Touch

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:11 pm
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Every day I go to odb.org - Our Daily Bread - it is a Christian website that gives daily short articles that prompt the reader to think about their relationship with God. Today's article was about the healing power of touch, focusing on Jesus healing the leper, and I was surprised as touch has been on my mind a lot lately.

Today my therapist hugged me at the close of our session, and I realized that it was the first hug I'd had in a couple of weeks. My mother doesn't hug, neither does anyone else I see, and being bereft of physical contact is something I'm finding very challenging. I'm not sure what the solution is. One of the reasons I miss my son as much as I do is that he is a very physical human being, and I got hugs all day long. I took them for granted; one thing this past six months of my life has taught me is that one should never take any aspect of any relationship for granted.

It's a beautiful day today. The weather is hovering around 20 degrees (70 degrees F), the sun is shining, trees are sprouting blossoms and leaves, and gardens are full of daffodils and tulips and other spring flowers. My little plot out front is bright and cheerful. It's lovely to have the windows open; the cats like that as well. I love spring.

Speaking of cats, I had to lock them in the kitchen last night. Both of them decided that my desire to sleep was unacceptable, and they kept sitting on my pillow and meowing me into consciousness. I don't like barring them from my room, but egads, they were annoying.

Tomorrow I have to mow the lawn. My brother has been over to show me how to use the lawnmower and put gas in it. I am nervous, I've never cut grass before!

Date: 2017-04-27 12:14 am (UTC)
divinemusings: (love)
From: [personal profile] divinemusings
My in-laws aren't very physical people and they're who we see the most. I cling to every hug I get from church people and the rare moments I get them at home (because naturally, my hubby isn't all too touchy feely either). It's hard to not get that. It really does make a huge difference. *HUGS* I wish I could do them for real.

Date: 2017-04-27 01:31 am (UTC)
divinemusings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] divinemusings

They do help a lot. Or be that weird huggy friend and everyone will adapt, lol. People secretly like the huggy friend.

Date: 2017-04-27 01:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] divinemusings

It took me a while to be that person, but now I'm just like: Cool if I hug you? And just go for it. Most people go for it.

LOL awww thank you. <3

Date: 2017-04-27 01:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] divinemusings

Something warm and peaceful.

Date: 2017-04-27 02:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] this_ascension
I usually cling to every hug I get, too. My Mum is a hugger, but it's not the full body type that I need. I may not often like to be touched, but if I care about/trust you, I am a definite hugger.

Ack, sounds too hot for me! I'm looking forward to hearing the words 'windchill' as soon as possible. Though I will admit, the flowers and such are gorgeous, and I do love that part.

*hug*

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