Daily Gratitude Year Four-Day 324: Today, I am grateful for compassionate touch...a hug. (Text my journal prompt #19: What touch are you most grateful for?)
Sometimes there are no "right" words.
Sometimes, remaining silent is a gift.
In those moments, compassionate touch can make the difference.
Babies need to be held.
Children need positive touch.
Teens find was to touch... through sports and dancing.
Grown-up's need hugs, too.
This sweet image of a little girl and an elephant reminds us that compassionate touch is a language that breaks down barriers imposed by culture, race or even species.
At birth... touch encourages first breaths and nursing. At death, touch eases the pain and sorrow of a goodbye. All the touch in between adds strength and sweetness to our days.
Today, I am grateful for compassionate touch.