About a month ago my friend Elina blogged about free hugs in Helsinki and I commented that I could have one too … Elina called me in Sunday morning, she wanted to do something around Hugging Monday and asked if I was in. And of cause I was excited … so here started the idea to arrange something similar, but a bit different for people at work.
Both of us have had our share of ups and downs and we we decided that we really want to do something – to cheer up our selves and others as well.
We wanted to keep things small – to remind us and others – that small things can make a difference.
And today was the official first “Hugging Monday” - due to Swine Influenza, we decided not widely share real hugs. Instead we decided to cheer up our fellow workers with sharing printed aphorisms, about life & joy&change &hope, piloted a small scale coffee corner event with chocolate, and sent out messages via e-mail lists and super hugs via Super Poke in Facebook.
In return we got nice comments and replies, smiling faces – also real and virtual hugs. And life feels a little bit better!