Every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire, they want to know they matter. It’s a basic human need.
The need for happiness and the need to feel noticed and appreciated go together. We hunger for recognition. We need to feel that we matter. We need that sense of relevancy which is inherently rewarding. We need to know that our actions make a difference, that we contribute.
Do you want to make a positive change in someone’s life? Make others feel they matter. Show your appreciation for what others have done and even make that appreciation public.
Do you want to make a positive change in your life? Look for validation from yourself. Know that you are enough. With a bit of awareness and choosing to do what feels right to us in this moment, we can gradually shift to living more freely and authentically.