Today is National Hugging Day, created by Kevin Zaborney of Clio, Michigan in 1986. I love hugging.  To me, they convey a sense of caring, closeness and security.  Many studies have been done concerning hugs and hugging over the years.  Here are a few of the things researchers have found:

  • hugs show a person you love them without saying a word
  • babies need hugs to grow and flourish as much as they need food and water
  • hugs make you happy because they release serotonin
  • hugs stop the bug; sick folks who hug while suffering from a cold heal faster
  • hugs relieve stress as they release oxytocin

So go ahead!  Grab someone and share a hug today and everyday.  You'll both feel better!