'The Hug' - wonderous what a hug can do
Josie's version (the original poem attributed to Dean Walley)
"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 'I hate to see you go' . . . ."
‘The Hug’ was first brought to Watermead’s attention in 1995 by Josie, a member of their community, who had been so taken with the wording she asked if it was possible to type up her hand-written version for her. We did and the first presentation, which included relevant scriptural quotations, was presented to Josie framed. The poem also inspired Watermead's hugging 'Little Saints' - to which their illustration on the laminate gives witness.
(We first attributed the poem to 'Anonymous' and Josie, as the only reference we found to an author at the initial time of our search was ‘Anonymous’ – despite its appearing on many items and cards. Recent searches have since found a version of the poem by Dean Walley, who we believe is the original author)
The wording is presented on a clouds picture paper, illustrated by our own hugging 'Little Saints', and laminated.
297 mm x 210 mm (A4 ISO standard paper size)
An envelope can be provided - but please note envelopes need to be ordered separately at an additional cost.
The picture paper used is dependent on availability, but will always be similar to that shown.