Transforming Our World Through The Arts

Free Hugs!


As a school teacher, we are told not to hug our students, ‘just in case’. Well, I’m sorry, but every fibre in my bones just screams “NOOOO!!! I WILL NOT LET FEAR RULE!!” So I’ve always offered my students ‘Free Hugs’. To compromise, I always made sure the hugs were 1) initiated by the student and 2)done in public!

HUGS ARE IMPORTANT!! I can remember as a teenager one of my best friends telling me that we need 12 hugs a day to stay happy! Hugs are a healthy way of maintaining human connection. Ahhh..I get a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking about the hugs I get from my children. Happy Happy Happy. It’s incredible the healing power a hug can have!!

So clearly I can’t physically hug everyone who reads this blog (tear), however, WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY!! I have decided that I will give hugs in the form of daily…or maybe weekly? inspiration: By sharing quotes, stories, good advice, inspirational messages, videos and images. You know..things that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside like a hug does. And if you feel so inclined, give yourself a hug as you browse-go ahead…you deserve it!!!

Today’s hug is in the form of a picture:

Now, give yourself a hug, and know that YOU ARE LOVED.

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