Sunday, July 5, 2009

FREE HUGS

I wondered about the folks at Tacoma's Freedom Fair giving 'Free Hugs.' After the hug, you got a little sticker that says you got a free hug. Some people were put off by it, but others ~ myself included decided "sure why not?"

I believe I got hugged by a pretty blonde teenage girl. I was curious about the web site listed on the sticker. So I checked it out & found out they were people from Life Center...a large church here in Tacoma that I attended for over 20 years.

When you stop & think about it....I wonder how many people face everyday with no one to give them a hug or even a smile? I'm sure there are many. I hope some of those folks took advantage of the free hugs that were graciously given, on Tacoma's waterfront Saturday.

www.hugtacoma.com

14 comments:

garnett109 said...

send me a plane ticket i need a free hug

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Marlene said...

Hey, the Swine flew thingie is over, so lets all HUG. ((((huggies)))

Lisa said...

Awwww, that is a sweet thing to do. I'm sure it made the day for some folks.

a corgi said...

my former pastor from Montana said this "everyone deserves a look, a touch, a smile and a word". seems this church is helping with at least the touch part (and I'm sure there was a smile and a word and a look in the process as they gave out the hugs)

that's neat!!! I think I would have gone for a hug too!

love your picture of Solvang; isn't that a nice place to spend some time?

betty

Ally Lifewithally said...

Linda what a wonderful idea giving away free hugs ~ I am glad you took advantage and had a few :o) I know there are many people about who have no one to hug them and my thoughts are with them ~ Ally x

Julie said...

It all depends on who is giving the hug. I always get some derelict old bum with rummy eyes and a leer lunging after me, Oh NO you don't. LOL

Wish on a Whisker said...

Free hugs can be nice.
Love your Solvang picture! I spent lots of time there when I lived in California. I even worked there for for a bit. It's a fun place!

~Mandy

nancy said...

I don't know anyone who don't like hugs. I prefere to hug someone everyday. It is a nice feeling. Tnanks for sharing. I love the header photos. Nice!>>>HUGS2U<<<
:) Nancy

DB said...

Send the girl around here. I'll take a free hug.

DB

Barb said...

I am a hugger. I hug everyone. I even hug my manicurist before I leave. LOL AND my hairdressser. My family are all huggers. DH's are/were not. I'm sure the way I hugged took them aback in the early years. LOL I am also an I love you person. If I love a person, I tell them!! You may never get that chance again. Ya know? I knew someone once who, as a punishment to their 10 year old, withheld all hugs, I love yous and touching. Is that not cruel??? I was aghast. How can you NOT hug a child-whether that child is being punished or not?? I'm going to hug 2 of my granddaughters RIGHT NOW. I hope none of my kids ever tire of them. Yesterday I hugged my oldest son,Chad who will be 36 an extra long hard hug. I need a hug frin big brother whom I haven't seen in several years. :(

Barb said...

P.S. I got so wrapped up in me that I forgot to post my usual---
Hugs, Barb. :) So...
(((Hugs Linda))))From HOT *106F yesterday & supposedly today, Lubbock, TX

Jimmy's Journal said...

Where do I sign up for the free blonde hugs?

Jimmy

krissy knox said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it! I saw a movie called Free Hugs. Did you see it? If not, email me, and I'll send it to you! You may want to show it to everyone!

Love you, Krissy :)

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