Saturday, February 26, 2011
Holding Hands & Hearts
While relaxing with the littlest today, watching yet again Mickey Mouse classic* online, she reached out to hold my hand; this is something I have done with the girls when we are sitting side by side, simply reaching out to hold their hands.
After waiting for the clip to end, I asked her if I could take a picture of our hands together for tonight's 365 ~ self-portraits. She complied, and I had to quickly do it before she became impatient to resume her viewing fun!
I love holding hands; it has always had a calming effect on me. Now it seems - with the littlest completing the circle - that all the girls have found comfort with this shared moment, as well.
There is a simple wordless conveying of affection with this gesture. Unlike a hug (not a cuddle in this case), which you can normally, only hold for a certain amount of time, holding hands can go for longer moments. One can also walk while holding hands, which is obviously not possible with an affectionate hug.
From my experience, when I have had misunderstandings with members of the family, a simple reaching out with the hand eases the tension.
I feel, when we reach out with our hands, we are opening our hearts to let love flow.
Have you held hands with your love ones lately?
*postscript to this blog
I have been finding more and more joy in watching Mickey Mouse classic with the littlest. Her laughter is simply infectious. Please click on the link if you would like to search for them in youtube: list of Mickey Mouse classic.
And I am saving this other link for my own reference: Mickey Mouse Theatrical cartoon list