Susannah Conway is hosting a Photo Challenge this April about - you guessed it - LOVE. Infuse a little more love in your life... on Instagram and Twitter (search the hashtag #aprilove2015).
Every winter, I visit a state park in northern Wisconsin and feed these birds at their nature center. It is magical. I feel like I am in a Disney movie. When the little creature perches on my hand and takes a bite of the delicious seed goodness, I feel blessed to be touched by one of God's creatures.
My experience with a sweet, simple songbird is a reminder of the nourishment of touch, and how touch is a cornerstone of self-love. Connection to something, anything, reminds me that no (wo)man is an island. Whether it is a hug from a friend or a fuzzy blanket, the pleasurable sense of touch brings me comfort and joy.