I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Meaningful touches

on July 29, 2014

Studies have shown that human touch provides powerful benefits in many ways.  Touch benefits us physically, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.  It has the power to calm, reassure and bring control to a difficult situation.  Touch can drive away anger, bitterness and loneliness.  Touch conveys love, peace and comfort.

I’ve read many stories about the amazing benefits of touch and from personal experience, I know that it can raise my spirits if my husband just gives me a hug or a friend shakes my hand.    Combine a meaningful touch with a kind word and you will have wonderful results.   A hug, a kiss, a gentle touch on the arm, a pat on the back and holding hands are all ways that can bring people closer together and keep a relationship strong.

Here are some ideas that can help strengthen your marriage or relationship:

  • When you first see your spouse in the morning, greet them with a smile and a cheery, ‘Good morning’
  • When you are leaving for work or other appointment, give them a hug or kiss
  • When you are talking about something that is serious or upsetting, touch their arm to show them that you are listening and that you care about what they are saying
  • Hold their hand or put your arm around them while you are walking or sitting beside them
  • Give your spouse a back rub (or a foot rub – some people enjoy this)
  • Greet your spouse with a hug or kiss when they come home

Try using meaningful touches every day.   If you show love and kindness to others through touch, it will bring amazing benefits to your life.   What have you got to lose?





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