Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for Hugging

I just love getting hugs and giving them too. They just make my day. This is a picture from a couple of years ago when we went on a field trip. These girls are in 4th grade now and they still give me hugs.
Did you know there are benefits to hugging? Here they are.
1.Reduces heart disease
2.Diminishes stress
3.Promotes longevity
4.Strengthens social ties
5.Lowers blood pressure
6.Lowers heart rate
7.Benefits the hugger and the huggee equally

Someone once wrote this:
A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
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13 comments:

Tracy said...

Karen,
What a great "H" word!!!
so delightful!

Happy A to Z~

Christie Cottage said...

What a precious picture!

Thank you for sharing!


Have a wonderful Saturday!

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Michelle Teacress said...

I agree with Tracy...you've picked a great H word.

I'm visiting via the A-Z hop. It's nice to 'meet' you. Have a good weekend! (I'm stop #879)

Michele Chastain said...

Hugs are awesome! Those pics are great...you have such a pretty smile! :)

Sue said...

I've felt many of those benefits myself, and I love a good hug, too!

=)

B's Mom said...

I love a good hug from someone I love!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I Love your H word, Hugs are needed!!

Better is Possible said...

As Charlotte Diamond says in her song...four hugs a day, that's the minimum!

Grandma Honey said...

Sweet.
I have a friend who says we need 2-4 hugs a day just for maintenance.

Zoanna said...

Hugs! Great "H" word! Nothing like hugs from those who love ya.

I'm here from the A-Z Challenge.

Candace said...

Hugs are the best! :)

Patty Ann said...

Wonderful H word!! Love the pictures and the thoughts too.

Laura M. Campbell said...

I'm still warming up to hugs. I don't always like people touching me, but when I get a good hug it makes my day. The unexpected hugs are the best! Good luck with the challenge!