We need 4 hugs a day for SURVIVIAL.
We need 8 hugs a day for MAINTENANCE.
We need 12 hugs a day for GROWTH.
-- Virginia Satir

There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.

A hug's a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you.

Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbour,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.

A hug is an amazing thing -
It's just the perfect way
To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say.

It's funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It's always understood.

And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts -
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.
-- Jill Wolf

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT HUGS?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There is no such thing as a bad hug- only good ones and great ones.
They're not fattening and they don't cause cancer or cavities.
They're all natural- with no preservatives, artificial ingredients, or pesticide residue.
They're cholesterol- free, naturally sweet, 100 percent wholesome.
And they're a completely renewable natural resource.

They don't require batteries, tune-ups, or x-rays.
They're non-taxable, fully returnable, and energy efficient.
They're safe in all kinds of weather;
in fact, they're especially good for cold or rainy days.
They're exceptionally effective in treating problems like bad dreams or the Monday blahs.

Hugs are free to give and free to get.
There is no minimum age requirement.
You can never get hurt by giving a hug.
You can give someone a hug at anytime - day or night.

There are also many different types of hugs: hugs of sadness,
and hugs of joy, loose hugs with a kiss on the cheek, big bear hugs,
a pat on the back hug, you can hug hello, and you can hug goodbye,
you can have a one on one hug or a giant pull your shoulders out of your socket
group hug, you can hug a human, you can hug a pet, you can hug a stuffed toy,
you can hug a tree, you can even hug yourself.

Hugs can warm you from the cold, they can comfort you when you are scared,
you can hug while you dance, you can hug while you sleep, there is no time limit on giving a hug.

Hugs never go out of style. There is no restriction on how many hugs you can give.
Hugs cross all racial, sexual, personality, and age boundaries.
Hugs are love, hugs are caring, hugs just feel good!

-- Unknown Author.
All items sent by Martha

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