For me (Rev. Gail) one of the hardest things of Covid has been the inability to reach out and touch each other. I am a hugger, and enjoy sharing my appreciation physically.
Perhaps today on this Labour Day holiday, you will be friends or family that are in the same bubble as you. Let us think about the richness of spending time together with family and friends.
In a gentle and appropriate way, offer a simple touch to someone close: a handshake, a hug, a touch on the shoulder or arm. And, as you do, say a quiet word of thanks to the Source of Life for bringing this person into your life.
As best you can, do more listening in this encounter than speaking.
Ask questions about how they are doing, what they have been dreaming of, what has made them smile....
This practice is not about 'accomplishing' something, but simply about recognising the goodness of enjoying one another's company. This is the blessing in itself.
Be present and focus on now, this moment.
It is good in itself, and helps to sustain you both through the journey of life.
Blessings on Labour Day.
Peace, Rev. Gail