Simply Hug: One simple gesture

I began my hug tour this year to show the people in my life that I care about them. The more I hug like I mean it, the more people come forward doing the same.

I call them Hug Tour Ambassadors, my comrades in loving intentionally. 

I invited some to share their stories. Here is the first by Michelle Massie.

Hug Tour reminded me that there are good people in the world who want to bring joy and happiness into other people's lives.

It's amazing what one simple gesture can do to brighten someone's day.

A hug can bring joy, peace and comfort at a time when a person is about to hit bottom. A hug can bring them back from the brink. A hug can remind someone that they are loved...

I've always believed in the power of hugs and it's just nice to see a concerted effort to create a movement of huggers.

I wore my Hug t-shirt during a festival in my hometown of Pittsburgh. I got a lot of attention from it...It was pretty cool how receptive people were to the message.

My wish is that people follow through and decide to spread the joy that a hug can offer.

Hug your children more; hug your parents, siblings, friends, the lonely kid in school, the co-worker who is left out of after work functions, etc.

Sometimes a hug can be more intimate than a kiss.

Hug Tour has started and grown simply. Hug with purpose and everyone is changed. Michelle is a great example of that.

If you're hugging the people you love, I want to hear about it. Please share your story.