Touch is a powerful thing. As an Italian, touch is woven into my DNA. Not everyone is so inclined. Here’s a few examples of the power of a simple touch, and how it can change the very essence of who you are and how people perceive you.
Encourages — A simple hi-five or pat on the back. You know’ve gotten one and it felt good.
Comforts — An arm around your shoulder, or a hand on your arm. Without saying anything, it can say a lot.
Corrects — The firm grip of a father’s hand on your shoulder. It strikes fear in every young, and not so young, man’s heart.
Calms — The tender resting of a hand on your knee or the reassuring grip of your hand. It gives peace to those with a raging storm within.
Romances — Those early stages in a budding relationship where ever so slight and discreet touches are made. Whether touching a shoulder while laughing or brushing something off someone’s face. Seemingly minuscule, yet core to our species’ way of courtship.
Identifies — A bold handshake, a slap on the back. Often subliminal, but communicates a level of status via confidence.
Genuineness — The hug that makes you feel like you are known. It’s what we all crave and immediately attracts us to the one who has given it.
Recalls — That simple touch or kiss that floods our minds full of memories. It brings us back to a place that can feel so real and just like yesterday.
The power of a simple touch. How underestimated it often is. People cry for change in this world. Poverty, war, greed. Could not a touch be the catalyst for much of this needed change?
To add a spiritual note, Christianity should be presented with a touch. It allows others a glimpse into our souls to see the truth of what we speak. Christianity given at an arms length is not Christianity at all.