The Power of Touch
"Never underestimate the power of touch."
This is my own slice of wisdom that I always share with my physical therapy students. However, this can apply to most anybody.
Why do we like getting our hair cut? Because they touch your head.
What is the best part of getting a manicure? The hand massage.
How do you get a bigger tip as a bartender? Graze their hand with yours as you exchange the money.
Society no longer condones touching other people. But people will always crave it and be comforted by it. When you are in a profession where it is essential to the delivery of the service, you are granted a gift. Not only can you touch their skin, but you can touch their heart and sometimes even their soul. This is such a wonderful honor!
Of course, misusing touch will tilt power in other obvious ways. So behind every touch there must be careful reflection and contemplation. Use it judiciously and you can make a genuine, lasting impact on others.