Do you want to hold my hand? Joe asks me this often, usually when he can sense I need some kind of emotional support, or if I’m wearing heels in an icy parking lot and he knows I need physical support. Or when I’m just feeling happy and want to share that happiness. Perhaps my favorite is when we’re working through hard feelings and we’re not sure what we’re supposed to say or do to make it better. Reaching out and offering a hand is a great way to start.
It all works and it communicates the same thing: I’m here, and we’re in this together. I love that we have such an easy and tangible way to say that to each other, every day.