Recently, I hugged a stranger. That simple act made my day…and the next day and the day after that! The hug happened in response to something I did, but to me seemed fairly insignificant, which made the hug all the more special.
Hugging, research shows, is
powerful medicine. It can heal illness and disease, alleviate loneliness, lift depression, lessen anxiety, and decrease stress.
to read more about hugs, or as I've heard it referred to, "a smile with arms."