When you think about it, hugs are a highly underused device to make people happy. I have no doubt that the world would be a bit happier if we all hugged more. Who doesn’t break out into a smile when they get a hug? If you have any doubt, just take a look at this video:
I usually give hugs when those around me are sad, but I’d like to change that. I gave a hug to my wife this morning when she woke up. I’m not sure how happy she was to receive the hug when she really wanted to still be in bed sleeping, but she certainly didn’t reject it either (it may have been a body warmth thing) and I’d bet that she won’t complain if I greet her each morning like that. Starting off each day with a hug sounds like a pretty darn good way to start any day to me. I’ll be looking at giving out a few more today if the opportunity arises and hope to give them out more freely in the future.
If you have a chance, give someone a hug. Once you have, leave a comment — feel free to let everyone know who you hugged and what reaction you got from it. Each comment will provide 10 cents toward a microloan.
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