Photo was taken yesterday in Col√°iste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)

Ruth Long and Anna N√≠Conaill give Charlie O’Sullivan a fine big loving hug as part of Anti Bullying Week in Col√°iste Choilm yesterday. A Transition Year team went around the school wearing white T-shirts with Free Hugs written across the front. They gave hugs to everyone they met including teachers! The day was an outstanding success with laughter, smiles and a recognition on the difference a simple hug can make.

Thought on Wednesday – November – 10/11/2010

The Simplicity Of A Hug

There’s something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. A hug is a way to share the joy or the sad times we go through. Hugs are meant for anyone whom we really care. It is a way for friends to say they like you because you’re just you. A hug is an amazing thing to show the love we are feeling but can’t find the words to say. It’s funny how a little hug makes everyone feel good. In every place and language it is always understood. Hugs are also a little reminder just how much God loves us. They are such a precious gift from God to us. Hugs don’t need new equipment, special batteries or parts. Just open up your arms and open up your hearts. Forget today about the recession and everything connected with a negative news story. Instead just go and give someone a decent hug!