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Hugs Are A Great Daily Give – Here’s Why

Looking for a great daily give you can do anywhere? Hugs are a fabulous give and can be done virtually or in person. Yes, we are at a time where we need to be creative. Hugging in person is not recommended, but that does not mean hugging is not possible! Virtual hugging can be as much of a happiness generator as an in person hug! The intention of wanting to hug brings in the same happiness benefits as an in person hug!

The Huge Benefits of Hugs And Why They Make A Great Give!

Lots of research has shown that hugs bring incredible benefits to us, the planet and animals. With the current environment we are living in, our happiness and wellbeing could do with a boost!

Hugging decreases our depression and increases our wellbeing.

Hugging can lower our heart rate and blood pressure.

Hugging helps us to lower our stress and increase our happiness hormones!

How To Hug During Times of COVID

This is where we get creative and find ways to give to others spontaneously while we keep ourselves safe and healthy! We can hug during times of COVID, they just aren’t hugs as we have known them to be. These virtual hugs are just as impactful and will give you and the person you are virtually hugging a nice dose of happiness!

Send a hug emoji through a text or email

When on a video call send a virtual hug through the camera

Send a fun GIF through email, a text or chat

Send an ecard with a big hug inside

Use your social media to send virtual hugs through direct messages or on your channel

Send a video of you hugging virtually

If you are super tech savvy, send a virtual reality hug!

Your spontaneous hug sent out of the blue will make anyone feel happier! You too will feel happier for sending it along!

Looking for more ideas that will inspire you to give every day and spread happiness? Check out 365give and get your free membership so you can continue to have a great daily give up your sleeve and spread happiness throughout your community!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)