Sometimes a hug is all you need.
You have probably seen the video and read about it too. When I first came across it, I was really touched.
Free Hugs is a campaign started by Juan Mann. The effect of the campaign was phenomenal. For the first fifteen minutes nobody respsonded.Probably people even thought he was crazy.To know more click here . It is REALLY worth knowing about.
If things are going bad for you just now, a good way to put it in perspective is to think, if it will really matter three months from now. Most great leaders,motivational speakers and life coaches recommend keeping a journal. I too keep a journal. (If you are scared of someone reading it you can always start one in livejournal and make the settings private) When I look back at what I was worrying about three months back, it seems so trivial now.
wasn't that lovely...everytime i see it, i have a wide smile at the end of it...It never fails to touch me...and did you notice the women were the first to respond...?:DReplyDelete
every tiem i watch thsi vid, it brings asmile on my face. true - we may not be able to figure thinsg out as and when it happends, but what ever happedns, happen for the best....ReplyDelete
the power of hug - it is something magical - have ben at the giving and reciving end, and can totally vouch for it...
Oh that was lovely. I was smiling wide ear to ear while watching the video :-)ReplyDelete
When I first saw this, it really amused me to think that something as common as a hug could gain such popularity...but then jhappi ka jaadu...its always so heartwarming to be part of any hug trail...ReplyDelete
Yet another inspirational post Preeti! Yup, I have seen this video b4. And hugs are great!ReplyDelete
I was always called 'huggable' back in college! But yeah, its another thing tat I feel really funny hugging ppl m not comfortable with!
And whaaataa cutie pie pic. Ur getting younger by the day. soon ul be competing with ur daughter ! Lol!
oops! sorry! *HUGS*
Yes, I saw it on tv when it first started. Great ideas, but I myself would hesitate in doing it.ReplyDelete
A virtual hug to you though <> :)
Absolutely true. I beleive in what your friend said. Have to accept as I have been thtough unnecessary rough patches, which seem so so so trivial now.ReplyDelete
Hmmm... Yes... Food for thought I would say...for the weekend as well.ReplyDelete
Have a happy, friendly and hug filled weekend.ReplyDelete
We had FreeHugs here last year. It was fantastic. It can make such a difference to many people's days, perhaps weeks, perhaps even triggering a new attitude. Who knows?ReplyDelete
I really like that idea of thinking about our worries in three months.
i am familiar with the campaign.. and i am all for it. I always have been this huggy, touchy person myself. If i see a friend five times a day, i will hug them five times a day.. hehe :-)ReplyDelete
i saw this guy on Oprah a couple of years back, its such a beautiful idea.ReplyDelete
Nice post and thanks for a wonderful start to this weekend.ReplyDelete
Aussie Munnabhai eh ? Now what would it take Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh to give each other a hug ?ReplyDelete
I like the way the hugs get "innovative" towards the end. The skateboard idea was too good !
had seen that video...its such a beautiful concept...what a brave and kind guy...ReplyDelete
nice way to start the week...wonder if it will catch on here?
ya even i had seen that many times...at first even i felt skeptical, but i know that at times just a hug can make u feel so much better... But i dont fell comfortable having a hug from just anyone...Ya i guess things do happen for the best, i try and think that way when things go so bad, well atleast there r some things that i feel happen for the best ...ReplyDelete
:) :) this is so wonderful :) sweet sweet videoReplyDelete
I totally know about this.ReplyDelete
A group of people are always holding these boards that say - Get your FREE hugs here! - at my university.
Even if I dont get a hug, I definitely have a smile on my face seeing that and I swear that usually ends up making my day :)
And I totally agree with you on the things look trivial a couple of months later.. :)
-the other shru
a lovely post. and very true too. problems today seem so trivial after sometime. But that doesnt make the problem u r facing then any simpler ;-).ReplyDelete
Hi this is really a nice post. I was really touched. Simply beautiful. Cant stop watching it often. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
Hugs and cheers :-)
Inspirational post Just what I needed right now. Love the video.ReplyDelete
Great minds think alike! Totally enjoyed the video!
this is 'like Chappi of Munna bhaiReplyDelete
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Yeah, a simple hug can make someone feels better.ReplyDelete
I have something for you... **HUGS**
thats seriously an awesmome video.. loved itReplyDelete
i agreee...sometimes a tight hug and squeezy is all you need. if you get a chance, watch this video by Dave Matthews Band "http://youtube.com/watch?v=aMBgSfQI49E" , in case it doesn't open this way, you could search for it, it's called 'Everyday' - by Dave Matthews BandReplyDelete
Aha...for some reason i NEVER believed that 'everything" thats happens in life happens for the good...i dont think it does..some things dont necessarily make life easier or better...they just happen randomly..and well we just have to accept them!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the post. I totally agree with your friend - Whatever happens, happens for a reason.ReplyDelete
I had the most painful experience of my life a few days back. Still trying to recover from the loss. Yet as I was going thru the pain, the comforting words of strangers, hugs and sympathetic words from friends, moved me so much.I understood the importance of what an innocent hug or a word of comfort could do to a grieving person. A lesson never to forget!
I agree with your friend. I am starting to see in that perspective as well.ReplyDelete
It is a sweet video, but I think it's important to remember that peole ARE animals and evolved skepticism for a reason- it keeps us alive.ReplyDelete
It may not feel that is all for our good when it happens,because we are humans and we react momentously,but at the end it sure is the right thing to happen,we just need to accept that and move on:) life is so simple,its we who make it complicated:)ReplyDelete
Beautiful blog and i just wanted to delurk after reading your previous post,came here before also:)
Lovely, how a simple "jadoo ki jhappi" can turn ur day around. *hugs*ReplyDelete
hi nice blog - good feel to the blog... love it. keep blogging moreReplyDelete
Alapana:I used to think that when i was younger too--but now I have changed my mind! :-) Thanks for de lurking!
Julie:How does skepticism keep us alive?I do agree about being animals.
Sweetsticky: me too.
Ekta:When i was younger I used to think that--now I am older and i like to think that i know better! :-) Welcome and thanks for stopping by!
Ranjini:Thanks for that lovely link.I like their 'Where are you going'--it is the wake up song on my morn alarm!
HM: I guess all we grow from pain.Suffering ennobles us in may strange ways.
Sampath:True--It is like that.
The other shru & shru : :-)
xh, Raaji: Me too!
Thinking aloud:Of course--all good things are done first by women! ;-)
Tys: i doubt it will.Here loneliness isnt as much as it is is the West.
VinayGmurthy: I wonder!
Ritu: :-)Glad it made u think.
pointblank; THANKS!! :-) U are good for my soul and ego ;-)
Prats: Yes--even thoug it may SEEM superficial it does work.
DM: It really would be wonderful IF it succeeded in triggering a new attitude.
Animals learn to be skeptical of things like- those shiny red berries look good so they must taste good, too. A smart animal hangs back and waits to see if someone else will eat them first. Polar bears look very huggable, but if I tried to hug one.. I'm sure the results would not be pretty.ReplyDelete
On the emotional front, I will quote the band Morphine- Free Love. Don't Bank on it, Baby.
I keep an online private journal too n its a coincidence i chose livejournal too...whenever i feel like trashing n bitching i jus go there n type it all out...ReplyDelete