Ever know why babies thrive on our touch? Why do they respond and calm down when held by someone who loves them? It is the healing power that literally exists in our fingertips. Babies who are not cuddled and kissed and touched regularly don't grow and they do not develop normally and research has shown that those children who have not been touched lovingly grow up to become volient adults.
As adults, we are all busy with our errands, to do-lists and the never complete cycle of work and home. So, do we need to be touched regularly as well? Absolutely. The act of holding hands, embracing and kissing the one we love will prove so beneficial to our health. It helps to aleviate anxiety and lowers our blood pressure. How many times will you say I love you to the one you love. Why not express it by touch? In that way too, we feel loved and that we mattered enough for that person to express her love to you in a physical way and in my personal opinion, I feel that is sufficient to heal all health issues.
The reason I'm writing this post is recently I hv had this feeling that we humans don’t touch others enough. I hug my girls and kiss them goodnight (when they are in a good mood) but I feel unfulfilled. I don't know why though. I'm thinking would a massage help me ? Its like my skin is longing for a loving touch, the hair on my arms especially is prickly and they somehow seem to long for a touch to calm them down. The connection of the love and warmth from one hand to another. Massages may not be loving though but its a start. I know some of you may not understand what I mean. But it has been on my mind recently the last few months. Oh are we all starving of this human connection as well?
My home is
usually in a mess and has dust settled on almost everything. But I believe laughter and love will win the day. In 20 years, my girls won't remember how messy the house was but will remember the time we spent together and the love they felt...