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Gratitude Friday...hugs

I am infinitely grateful for that small but mighty act of love called HUG. What a rush of comfort, strength, and belonging floods through us when we are wrapped in the embrace of someone we love. I honestly can't say which is more wonderful, getting a hug or giving a hug! In moments when words just can't be found, what a blessing that our body language can come to the rescue with a hug. ♥

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.
~ Jacques Prévert

Hugs Graphics

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.
~ Leo Buscaglia


I will not play tug o' war.
I'd rather play hug o' war.
Where everyone hugs instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.

~ Shel Silverstein

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
~ George MacDonald

Good news!! We can cast the gift of a loving thought - with a hug. :) Here are a few hugs I found in my photo albums...




As always, each Friday I invite you to click over to Diana Strinati Baur's blog. Diana is the founder of the Gratitude Friday Club, and has a list of the club members on her blog...check them out too, your heart will be lifted by the wonderful expressions of gratitude.

Comments (11)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, hugs are definitely a wonderful thing to have and give. I love all of your quotes and your collection of graphics and photos. I agree that sometimes a hug can communicate how we're feeling and what we want to say when we can't find the words and also when there are no words.

Giving you a virtual hug to say thank you for writing this wonderful post. Have a great weekend!

Barb Cabot:

Again Anne, you've managed to touch my heart with your loving and beautiful post. The photos of your daughters with your husband clearly radiate such huge love. I agree that hugs are wonderful and I think there is nothing quite a gratifyng as feeling the arms of your child hugging you. Have a really great weekend with your beautiful family.

Awww, great post. Love your photos and also that sweet shot of Snoopy hugging Woodstock (I love Peanuts!).


Kathy, thanks - virtual hugs right back at you! It's really amazing how we can convey so much meaning with a hug. Such strength flows in and out of us in that moment.

Barb, I love these photos of Dave and the girls! Always lifts my heart to look at them. You are so right about the feeling of your child's arms around you, there's nothing else like it in the world!

Annie, that is such a cute image, isn't it?! Peanuts really could cut to the chase on the emotional front sometimes.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! (Hopefully one full of hugs ♥)

Love the flashing pictures and the poems. Great photos also :)


thanks girasoli, I thought the flashing pictures were so cool too! :)


Wonderful photos, Anne! Like Annie, I love Peanuts. I miss Snoopy and Woodstock.

Sending you a big Sunday hug!! One day we will meet in person and "hug it out"! :)


thanks Sandra, they were a cute pair, weren't they?

Chiocciola, hugs to you too, my friend. I love how you say "will" and not "might" meet one day...that will be a wonderful day indeed! ♥

Sweet hug photos! And I love the Snoopy image, giving out Friday hugs.

Hugs to you dear friend!


Ah Maria, my one blog friend whom I HAVE gotten to hug in person - hugs back to you too! :)

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