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I love holding hands. The interlocking of fingers, the cupping of two palms...In fact, you may not know it, but you do too. It's all about our intrinsic desire to touch and be touched. Scientifically speaking, (whoa bet you didn't think I'd pull that out!) holding hands reduces stress, as the simple touch produces oxytocin in your brain. Don't you ever wonder why you naturally reach for someone's hand when you are scared, nervous, sad, or in love? Whatever the reason, holding hands is simply, a connection. And in a way, I think it is a gesture that makes us extraordinarily human, when you really think about it.
So, if your hand doesn't natrually gravitate towards someone elses today, simply stretch out your arm, extend your hand, and say to a friend, "Hey, will you hold this for me?" I know I do that to Husband, and lucky for me, he always does.