Heaven knows we all need it

Princess Diana shaking hands with a resident at an AIDS hospice.

In a time when AIDS was widely still misunderstood, Princess Diana removes her glove to shake the hands of a resident at an AIDS hospice.

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug. Heaven knows they need it”.

It was a simple act of kindness and bravery. We all need connection, to feel the touch of another human being. That is why a hug is so powerful when we are down.

Little acts of bravery. Every day there is another opportunity to reach out and connect with someone. Perhaps, it is putting away an old rival and picking up the phone. Perhaps, it is visiting someone who has no one to talk to.

Ten seconds of courage. That is all you need to change the course.