There’s a lot in the news lately about global warming—is it real, or is it hype; is it human-made, or is it simply Nature’s cycles? Whatever a person’s position is on the subject, though, everyone agrees that global warming is bad.

            But there’s another kind of “global warming” that’s good. I’m talking about the warmth that spreads from one person to another when he or she hugs someone. Ahhhh…that’ll warm even the coldest-hearted person and cheer up anyone who’s down in the dumps.

            A hug can say so much…and do so much. A hug can say, “I love you,” or “I care how you feel,” or “I’m on your side,” or “I’ll help you get through this,” or “I’m your friend,” or “I really appreciate you,” or “Do you know how much you mean to me?” or simply “Great to see you again!” And a hug can let someone know they’re loved, or cared about, or appreciated, or sympathized with, or simply that someone is glad to see them.

            Those types of messages would warm anyone’s heart and brighten anyone’s outlook. And spreading that kind of global warming is a good thing. So let’s start a tidal wave of warmth—warmth from hugs—spreading around the world.

            Who do you know who could use a hug today?