I think the song actually goes "Love is all we need", but in my case, a hug was all I needed to pull me up out of the funk I have been in for a day or so. You know, so many times people want to fill up every moment with words. Words are OK sometimes, but in my opinion there is nothing that can be said by someone else that I don't already know myself. Don't talk to me when I am down, just wrap your arms around me and squeeze.
My own husband is so clueless in this area. It just doesn't seem to come easily to him. I find this odd because he comes from a very touchy freely family. I can be bawling my eyes out and he will sit there and not move an inch. When I see someone upset, or just down and out, it is in every inch of my being to reach out and just give them a hug. It could be a total stranger.
Tonight a friend did that for me. Monday night a friend did that for me as well. There is something about knowing that the other person "gets it". That there really are no words at times. That the person in need jut really needs to feel that security of someones arms around them, that physical contact. That "its OK, i get what your feeling and i am here for you" feeling.
So, remember, next time you see someone in need, keep your words and opinions to yourself and reach out and touch someone. Wrap them in your arms and squeeze. It really is all they probably want and need.