By Adwaita Das
Human beings need encouragement and appreciation, almost as much as water or air or food. Without them we wither, we become bitter. In the absence of an appreciative environment, we feel alone. Our need for companionship is connected to this very requirement of validation…to be seen, to be heard, to be understood. Let us look inwards; let us give ourselves permission to receive and accept praise from others as well as oneself. Let us allow ourselves to be applauded for our uniquenesses.