It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Chapter 2, Page 6, Book 18

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around

Leo Buscaglia

There is a lot of power in the human touch.  It heals, connects, nourishes and soothes.  When your touch conveys affection or happiness, you pass along that feeling to whoever you touch.  

Simply touching another person can make us feel more secure and less anxious.  It is not just children who could use a warmer reassuring hug to make things a little better.

A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.

Author Unknown

The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety.   A touch can show that we’re loved and special.  

They say say there is nothing like a pat on the back to give encouragement to others or to show them how we much we appreciate a job well done.

The picture below is DDIL#6 and our little Lucky Guy

Reach out and touch someone…


jack69 said...

Love the picture. There is a special characteristic some folk have, it can make you feel like you are the most important person in the world. I had a very successful BIL who could do that. We all must try to touch someone, everyone needs to feel special at times.

Chatty Crone said...

AWE HE IS SO CUTE!!! I notice the older you get the less hugs you get - at least here.

Mevely317 said...

True story. Back in 2000 I'd heard great reviews about a non-denominational church in Clearwater. At the service's end, pastor asked everyone to join hands for the traditional closing hymn("Let There Be Peace on Earth"). Suddenly, that human touch - missing from my life - literally had me leaking salt water.
These days I make no apologies ... I'm a hugger!


The little lucky guy is cute as can be. I agree, "The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety. "

Rick Watson said...

That young’un looks lucky :)