What can you give someone that is organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, non-fattening, no preservatives and 100% wholesome? It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, which cuts the risk of heart disease.

I am wondering… can you solve this riddle? Oh by the way it can improve mental health, physical health, build a good immune system and can lift depression. What is it? The correct answer is hugging! I love the peanuts cartoon where Lucy is hugging snoopy. The caption:  “Hugging is the best theology in the world.”  Yes, do not forget the power of the human touch.

My friend Rickie says, “I don’t remember what words people said to me during the first weeks after the death of my young son, but I do remember those who held my hand, patted my shoulder, and hugged me.” Never underestimate the power of the human touch.

To download a free e-book on simple ways to care for the people in your life go to our post  titled 122+ Ways to Care Well.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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