(Twin sisters Brielle and Kyrie - 1995)
The twins weighed just two pounds each at birth,
One thrived, the other one was as sick as could be.
In fact, she was really not expected to live
Despite modern medicine and technology.
Her heart rate, body temperature, blood-
oxygen saturation levels were dangerously low;
She cried a lot leaving her gasping and blue-faced,
What could be done to help the twin who suffered so?
Ignoring hospital's rules and regulations
The nurse put the twins together in one incubator;
The sick one snuggled close to her well sister
Who hugged her as if assuring her she was her protector.
Almost immediately the tide turned for the ailing twin,
Her frantic cries stopped, her color returned to pink,
Her body temperature rose, her oxygen levels soared,
Her sister's rescuing hug was an incredibly amazing thing.
This heart-warming story tells the world what
The seemingly insignificant touch could do;
Let's not be sparing with our hugs to those we love
For this is real healing I can assure you.
If we can hold the hand of someone discouraged,
Hug or touch them lovingly on the shoulder,
We have offered an amazing healing touch
That uplifts, encourages, and comforts another.
If the touch of mere human mortals is so vital
That it could bring amazing and incredible healing,
How much more would the touch of the Master's hand
On our poor, ailing bodies and souls could bring?
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004
Here's a poem by Henry Matthew Ward:
No moving parts, no batteries.
No monthly payments and no fees;
Inflation proof, non-taxable,
In fact, it's quite relaxable;
It can't be stolen, won't pollute,
One size fits all, do not dilute.
It uses little energy,
But yields results enormously.
Relieves your tension and your stress,
Invigorate your happiness;
Combats depression, makes you beam,
And elevates your self esteem!
Your circulation it corrects
Without unpleasant side effects
It is, I think, the perfect drug:
May I prescribe, my friend... the hug!
And, of course, fully returnable!
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