My Life as a Dog

Friday, January 21, 2011

National Hugging Day

I was pleased earlier this week when one of the girls from my singles Family Home Evening group informed me that today is National Hugging Day. Apparently I have a reputation to uphold. I'm a firm believer in touch and that touch is something that we all need whether we are willing to admit that or not. For a long time I was part of the population that wasn't too comfortable touching. Since I would like to spread the good word about touch I decided that I would create a Facebook event to celebrate National Hugging Day. Then I sent invitations to all my friends. Some were quick to mark it as "Not Attending." I couldn't help but wonder if I would have chosen once upon a time. In spite of all the party-poopers there are about 340 people who are attending. Yay for hugs!

The irony of it all is that I am getting over being sick today. So I'm not sure how many hugs I will be giving or receiving. :(

Related topic: Touching Make You Healthier