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I Believe In the Power of a Hug and a Smile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8,021 People

    Or Just a Smile

    Have you ever stopped to consider how strange it is just to see someone smile at you? I met a girl at a party awhile ago, we were introduced, we had a few drinks, we didn't talk much. We were...what's the word...acquaintances. I saw her in the lunchroom the other day, and when...
    Harpertrap Harpertrap 18-21, F 4 Responses May 6, 2008

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    Hugs are my favorite .

    . hugs just make me feel better specially from those special ones!!
    belseg belseg 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I heard yesterday that you make a 1st

    impression on someone within the 0.33 of a second. One way to make a good impression is to smile. I realize we all have our fair share of problems but no matter what, I try to smile. First of all, I'm a positive person but more importantly, there's always someone you'll...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I have a brother, an older brother,

    but I'm estranged from him. He was the only male I ever liked a hug and smile of reassurance from. Until recently!
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1

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    A Smile is the name of a lovely mood…A Smile

    creates greatness in personality…A S-mile is the shortest distance between 2 people….So A Smile is the best source to win a heart…. … Keep Smiling..Keep Winning Hearts..
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Old man in a scooter.

    At walmart. Shopping. Feeling bad due to a lady making room for him. Sees me. Feels worse. Me smiles and nods. His sadness vanishes. He says hi. Me says howdy. Him says how are ya. Me says almost as great as him. He looks at me baffled. Me...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Come on everypony smile,

    smile, smile!Fill my heart up with sunshine, sunshine!All I really need's a smile, smile, smileFrom these happy friends of mine!
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 10

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    Is it really that hard to look up from your

    technology and say hi to someone back with a smile. Is it even just that hard to say hi to someone in general. Something as simple as a smile and saying hi can brighten someone's day. You never know so try it.
    Keegal Keegal 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    Adds For a Great Day !!!

      Hugs and a smile are so awesome that it makes me radiate with joy. Just shows how much people care...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 39 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    That hug I just got means more to me then he'll

    ever know... Nice to know after all I put him trough he still cares a little
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 2

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    Hugs Are Free, Saudis Are Not

    Please take a moment to watch this wonderful video (sorry, I did not know how to embed it in the story): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oixr60vEinQ It is about two men, Bandr al-Swed and Al-Khayyal, who walked the streets of Riyadh with a placard offering a "Free Hug". And I...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Nothing makes you feel better

    than a sincere hug when you need one. And nothing is better than a smiling face when you are feeling a bit down. Keep hugging and keep smiling. There can never be enough love in the world.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    It's the little gesture

    that changes a moment for the better. A smile can change/save a life - It's the least you can do! :D
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22

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    Smiling can do wonders,

    to yourself and others. :)
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I really do believe in the power of a hug

    and a smile. Like when you're sad are just down, a simple hug or smile can just make your day, especially that one person who's hugs are just everything, just makes your whole day a lot better, sounds a bit cheesy but it's my type of cheese :D
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I definitely believe in giving others a nice

    smile, hug, and words of encouragement. If I feel close to that person, male or female, I will kiss them too and let them kiss me back. This would include my immediate family members, relatives, friends, and strangers.
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I love giving hugs, kisses,

    and a nice smile to my family, friends, and strangers. There is so much power in these things. If you think not then just do it and you will see how much power you have in doing these things with others.
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    My Daily Walk

    When visiting my husband, our two dogs need to be walked. The first day I was there I introduced myself to an older woman working in her little patch of garden. She had been a war bride during WWII. She was originally from Lithuania and now was a widow. Each time I walked by her...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    I have always given a smile to people I don't

    know. Sometimes a smile can brighten up their day. So, I believe it is important to smile to everybody that looks like they need a smile. I absolutely love getting and giving hugs but sometimes it can get a little awkward for the person that hugs me since I am so tall but I...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I try to smile at people.

    ..though it's hard for me to look anyone in the eyes..but I know that I feel better when someone smiles at me...so I try to do that a few times a day. A hug...I love hugs. Though you can't just go up to a complete stranger & hug them!!LOL This is NOT the 60's.;) But when...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love being positive .

    im the kind of person who always has a smile on there face :) a hug can mean a lot when someone is feeling down . I hug people around me like everyday, so they know I care about them .
    annabellmugan123 annabellmugan123 16-17, F 1 Response May 24

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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 5

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    Just Try Not To Cry, I Dare You ...

     This is just something that was shared with me by a friend of mine from back home.  It's a song we both love by Katy Perry, but sung by a bunch of kids with bigger struggles than either of us.  I don't know about you, but I needed a few tissues to get through it.  That's...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Who wants to come into moments arms?

    @love_thechase Instagram
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 3

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    Just one small gesture of kindness

    or love could brighten someone's day. Wherever I go I try to always smile and see who smiles back.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I absolutely believe in the power of a hug

    and a smile with others. I see nothing wrong with a nice smile and a hug with family and friends. When smiling and hugging others you are really telling that person that you care about them very much.
    mominpool mominpool 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Big hug to everyone .

    .. Especially who are lonely and neglected .... Peace!!
    Kongfernando Kongfernando 36-40, F 3 Responses May 2

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    They are the best I don't care much about hugs

    as a greeting from most people, but a compassionate hug is the best. It's a moment to feel loved, safe and peace, no matter what problems or stress you are struggling with. And a smile brightens up everyone's day, doesn't it? Why not share such a simple and free thing as much...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M May 2

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    It's not really the hugs

    or smiles that have the power... After all...a person can hug you and give you a smile and not care about you at all. Or they may even try to pretend to be good to you and go about proving how little they actually care about you...and how much they only care about themselves...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    There's nothing better

    than a complete stranger telling you" your smile just made my day, just a simple gesture overlooked now in days have the power of helping others. It's like with hugs, best thing in life is getting a hug from a lived one when you are down. That's including my daughter who gives...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 17

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    Can Make Not Only Us But Everyone Else Happy Too! :)

    With smiling you send positive vibration to the other person. I often feel wonderful all day when I smile at someone and that person smiles back. Even if the other person don't smile back I still feel great because I smiled at someone who maybe didn't felt enough in good mood to...
    zoejanee zoejanee 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    I love smiling, hugging,

    and kissing others in private or in public. I am a very warm and loving female, wife and mom.
    maryannesinclair maryannesinclair 41-45, F 4 Responses May 11

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    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jun 16

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    The touch of someone compassionate,

    loving, and understanding can be extremely powerful. It can make you feel safe and loved. Hugs are some of the best ways we can demonstrate love to our friends and family.
    txaggie00 txaggie00 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I love giving as well

    as receiving. Best feeling.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 16

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    Smile And The World Smiles With You! :-)

    This isn't my own creation, if anyone knows the author, please let me know! :-) Smiling is infectious you can catch it like the flu when someone smiled at me I started smiling too when I passed the corner someone saw my grin when he smiled I realized I passed it onto him I...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Sometimes all I want is a hug.

    A warm, tight hug and for someone to tell me everything will be okay.
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Yes. And a genuine, serious hug.

    . That's full of LOVE.
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I Am A Believer

    Often we underestimate the power of a hug and a smile has on us. Without ever realizing it. The power of a hug, a touch, a smile, a kind word, someone that listens and hears what you are saying are all things we crave as human beings. I try to hug as often as possible, kiss...
    winterlace winterlace 46-50 11 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    I could be feeling down in the dumps,

    to the point where I want to give up... But a smile and a nice big long hug from the right person can make all my troubles go away and that's real talk
    Nbellamyuk Nbellamyuk 18-21, F Oct 16

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    One time I saw a friend in school

    who I didn't know very well, I smiled and hugged her and asked what was wrong. Apparently there was ALOT of things wrong. We talked for hours, and became best friends. She always tells me how thankful she is that I came up to her that day and she was able to open up. It means a...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M Jun 9

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    Big hug to all the children

    that suffers sadness because of having a broken family..... May they never stop believing in Love and faithfulness .... ❤️
    Kongfernando Kongfernando 36-40, F 2 Responses May 6

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    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14