Today we celebrate hugging, something likely to become a thing of the past very soon. One of the side benefits of all the abuse charges lately. It really makes me wonder that if people want to be ignored haven’t we made tremendous strides to accomplishing that!
Well, the day was created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986 and it was copyrighted for some unknown reason. Though it sort of makes sense, you need to get someone’s permission before you hug them. Just not the person you are hugging, it has to be Rev. Zaborney. So before you hug someone today you need to get written permission from the Reverend! (Remember that or you are breaking the law!
This is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, who I believe would have also believed in hugging. Most people understand hugging is good for people. Copyrighting the day seems a bit over the top, but then I did not create the day so…
As you make your way through the day, find someone to hug that isn’t going to sue you, get you arrested or slug you. Or maybe just hug your dog, they will love it!
How to celebrate – Hug someone. (Make sure all legal requirements are met.) Hug your pet. Hug your pillow.