The Value of Hugs


Way back (and I do mean a long way back) in college, I remember making a pact with myself to give out one hug to one person every hour each day. I used to hug my friends and classmates a lot back then. Sometimes, they’d end up surprised, but I knew deep down, they were more than pleased…hmm, yes even the boys! I remember reading somewhere that these hugs help uplift your spirit, or something to that effect, so I made that vow to hug more people, more times a day.

A sincere and warm hug does lots to help soothe somebody’s weary soul. The physical act of hugging sends happy hormones rushing through your body, and sometimes helps ease even the physical type of pain.

It’s never too early or too late to give your loved ones a hug. Spreading the love makes other people and yourself feel undeniably good inside.

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