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One size fits all: Celebrate National Hugging Day

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The lives of families and the closeness they share are held close to the heart as they share their love for each other. Another way of showing how much you care without an ordeal is to share a hug.

January 21 marks the day for hugging and is a holiday created by Reverend Kevin Zaborney in 1986 called “National Hugging Day”! Hugging is celebrated not just in America but all over the world.

Hugging is a healthy action. It tells another that you care; you are there for them when things go wrong, you get a feeling of stress leaving your system when being hugged, it is an emotional release that is calmer than crying and can also reduce depression when something occurs and you just need some encouragement.

Just the simple process of wrapping your arms around another shows the recipient signs of being comforted, affection as well as a comforting way to say hello and goodbye to each other.

Couldn’t you use a hug as a simple pick-me-up today?

When you do give another a hug, know whether they are comfortable with it. Be sure to limit the squeeze depending upon whom you are sharing that hug with. You don’t want to hug your best friend like you hug your spouse or a casual acquaintance like you would your child or parents. There are different types of hugs depending upon how you feel about the other person and what the situation is about as well as where you may be when you embrace another with a hug. You don’t want another to get the wrong idea about why you gave them a hug.

Hugs may be given to:

  • Parents
  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Best friends
  • Neighbors
  • Aunts
  • Uncles
  • Cousins
  • Grandparents
  • In-laws
  • Pets
  • And the list can go on and on!

Two of the most famous quotes on hugging:

A hug is the perfect gift, one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it!

Author: Unknown

Hug your friends tight but your enemies tighter – hug ‘em so tight they can’t wiggle!

Author: President Lyndon B. Johnson

One size fits all, so share a hug today and celebrate “National Hugging Day”!

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