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National Hug Day!

Monday, January 21, 2013

National Hug Day was created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986. This day has since been celebrated annually and continues to grow internationally, it is observed this Monday, Jan. 21. Zaborney wanted to help people show their emotions in public and spread more love throughout America.

With all the drama going on nowadays in this crazy but beautiful world, huggers are an endangered species. Help love grow and participate in National Hug Day. Hug your family and loved ones today and remember to do it more often from now on.

A famous quote associated with National Hug Day is, “You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.” - unknown




  
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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/3/2013 11:51AM

    hug hug hug hug!
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/27/2013 6:43PM

    i'm late too but HUGs!!!!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 1/26/2013 3:20AM

    I am a little late in responding, but I am sending you "HUGS" anyway.

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LINDA! 1/22/2013 12:53PM

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MOVEITMARY 1/21/2013 10:15PM

    ******hugs*******

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Hugs

Niki

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/21/2013 4:52PM

    If I were near you
I'd wrap my arms around you
& give you a big kiss, too.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/21/2013 3:42PM

    Thank you for sharing the history on it. Fascinating! And here's a big Hug for you!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/21/2013 11:29AM

    Love it! I'm big on hugs!! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 1/21/2013 11:11AM

    hurray! I'll celebrate

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New Year Cheer

Sunday, December 30, 2012

At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let's raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.
May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.

May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.

- Author Unknown


Wishing you all the happiest and healthiest of new years!

  
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SHASTA11 1/2/2013 12:02PM

    All the best to you and your family in the New Year.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/31/2012 9:01PM

    Beautiful! Happy New Year! Hope it's filled with blessings, abundance, happiness and health. HUGS

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/31/2012 12:11PM

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/31/2012 12:10PM

    love it!! Happy New Year!!

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GRAMTOTWO 12/31/2012 10:02AM

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/31/2012 6:25AM

    emoticon Have a Happy New Years Eve


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TRUELOU 12/31/2012 12:53AM

    Happy New Year of Cheer!
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PATRICIAAK 12/30/2012 10:35PM

    I wish you a New Year blessed with health, wealth and spiritual growth.

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1EMMA2011 12/30/2012 10:11PM

    Happy New Year Willow!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/30/2012 10:09PM

    Love it!
Happy New Year, Friend!
Debbie

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/30/2012 10:08PM

    Happy New Year to you too!!

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L*I*T*A* 12/30/2012 10:03PM

    wishing you and yours all the blessings for 2013!
blessings and hugs...................lita

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That is Christmas...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Every time a hand reaches out
To help another... that is Christmas.
Every time someone puts anger aside
And strives for understanding
That is Christmas.
Every time people forget their differences
And realize their love for each other
That is Christmas.
May this Christmas bring us
Closer to the spirit of human understanding
Closer to the blessing of peace!

-author unknown-

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/28/2012 9:31AM

    EXCELLENT blog!!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/25/2012 7:20PM

    Very beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/25/2012 3:56PM

    Love the poem.

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LINDYPOWER 12/25/2012 9:04AM

    Beautiful words. One day I'd love to see your home made cards and paper crafts if I get up to see my friend, barbara, who lives in Johnson City (Maine area up on the hill). Merry Christmas. emoticon in loving kindness, Linda

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/25/2012 3:08AM

    emoticon MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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SHASTA11 12/25/2012 1:12AM

    You always manage to find words that are so right. Thank you. Wishing you a happy day with your family!

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TRUELOU 12/25/2012 12:00AM

    That's beautiful, Merry Christmas:)
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/24/2012 10:41PM

    Love it!

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JO88BAKO 12/24/2012 10:37PM

    You bet, that's Christmas. Awesome. Merry Christmas

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L*I*T*A* 12/24/2012 10:31PM

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013!
blessings and hugs.........lita

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PATRICIAAK 12/24/2012 10:30PM

    Thank-you
Have a blessed Christmas

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1CRAZYDOG 12/24/2012 10:25PM

    What a beautiful poem! Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming new year! hUGS

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Thank You...and update!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my son! He came through surgery just fine, however he is in such pain he can barely stand it. The pain killers do not work for him at all. I sure wish I could take his pain away. Nurses and docs were in to see him about every 20 min. today. He has had no sleep whatsoever.

I have to give him a lot of credit. He did get out of bed and into a chair this afternoon and later went for a short walk. Tonight before getting in bed, he wants to do another walk. He just grits his teeth and does it. He knows he has to get moving before they will allow him to go home.

On top of everything else, he has been complaining about his L ear hurting. No doc had looked at it, so you bet I put things in motion! He has a horrible ear infection. Doc asked him what meds he wanted. I must say he does have a perk in being in the medical field. He can discuss his condition with docs and nurses and get specific details that I don't begin to understand!

Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He has a long road ahead, but I know each day will bring improvement. Thanks!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/22/2012 9:30PM

    Sounds like he could have benefited from a morphine pump. Some people need more pain meds than other. He certainly did not need an ear infection on top of surgery. I hope he has a speedy recovery. I am sending prayers.

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TRUELOU 12/22/2012 1:28AM

    So happy he's doing so well now:)
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RAINBOWFALLS 12/21/2012 5:52AM

    I am glad he us alright emoticon

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KICKINGIT@56 12/20/2012 10:18PM

    Hope the good news keeps coming and that he will be home for Christmas.

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1EMMA2011 12/20/2012 9:46PM

    emoticon Good to hear your update and thinking of you!!

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:21PM

    thanks for the update

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HDHAWK 12/20/2012 5:51PM

    I'm glad your son is doing well. My daughter had surgery today too. She's not feeling the best right now, but will soon I hope.

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LIVINGFREE19 12/20/2012 3:46PM

    I'm glad you gave us this update. I will continue to pray for him!
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/20/2012 10:34AM

    Prayers still coming. Hoping his pain is lessened. I have NO luck with dilauded or morphone or demerol..but what DOES work is Percodan (NOT percocet) and hydrocodone. it took a long time before they could find something that worked for all the surgeries i have had for my knee.
Hoping he is recovering well. sometimes being in the field you know too much...not easy. I am sending all good prayers and positive thoughts!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/20/2012 9:31AM

    Prayers and thoughts continue! Glad that at least he's thru the surgery.

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TWEETYKC00 12/20/2012 4:43AM

    I am so glad he made it through the surgery ok. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers for a good recovery.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/20/2012 2:43AM

    I hope your son will soon be 'up and about.' I will continue to keep him in my prayers.

HUGS
Pam

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/20/2012 1:11AM

    I'm praying for him Willow. Good to hear this update.

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SHASTA11 12/19/2012 11:32PM

    I'm so glad Dane's surgery is over, although I'm sad no pain med works for him. I don't know how he can stand it. Happy to hear he was up and wants to talk a walk before bed. And, now an ear infection. Gad.

He gets his fortitude from you and I'm sure he will get through his recovery with flying colors.

I'm praying his pain will start to lessen soon.

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L*I*T*A* 12/19/2012 11:25PM

    such great news!!!!
wishing him a quick and easy recovery......
blessings and hugs.......lita

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MOVEITMARY 12/19/2012 11:12PM

    I'm glad to hear the surgery was successful. Will continue to pray for his recovery. That is really hard about the pain meds not working.

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Prayer Request, please

Monday, December 17, 2012

My only child, son, will be having major surgery tomorrow. He is very nervous about it as he's never had any type of surgery before. He is a neurosurgical PA so knows exactly what will be going on. Perhaps he knows too much! Pain meds do not work for him (he takes after his mama and nana); he's worried about having a lot of pain during recovery.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks so much!

  
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DJ4HEALTH 12/20/2012 12:25AM

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1EMMA2011 12/18/2012 4:02PM

    Absolutely praying right now and wishing your family respite in the days ahead.

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LIVINGFREE19 12/18/2012 11:06AM

    Definitely praying for him!
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SHASTA11 12/18/2012 10:16AM

    My very special prayers for your son. I'm there guiding the drs and telling them to do it right.

A special prayer that he doesn't have much pain during recovery.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 12/18/2012 8:18AM

    Sending good thoughts and prayers for your son, his physicians and you. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2012 7:56AM

    Oh prayers definitely coming his way (and yours too! I know this is tough on Mama!!) Please update us on how he's doing! They'll take good care of him.

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BECKYLIZ 12/18/2012 6:51AM

    I will keep your son in my thoughts and pray for his speedy, healthy recovery. God bless.

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RORYLYONS 12/18/2012 3:03AM

    My prayers are with you & your son... emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/18/2012 1:03AM

    I will keep you and your son in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that his surgery runs smoothly and that his recovery is speedy.

HUGS
Pam

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L*I*T*A* 12/18/2012 12:38AM

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.......
wishing him a quick and unventful recovery......
blessings and hugs..............lita

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MOVEITMARY 12/18/2012 12:18AM

    Paying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
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SLIMMERJESSE 12/18/2012 12:12AM

    I willl say a prayer. Best wishes for good outcomes.

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PATRICIAAK 12/18/2012 12:08AM

    OK

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TRUELOU 12/17/2012 11:56PM

    Praying
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/17/2012 10:29PM

    You know I'm praying for him friend. If there's anything I can do jsut holler. I'm here for you.
Hugz
Debbie

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2012 10:28PM

    GF, you know you only have to ask. I sent a prayer and will continue to pray for him. Keep us informed on how he is doing. emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/17/2012 10:21PM

    Many prayers.

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SPIRALDOWN 12/17/2012 10:09PM

    Prayers and hugs

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