Source: Google Images – ‘Rescuing Hug’.
I came across the above picture when I was searching for some other information. While I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the story, it still touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you.
This picture and the story it contained reminded me of the awesome power of the human spirit and the human touch. No matter how many medicines, procedures,vaccines, alternative medicines and therapies we come up with, it is ultimately the human spirit and connection that really heals us. The medicines, procedures and therapies can help but what most of us really need is someone who understands, who empathises, who hugs us no matter what.
So, even the poorest of us can help someone to heal. All it takes is a hug or a smile or a warm human touch. Go ahead, and embrace those you love.
Let’s never forget this.
(PS: If you have no one to give you a hug, check out Paul Hoffman’s song “No Matter What”. Listening to it makes you feel like someone just gave you a big bear hug and said ‘You’re OK’.)