Did you all know that, starting today, it's National Hug Holiday Week? On the Hugs for Health Foundation's web site, it says that "huggers across the country are invited to increase hug abundance and make a difference one hug at a time!"
This week of hugs is sponsored annually "to increase awareness of the need
to provide hugs, friendship and volunteer support for our nation’s elderly in senior and long-term care communities." (I just love this!!!)
On the site (www.hugs4health.org), there is a helpful list of hugging etiquette:
1) Always respect another's space.
2) Ask permission before hugging.
3) A hug is a compassionate gesture, hug accordingly.
4) A hug is a gentle embrace, not the Heimlich Maneuver.
5) Be "in" the hug, don't simply go through the motion.
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