I can’t tell you how many times I used to say to my boys when they were younger, “Now, hold my hand and do not let go.” It was my way of protecting them from the dangers of the world. Plus, I just liked having them place their little hand in mine. My youngest in particular had a habit of darting ahead and getting into trouble so I was always careful to hold firmly onto his hand! When couples first start dating, they always hold each other’s hands as they walk along. It’s their way of sharing the newness of their relationship. When we meet someone for the first time, many times we shake hands with them. When you’re sad and a friend reaches over and puts their hand on yours, it’s comforting. Holding hands is important to us for many reasons; it’s how we stay connected to one another
In these times of COVID-19, we are discouraged from touching hands and we’ve lost that important connection. Elbow bumps just aren’t the same as having that physical contact with one another. I will be glad for the day when I can look at someone and say, “Hold my hand”. It’s much easier to navigate this world when we hold onto each other. Plus, it’s just a whole lot better with someone by your side. Hang on tight and don’t let go.
Blessings, Cindy J