JUN 29, 24 .. HUGS TO YOU ALL..

NATIONAL TODAY..

Today is a..

HUG HOLIDAY..

Hugging is a simple way to express many different types of affection, from friendly, to intimate, to familial. It’s an action largely limited to primates — while we can find instances of other animals in positions that resemble hugging, there aren’t any other species that do it so frequently, and for so many reasons — and so, in many ways.

Hugging sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.

It’s not just a differentiator, though: studies show that hugging releases oxytocin, known as the “cuddle hormone,” which can help to strengthen social bonds. So, on June 29, we celebrate Hug Holiday. Get your hug today!

Hugs bring us closer.

The literal part is obvious (you can’t be far away if you’re locked in a hug!), but as we noted in the Hug Holiday description, hugging releases oxytocin into our bodies, which help to strengthen social bonds. It also brings that warm fuzzy feeling that comes after a hug — and who doesn’t want more of that?

Hugs help fend off illnesses.

A study published by Psychological Science found that lots of hugging lead to “less severe illness symptoms.” In everyday terms, that means that folks with plenty of hugs in their lives get sick, they get less sick than people without hugs.

Hugs are free.

It’s not often you find something that fends off illnesses and brings us closer to the people we love — but when it’s free?! Get your hug on, people!

HUGS

It’s wondrous what a hug can do,

A hug can cheer you when you’re blue.

A hug can say, “I love you so.”

or “Gee I hate to see you go.”

A hug is, “Welcome back again!”

and “Great to see you!” or

“Where’ve you been?”

A hug can soothe a small child’s pain

And bring a rainbow after rain.

The hug! There’s just no doubt about it,

We scarcely could survive without it.

A hug delights and warms and charms,

It must be why God gave us arms.

Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,

Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers,

and chances are some favorite aunts

love them more than potted plants.

Kittens crave them. Puppies love them.

Heads of State are not above them.

A hug can break the language barrier,

And make the dullest day seem merrier.

No need to fret about the store of them,

The more you give, the more there

are of  them.

So stretch those arms without delay,

and give someone a hug today.

                             Author Unknown

Now You Know.. The Rest of the Hugs Story!

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FRIENDS OF BILL..

We published a short Post about Founder’s Day you may be interested in reading.

https://aaphotoshere.blogspot.com/2024/06/jun-28-24-founders-day-in-akron-ohio.html

Thanks so very much. We always appreciate your interest and support.

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Cap and Patti

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