When Hugs Are on the Menu Grab One. Here I am hugging a strange man. What can I say 'Free Hugs' were actually on the menu board behind my head on this day at the Belmar, N.J. Seafood Festival and I ordered one. Think I may have over-hugged here but so what. It made me smile. Hugging is therapeutic. When you give a friend or family member (or stranger) a hug, you stimulate their pressure receptors as well as your own.
In 'Hope Springs' the comedy about a long married couple who've stopped having sex, Meryl Streep plays the part of a woman in despair over not being touched. Touch is critical for our well being. Hugging makes everybody smile and melts stress away.
To prove the point a Raleigh, N.C woman, Melinda Schmidt, Hugged A Stranger Every Day For A Year. Melinda had relocated, and she missed connecting with people in the same way she did with her friends and family back home. So for an entire year, Schmidt made it her goal to hug at least one total stranger every day -- brightening their day and her own. She tried to focus on people who looked like they needed a pick-me-up.
Here's her video produced by HooplaHa.
Go Hug Somebody For The Helluvit Today!
I love whipping up good commotion. Now if 'commotion' was an Olympic Sport I'd be a contender for Gold. Oh yeah that and 'cavorting'. I'd definitely get the Gold in 'cavorting'.
Delusionally Young & Yours,