Friday, January 25, 2013

Have a Hug-ging Weekend!

I just want a hug!!

I am definitely a hugger. I mean really! Well, obviously, I don't just go around hugging anyone but I love to hug my family members and close friends that I haven't seen for a while; I am not a cheek kisser hello/good bye though. 
I love hugging people I care about (reaching over and heartily pat on the back) as a means of showing my love and affection for them.

Have you ever thought how important hugs are? I know I haven't. The Internet is full of sources to verify how important hugging is. The touch of a hug has a healing effect on your body.
It's good to have physical contact sometimes. It's just feels nice emotionally, it is good for the soul. 
Studies also showed that hugging improves your health. Did you know January 21st is National Hug Day?

Let us not forget to embrace those whom we love. 

Here's a touching real life story about love and hugging from newborns! Rescuing Hug. This is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Literally.



Are you a hugger? 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

P.S. Ever wondered what would happen if you attempted to hug random people in the street?
Stay tuned.

P.P.S. And remember, hugging is contagious. Big hugs to you all!

(Photo by my friend Kiki)

Linking to Camera Critters

67 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Hugs are the best!!! Here's one for you. (((hug)))

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

I heard a report on GMA yesterday that hugs - from people you know - improve your health!

Sandra said...

not a hugger and don't like to be hugged. i hugged... and i am allergic to perfume, and people cover themselves in it and then hug me and i choke. i have a neighbor who hugs and i have to wash my clothes after she hugs me. i also do not like shaking hands and try to avoid it when possible. a word to huggers be sure to only hug people you know don't mind. the babies are so sweet. and hugging children is a great idea.

Sandra said...

i do hug pets, and those kitties are really huggable.

Betty Manousos said...

sandra, as i know, you're an animal lover...hugging puppies or kitties is a great idea too, don't you think! xo

Momma Fargo said...

I'm a sometimes hugger! LOL

rainfield61 said...

I am stretching my hands,from Malaysia, across the oceans, to the US, just to hug you.

Trevor Woodford said...

My Wife and I are not 'huggy' type people...but this week my Wife came home and was very upset because a close work colleague had just been diagnosed with cancer..A hug was certainly the right thing for us at that moment...

-Trevor

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo!!Ótimo fim de semana! beijos praianos,chica

Sylvia K said...

Oh, YES!! Hugs are indeed the best!! Sending you a big one from Seattle, Betty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of loving hugs!!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betty, I have seen the amazing story about the newborns, it is so sweet. I want to hug them too. I can see why hugging would have a healing effect on your body. Have a happy weekend and sending {HUGS} to you.

TexWisGirl said...

a cyber hug to you, then. :)

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Nice expression!

Lynn said...

I am a hugger, but have learned to contain myself appropriately, because not everyone likes that. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I always hug my family when I arrive and their house, and before I leave. I don't really hug my friends, just my family. Unless it's a special occasion like a wedding, then I'll give my friends some big hugs :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, Betty, I too believe hugs keep us alive - literally and spiritually.

That said, many HUGS to you!
xoRobyn

Mari-Pi-R said...

Yo no soy muy amante de los abrazos, pero si que te dejo uno muy fuerte, feliz fin de semana

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

Beautiful Entry personified in the necessary hugs.
We should embrace and kiss more.
We are too cold and we need to show our love.
As Edward Paul Abbey said:
"I believe in what I can only touch, kiss or hug. The rest is just smoke."
A big hug

Cheryl @ TFD said...

My family hugs each other a lot. My children and I are more demonstrative than my hubby. But, his family weren't huggers and mine were.
Hugs to you!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet! I give lots of hugs to the people I care about, yes. Unless they don't like hugs.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Betty, I too love HUGS.... But--can you just imagine what would happen if you just walked up to someone and hugged them??? You would probably either get hit --or go to jail.... Kinda sad --this world we live in...

HUGS to you.... LOts of them.
Betsy

A Cuban In London said...

Here's a cyber-hug for you, too! :-) Have a great weekend.

Greetings from London.

Dennis Evans said...

Not a big hugger, which falls in line with my upbringing and no one has made a serious attempt to retrain me.

Ms. A said...

I'm a hugger with people I care about! Sending a hug to you!

DIMI said...

Μού αρέση νά αγκαλιάζω τίς κόρες μου μά περισσότερο τά εγγονάκια μου!!Καλό καί ξεκούραστο Σ/Κ Μπέττη μου!!Φιλάκια!

Kelly said...

I've never been big on initiating hugs, but will always return one. :)

I do love to hug my dogs (which is another reason I love BIG dogs) and give out plenty of virtual hugs.

(((hugs))) to you, Betty!
:)

dianne said...

Yes, I am a 'hugger', very natural amongst my family and friends.
Such a lovely post dear Betty. The video was special, I cannot understand hospital protocol putting twins in separate rooms, they have been together in the womb for all of those months and formed a bond of love. Thank goodness the nurse broke the rules and re-united them.
A warm cyber-hug for you too!
xoxoxo ♡

missing moments said...

big hug to you!

David Macaulay said...

Hug-arama Betty - mind you wouldn't fancy the hugging a random person in the streets round these parts lol

Leovi said...

Very funny, I love these. Un abrazo.

Bob Bushell said...

I hug my daughter when we meet, and when are leaving. That is it, would anyone give me a hug???????????

anilkurup said...

There is a fisher woman in south of India who claims to be a spiritual person and has immense following around the world and amassed assets in huge proportions. She can be seen as a philanthropist. She hugs all who go to see her and they cry in ecstasy when hugged by her. Strange!!

diane b said...

I love to hug my family and close friends. I saddens me that TOH doesn't instigate hugs but I mug him with a hug now and then.

sky-blu-pink said...

Like Diane above, I will hug family and close friends, and less close friends to thanks them, or if I feel they need one. Other than that I wouldn't instigate one, but wouldn't not return a hug if it was offered. On the other hand, I would give a kiss on the cheek ( just one, very English!) in greeting or farewell.

Cloudia said...

H U G!

Aloha

ANRAFERA said...

Tiernos abrazos!.
Que tengas un feliz fin de semana.
Un abrazo Betty.
Ramón

Mark said...

Big fan of the hug here. I never was until I met my wife 30 years ago, she came from a long line of huggers. My wife is the queen of hugs. My sister once said, When Mary Ellen ( my wife)hugs you, she means it!

Fer said...

Bonita y tierna entrada, saludos...

Teresa Coltrin said...

Hugs to you, Dear Betty. You are so enjoyable.

T

Sandy said...

I am a hugger....hugs are the best! Sending a virtual hug your way.

Regine Karpel said...

I love hugs!
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

hi-d said...

I too like to hug. One of my favorite times of the day is when I get to rock my little one before bed. I love when he hugs me and lays his head on my shoulder. Pure heaven. Those babies are precious. Thanks for sharing!!!

Heidi

Elizabeth Anderson said...

I remember hearing that we need at least 8 hugs a day. Our brains respond in positive ways. Since hearing tat my husband and I try to give each other a minimum of 8 hugs a day. :) Have a huggy day!

Nancy Claeys said...

Yes, I am a hugger! But no random hugs to strangers -- that could lead to a lawsuit! :)

Jesús said...

Bonita entrada, Betty, llena de ternura.

Saludos.

AmyLK said...

I am not a huggy person. I love to hug my kid and other loved ones but to people at my work are huggy people and I don't want that. Virtual hugs are all good too!

{{{{HUGS!}}}}

Pat Tillett said...

I am a hugging person, but only to those I actually have feelings for or like.
As you know, my wife is Japanese and it is hilarious to watch some of her relatives squirm, when somebody hugs them. They can't get out of that hug fast enough. I know it's a cultural thing, but I really think they are missing out.

George said...

I agree that there definitely are not enough hugs going around in this day and age.

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

That video is SO adorable!!! I such a hugger :)

Craver Vii said...

I can't get enough hugs!!! But I do know that some people don't appreciate them the same as me, so I try not to freak people out.

My boss' mom is a super-hugger. She kind-of "adopted" some of us like we were family, coming in with food or treats once in a while, and when she arrives, it's big hugs and kisses for all of us. I soak it all up!!!

We didn't do much of that when I was a kid, but when I connect with anyone who is comfortable with that, it feels so natural and right.

At church, I compulsively tug pony tails (not hard), pat people on the shoulder, shake hands and give hugs... like I need to make some kind of contact in order to communicate that I love them.

Farida said...

Happy hugging weekend to you too Betty :)

I enjoy hugging too. It makes me feel safe and closer to the person I love. Enjoy your weekend!

....Petty Witter said...

A hugger if I know the person or if they are a person who I feel instantly comfortable with on first meeting them, I am otherwise a bit of a typical Brit in that 'this is my space and that's yours'.

sergio celle said...

...hello Betty, I'm glad you have the gift of "gestures." Not everyone is capable of being expansive and taken to the gesture of a hug because naturally, sometimes about friendship open, others with sincere affection, I saw mothers prevented embrace for her son, the most beautiful act between two people who love one another, as I have seen good and selfless, but incapable of a true embrace. As would be beneficial for the live quitidiano to embrace everyone, everywhere! ... Maybe the man and the world in which vivamo would be more clear ..... and a great big hug my friend ... Sergio ..

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty;um abraço para você

Giga said...

Do tych co to lubią przytulam się i do Ciebie tez. Pozdrawiam.
For those who like it and hug to you too. Yours.

Leovi said...

I know a guy that wherever you are offering to hug all who pass by his side, regardless of sex or age. Do not get angry if someone refuses and gives a smile to those who accept the hug.

A hug.

imac said...

Ev1 needs a HUG ev day.

Blond Duck said...

Here's a huge hug from me!

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Very nice this photo!
Thanks Betty!

Rick said...

Guess I'll have to mark Jan. 21 on my calendar next year. As for random hugging in the street - way too politically incorrect in today's society - but wouldn't that go a long way to make the world a better place ?

magda said...

Αγαπημένη μου Μπέττυ
Σ΄ευχαριστώ για την επίσκεψη σου και τα όμορφα λόγια σου!
Χαίρομαι που σε ταξιδεύω!
Πολύ γλυκό το αφιέρωμα σου στις αγκαλιές!
Μια αγκαλιά είναι αναγκαία, από το μωράκι μέχρι τον ηλικιωμένο άνθρωπο!
Εγώ το κάνω καθημερινά στους δικούς μου.
Στον δρόμο δεν θα το έκανα.
Σου εύχομαι ένα υπέροχο Σαββατοκύριακο!
Σου στέλνω πολλές αγκαλιές και φιλιά!

Betty Manousos said...

bob, a big bear hug to you!!:)

Georgia said...

That video was very touching.
Thank you for sharing with us.

ladyfi said...

We all need hugs! Sending you one.

Mona Sweden said...

Lots of hugs to you! I love to cuddle with my cat. Sometimes he likes it too, but sometimes he hates it :-)

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ritsa said...

That is a very interesting post.
Hugs are the best!:))