The other day I realized what a simple gesture like a gentle pat on the back does to a person’s morale and in boosting his/her self confidence more than any confidence building measure. It begins in a small way with your mother patting on your back as a gesture of appreciation when you have won a prize in a contest or for your good grades in school and the gesture continues even when you pursue your studies at a higher level.
Later when you get married the gesture is replaced with a handshake by your spouse which certainly has the same effect as a pat on your back does. You see the this gesture being extended at the corporate level as well when your boss acknowledges your contribution with the words’ you have done a great job’ .
However , I feel the greatest difference you notice in yourself and feel reassured is when your doctor sees you off to the door gently patting on your back which itself means’ Don’t worry, I am here for you’ which speaks even louder than a hand shake.
n.meera raghavendra rao