“Love never gives up.”
1 Corinthians 13:4 MSG
So much can be communicated through a small touch.
A reassuring pat of the hand.
A gentle tug on the elbow of someone who you want closer.
Holding a hand.
A small touch can make a bad thing okay, an okay thing good, and make a good thing great.
Small touches are difference makers in a relationship and in our lives.
They can be the first thing we unconsciously give and the first thing that we unconsciously withhold.
When we struggle, when we are angry, when we are hurt, we withhold the small touches.
It’s easy to forget how important they are to us and to those we love until we can’t give them anymore.
For your loved ones in your home, hug them, hold them, touch them.
For your loved ones outside your home, save them up, and send virtual hugs until it is safe to embrace them.
Today is my virtual hug to you.