Have you ever had moments where you feel invisible? Unappreciated or under-appreciated? Dave Isay in his TED talk on personal interviews, emphasizes how the simple act of appreciation of another person can change their life, and your own.
There are things that each of us love to do; if nobody else noticed and acknowledged what we did that we loved, some of us might continue regardless. But even if we continued, we would feel great if our efforts were genuinely acknowledged and appreciated by another. We are social animals and need the mirrors into our soul that only others can provide.
The intimate moments of sharing that Mr. Isay lets us see are moving, even to tears, not because they are sad moments, but because they are genuine and open-hearted. It really drives home the fact that the only really important thing in life is our relationship to others. At the end of life, many of us want to say four things to those we care for –Thank you. I love you. Forgive me. I forgive you.
Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear
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