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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:27 AM

FREE HUGS HERE!

In the midst of everything else -- the frustration, the anger, the arguing and despair -- we must remember that we're not alone. We are a community, and there shall be hugs!!!





EDIT TO ADD: IT'S A HUG-A-THON!!! Share your favorite hug pics or any other warm fuzzies. Speaking of warm fuzzies, don't forget to check out SalmonChantedEvening's LOLcats from today!




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Reply FREE HUGS HERE! (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #2
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #6
Scuba Jan 2013 #3
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #7
Samantha Jan 2013 #16
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #17
babylonsister Jan 2013 #4
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #8
nenagh Jan 2013 #9
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #10
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #11
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #26
pacalo Jan 2013 #55
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #56
Turborama Jan 2013 #12
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #27
VOX Jan 2013 #13
niyad Jan 2013 #18
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #28
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #14
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #29
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 #15
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #31
nolabear Jan 2013 #19
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #32
RoccoR5955 Jan 2013 #20
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #33
samsingh Jan 2013 #21
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #35
samsingh Jan 2013 #48
Helen Reddy Jan 2013 #22
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #36
NJCher Jan 2013 #51
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #23
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #37
Aristus Jan 2013 #24
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #38
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #25
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #39
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 #30
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #34
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #40
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #42
shenmue Jan 2013 #41
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #43
Stuart G Jan 2013 #44
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #45
JimDandy Jan 2013 #46
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #47
jillan Jan 2013 #49
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #50
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #52
glinda Jan 2013 #53
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #59
pacalo Jan 2013 #54
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #60
pacalo Jan 2013 #63
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #57
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #61
Spirochete Jan 2013 #58
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #62
ornotna Jan 2013 #64
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #65

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:28 AM

1. ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:44 AM

5. ...

for you, RKP5637!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:32 AM

2. This is why I always carry a coupon...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:45 AM

6. Niiiiiice....

Very nice, PoliticAverse!

for you!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:35 AM

3. ...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:45 AM

7. Ooooh, babies...

I linked to SCE's LOLcats' thread for even more warm fuzzies:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018278321

Thanks, and a for you, Scuba!



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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 AM

16. I adore this picture

Thank you for sharing.

Sam

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:12 AM

17. Ohhhhh Scuba...

You know what makes my heart melt......
Goldies!!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:36 AM

4. My sister actually did this in SoCal

a couple of weeks ago. She claims it was one of the most gratifying experiences she has ever had.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:46 AM

8. So cool...

Really, hugs -- virtual, real life, it doesn't matter to me -- make me feel so much better about life.

I may have some t-shirts made simply saying FREE HUGS and wear them every single day.

to you, babylonsister!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:48 AM

9. OneGrassRoot, have you seen Misty's Pups Nursery Cam?

The Golden Retriever puppies were born Dec 28, 2012... and are Warrior Canine Connection puppies that will be trained as therapeutic service dogs that "harnesses the Healing power of the human-animal bond"

They are adorable.. and just watching from time to time is guaranteed to reduce stress and promote hugs..

I'm link challenged...but they are easily Googled..

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Response to nenagh (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:51 AM

10. Yes!

I have seen them. ADORABLE.

Here's a link for others:

http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam

for you, nenagh!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:55 AM

11. I for one could use a free hug today!





Thanks, OneGrassRoot
sheshe

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:13 PM

26. Back atcha, sheshe2!





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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:40 PM

55. GMTA, sheshe! I posted the same one downthread...



Here's another cute one:




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Response to pacalo (Reply #55)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 PM

56. Two hugs are better than one!

Thanks pacalo,

sheshe

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:05 AM

12. Have you heard of Tim's Place?

Maybe we could have a DU get together there?



ETA Link: http://timsplaceabq.com/

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Response to Turborama (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:14 PM

27. Wow!

No, I'd never heard of Tim's Place. WONDERFUL! You local DUers should check it out for a meetup!

Thanks for the link, because I see National Hug Day is coming up!



for you, Turborama!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:06 AM

13. I've been laid up with pneumonia & need a hug BAD!!

Almost had to be admitted to the hospital yesterday, but my temperature broke early this morning, so I can begin healing here at home. I've been crazy with fever, and my ribs are wrapped to diminish the pain from all the non-stop hacking.

(((((((((((((HUGS ARE GOOD)))))))))))


Thank you so much, OCR -- much appreciated!

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Response to VOX (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:30 AM

18. some hugs for you

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

get well, take care of yourself.

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Response to VOX (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:19 PM

28. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{VOX}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Geeeeeez, you need SERIOUS healing hugs!

Quite a few are down with the flu, leading to pneumonia and bronchitis, with the painful coughing fits.

I hope you feel MUCH better very, very soon.




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:12 AM

14. I must say

 

Astrology, Spirituality & Alternative Healing sure is a mellow group.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:21 PM

29. LOL...

Well, this is General Discussion, but I agree about ASAH.



UnrepentantLiberal

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:21 AM

15. .....

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:21 PM

31. ...


Maraya1969





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:41 AM

19. Hugs make endorphins. Endorphins feel like love. Love engenders hugs.

Endorphins for everybody!!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:22 PM

32. Yay for endorphins!



nolabear!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:50 AM

20. Luv isn't free. You have to buy it

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:23 PM

33. ...



for you, RoccoR5955!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:58 AM

21. who can turn down a free hug?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:26 PM

35. Hopefully no one. :)

samsingh!







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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:16 PM

48. absolutely

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:01 PM

22. My Pom

 

and I go to an assisted living center that houses my father and a few dozen other elderly who need a hand to resume their lives as normally as possible. Pom and I participated in chair exercises with the guests on friday and there is a new lady whom I have never seen before. When she saw my dog, she tearfully asked if she could pet him, "of course" I answer. Arthritis has overtaken this woman's left side, so she begins stroking the dog with her right hand.

She pets and pets my dog, now mind you, the Pom is not friendly with just anyone. He loved this woman, he walked around in circles attempting to pet her I believe. She is still tearing and tells me she is sad they won't let her have a dog in this place.

She tells me where her room is so the next time I bring poochie, we know where to go.

When she was petting the Pom, I swear to you, she looked 10 years younger and relaxed. Hugging my dog absolutely made her day!

So yes! a hug can be a simple panacea to much stress and worry.

A BIG hug to the sweet little old lady!

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Response to Helen Reddy (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:30 PM

36. Oh my goodness, pet therapy....

IS THE BEST!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to incorporate more rescues to share their unconditional love with others?

Thanks for the reminder that I want to look into that more and make a list of such programs. Children with autism, wounded warriors, the elderly, people housebound for any number of reasons...pet therapy can be so healing in many ways, you're right!

Not sure if they still do it, but years ago I volunteered essentially offering "hug therapy" for preemies. Human contact is so important. Just holding them and rocking them and hoping they felt the love...it doesn't get much better than that.

Good for you and your Pom, Helen Reddy! I send virtual hugs to the sweet old lady as well!!!



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Response to Helen Reddy (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:20 PM

51. you are wonderful for doing that

Your story made my day.

I am so glad there are people like you in the world.


Cher

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:03 PM

23. ~ K ~

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:31 PM

37. I accept your hug with tremendous gratitude!

Thank you, In_The_Wind.

Back atcha:

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:05 PM

24. ...

...I'm never averse to a hug...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:32 PM

38. Good :)

for you, Aristus!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:06 PM

25. BEAR HUG!!!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:33 PM

39. A bear hug it is...

Odin2005

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:21 PM

30. Have to post this adorable little video here. It's as good as a hug.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:26 PM

34. Oooh, Oooh, Oooh! (Doing my best Arnold Horshack imitation)

(If you're old enough to remember "Welcome Back Kotter" you'll remember Horshack)

Pugs are adorable!!!

This may be the cutest hug ever:

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:40 PM

40. Great idea! Huggin' ya back! :)

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #40)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:05 PM

42. ...

to you, FWWM!!!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:59 PM

41. I can has?

{{{Hug}}}

Use above as needed.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:06 PM

43. You can haz...

:hug to you, shenmue!

And thank you for the hug as well.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:08 PM

44. kick

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #44)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:40 PM

45. And a hug...

for you, Stuart G.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:41 PM

46. A real hug would be GREAT about now.

Packing up to move in a couple weeks. Virtually hugging is just as good, tho!

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #46)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:46 PM

47. You got it, JimDandy...



Good luck with packing and your move. I hope it's one you're looking forward to, for the most part.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:51 PM

49. I have a big hug for you!

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Response to jillan (Reply #49)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:08 PM

50. Nice!!!

A most awesome huge hug!!!

Back atcha, jillan!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:52 PM

52. Kicking for afternoon hugs. :) n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:12 PM

53. Hugging you hard OneGrassRoot!

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Response to glinda (Reply #53)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:05 AM

59. ...

for you, glinda!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:32 PM

54. I'm a big believer in hugs...

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Response to pacalo (Reply #54)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:06 AM

60. Perfect.

Thank you for sharing that.

for you, pacalo.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #60)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:10 AM

63. Backatcha, OGR!


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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:25 PM

57. Thanks, I could use one.....

And here's one right back.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:07 AM

61. Thank you!

for you, AverageJoe90!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:56 AM

58. Can I have one, please?

And maybe a six-pack of them to go?

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Response to Spirochete (Reply #58)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:07 AM

62. Absolutely!

For you, Spirochete!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:22 AM

64. I feel icky

I need a hug. 😷

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Response to ornotna (Reply #64)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:09 AM

65. Sorry you feel icky, ornatna...

I hope you feel better soon.






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