Hugs. Today's happy is hugs. Bear Hugs, Square Hugs, Soft Hugs, Gentle Hugs. Whatever your pleasure.
There is something very primal about hugs. When we receive hugs our whole body relaxes, and our body goes into a euphoric state, even if it is only for a few milliseconds. When you are the giver of hugs, you might think that squeezing someone would tense your body up, but it doesn't. Again, it relaxes us.
This simple gesture can mean the world to someone who feels lonely or depressed. The act of caring and holding someone in your arms, shows more about your character and the person you are, and a bonus, it makes you feel good as well. It is more than the squeeze, it is the touch. That feeling that someone cares about you enough to touch you, to connect with you, to be with you.
On occasion, you may see on the news people on the streets with signs that say "Free Hugs." I always wonder if they are doing this for themselves or for others. Either way, there is nothing wrong with both choices.
So, I can not hug everyone, but when I do see you, I will hug you. It is something that I do.
Be Present. Be Mindful. Be Happy.
Life is too short.
Happy Does It! ;o)