Monday, January 7, 2013

Send A Virtual Hug

♡  Lucky you! ♡  

You have just received a virtual hug! Feel free to share this with your friends who might appreciate receiving a little gift in their email box today. 

♡  Question ♡ 

Will sending virtual hugs to others make you (and them) feel happier? Can you send a virtual hug to yourself and actually smile and feel a bit warmer inside? (Try it!)  

Perhaps you would not hesitate to answer this question with a resounding, "Yes!," thinking of these cute little gif images above. 

How darling is the little girl who opens a box and gets the Giant Sparkly Star! And isn't the virtual hug adorable? Look - it's loading....ahhhh, how cute

"I had a pleasant time with my mind, for it was happy."
Louisa May Alcott, novelist

According to John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), happiness can be defined as the greatest degree of pleasure for the greatest number of people. Mill called this principle utilitarianism.

Happiness is a human quality to be realized, nurtured, and shared. While not all pleasures are identical in value, happiness seems to be the most desirable of them all. 

In exploration of what makes us and others happy, I am sending out a Virtual Hug to the World to see how many people it reaches, but more importantly, I am sending this out with the hope that the mere idea of a hug can bring a smile, a giggle, or simply a warm hearted feeling for any heart who needs it. 

My happiness as well as the happiness of others is of great interest to me. Thanks for visiting!  

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