I found this video on You Tube: Hug it forwards, with people filmed e.g. in Hamilton and Christchurch hugging each other. Spreading the message that the world becomes a better place when giving a hug. Juann Mann started the Hug campaign in 2004 and it became famous when the Australian band "the sick puppies" wrote the music for it "It's all the same" The Free Hugs campaign was set up as a random act of kindness. It spread around the world and gave a little love all over the place.
Hugging will also send some healing into the world.It has been shown that hugging helps the immune system, it reduces stress, it induces sleep, it cures depression, it invigorates and rejuvenates, it delays senility and more. Yes a hug a day does keep the doctor away. Now when you give away a hug, you not only make others feel better but you get a Hug in return which makes you feel better too.
I joined a blogging friend and 3 other hugging women and off we went to Lyttelton market, with a Free Hug sign. People there could use some hugs. It was fantastic. There were all sorts of hugs and we painted a thousand smiles on peoples faces. My favourites were the hug of a mother with a little child and a big strong hug from the police.
We are sure going to do this again and two blogging friends already started with this campaign in January and even made a hugging blog.
You will hear more about this.
A big Hug to you all and Hug it Forwards!