Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Universal Language of Hugs

--by AsianWoman, posted May 15, 2009

(Author Unknown)

There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.

A hug's a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you.

Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.

A hug is an amazing thing-
It's just the perfect way
To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say.

It's funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It's always understood.

And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or special parts -
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts!

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Readers Comments

smile wrote: Love it. I might just copy and keep that poem!
hotcocoa wrote: Thanks for posting it :)
I'm sending it to a friend.

God bless you.
Smitha wrote: Wow. So much about this 3 letter word. Very nice and so true :)
I loved that shirt quote too- "hugs are the perfect gift--one size fits all! "
Hugs to you all- latesha
cabbage wrote: Yay! Reminds me of a shirt my best friend embroidered for me "hugs are the perfect gift--one size fits all! "
Hugs are universal.

Hugs to you all! :-) love and hugs, cabbage
deepula wrote: Anthropologically speaking, hug between people also mean a lack of aggression and complete acceptance/peace and most importantly trust to show the most vulnerable body part - the heart :) neurobiologically, this means two people are in synchrony and when they hug, their beats would become resonant. Their physiologies relax and this is the moment of complete understanding and synchrony. Connected!
AsianWoman wrote: "Hugging is healthy.
It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep.
It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.
Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.

Hugging is all natural.
It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.

Hugging is the ideal gift.
Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, is fully returnable."

-- Author Unknown

mitu915 wrote: that's such as awesome poem!!! it reminds me of all of my favorite huggers! LOL! :) thank you!!!
AsianWoman wrote: Hugging is good medicine.

It transfers energy, and gives the person hugged an emotional boost.

You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth.

A hug makes you feel good.

The skin is the largest organ we have and it needs a great deal of care.

A hug can cover a lot of skin and gives the message that you care.

It is also a form of communication.

It can say things you don't have words for.

The nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can't give one without getting one.
sethi wrote: AHug is the shortest distance between friends. Thank you.
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: All hugs are great. My favorite hugs are Big Panda Bear hugs! :)

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