A hug is a handshake from the heart. ~Author Unknown
Today is National Hugging Day...did you know that? Well, me either to be honest. A peek at my son's school calendar informed me of the fact this morning. Actually, I think of all the made up holidays (if you want to call it that), this is a cute one. Right up there with National Cookie Day. It was started back in 1986 by Rev. Rev Kevin Zaborney from Caro, Michigan. Why? I'm not sure. But hey, you can't lose with a hug, right? So, go on! Grab someone and give them a squeeze, but be sure to ask first. You don't want to turn this into, Your-butt-gets-thrown-into-jail-day.
In an interesting little side note, while I was researching Hugging Day, I came across something I wasn't aware of. January actually, has 5 odd and unusual holidays (once again, if you want to call them that): January 3rd: Festival of the Sleep Day, January 18th: Winnie the Pooh Day (wish I would have known about this one, I LOVE WINNIE THE POOH!!), January 21st: National Hugging Day, January 23rd: National Handwriting Day (It's purpose is to make people aware of the importance of handwriting. It was created by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977. This date was chosen because it's John Hancock's birthday and he was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independance.), and lastly, January 31st: National Popcorn Day (can't wait for that one...yum). Big Hugs to all!