We all need more smiles. I just have to share the short film (16 minutes, 24 seconds) called Validation by Writer/Director/Composer Kurt Kuenne. The film has won many film-festival awards, such as Best Short Comedy at the Breckenridge Festival of Film and Best Short Film & Audience Award at the Heartland Film Festival. Validation is pretty much sure to make you smile. Of course, you should have tissues handy as well.
Validation was published in 2007, but I’ve been in love with it since I first saw it in 2010. I don’t think you can see it too many times. It’s one of my all-time favorite inspirational films!
If you’re familiar with current thoughts on parenting, you’ve heard that we need to encourage rather than praise so that our children will get their reinforcement internally and not become “praise junkies.”
You might even be hesitant to give compliments because of the new research. But I think we need to praise other adults. We grew up with a need for praise, and we’ll be happy to get some validation!
Be a Bucket Filler!
Another way to look at this is through the bucket-filling concept. We all need our buckets filled! You can learn more about bucket filling here.
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