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It’s wondrous what a hug can do.
A hug can cheer you, when you’re so blue.
A hug can say, “I love you so,”
Or, “I hate to see you go.”

A hug is “Welcome back again,”
And “Great to see you ! where have you been?”
A hug can soothe a small child’s pain
And bring a rainbow after the rain.

The hug, there’s no doubt about it –
We scarcely could survive without it.
A hug delights and warms and charms;
It must be why God gave us arms.

Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,
Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers;
And chances are your favorite aunts
Love hugs more than potted plants.

Kittens crave them, puppies love them;
Heads of states are not above them.
A hug can break the language barrier
And make your travel so much merrier.

No need to fret about your store of  ’em;
The more you give, the more there’s of  ’em.
So stretch those arms without delay
And give someone a hug today!

Michael Abruzzese, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist on Cape Cod and a former Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Ten Lessons in Power Psychology; Psychology Tips and Techniques For People Who Would Never Visit a Psychologist’s Office.

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