Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Virtual Hug for You on Valentine's Day... Pass it On

Sometimes, a hug is all that we need.

Juan Mann

Valentine's Day can be difficult for those who are single and for those who are newly single. In previous blogs this week, Coping with Valentine's Day as a Single I shared some ways of coping with the holiday.

Another way of coping is to brighten someone's day by sharing a hug.

The Free Hugs Campaign
The Free Hugs Campaign began as one person's attempt to make a difference and reach out to others to brighten their lives. Read about his experiences with starting the Free Hugs Campaign.
The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.
A simple gesture, a hug made all the difference for that woman who was grieving two losses. Watch the Video and be inspired:

Enjoy a Virtual Hug on Valentine's Day
In honor of Valentine's Day, I am posting a Virtual Hug. Here's Your Online Hug:
    ((( Hug )))

Be sure to pass on the Hug to someone else. Remember that

You can't give a hug without getting a hug in return.

I wish you a hug and a smile for this sometimes difficult day.

Dyer K. 2007. Free Hugs Campaign.
Dyer K. September 2007. The Gift of Touch - Quote on Hug (Touch) Therapy. Grief, Loss & Transitions Blog.
Dyer K. September 2007. Grief, Loss & Transitions Blog.
Dyer K. February 2008. A Cleansing, Healing Candle Burning Ceremony.Grief, Loss & Transitions Blog.
Dyer K. February 2008.
Coping with Valentine's Day as a Single. Grief, Loss & Transitions Blog.
Dyer K. Ways of Coping with Valentine's Day. Condolence & Sympathy Section. Journey of Hearts.

Image Source:
Comfort Hug. © 2002 Kirsti A. Dyer, the Violet Heart Collection.