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Sunday, January 20, 2013


National Hug Day or National Hugging Day: January 21

When our men and women of the military are deployed overseas, they must leave everything behind: home, family, friends, loved ones, even pets. It is a sad, sad day of departure completely filled with emotional hugs. Then, on the other hand, it is the happiest of days upon returning home, which is equally emotional. 

What better time to hug a member of our military than on National Hugging Day! According to Wikipedia, "National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney. It occurs on January 21 and is officially recognized by the United States Copyright Office, but is not a public holiday."  

This day is supportive of giving a hug to anyone, anywhere, any time of the day of night. It is a means of showing emotion and is acceptable in public!

In commemoration of this national day and a tribute to our military, Awakenings is sharing inspiration that comes courtesy of  
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Arlen has been featured on Awakenings' sister site catnipoflife. Read more about Arlen, his writing, his poetry, his blog, his goals HERE! While visiting be sure to leave him a comment to let him know you stopped by and of course, he would love for you to become a Follower.

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AND don't leave without watching the video...now, that is what hugging is all about!

Click the arrow in the center.

Cyber hugs to all my virtual friends! Should you meet a soldier today be sure to extend a hand, offer a hug and thank him or her for all the sacrifices being made for you every day!



  1. thanks for sharing..

  2. Thank you dear Sharla. I shared this post through my Twitter account and Facebook wall! Thanks much!


  3. I've shared this on twitter :-)