May 30, 2007

1:28 PM: the hug project

A week ago DeAnna told us that a person who receives seven hugs each day is supposed to be considerably happier than the average, not-so-well-hugged person. We started that day. I forgot to keep it up, but I think I hit my quota even without trying on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Yesterday I started taking this project seriously, and I plan on collecting no fewer than seven hugs per day for awhile--maybe forever.

We've decided that it's okay to have more than one hug from any one person. It doesn't have to be seven different huggers. It just has to be seven different hugs. Yesterday's eight hugs were collected from DeAnna, Maureen, Mark, Justin, Anne, and Sean. Oh, and I got one mental hug from Jen. Maybe by the end of this experiment, she'll give me a real one!

I have six so far today, collected from Erin, Maureen, Mark, Tammie, and Anne. Justin will make seven once I track him down, and I should go over quota today, since Andy's coming over tonight. What a happy day this will be!

I'll keep you updated on my happiness quotient. I think it's working already!

Some things Wiki says about hugs:
A hug is form of physical intimacy that generally involves closing or holding the arms around another person.
The hug is probably the most common human sign of love and affection.
It is practiced in almost all nations, countries, religions and sects.
It is not peculiar to human beings
alone as there are many species of animals that engage in a similar exchange of warmth.

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3 Responses to “the hug project”

  1. # Blogger Amanda, Ian, and Addison

    Hugs from Japan!!  

  2. # Blogger Erin

    What?? I hugged you twice!  

  3. # Blogger Erin

    Whoops, never mind. I guess I should have read the whole post before I commented. :)  

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