Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
Greet one another with an holy kiss.
II Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version)
Greet one another with a holy embrace.
II Corinthians 13:12 (The Message Paraphrase)
Imagine going through your day...your week without the loving touch of another human being's hands. No hugs, no handshakes, no pats on the back, no baby kisses, no nothing. Welcome to my world.
I go through most of my days without human touch. I'm blessed when I'm at Sav-A-Life and my little boyfriend is there to cuddle. Or, when Auntie's babies come by and want to play. Or, when once a week someone from church may offer a hug or handshake. I usually have to initiate the contact, but that's starting to feel desperately creepy.
Did you know that the average human being needs touch for good mental health?
I'm guilty. I'm a tactile person. Always have been. When I was little, my hands were the main door to my world. After my surgery, that need for touch and to touch never left. I learn many concepts by touch. I play musical instruments and touch type my qwerty keyboard. I don't ever want to lose any of my five senses, but no matter what my sense of touch must remain. I need hands; we all need hands.