Validation ~ "In psychology and human communication, validation is the reciprocated communication of respect which communicates that the other's opinions are acknowledged, respected, heard, and (regardless whether or not the listener actually agrees with the content), they are being treated with genuine respect as a legitimate expression of their feelings, rather than marginalized or dismissed."
We all need to receive and expresss validation and affirmations. It does help everyone to feel good and SMILE!!! :D
Please take the time to watch this video that was brought to my attention by John of Storied Mind . Go take a look about his poignant, thought provoking, and from the heart blog about depression. Please watch the whole video even though the beginning is a bit long...the ending is worth the wait.
"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne
What do you do to make strangers feel validated?
Describe a time that you felt validated by a stranger.