Saturday, May 19, 2007

Where Are The Hugs?

I got this in an e-mail from a friend today.
I had seen it the "first time around" ... and even passed it on in e-mails.

It has millions of hits on YouTube. This man was flown in to be on Oprah and the late night shows. Probably because it was so "popular" on the net at the time.

The feel good of this video went around the world. They were making their own versions in Japan, the United States, Europe, and Canada as well as other countries. If you look on YouTube, you can view many from around the world.

But the sad part is most watched it, "felt the love", passed it on to friends, though it was "cool", but maybe missed the point? We all jump on the band wagon of what ever is going on in the news, on the internet, or the gossip of the moment ... talk about it and take it all in, myself included. Most of the things we give more attention to are not the "feel good" things, but things we disapprove of. They seem to sidetrack us from simpler, yet more powerful ways that can make differences, that matter.

I wish more hugs, compassion, caring for our neighbors and our world would be the "in thing" for the majority of us. Here's a hug for you from me today.


Jen Magnuson said...

Amen! I love your blog tagline, by the way! Love it. Can I get a double? And you're now on my Technorati faves!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I was truly touched by that clip as well. I really do think the world would be a better place with just a few more hugs in it.

Oh, The Joys said...

Good point. I did love that video...