Did you know that today is Free Hug Day? Well, it’s not a recognised event as such but seems to have been started by a guy called Alex Schaffer on FaceBook. Here’s what he had to say about his reasoning behind it…
The Reason for the date,
September 10th is the day before 9/11. We will all sit down on that day and think about the tragedies that have befallen this world, we will think of the twin towers, of the Iraq war, of the terrorist attacks all over the world. We will think to ourselves…what has this world come to? where has the good gone. That is why I created this event, so when you do ask yourself that, you think about all the hugs you had received the day before and you think to yourself that there is love left.
I want people to be reminded that this world has a great amount of good left in it, and that it should never be forgotten.
Well, whether you agree with his reasoning or not, everyone likes to give and receive a hug so I for one will be offering hugs to all and sundry, except maybe my boss cos I’m not sure he would appreciate it!
Musically I thought that Everyday by the Dave Matthews Band would be the most appropriate and even more so if you see the video so sit back and draw inspiration :)