Affection does you good
I went to Rio with my mother to visit my dear grandma this weekend. Seeing my mother caressing her, speaking affectionate words and kissing her, brought tears to my eyes. How wonderful it is to have this kind of relationship with people: respect, attention, affection, consideration, love, praises, physical affection and admiration…all this was passed on to me in my childhood and now, I try to pass it on through the challenges, groups, blogs and books.
Who gives affection nowadays? There’s certainly a lot of false affection around that seeks something in return, however the true kind affection I am referring to is the one that can never be returned…This is such a rare thing. If people have been cold towards their own family members, imagine with others around them?
I know that not everyone appreciates this and that many even misinterpret it; they see this kind of behaviour as licking someone’s shoes. This is because they have never had it. And do you know something? Someone has to give these people this affection because once they have it they will not want to be without it!
These are my aunties with my mother. They are all like that, super affectionate! They are just like my grandmother.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.