This project started from my own personal goal to collect 1 million hugs in my lifetime.
I have hugged many people before I started capturing photos with the people that I hug. One day, my friend joked that if I collect $1 a hug I would be a millionaire.
Great idea! I can become a millionaire!
But, I want to be a a different kind of millionaire – The Collective Kindness Millionaire.
I want to prove the world that every bit count and you can be part of something greater.
I invite you to be part of ONE MILLION HUGS project and be a Collective Kind Millionaire together! 🙂
LET’S HUG THE WORLD!
It beams my heart when someone ask for a hug. Then I remembered I was wearing my free hug t-shirt 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
D643: SATURDAY HUGS ADVENTURE It makes my day when someone spotted my free hug t-shirt and ask for one. Loving to finally hug the vivacious Jewelchic - Megan Castran and her vivacious tribe. And ending it with a birthday hug for Madeleine Bull! 🙂 Hope everyone have a huggable weekend 🙂 24.03.17
D282: LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING - Grazyna #sixwordwisdom I went to the Cathedral for Good Friday with Kim and another friend Teresa. As I'm about to exit, a stranger smiled at me and I smiled back. Then, I motion forward to hug her. After all, she seems so huggable. We hugged and she proceeded to tell me that she's on remission for cancer. I replied, "Me too." We swap our cancer stories as we introduced our name to each other. She told me how she was in a war. Fascinating, how you can met a random stranger, heard their struggle and had a great laugh. Teresa and Kim thought I knew her and I said,"Nope." Teresa can't stop laughing and said to me, "I don't talk to strangers." I gather a little lady on a walker can't do me harm haha. Do you talk to strangers? 25.03.16
D638: WORLD'S HAPPINESS DAY Today is UN International Happiness Day. I was invited to speak at an event initiated by Action for Happiness Australia. The energy in the room is amazing. My principal is to evaluate your rule of happiness. Simplify it. Make it easy for you to be happy. My new rule of happiness: I am breathing. I am happy I want to bring this message to corporate world. PS: The spiral group hug is the best 🙂 Thank you everyone for your love. 20.03.17
D626: HOW TO BE AN IRRESISTIBLE HUGGER Helma confessed that she doesn't hug a stranger. But today, she hugged us. And, she have a very important message to share. 08.03.17
The face of kindness : Melissa.
This morning, I called Print Locker Custom T-shirts to change size of the t-shirt I ordered. I'm planning to wear it this Friday. I was meant to pick it up in 4 days but the woman on the phone said she'll get it done today. Before I hang up, I asked her name. "Melissa," she said.
I walked in and I opened my arms for a thank you hug. She probably wasn't expecting hugs from a stranger but she gave me a warm hug anyway 😂
Then, she said,"I printed on both sizes just in case." She gave it to me out of kindness. Later, I found out she owns the business.
What a blessing to receive kindness today. It warms my heart. I asked her if we can have a hug photo.
So many kind people in this world. They are everywhere 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
The best kind of hug from a stranger that you could ever get. Meet Louboutina, or Loubie, a golden retriever who’s become world-famous for her doggy hugs.
Pass this on. Share the love ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
((Hugs)) + *Hi-Fives* :: Simple ways to remind people that they matter.
Beautiful hugs from beautiful community. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out Hugs For Change in the paper. Our first shout out in the media. Thank you Tanya Hendy from Ellis Jones for inviting us to be part of this. Follow us or share your own hug photos here: www.hugsforchange.com/ facebook.com/hugsforchange instagram.com/hugsforchange #happy #joy #compassion #payitforward #charity #wisdom #inspirational #motivational #gratitude #Kindness #lifeclass #mindfulness #smile #laughter #endorphin #oxytocin #randomactofkindness #friends #friendship #positivity #story #art #quotes
First ever attempt at turtle hugs 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
More human hugs and turtle hugs haha. Thanks for the party Katie and Sarah 🙂 26.01.17
More hugs ....More smiles...More kindness in this world ... See MoreSee Less
D585: HOSPITAL HUG HOPPING Started the day with a meeting. Then, off for my appointment at Royal Women. Duck across the road to Peter Mac to visit the beautiful Jessica Van Zeil. Thankfully, no more hospital visit for a while after this. I love seeing my nurses though. They are the best 🙂 I've missed their hugs. I said that I want to do a hug exhibition : The Human of Hospital series 🙂 It'll be give insights to what's going on inside a cancer hospital and the beautiful people in it. 23.01.17
A million hugs mission is going strong in 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
D584: BEAUTIFUL HUGS WITH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I went to network with heart centered entrepreneur. Of course, all of them said yes to hugs.😁😄😍 I'd 21 hugs that day. 22.01.17
Today, I celebrated World #Hugs Day with my friends at Meadowvale retirement village. World Hugs Day is held on January 21st each year. I am so proud of the residents for supporting Hugs for Change. What #beautiful people! As soon as I walked into a room with these residents I knew that they were special people with beautiful stories to tell. Resident Geraldine said that it was lovely to have a #hug and that some people never get one. Another resident recalled a story from many years ago where she sitting in a waiting room at the VET, crying over the death of her pet canary and a young stranger came up to her and gave her a hug. That moment stayed with her over the years. 96 year old Maude, when asked how she made it to 96 years of age, said ‘Lots of hugs!’ And Margot, originally from Germany, said that she was shocked when she came to Australia because every time she put her hand out to give a handshake, she was greeted with a hug. ‘It was fantastic,’ she said! The Hugs Committee raised $85.65 on the day. They held a vote and kindly decided to support current Hugs for Change project, Mariposas Amarillos. And Josie, who hugged the most people, was named Hugs Ambassador! Josie made sure that even the photographer for the local newspaper, a tall young man, got a hug. She may have been half his size but that did not stop her! ‘There’s no escaping it,’ he said. Thank you so much for your generous support! #hugyournan #hugyourpa #hugsforchange #onelessstranger
This hugger is on fire. 15 hugs in a day makes you high on serotonin and endorphin. ... See MoreSee Less
D582: CHEMO DAY VISIT FOR LOVELY MARIA I was sad to hear Maria has to go through this again for the third time. Please send prayers and miracles for her. I promised her I'll come in for a hug. It's been a year since she hugged me. We laughed at the crazy stage of hair loss. Got nice hugs from my fave nurses and the lovely ladies at the front too 🙂 That's 11 hugs on the pic , plus another 5 undocumented. On the sad side, it's terrible what happened on Bourke st. Please send prayers for those who are impacted with the incident. It's challenging to find compassion when this happens but this is when we need it the most as hatred will never solve any problems. 20.01.17
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