Dear Editor:

I received a note from a friend of mine last week that I would like to share.

Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and helps you sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.

Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all-natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, non-pollutants environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.

Hugging is the ideal gift: great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care and comes with its own wrapping. Of course, it is fully returnable. It is the perfect gift: no batteries to wear out, inflation proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, theft proof and non-taxable. When we open our hearts and arms we encourage others to do the same.

Think of the people in your life. Are there words you'd like to say? Are there any hugs you want to share? Are you waiting and hoping someone else will ask first? Please don't wait, initiate.

From the pen of,

Ken Treger

Lehighton