Probably the very first thing we do when our baby is born is place a kiss gently on his forehead. It says, "I will love you forever", sealed with a kiss. And we mean it with every ounce of our being.
A kiss might be the most intimate of all gestures. You can color it sweet and gentle, or loud and hard, it's all good. They are mighty in their softness, and yielding in their power.
Whether we kiss the ground after a harrowing flight, kiss a trophy following a hard fought match, or kiss a long awaited diploma, we feel SO MUCH we cannot contain ourselves.
Think about the times you have 'kissed and been kissed' the most. Probably it was in the throes of new love. We don't care a bit about germs then...even if they have the flu. I remember when it was almost fashionable to get "mono", or mononucleosis, the kissing disease. And your first kiss, who could forget that if they tried! I bet you remember who, where, and when, huh?
If you are lucky enough to get a kiss today, treasure it. If kisses are not in your life right now, remember a time when they were. And treasure those anew. And, oh yeah, there are always these: