A few weeks ago on the Gratitude Habitat Facebook page, we posted a question that asked:
“How do you like to express your gratitude?”
The appreciation options included giving gifts, sending cards, saying ‘thank you’, giving flowers and hugging or kissing the person to whom you are grateful to name just a few.
We had over 200 responses and the overwhelming ‘method’ of showing one’s appreciation was giving a heartfelt hug. 102 people or 48% of respondants chose hugging. The ‘silver medal’ was awarded to saying ‘thank you’ with 54 responses (25%) and sending cards came in a distant third with 18 responses.
Saying ‘thank you’ and hugging accounted for an overwhelming 73% combined.
So when you feel grateful, hug it out.
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, “Family Circus”
A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange. ~Author Unknown