I bought a greeting card recently to send to my sister who is ill. It says “Just a hug, just for you, just because.” A simple message but sincere.
When I read the words it hit me that sometimes all a person needs is a good warm hug–not advice or platitudes or even Scripture verses, though each one has its place.
This week I want to give more hugs and fewer words when someone shares a hurt or even happiness with me. Human touch does the job few other ways can.
From an article in Psychology Today I noted the following statement: “Physical touch is the foundational element of human development and culture.” And it’s good for the immune system and for non-sexual emotional health, as well.
So here, my dear readers, is a hug to you from me. I appreciate you.