The Power of Words and Validation.....

You know those moments when someone can say or do something that just fills up your soul and heart, immeasurably. When those moments come it isn't until that moment in time you remember how nice it is to be  recognised and validated. Last week the Ben was on annual leave from work and he gave me two such moments. 

Recently I've had a few people ask if the Ben reads my blog, in reply I'd chuckle and say:

"Noooo". 

It doesn't bother me to say no, I appreciate that not everything I say and or do is of interest to him. But he surprised and enlightened me whilst on our road trip last week, when I was sharing some of my blog ideas out loud. Then out of no where he announces to me:

"Babe I just have to say when I read your blog, I mean when I have read your blog, both of them, I've always been impressed. You write well and I find what you're saying engaging. I'm really proud of you and that you're doing something that makes you happy. You're happy, we're happy, it's great."   

I was utterly flattered and filled up by his words.

Us on our wedding day, I was a few months shy of 21.

Then on the weekend, I was wearing a beautiful vintage maxi dress in blues and purples, and I returning to the car after putting the trolley in the trolley bay; and Ben told me I was a like a glowing beacon in a sea of dark colours in the middle of winter. I told him a great blogger I know says it's better to be looked at than overlooked.

He agreed, what a great attitude to have.

Awww honestly how lovely is it to hear things like this? I'm reminded and inspired to keep putting one foot in front of the other each day. There is a saying or an exert from a book I've heard before, it's origin I do not know but its sentiment is along the lines of:

"Smile each day, be kind and be yourself, you never know the impact you're having on others lives who will never have the courage to say so. There are people all around you falling in love with you right now, that you'll never know about. Be an influence in your life and others, smile".

At the end of the day we all want to know that we are seen, heard and matter.

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My Vintage Childhood: The Power of Words and Validation.....

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Power of Words and Validation.....

You know those moments when someone can say or do something that just fills up your soul and heart, immeasurably. When those moments come it isn't until that moment in time you remember how nice it is to be  recognised and validated. Last week the Ben was on annual leave from work and he gave me two such moments. 

Recently I've had a few people ask if the Ben reads my blog, in reply I'd chuckle and say:

"Noooo". 

It doesn't bother me to say no, I appreciate that not everything I say and or do is of interest to him. But he surprised and enlightened me whilst on our road trip last week, when I was sharing some of my blog ideas out loud. Then out of no where he announces to me:

"Babe I just have to say when I read your blog, I mean when I have read your blog, both of them, I've always been impressed. You write well and I find what you're saying engaging. I'm really proud of you and that you're doing something that makes you happy. You're happy, we're happy, it's great."   

I was utterly flattered and filled up by his words.

Us on our wedding day, I was a few months shy of 21.

Then on the weekend, I was wearing a beautiful vintage maxi dress in blues and purples, and I returning to the car after putting the trolley in the trolley bay; and Ben told me I was a like a glowing beacon in a sea of dark colours in the middle of winter. I told him a great blogger I know says it's better to be looked at than overlooked.

He agreed, what a great attitude to have.

Awww honestly how lovely is it to hear things like this? I'm reminded and inspired to keep putting one foot in front of the other each day. There is a saying or an exert from a book I've heard before, it's origin I do not know but its sentiment is along the lines of:

"Smile each day, be kind and be yourself, you never know the impact you're having on others lives who will never have the courage to say so. There are people all around you falling in love with you right now, that you'll never know about. Be an influence in your life and others, smile".

At the end of the day we all want to know that we are seen, heard and matter.

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1 Comments:

At July 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Carole said...

Sweet post. I found this through Thriving on Thursdays. I have linked in a salad with leftover lamb. Have a great week.

 

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