her. 

As soon as she hit zero, she released her sweet little grip and moved on to Uncle Phil.

"What was all of that about?" 

"Well Aunt Katie, I read on the internet that people seek hugs at least 13 times a day. But short hugs don't make people feel good. I read that a hug that lasts 20 seconds sets off endorphins or things that make you feel good. Do you feel good?

"You know... you're right! I'm feeling great. Thanks, Leah!" 

"Good. I read it on the internet, so it must be true." 
She winked at me and moved on to the next person. 

Now I haven't fact checked this and I don't usually recommend people to believe everything that they have read on the internet, but this was pretty sweet.
 20 second hugs. Try one! 


  1. SO SWEET! Love how you structured the story as well- thanks for sharing!

    1. She really is so sweet. Thanks for your comment!

  2. This is LOVELY and the way you wrote the post gave me #allthefeels.
    Would a 20 second hug be weird when I see you this month? :P

    1. The kiddos might think we're weird... but what else is new? lol :) We can start with a 10 second one.

  3. It's like a poem- love the look and the content! And even if it isn't true... it should be! I agree for this one time, let's not fact check and go with it- too few hugs too many emojis:)

  4. It must be true!! I have been hugging my niece for a few hours now and I am feeling incredibly happy!