Free Hug Friday

9 Apr

It’s been a bit of a whacky week across the board; maybe it’s residual full moon/tide crap, or maybe everyone just needs a week long siesta on the French Riveria or Italian Wine Country. Whatever it is, times like these I wish I could fly around the country to dole out hugs to friends and family and, okay, maybe wine and cupcakes too.

Since I can’t be everywhere I wish to be: in Florida with my childhood BFF who is about to give birth to her first child; my cousin who is engaged and planning her wedding; my friends going through break-ups and heartaches; having a beer with my brother; supporting friends who have men and women overseas. Since I can’t be there, maybe you can. Hug someone close to you today: friend or family, crush or boyfriend, dog or cat. Sometimes that’s all it takes to make someone’s day.

Let’s make today Free Hug Friday.

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16 Responses to “Free Hug Friday”

  1. mandy April 9, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Oh how I love this idea and you! So often I find myself wishing I could reach through the computer screen or cell phone and hug someone. I am definitely a hugger. Consider yourself virtually hugged by me.

  2. Lauren From Texas April 9, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    hug! thanks for the great idea :)

  3. Her April 9, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    When I first read this, I thought it said hug free day, and I thought that was kinda sad.

    But! Since it is free hug day, I can get behind that.

  4. Ally April 9, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Happy free hug Friday, Nora. It sounds like a perfect day to open the free hug shop you were talking about. :)

  5. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks April 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    If it wasn’t for the fact that he’s so stinky, I’d hug Sweets everyday. Maybe I can make an exception today. hahaha.

    I’m also supposed to meet up with old friends (one of whom I haven’t seen in almost a decade) tonight, so I’ll be sure to hug them, too.

  6. Margarita April 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Gotta love hugs. I hope you have a good weekend, full of fun and talking to all your friends who are far away :)

  7. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Aww thanks for this reminder to hug the ones we love. I love hugs :D

  8. hannahkaty April 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I adore free hug friday. Good call.

    Best,

    Hannah Katy

  9. Sarah April 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Oh this is one I can totally get behind!! I’ve just finished my Spring Break, but oh my could I do with a week long siesta on the French Riviera… or anywhere for that matter. ;)

  10. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns April 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Sending you virtual hugs!! :)

    I am actually probably not going to see a single person I know today but maybe I could hug a stranger. Ha. ;) That is the crappy thing about living alone/being single. I haven’t hugged anyone since Tuesday. I can go weeks without any physical contact because it’s not like I am going to hug a co-worker. :(

  11. Richard Losciale April 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    My hugs are always free to you!

  12. katelin April 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    i absolutely love this and fully support this idea :)

  13. Kyla Roma April 10, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    You are the sweetest =)

  14. oh April 10, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    You’re right. We have to reach out. How do we forget that? Here’s a bunch of virtual hugs for you right now!

  15. Manderz April 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    I must say, that’s one thing I really miss about high school – the sheer amount of hugs I got in a day. But I try my darnedest to make sure Jason gets multiple hugs a day.

  16. Jessica April 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Aww you know how much i love to hug. Get ready for many of them Memorial Day weekend! You’ll get a nice big one that will linger and last :)

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