Monday, July 20, 2009
Effects of Hugging
How long since you share your warm hug? How was the feeling getting a warm hug from others? Did it feel good? Do you feel the sincerity of the person from his warm hug? (Caution: CTS - Content is Too Serious..lol)
These are the question that lingers in our mind if we think about HUG. As for me sincerity of hug can be felt, it is spontaneous act that you could not resist. It's an instant feeling that you need to give or share to others.
I read a real-life story about "The Hugging Judge". I felt I need to share it because the story itself is inspiring.
The judge named was Lee Shapiro he was a retired judge. At one point of his career, Lee realized that love is the greatest power there is. That realization lingers to his mind and he started to think that the best gesture to express his love for others is by HUG. From then on, every time he sees someone he tries to offer his hug. He was dubbed by his colleague as "the hugging judge'. They thought that lee is a genuinely a loving person. He become well-known for his act. He was then ask by news company about doing that on the street (it's a challenge), and he didn't think twice and accepted the challenge. He introduce himself as the 'hugging judge' to every person he meet on the street and this one lady who walked by was asked by the judge if he could give a hug because the lady seems preoccupied, the judge shows her hugger kit saying "A heart for a hug" the lady replied 'sure' that's 'too easy'. He become famous with it and even ask to go to hospital where sick children are being given a hug by the so called "hugging judge".
A writer quoted that, We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. Virginia Satir
Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.
Are there any hugs you want to share? Are you waiting and hoping someone else will ask first? Please don't wait! Be the one to Initiate!