This weeks focus is on how acts of kindness toward others generates those warm fuzzy feelings in our hearts, that lead to higher levels of self esteem and a happier general attitude.
Kate Jordan illustrated this principle beautifully during a prenatal massage class I had the pleasure of attending in 2011. She cited a scientific study which found that women who received massage while pregnant were more likely to massage and interact affectionately with their babies than mothers who did not receive any form of compassionate touch during those 9 months. Surprisingly, they also found that the children of the mothers receiving prenatal bodywork were also more likely to massage and caress their children.
Thus, the simple act of comforting touch can have a multi-generational effect. Start paying it forward today and accept a little TLC from someone, your grandchildren will thank you. Who knows, even that free hand massage with your manicure could have profound repercussions;)