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I Believe In the Power of a Hug and a Smile

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    This is my second story about a smile.

    I actually believe in giving others a nice smile and a kind word when passing each other. Also, this will help others to have a nice day in most cases. Lets move on to hugs and kisses. I am a hugger and a kisser of family members and friends. When meeting family and...
    marriedonthebeach marriedonthebeach 31-35, F Jan 26

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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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    philobee philobee 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    What can be better for hug

    and a smile? I enjoy to share my love with my dears! I think is very important to show feelings to love ones. :@) Also this to can give a people who is a good friend . Or make with your smile happy any sad people .
    princessmummy2012 princessmummy2012 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Smiling… We do it when we laugh,

    are happy, excited, hearing a compliment or when we feel great. Everyone is different… Everyone smiles on a different situation. I smile with everything what I just mentioned above plus I smile when I am talking. Looking at my friends and family. Honestly, I can’t help it...
    DavidEurope DavidEurope 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    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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    A smile can change someone's day.

    You never know what someone is going through. You have the power to brighten up their day with a smile. It will make you feel better about yourself too. You should try it.
    sgarc215 sgarc215 26-30, F Jan 10

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    Hugs Are Like Medications !

    Smiles are great, but Hugs are even better. And there must be a reason why some people love hugs more than the others. I believe that those who haven't had enough affection in the past are those who believe in the power of a hug the most. Hugs are like medications, doctors should...
    ichbinverloren ichbinverloren 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I Do........

     Too often we underestimate the power of a hug, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo. F. Buscaglia. 
    OP OP 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I think everyone needs a hug.

    And I HATE being TOUCHED.
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Hug Coupn To Miss Gibson

    Hugs are fat-free, sugar-freeAnd require no batteries.Hugs reduce blood pressure......heartache..and have no calories..lower Body temperature, heart rateAnd help relive pain and depressionuse this coupon for your free hugging session..Hugs fill you up with that inner glow..makes...
    clearclover clearclover 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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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 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 15

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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 4 Responses Feb 6

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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 think it is sad when someone posts like a

    certain Believe girl in her late 20s that she is looking for a friend and I respond with a sincere interest in helping and I get blocked. I am a fellow believer and I feel so sorry for you. It's like the old story about the person who drowned and went to heaven and asked God...
    youngricky youngricky 61-65, M Apr 13

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    I Need One

    Oh how I crave a hug and a warm friendly smile comming my way.  I give lots of hugs out but rarely get any in return.  Yeah a hug and smile would do wonders for me right now.
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 5 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    Analogy

    A smile is to humanity as sunshine is to a flower. Those words scroll across my screen whenever I give the computer a minute of peace. I had read an anonymous confession about smiles yesterday and went looking throughout the web for an interesting quote regarding smiles. I...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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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 7 Responses Mar 28

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    A Silent Hug...

    Hugs are the best thing in all the world!
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Sep 18, 2013

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    Long, Long Walk

    As I write this, my feet are still sore and I have a big blister on the ball of my left foot - despite my comfortable walking shoes.Yesterday afternoon, I got a phone call from someone that I'd recently sent a note to asking to get together and maybe be a walking buddy to me...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    It Cost Nothing

    If i could i would hug you, him, her and them. A hug can make someone feel good about themselves and a smile goes along way. I give them away as much as i can..it wont hurt. Besides i can give you something that cost nothing!
    kiki1956 kiki1956 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Words Unspoken

    Wounds heal but scars remain and every time you look at them you think of the one who gave them to you.You remember the agony you felt and you seek revenge.You want to hurt them just the way they hurt you and you want them to know that grief and pain is like poison, it eats you...
    armageddon01 armageddon01 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    I've always loved hugs

    and smiles shared between people even if it's not involving me. The flow of a good vibe isn't just a direct arrow shot at someone, it's a wave that can put others in a wonderful light. The summer that just passed, I was at Warped Tour 2013 and I saw a band called Never Shout...
    TheCagedBirdsMelody TheCagedBirdsMelody 13-15, M Dec 18, 2013

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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 3 Responses Nov 21, 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 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    When you crush smiles

    and hugs you 😍 my day is made no matter what ❤️😍
    warrior0915 warrior0915 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    Soo Powerful

    There is nothing like a hug and smile, they can solve so many disputes and mend a gap made with an argument. They can help us feel better when we are down and on top of the world at other times. Hugs and Smiles keep this world happier
    Caspian785 Caspian785 22-25, M Oct 7, 2013

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    How Can This Be So?

    How is it that sharing a hug and smile can be powerful? Like this weekend for instance: My Best friend needed me to come down and help her out with some things amongst some Hubby drama etc. I walked in the door and hugged the hubby who towers over me and then hugged her. Through...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    I Truly do, both Giving

    and receiving, I will randomly "hug" my friends on here and in real life because I truly believe it helps brighten up a bad day. And one of my deepest hopes/wishes is to be hugged, although that never seems to happen :-/
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    Share the Power

    There is power in anything that brings people closer together, and what can be better and more powerful than sharing a smile, and hugging someone to show you care and that they are of value?!
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Well it sure makes me feel good

    for a moment when a kind stranger (smile) or friend (hug) gives them.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M Feb 24

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    Hugs.

    Growing up, I didn´t receive many hugs & kisses, for the simple reason my mother wasn´t a very demonstrative person. I always felt that I wasn´t loved. Though now that I am an adult, I know she did and very much. I tried to be more affectionate...
    amk amk 61-65 5 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    I am a loving woman who is age 37

    and I love hugging and kissing my family and friends. When out I love to smile at others and give them a nice compliment. Hopefully this will spark up their individual lives to where they have a great day.
    welldevelopedmom welldevelopedmom 36-40, F Dec 27, 2013

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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 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    A Smile Costs Nothing

    Its true you know, a smile costs nothing for the giver or the recipient - and yet can brighten someone's day, is infections and contagious and brings joy to those you see...... that is of course that the smile is geniune - not to be mistake with a grimace or manic smiling - go on...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    mariog17 mariog17 18-21, M Jan 30

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    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M Apr 15

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    Try a Smile

    Isn't it true?  Smile at someone, and they'll smile back - even if they don't know you or they weren't expecting a flash of your teeth.  Smiling makes you feel better.  And other folk feel good for receiving a smile - try it! Same with hugs - but you might like...
    TrueLife TrueLife 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    Everybody is beautiful

    when they smile :)
    MelodyInMyHead MelodyInMyHead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Last night I had a dream. I had a dream about my friend. His name being Kane. It was a very wired dream, it started with me in an apple store. I was standing there with him wishing...
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    Ever since I was little, people have always complemented me on how much I smile haha
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    why not :D everytime I get the chance. Hugs feels so great and comfortable...unless you squeeze the life and the air out of me ;) but for real when I hug someone it gives me always...
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