April challenge: Reach out and touch someone (new)

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
(Maya Angelou)

This April, I challenge you to reach out and make physical contact with someone whom you have never touched before. It could be a hand on the arm or the knee, a hug or a high five, a playful pinch in the ribs — whatever suits the moment, your comfort level and your inclination.

Physical contact with other human beings is vital our health and well-being; it is fundamental to our senses of worth and connection and belonging in the world. Yet we often undervalue our tactile senses — or discount them altogether — in our “modern-day” dealings with other people.

This month, make an effort to change that. Bring physical touch back, and see how good it makes you (and others) feel.

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