|Contributed by: Marilyn Shaw, Laureate Beta Pi, Woodinville, WA|
"At our Founder's Day banquet, we were given an envelope with this written on the front:"
Each envelope contained a button, a toothpick, a piece of Kleenex, a cookie recipe and a band aid. Also enclosed was a bookmark telling us what the new theme was.
The poem is as follows:
It's wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you when you're blue. A hug can say "I love you so." Or, "Gee, I hate to see you go."
A hug is "Welcome back again." And "Great to see you, where've you been?" A hug can soothe a small child's pain. And bring a rainbow after rain.
The hug! There's just no doubt about it. We scarcely could survive without it! A hug delights and warms and charms. It must be why God gave us arms.
Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, swell for brothers. And chances are your favorite aunts, love them more than potted plants.
Kittens crave them, puppies love them. Heads of state are not above them. A hug can break the language barrier, and make your travels so much merrier.
No need to fret about your store of 'em. The more you give, the more there's more of them. So stretch those arms without delay, and give someone a hug today!
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