The Power of the Human Touch
I am participating in Susannah Conway’s April Love 2015 photo challenge. And today’s prompt, “Touch,” got me thinking about something I have wanted to share here for a few months.
The Power of the human touch.
If you know me, you know I am a touchy feely kind of person. I hug a lot, and am apt to touch your arm if we are chatting without even realizing I am. I think I’ve always been this way, just the way it is, and I haven’t thought too much about it. Until I was diagnosed with breast cancer which ultimately resulted in radiation treatments.
And then the human touch became everything.
The warmth of human touch ran counter to the cold, grey, metal machinery, it was the quiet from the whizzing of the equipment, it was the safety in the midst of fear, it was the humanness when feeling disconnected from my body parts, and it was the love that made it bearable to keep going back every day for several weeks.
I am so grateful to have learned this beautiful lesson of the Power of the human touch. I will never take it for granted, or ever wonder if touching someone’s arm during conversation is the right thing to do. We need to be touched. It’s healing, it’s powerful, and it’s essential to our happiness and well-being.
Wishing you warmth and love today.