I Should Have Hugged You Tighter

Often times we think that people around us will stay. Yes, for some, but for others, they won’t. The funny thing is that, those people that we want to be out of our lives are the ones staying, and those people that we want to stay are the ones leaving us, moving away, or simply the ones we can’t come near to.

We often think that we still got truckloads of time to give them a bunch of hugs, unlimited kisses, unending love, and a handful of affection. But no, sometimes there’s no more tomorrow, no more second chances, no more takes like what we see in movies, no rewinds just like in tapes, no refills like your brewed coffee in restaurants.

If you cherish someone right this moment, don’t ever worry about tomorrow, just think about what you have now. Don’t be too confident that they are still there when you wake up, holding your hand because maybe they won’t be there anymore. You cannot predict the future, you don’t know what it holds, you don’t know what will happen, you don’t know what’s next.

All you have to do is to hold them tight, love them,  care for them, show your concern, let them feel your affection, offer your time, and give them everything you can as if this is your last day in this world.


If I only knew that you’ll be gone.

I should have hugged you tighter when you first hugged me very very very very tight.

I should have hugged you tighter when we rode that cab.

I should have hugged you tighter during your birthday.

I should have hugged you tighter when we had our coffee.

I should have hugged you tighter when you leaned on my shoulders.

I should have hugged you tighter during those times you showed me those sweet smiles.

I should have hugged you tighter when you revealed those bright and cheerful eyes.

I should have hugged you tighter whenever I see your charming face.

I should have hugged you tighter every time you made me feel your affection.

I should have hugged you tighter during those times you gave me those chummy feels.

I should have hugged you tighter when you ask me for a massage.

I should have just hugged you even tighter every time we part ways because I honestly don’t know if I can still do that tomorrow.


. . . . . . . .

I really should have hugged you tighter.

I wish I could just hug you even tighter.

I hope I can hug you still.


0 Replies to “I Should Have Hugged You Tighter”

  1. Very moving. How right you are, I so often wanted to ask my late Husband this or that but always thought “oh well I can do that tomorrow” but before you know it there are no tomorrows, too late.

    1. Sorry to hear that Anna. Maybe you cannot do that with your husband anymore but you can still do it to all your love ones around you.

      1. Yes very true and I do try and do that. Take care.

  2. Such true words, every time I speak to my family we end our conversations with love you. ❤️️

    1. That is very nice Elaine. So happy to hear that. Spread love! 🙂

  3. These words hit home. So true.

  4. Very inspiring one kuya…But some cultures doesn’t show affection by words or touch just merely eye to eye or little conversation..

  5. its a very inspiring and unique post I have ever come across. Cheers!!!

    1. Thank you.. 🙂

  6. Sadly, so many times we have those regrets when someone we love passes on. Even when we were generous with our love, time, and “hugs”, most of us think we should have done more.

  7. Lovely sentiments, and so very true. Thank you so much for the follow. I look forward to seeing you around the blogs. 🙂

  8. Remember the hugs you gave not the ones you didn’t my friend. Sound advice from someone who knows I promise you. Thanks for finding my humble blog xxxx

  9. Dropped by to offer my thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Very much appreciated.

  10. I agree. This happened to me. My grandpa died two months ago and I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye in person. I haven’t talked to him for months bexause I was too far away. I miss him. I really miss him. I wish I still had the chance to hug him.

    1. You can still do that to those people you love around you. 🙂

      1. Yes. You’re right. That’s the reason why I’m loving my mom and sister more than ever. Thanks. 🙂

  11. What a beautiful post that expressed with pure emotion! It just kindly reminds us to spend time to extend our sincere gratitude and cherish every moment of togetherness with our beloved ones. For my Christmas wishes, I wish these heartfelt hugs sow the seeds of love to people from all walks of life, and may you and everyone also be blessed with warm greetings! ☺

  12. We have to make the most out each day we are blessed to open our eyes. We need to love hard and deep. Also, it’s important to express our love.

  13. OMG! I feel I could relate… It is really important that we have to show our affection and love to someone. Sometimes we have to swallow pride as well.

  14. This was a beautiful reminder, lovely piece.

  15. beh, move on. hahaha.

    1. hahaha nay okay na ko.. 😛 😀 ano ba.. hahahaha

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