When you walk into a room, what do you look for? More than a hello or a glance in your direction, it’s someone’s eyes lighting up when they see you. A sense of someone truly seeing you — something Toni Morrison spoke about on The Oprah Winfrey Show many years ago and a thought that has left a mark on me. When you read the title of this article, you might think I’m going to talk about happiness, love or peace of mind. However, as Oprah says, the one common denominator of all humans is validation. We all want to be seen and recognised.
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